Free Crochet Tiger Pattern

by | Jul 31, 2023

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If you are not a big fan of sewing Amigurumi, then you will love this free crochet tiger pattern! I designed this cute Amigurumi tiger so there is minimum sewing involved. In fact, all you have to do is to sew the head to the body and that’s it! šŸ™‚ I have also recorded lots of video tutorials to guide you through this pattern so if you like the sound of that, make sure to try it out! šŸ™‚

 

Free Crochet Tiger Pattern – Notes

Skill level: intermediate crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size when seated: 23cm / 9 inches

Finished size from ears to toes: 31.5cm / 12.5 inches

 

Free Crochet Tiger Pattern – Materials and Equipment

Yarn I used for this free crochet tiger pattern:

– Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply

– 55% cotton and 45% acrylic blend

– 2x ball of orange yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 77 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of black yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 53 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of white yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 62 – (50g/160m)

I like to purchase my YarnArt Jeans from Amazon HERE or from Etsy HERE. If you would like to check some great substitutes for YarnArt Jeans then have a read of my Best Yarn for Making Amigurumi tutorial. You can find the substitutes towards the end of the article.

Or just simply use any 100% cotton that will work just as well. You can also use 100% acrylic if you prefer to work with this type of yarn.

Other materials used: black thread yarn for toe embroidery, polyester fibre fill

Crochet hook: I used 2.5mm = B/1 (2mm for the eyelash yarn), if using different weight of yarn then refer to hook size recommendations on the yarn but go one size smaller. I highly recommend this ergonomic crochet hook set from Amazon as it comes in a stylish case and with other accessories such as stitch markers etc.

Other equipment used: scissors, yarn needle, pins with large heads, stitch marker or thin yarn to use instead, 12mm safety eyes

Choking hazard warning: the use of safety eyes or buttons poses a choking risk for children under the age of 3 therefore I recommend using embroidery instead.

 

Free Crochet Tiger Pattern – Abbreviations Used

This free crochet tiger pattern is written using US crochet terminology

– MR: magic ring – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

– ST: stitch

– SC: single crochet stitch

– HDC: half double crochet stitch

– DC: double crochet stitch

– TC: triple crochet stitch

– CH: chain stitch

– SL ST: slip stitch

– INC: increase = two single crochet stitches in the same stitch

– L INC: large increase = three single crochet stitches in the same stitch

– DEC: standard decrease

– INV DEC: invisible decrease = insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (two loops on hook) and immediately insert it again into the front loop of the next stitch (three loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook (two loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook to finish your invisible decrease. Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

– BLO: back loops only

– FO: fasten off

– INV FO: invisible fasten off

– (…..) x 6: repeat the pattern inside the brackets by the given number (in this example, repeat the pattern in the brackets 6 times)

– {…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

 

Free Crochet Tiger Pattern – Let’s Get Started!

You may find these Amigurumi tutorials handy before you get started with this free crochet tiger pattern. And don’t forget to watch my step by step video tutorials for extra help with my patterns.

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How to Crochet the Ears

Yarn colour: white yarn for the front of the ear, orange yarn for the back of the ear, black yarn for the hem of the ear

Approach: crochet the front and back of the ear as two separate parts; you will then crochet these two parts together

Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet tiger ears for Amigurumi.

For both the front (white yarn) and the back (orange yarn) of the ear:

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi.

R2: (L INC, SC in next ST) x 3 {12}

R3: SC in next ST, L INC, SC in next 2 ST, 3x INC, SC in next 2 ST, L INC, SC in next 2 ST {19}

R4: SC in next 2 ST, L INC, SC in next 4 ST, 4x INC, SC in next 4 ST, L INC, SC in next 3 ST {27}

INV FO and weave the yarn tail in

 

To join the two parts of the ear together:

– place the front and back part on the top of each other making sure that the wrong side of each part is on the inside

– create a slip knot on your hook with the black yarn

– insert your hook into one of the stitches at the bottom of the front part (white part)

– and then insert your hook into the corresponding stitch of the back part (orange part)

– so you now have two stitches on the hook (Pic E2), single crochet these two stitches together

– continue to single crochet the corresponding stitches of each part together (Pic E3) = SC in next 27 ST (this includes the SC from the above step) {27}

– INV FO and weave the yarn tails in

 

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How to Crochet the Head

Yarn colour: white, orange and black yarn

Approach: crochet from the front of the head towards the back

 

Start with white yarn

R1: Chain 6 ST {6} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet Amigurumi around a foundation chain to help out with R1 to R4

