Ragdoll Fox Free Crochet Pattern

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Ragdoll Fox Free Crochet Pattern

Hi, friends! I’m back with another Ragdoll pattern for you this week. After a few weeks of some smaller, summer-themed amigurumi projects, it’s fun getting back to working on a more intricate design. I’ve had several requests to design a Ragdoll Fox, and here she is!

As usual, this fox pattern is made in the same style as our Ragdoll patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. This Fancy Fox has 19 separate pieces (plus flowers). Please note that, while this pattern is not difficult, there is a lot of sewing involved, and the assembly is a bit fiddly at times.  I will also note that the order of assembly is important to ensure all the finishing touches are in place correctly. Don’t be intimidated! Just be aware that this pattern may require a little extra time and patience.

Her finished measurement is approximately 40 cm (16 inches) from the tip of her ears to the bottom.

Let’s get started. Here’s what I used:

*Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row*

Body (make 2 panels) in Terracotta:

Row 1: Ch 23, sc along (22 sts)

Row 2: Inc, sc 20, inc (24 sts)

Row 3: Inc, sc 22, inc (26 sts)

Row 4: Inc, sc 24, inc (28 sts)

Row 5: Sc along (28 sts)

Row 6: Inc, sc 26, inc (30 sts)

Row 7: Sc along (30 sts)

Row 8: Inc, sc 28, inc (32 sts)

Row 9: Sc along (32 sts)

Row 10: Inc, sc 30, inc (34 sts)

Row 11: Inc, sc 32, inc (36 sts)

Row 12: Inc, sc 34, inc (38 sts)

Row 13: Sc along (38 sts)

Row 14: Inc, sc 36, inc (40 sts)

Rows 15-28: Sc along (40 sts)

Row 29: Dec, sc 36, dec (38 sts)

Rows 30-32: Sc along (38 sts)

Row 33: Dec, sc 34, dec (36 sts)

Rows 34-36: Sc along (36 sts)

Row 37: Dec, sc 32, dec (34 sts)

Rows 38-39: Sc along (34 sts)

Row 40: Dec, sc 30, dec (32 sts)

Rows 41-42: Sc along (32 sts)

Row 43: Dec, sc 28, dec (30 sts)

Row 44: Sc along (30 sts)

Row 45: Dec, sc 26, dec (28 sts)

Row 46: Sc along (28 sts)

Row 47: Dec, sc 24, dec (26 sts)

Row 48: Sc along (26 sts)

Row 49: Dec, sc 22, dec (24 sts)

Row 50: Sc along (24 sts)

Row 51: Dec, sc 20, dec (22 sts)

Row 52: Dec, sc 18, dec (20 sts)

Row 53: Dec, sc 16, dec (18 sts)

Row 54: Dec, sc 14, dec (16 sts)

Row 55: Dec, sc 12, dec (14 sts)

Tie off. Repeat all of the above for the second panel. Put these aside for assembly later.

Fox

Head (make 2 panels) in Terracotta:

Row 1: Ch 2, sc 1 (1 st)

Row 2: Inc (2 sts)

Row 3: Inc twice (4 sts)

Row 4: Inc, sc 2, inc (6 sts)

Row 5: Inc, sc 4, inc (8 sts)

Row 6: Inc, sc 6, inc (10 sts)

Row 7: Inc, sc 8, inc (12 sts)

Row 8: Inc, sc 10, inc (14 sts)

Row 9: Inc, sc 12, inc (16 sts)

Row 10: Inc, sc 14, inc (18 sts)

Row 11: Inc, sc 16, inc (20 sts)

Row 12: Inc, sc 18, inc (22 sts)

Row 13: Inc, sc 20, inc (24 sts)

Row 14: Inc, sc 22, inc (26 sts)

Row 15: Inc, sc 24, inc (28 sts)

Row 16: Inc, sc 26, inc (30 sts)

Row 17: Inc, sc 28, inc (32 sts)

Row 18: Inc, sc 30, inc (34 sts)

Row 19: Inc, sc 32, inc (36 sts)

Row 20: Inc, sc 34, inc (38 sts)

Row 21: Inc, sc 36, inc (40 sts)

Row 22: Inc, sc 38, inc (42 sts)

Row 23: Inc, sc 40, inc (44 sts)

Rows 24-26: Sc along (44 sts)

Row 27: Dec, sc 40, dec (42 sts)

Row 28: Dec, sc 38, dec (40 sts)

Row 29: Dec, sc 36, dec (38 sts)

Row 30: Dec, sc 34, dec (36 sts)

Row 31: Dec, sc 32, dec (34 sts)

Row 32: Dec, sc 30, dec (32 sts)

Row 33: Dec, sc 28, dec (30 sts)

Row 34: Dec, sc 26, dec (28 sts)

Row 35: Dec, sc 3, hdc 4, dc 10, hdc 4, sc 3, dec (26 sts)

Row 36: Slst 2, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 14, hdc 2, sc 2, slst 2 (26 sts)

Tie off. Repeat rows 1-36 for second panel. Set aside for assembly later.

