Monday, September 2, 2013

Raccoon Amigurumi Plush

If you have read my previous posts, then you will have seen that I enjoy making crafts for my nieces and nephews.  Some time ago I was told that my oldest nephew would like a raccoon plush, so I started making it.  This project took significantly longer to finish than originally intended.  It was not a difficult project, but it was not as colorful and fun to make as some other projects that I have been working on recently. It was a struggle to make, but I like how it turned out, and I hope my nephew enjoys it.

I already had a good raccoon pattern from Stacey Trock included with a Craftsy class that I had purchased.  (I think it was like $10 to $15 on sale.) You can find the class and pattern here.  In fact, this class is the one that got me started crocheting again and was my introduction to amigurumi.

This pattern is fairly simple. It requires knowledge of SC, DC, color changes, and joining stuffed animal body parts. 

I made one change to the pattern.  The original pattern expects the maker to use felt on the eyes--large crocheted black oblong eye patch, small white felt circle, and then plastic safety eye.  However, I didn't think I would be able to cut out perfect circles, so I crocheted circles for myself.  

My pattern for the white circle for the eye is as follows (back loops only):
Rd 1: MC=ch 2, SC 6 in second ch from hook (6 SC total)
Rd 2: 2SC in first SC, SC in next 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC, SC in next 2 SC (8 SC total)

If you like this amigurumi raccoon, you should check out my other amigurumi projects.  You can find them under the labels of amigurumi and stuffed animal.


  1. Your raccoon is cute! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this on our What We Love Wednesdays link party! Can't wait to see what else you have been up to!

  3. Can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing. New Follower here, hoping you'll follow back :)

  4. So cute... you are just so talented! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday this week!

    Take care,


  5. Such a cute little raccoon! I'm sure your nephew will love it!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Love his big eyes! I'm sure that your nephew will love him. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Love the changes you made, and this little guy is adorable! thanks for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party!