R2: SC in 5 ST starting from 2nd CH from the hook; go through back bump of each CH as well, now work on the opposite side of the chain, INC in next ST, SC in next 3 ST, INC in last ST {12}

R3: INC in first ST, SC in next 3 ST, INC in next 3 ST, SC in next 3 ST, INC in last 2 ST {18}

R4: (SC in next ST, INC) x 1, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next ST, INC) x 3, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next ST, INC) x 2 {24}

R5: (SC in next ST, INC) x 1, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 3, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 2, SC in last ST {30}

R6: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 1, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 3, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 2 {36}

R7: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 1, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 3, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 2, SC in last 2 ST {42}

R8: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 1, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 3, SC in next 3 ST, (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 2 {48}

R9-R12 (4 rounds): SC in each ST around {48} – change yarn to orange colour after ST34 in R12

R13: SC in each ST around {48}

R14: SC in next 2 ST, INC in next 16 ST, SC in next 10 ST, INC in next ST, SC in next 10 ST, INC in next ST, SC in next 8 ST {66}

R15: SC in next 45 ST, INC in next ST, SC in next 10 ST, INC in next ST, SC in next 9 ST {68}

R16-R18 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {68} – leave a stitch marker in at the start of R16 as you will need to refer to it when placing the eyes

R19: INC in first ST, SC in next 11 ST, INC in next ST, SC in next 11 ST, INC in next ST, SC in next 11 ST, INC in next ST, SC in next 31 ST {72}

R20: black yarn – SC in next 11 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 12 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 11 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 30 ST {72}

R21: orange yarn – (SC in next 11 ST, INC) x 6 {78}

R22: orange yarn – SC in next 75 ST, black yarn – SC in next 3 ST {78}

R23: black yarn – SC in next 11 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 15 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 14 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 30 ST {78}

R24: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {78}

R25: orange yarn – (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {72} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi.

R26: you will attach the ears to the head in this round – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to attach ears to your Amigurumi toy without sewing

black yarn – SC in next 8 ST

black yarn – SC in next 8 ST while attaching the first ear

black yarn – SC in next 11 ST

black yarn – SC in next 8 ST while attaching the second ear

black yarn – SC in next 8 ST

orange yarn – SC in next 29 ST {72}

R27: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {72}

R28: orange yarn – SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 5, black yarn – SC in next 5 ST {66}

R29: black yarn – SC in next 12 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 9 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 17 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 20 ST {66}

R30: orange yarn – (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {60}

R31: orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {54}

R32: black yarn – SC in next 8 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 11 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 8 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 19 ST {54}

R33: orange yarn – (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

R34: orange yarn – SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, black yarn – SC in next 3 ST {42}

R35: black yarn – SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 2 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 2 ST, black yarn – SC in next ST, INV DEC, SC in next 3 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 2 ST, black yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 4 ST, orange yarn – SC in next ST, INV DEC, SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC {36}

 

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You can now place the eyes:

– stuff the head well first

– it helps to use pins with large heads to first mark the spots where the eyes will be placed – you can make a decision whether you are happy with the placement and if it looks symmetrical before you insert the safety eyes; the safety eyes usually make a large hole in between the stitches so it is not recommended to change the placement of the eyes once they are in (Pic H9)

– place the eyes between rounds R16 and R17

– first eye – count 8 stitches from your marker at the start of R16 and place the eye between ST8 and ST9

– second eye – count 28 stitches from your marker at the start of R16 and place the eye between ST28 and ST29

– you can now insert the safety eyes but do not put the safety backs on yet (Pic H10)

 

Sculpting the eyes (indented eye look):

– watch this step by step video tutorial on How to indent eyes in Amigurumi

– take a long piece of yarn and thread your needle

– remove the left eye; place the needle in the stitch next to the left eye hole (Pic H11)

– remove the right eye; come across the side with the needle and place it into the stitch next to the right eye hole; pull all the way through till the yarn tail is not showing

– place your needle in another stitch next to the right eye and come across the side with the needle again (Pic H13)

– repeat the process back and forth between the two eye holes while pulling on the yarn tightly each time you come across the side

– you will need to repeat this about three times until you achieve the indented eye look you want and then you can weave the yarn in (Pic H15)

– place the eyes back in the holes; remove some or most of the stuffing and place the safety backs on making sure they snap in place tightly

– you can now re-stuff the head (Pic H16) and continue crocheting R36

 

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Continue to stuff gradually

R36: orange yarn – SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R37: orange yarn – (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R38: black yarn – SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 4, orange yarn –  SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, SC in next ST {18}

R39: orange yarn – (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R40: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {12}

Stuff well, close the hole using a yarn needle and weave the yarn end in.

Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to close a hole in an Amigurumi piece.

 

How to Embroider the Nose

– Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to embroider a nose on your Amigurumi toy

– Embroider the nose using the same black yarn you used to crochet the tiger.

– Mark the shape and placement of the nose with pins first before you start embroidering.

– I embroidered the nose between R4 and R9 of the head; leaving 6 stitches between the pins at the top and 3 stitches between the pins at the bottom.

 

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How to Crochet the Arms

Yarn colour: white, black and orange yarn

Approach: crochet from the bottom of the arm upwards

 

Start with white yarn

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R7-R9 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {36}

R10: SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 5 ST {33}

R11: (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {30}

R12: SC in each ST around {30}

R13: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R14: black yarn – SC in each ST around {24}

R15: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {24}

R16: orange yarn – SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

You can now start stuffing the arm

R17: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R18-R19 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R20: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R21-R22 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R23: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R24: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R25: orange yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 16 ST {17}

R26: black yarn – SC in each ST around {17}

R27: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {17}

R28: orange yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 15 ST {16}

You can now stop stuffing the arm

R29: black yarn – SC in each ST around {16}

R30: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {16}

R31: orange yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 14 ST {15}

R32: black yarn – SC in each ST around {15}

R33-R34 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {15}

R35: black yarn – SC in each ST around {15}

R36-R37 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {15}

R38: orange yarn – SC in next ST and then SC the opening together to close the arm {7}

Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to close a hole in a flat Amigurumi piece.

FO and weave the yarn tail in.

Embroider the toes using a black thread yarn between R5 and R12 leaving 4 stitches in between.

 

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How to Crochet the Legs

Yarn colour: white, black and orange yarn

Approach: crochet from the bottom of the leg upwards

 

Start with white yarn

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R7: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R8-R11 (4 rounds): SC in each ST around {42}

R12: SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 6 ST {39}

R13: (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {36}

R14: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R15: SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 4 ST {27}

R16: black yarn – SC in each ST around {27}

R17: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {27}

R18: orange yarn – (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {24}

You can now start stuffing the leg

R19: black yarn – SC in each ST around {24}

R20: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {24}

R21: orange yarn – SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

R22: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R23-R24 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

You can now stop stuffing the leg

R25: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R26: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R27: orange yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 16 ST {17}

R28: black yarn – SC in each ST around {17}

R29: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {17}

R30: orange yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 15 ST {16}

R31: black yarn – SC in each ST around {16}

R32: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {16}

R33: orange yarn – SC in next 5 ST and then SC the opening together to close the leg {7}

FO and weave the yarn tail in.

Embroider the toes using a black thread yarn between R6 and R14 leaving 5 stitches in between.

 

How to Crochet the Tail

Yarn colour: white, black and orange yarn

Approach: crochet from the end of the tail

 

Start with black yarn

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4-R6 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

R7: white yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R8-R9 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R10: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

Start stuffing the tail and continue to stuff gradually

R11-R12 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R13: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R14-R15 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R16: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R17-R18 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R19: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R20-R21 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R22: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R23-R24 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R25: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R26-R27 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R28: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R29-R30 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R31: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R32-R33 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R34: black yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R35: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {18}

R36: orange yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 16 ST {17}

Stop stuffing the tail

R37: black yarn – SC in each ST around {17}

R38: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {17}

R39: orange yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 15 ST {16}

R40: orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST and then SC the opening together to close the tail {7}

FO and weave the yarn tail in.

 

How to Crochet the Body

Yarn colour: orange and black yarn

Approach: crochet from the bottom of the body towards the top; attach legs, tail and arms as you crochet along

 

Start with orange yarn

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R7: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R8: you will attach the legs to the body in this round – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to attach legs to your Amigurumi toy without sewing

– SC in next 3 ST, INC, SC in next 6 ST, INC

– SC in next 6 ST, INC while attaching the first leg

– SC in next 6 ST, INC

– SC in next 6 ST, INC while attaching the second leg

– SC in next 6 ST, INC, SC in next 3 ST {48}

 

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R9: (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 6 {54}

R10: SC in next 4 ST, INC, (SC in next 8 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {60}

R11: orange yarn – SC in next 3 ST, black yarn – SC in next 6 ST, INC, SC in next 7 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 2 ST, INC, SC in next 3 ST, black yarn – SC in next 6 ST, INC, SC in next 7 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 2 ST, INC, SC in next 3 ST, black yarn – SC in next 6 ST, INC, SC in next 7 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 2 ST, INC {66}