Fox

Belly Patch (make 1 panel) in White:

Row 1: Ch 11, sc along (10 sts)

Row 2: Sc along (10 sts)

Row 3: Inc, sc 8, inc (12 sts)

Row 4: Sc along (12 sts)

Row 5: Inc, sc 10, inc (14 sts)

Row 6: Sc along (14 sts)

Row 7: Inc, sc 12, inc (16 sts)

Row 8: Sc along (16 sts)

Row 9: Inc, sc 14, inc (18 sts)

Row 10: Sc along (18 sts)

Row 11: Inc, sc 16, inc (20 sts)

Rows 12-28: Sc along (20 sts)

Row 29: Dec, sc 16, dec (18 sts)

Row 30: Dec, sc 14, dec (16 sts)

Row 31: Dec, sc 12, dec (14 sts)

Row 32: Dec, sc 10, dec (12 sts)

Row 33: Dec, sc 8, dec (10 sts)

Do not tie off. Ch 1 and single crochet around the entire panel. Slst to first st to finish. Set aside for assembly later.

Eye Patches (make 2 panels) in White:

Row 1: Ch 2, sc 1 (1 st)

Row 2: Sc 1 (1 st)

Row 3: Inc (2 sts)

Row 4: Sc, inc (3 sts)

Row 5: Sc along (3 sts)

Row 6: Sc 2, inc (4 sts)

Row 7: Sc along (4 sts)

Row 8: Sc 3, inc (5 sts)

Row 9: Inc, sc 4 (6 sts)

Row 10: Sc 5, inc (7 sts)

Row 11: Inc, sc 6 (8 sts)

Row 12: Sc 7, inc (9 sts)

Row 13: Inc, sc 8, (10 sts)

Rows 14-20: Sc along (10 sts)

Row 21: Dec, sc 8 (9 sts)

Row 22: Sc 7, dec (8 sts)

Row 23: Dec, sc 6 (7 sts)

Row 24: Sc 5, dec (6 sts)

Row 25: Dec, sc 4 (5 sts)

Row 26: Sc 3, dec (4 sts)

Row 27: Dec, sc 2 (3 sts)

Row 28: Sc 1, dec (2 sts)

Row 29: Dec (1 st)

Do not tie off. Ch 1 and single crochet around the curved edge only of the eye patch (do not crochet along the straight edge). Tie off.

Repeat rows 1-29 above for the second eye patch. However, when you single crochet around the curved edge of the second eye patch, you will need to tie off and attach your yarn at the other end to crochet around the curve in the opposite direction. This ensures the single crochets along the curves are facing up on both eye patches. Set aside both eye patches for assembly later.

Front legs (make 2 panels) in Chocolate:

Row 1: Ch 5, sc along (4 sts)

Rows 2-12: Sc along (4 sts)

Do not tie off. Ch 1 and sc around the entire piece. (Sc, ch, sc) in each corner. Slst to first st and tie off. Repeat for second panel. Set aside for assembly later.

Paws (make 4 panels in twos as explained below) in Chocolate:

Row 1: Ch 4, sc along (3 sts)

Row 2: Sc along (3 sts)

Row 3: Inc, sc, inc (5 sts)

Row 4: Sc along (5 sts)

Row 5: Inc, sc 3, inc (7 sts)

Row 6: Sc along (7 sts)

Row 7: Inc, sc 5, inc (9 sts)

Rows 8-10: Sc along (9 sts)

Row 11: Dec, sc 5, dec (7 sts)

Row 12: Dec, sc 3, dec (5 sts)

Row 13: Dec, sc 1, dec (3 sts)

Tie off.

Repeat rows 1-13 for second panel. Do not tie off second panel. Put both panels together, matching up all sides. Chain 1 and sc around the entire piece. Begin stuffing when you’ve crocheted about two-thirds around the entire piece. Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off. Repeat for second paw. Set these aside for assembly later.

Ears (make 4 panels in twos as explained below):

Start with Chocolate:

Row 1: Ch 2, sc 1 (1 st)

Row 2: Inc (2 sts)

Row 3: Inc twice (4 sts)

Row 4: Inc, sc 2, inc (6 sts)

Switch to Terracotta:

Row 5: Sc along (6 sts)

Row 6: Inc, sc 4, inc (8 sts)

Row 7: Sc along (8 sts)

Row 8: Inc, sc 6, inc (10 sts)

Row 9: Sc along (10 sts)

Row 10: Inc, sc 8, inc (12 sts)

Rows 11-14: Sc along (12 sts)

Tie off.

Tie off first panel. Repeat rows 1-14 for second panel. Do not tie off second panel. Put both panels together, matching up all sides and colours. Chain 1 and sc around the entire piece. Switch colours where appropriate. When switching colours, insert your hook into the last stitch of Colour A and pull up a loop. Yarn over with Colour B and pull through both loops. Continue with Colour B.

**Make note of the following as you crochet around the ear:

  • Sc 3 into the same stitch at the tip of the ear
  • (Sc, ch, sc) into the bottom corners of Row 14.**

Stuff once you’ve crocheted about two-thirds around. Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off. Repeat for second ear. Set these aside for assembly later.

