Crochet your own “taxidermy”

I made this a while back and never posted the pattern! Alright, honestly I didn’t even realize I wrote it down…
But I’m sharing her now, so that counts for something right?

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Supplies:
-G- hook
-Worsted weight yarn in any color you choose
-Yarn needle
-Safety eyes and nose, the eyes I used are 25mm, or you can use embroidery floss or yarn.
-poly-fil stuffing, A TON of it. This head will take so much stuffing, so much…..

**Muzzle/Head:**
1. 10sc in magic circle – 10
2. 2sc in each st around – 20
3. ( sc, inc )10x – 30
4. sc 14, inc, ( sc 2, inc )3x, sc 7 – 34
5 – 13. sc around – 34
14. In front loops only: ( sc 3, inc )8x, sc 2 – 42
15. ( sc 5, inc )7x – 49
16. ( sc 6, inc )7x – 54
If using a safety nose, attach now. Begin stuffing, keep stuffing firmly the entire time.
17. ( sc 7, inc )7x – 63
18. ( sc 8, inc )7x – 70
19. ( sc 9, inc )7x – 77
20. ( sc 10, inc )7x – 84
21. ( sc 3, inc )11x, sc 51 – 95
If using safety eyes,matts have now.
22. – 42. sc around – 95 each row
43. ( sc 3, dec )11x, sc 40 – 84
44. ( sc 10, dec )7x – 77
45. ( sc 9, dec )7x – 70
46. ( sc 8, dec )7x – 63
47. ( sc 7, dec )7x – 54
48. ( sc 6, dec )7x – 49
49. ( sc 5, dec )7x – 42
50. ( sc 4, dec )7x – 35
51. ( sc 3, dec )7x – 28
52. ( sc 2, dec )7x – 21
51. ( sc, dec )7x – 14
52. In back loops only: dec 7 – 7
Fasten off, sew shut

**Ears: make two**
Ch 2
1. 6sc in 2nd ch from hk – 6
2. 2ac in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
6. ( sc 4, inc )6x – 36
7. – 13. sc around – 36 each row
Fasten off, do not stuff, leave long tail for sewing.

**Eyelids: make two**
2sc, sc 3, 2sc

**Flower Crown: optional**
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. switch to petal color, ch 3, slip stitch into next st, ch 3, slip st into next st, continue around.
Fasten off, leave tail for sewing
For the headband, I just chained a length I was happy with.

**Assembly:**

* Fold ears in half and sew onto head.
* Sew eyelids over eyes
* Loop a small amount of yarn or rope through the back for hanging.

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