R12: orange yarn – SC in next 5 ST, INC, (SC in next 10 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {72}

R13: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {72}

R14: orange yarn – (SC in next 11 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST, black yarn – SC in next 8 ST, INC {78}

R15: black yarn – SC in next 6 ST, INC, SC in next 4 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 2 ST, INC, SC in next 12 ST, INC, SC in next 4 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 2 ST, INC, SC in next 12 ST, INC, SC in next 3 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 9 ST, INC, SC in next 6 ST {84}

R16: you will start attaching the tail to the body towards the end of this round – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to attach a tail to your Amigurumi toy without sewing

– orange yarn – SC in next 82 ST

– orange yarn – SC in next 2 ST while attaching the tail {84}

R17: you will finish attaching the tail to the body in this round

– orange yarn – SC in next 5 ST while attaching the remainder of the tail

– orange yarn – SC in next 79 ST {84}

 

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R18: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {84}

R19: orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 22 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 22 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 22 ST {84}

R20: orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 6 ST {78}

R21: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {78}

R22: orange yarn – SC in next 73 ST, black yarn – SC in next 5 ST {78}

R23: black yarn – SC in next 15 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 20 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 20 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 11 ST {78}

R24: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {78}

R25: orange yarn – (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {72}

R26: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {72}

Start stuffing the body and continue to stuff gradually

R27: orange yarn – SC in next 3 ST, black yarn – SC in next 18 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 18 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 18 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 3 ST {72}

R28: orange yarn – SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {66}

R29: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {66}

R30: orange yarn – SC in next 61 ST, black yarn – SC in next 5 ST {66}

R31: black yarn – SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC, SC in next ST, orange yarn – SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC {60}

R32-R33 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {60}

R34: orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {54}

R35: black yarn – SC in next 12 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 12 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next 12 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST {54}

R36-R37 (2 rounds): orange yarn – SC in each ST around {54}

R38: orange yarn – (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 6 ST, black yarn – SC in next ST, INV DEC {48}

R39: black yarn – SC in next 10 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 12 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – SC in next 12 ST, orange yarn – SC in next 6 ST {48}

R40: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {48}

R41: orange yarn – SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {42}

R42: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {42}

R43: orange yarn – SC in next 5 ST, black yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, SC in next ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, SC in next ST, orange yarn – SC in next 4 ST, black yarn – INV DEC, SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC {36}

R44: black yarn – SC in next ST, orange yarn – SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R45: orange yarn – SC in each ST around {30}

R46: orange yarn – you will attach the arms to the body in this round – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to attach arms to your Amigurumi toy without sewing

– SC in next 8 ST

– SC in next 7 ST while attaching the first arm

– SC in next 8 ST

– SC in next 7 ST while attaching the second arm {30}

R47: orange yarn – SC in each ST around and FO leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing {30}; stuff well

 

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Free Crochet Tiger Pattern – Assembly

Attaching the head to the body: Pin the body to the head first making sure that the head is in the centre from the front and back, however you can attach the head as per your preference. Sew the body to the head while adding more stuffing.

 

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Free Crochet Tiger Pattern – Your Finished Crochet Toy:

You have now finished your toy! I hope you found my free crochet tiger pattern easy to follow and enjoyed making the tiger!
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Free Crochet Bear Lovey Pattern
Free Crochet Fox Pattern
Free Crochet Hippo Lovey Pattern

 

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6 Comments

  1. I am simply blown away by your patterns!! They are somewhat complex yet written so clearly that it’s a breeze to follow them!! And the tutorials in the trickier part are awesome! I absolutely love that you taught me how to attach all the parts while crocheting the project! Yay for very little sewing! I hate that part lol. Forever a fan!!

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    • Hi Peggy,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I am really pleased you like my patterns and find the video tutorials helpful. Music to my ears! haha šŸ™‚

      Love, Petra x

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  2. Hello Petra, I love your patterns and I have made many of your creations. A question relating to your tiger pattern. with changing colours so often do you do a normal change of yarn or do you let the yard run behind the work. Have you done a video on this?
    Thanks for your time Petra.

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    • Hi Janena, thank you so much for your lovely comment! šŸ™‚ When I worked on the tiger I changed the colours the standard way and cut the yarn off. It was more time consuming but if I carried the yarn over inside the stitches, then the black yarn was visible and I didn’t like it. You can also run the yarn on the inside of the work as you suggested but you have to make sure it’s not too tight but also not too lose otherwise it may be difficult to stuff the toy after.
      I hope this helps but please let me know if you have more questions.
      Love, Petra x

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  3. this is the most realistic tiger i have seen

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