Red Fraggle – Free Crochet Pattern

Crocheted Fraggle Pattern

When I was younger, I loved going to my Grandma’s to watch Fraggle Rock. We lived in the country and back then cable service didn’t reach that far. From the Fraggles to their Doozers to Majory the trash heap, I adored it all. It is possible that I may have been obsesses with Jim Henson and the muppets.

As always, this pattern is not tested. Let me know if you have any problems. Please us #drunkenauntwendy if you make her so I can find your work.

Down at Fraggle Rock.

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Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Red
I love this yarn – Orange
I love this yarn – Soft Pink
I love this yarn – Sungold
Size 18 mm Plastic Safety eyes
1 ½ inch to 2 inch pom pom maker
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle
Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front Loops Only

Note: Almost the entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

See last page for alternative color options

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

HEAD – in Sungold
The head is made by doing an oval increase. Sometimes it helps to mark where your increases are going to go with a spare piece of contrasting yarn. Just note that the first row is worked on both sides of the starting chain. The face is then embroidered on before you finish the head and stuff him.
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 5, 3 SC in last chain. [18].
Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24].
Round 3: [6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [30].
Round 4: [6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [36].
Round 5: [6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [42].
Round 6: [6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [48].
Rounds 7-11: SC in each stitch for 5 rows [48 stitches per row].
Round 12: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].
Round 13: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 14-17: 4 rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Round 18: (4SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Place eyes

Start stuffing
Round 19: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 20: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 21: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 22: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Leave a long tail. Thread tail through the stitches in Round 22. Pull up tight to close the hole.

HAIR and TAIL (make 3)
In Orange,
Make a pompom using your pompom maker. Trim to shape. Sew two firmly to the head. Set aside 3rd for the tail.

BOWS
Using short pieces of Soft Pink, tie bows around the base of the pompoms.

NOSE
In Yellow,
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: SC row [12].
Round 4: (5 SC, INC) 2 times [14].
Fasten off, pull oblong and sew to face.

MOUTH
In red, Chain 9
Note this is worked back and forth
Row 1: Slip stitch in 2nd Chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, DC, HDC, SC, Slip Stitch change color to yellow in last stitch [12]
Row 2: (SC, DEC) 4 times [8]
Row 3: DEC, 4 SC, DEC [6].
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew under nose

BODY
In Orange, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: SC row [12].
Round 4: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 5: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 6: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30]
Rounds 7-8: 2 rows SC, change colors to red in the last stitch [30 stitches per row].
Round 9: SC row [30].
Round 10: SC in BLOs [30].
Round 11: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Rounds 12-13: 2 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Start stuffing.
Round 14: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Rounds 15-16: 2 rows SC [18 stitches per row].
Round 17: SC in BLOS [18].
Fasten off and sew to the bottom of the head.

ARMS (Make 2)
In yellow, Ch 2
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [8].
Round 3: SC row [8].
Round 4: (2 SC, DEC) 2 times [6]. Change colors to Red in last stitch.
Round 5: SC row [6].
Round 6: SC row in BLOS [6].
Rounds 7-13: 7 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Don’t stuff. Sew to sides of body.

LEGS AND FEET (Make 2)
In Yellow, Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 2 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 3, 3 SC in last chain. [12].
Round 2: [3 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [18].
Round 3: SC row in FLOs [18].
Round 4: 3 SC, 3 DEC, 9 SC [15].
Round 5: SC, 4 DEC, 6 SC [11].
Start stuffing
Round 6: 3 DEC, 5 SC [8].
Rounds 7-14: 8 rows SC [8 stitches per row].
Fasten off and sew to bottom of body.

TAIL
In orange, Ch 2
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].
Rounds 2-11: 10 rows SC [4 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Attach left over pompom. Sew to the back of body in the orange section.