Tail (make 2 panels):

Start with Terracotta

Row 1: Ch 13, sc along (12 sts)

Row 2: Sc 11, inc (13 sts)

Row 3: Inc, sc 12 (14 sts)

Row 4: Sc 13, inc (15 sts)

Row 5: Inc, sc 14 (16 sts)

Row 6: Sc 15, inc (17 sts)

Row 7: Inc, sc 16 (18 sts)

Row 8: Sc 17, inc (19 sts)

Row 9: Inc, sc 18 (20 sts)

Row 10: Sc 19, inc (21 sts)

Row 11: Inc, sc 18, dec (21 sts)

Row 12: Dec, sc 19 (20 sts)

Row 13: Inc, sc 17, dec (20 sts)

Row 14: Dec, sc 18 (19 sts)

Row 15: Inc, sc 16, dec (19 sts)

Row 16: Dec, sc 17 (18 sts)

Row 17: Sc 16, dec (17 sts)

Rows 18-20: Sc along (17 sts)

Row 21: Inc, sc 15, inc (19 sts)

Rows 22-25: Sc along (19 sts)

Row 26: Inc, sc 17, inc (21 sts)

Rows 27-32: Sc along (21 sts)

Row 33: Dec, sc 17, dec (19 sts)

Rows 34-35: Sc along (19 sts)

Now we will do two rows of tapestry crochet before switching completely to white. I will use a “T” in front of stitch counts to indicate they are in Terracotta and “W” for White. All stitches are single crochet. When switching colours, insert your hook into the last stitch of Colour A, yarn over and pull up a loop in Colour A. Then yarn over with Colour B and pull through both loops. Then continue with the first st of Colour B.

You do not need multiple skeins of yarn. Simply carry the yarn behind your work on the back of the panel. Whatever side you carry the yarn on the first panel, you will carry it on the opposite side for the second panel, as seen in the photos below.

Row 36: T1, W1, T3, W1, T3, W1, T3, W1, T3, W1, T1 (19 sts)

Row 37: W3, T1, W3, T1, W3, T1, W3, T1, W3 (19 sts)

Switch to white

Row 38: Dec, sc 15, dec (17 sts)

Row 39: Sc along (17 sts)

Row 40: Dec, sc 13, dec (15 sts)

Row 41: Sc along (15 sts)

Row 42: Dec, sc 11, dec (13 sts)

Row 43: Sc along (13 sts)

Row 44: Dec, sc 9, dec (11 sts)

Row 45: Dec, sc 7, dec (9 sts)

Row 46: Dec, sc 5, dec (7 sts)

Row 47: Dec, sc 3, dec (5 sts)

Row 48: Dec, sc 1, dec (3 sts)

Row 49: Dec, sc 1 (2 sts)

Tie off first panel. Repeat rows 1-49 for second panel. Remember to carry the tapestry crochet on the opposite side from the first panel. Do not tie off second panel. Put both panels together, matching up all sides and colours. Chain 1 and sc around the entire piece. Switch colours where appropriate. (Sc, ch, sc) into the two corners where the tail will attach to the body.

Stuff once you’ve crocheted about two-thirds around. Continue to sc around and top up stuffing as you go if necessary. Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off. Set aside for assembly later.

Assembly:

Step 1: Eye patches, Front Legs, and Belly Patch

The first step is to appliqué all your flat pieces onto the panels.

Line up the straight edge of one eye patch to the straight edge of the head panel. Row 1 of the eye patch (the longer, skinny part) will be layered on top of the point where the nose will be. Using a length of White yarn about 30cm (12 inches) long, appliqué along the curved edge only.  The straight edge will not be sewn down yet because you will need to sew beneath it to attach the head later. The eye patch and the head panels will be crocheted together later.

Line up the straight edge of the second eye patch with the other straight edge of the head. The eye patch panels will overlap at the nose point. Appliqué along the curved edge.

Fox Face

Next, count in about three stitches from the side of the front body panel (at the bottom) and appliqué one of the front legs onto the front body panel using a length of Chocolate yarn. Count in about three stitches from the other side and appliqué the second front leg.

Next, appliqué the belly patch onto the front body panel using a length of White yarn. The top of the belly patch will line up with the top of the body panel. The bottom of the belly patch will overlap the front legs.

Next, embroider sleepy eyes using black embroidery thread or yarn on the white eye patches.

Finally, attach your safety nose or embroider the nose using black embroidery thread or yarn in an upside-down triangle shape.

Step 2: Body, Paws and Tail

Okay, here are all the pieces you should now have at this step. Almost there! (I took the picture before I embroidered my sleepy eyes and added the nose!)

Fox Assembly

Cut off three lengths of Terracotta coloured yarn about 30 cms (12 inches) long. Put them aside for later.

Place the two body panels together, matching up all sides.

**Make sure the front of your Fox is facing you as you crochet around the outside of the piece.**

Starting on the top, left hand side of the body, begin attaching the panels together by chaining one and single crocheting around the outside of the panels.

Stop when you get to the bottom curve of the body. Pull up a long loop and leave this for now.

Now, with your tapestry needle and a length of yarn that you set aside earlier, place the first paw between the panels and attach it by sewing through all three pieces; the top panel, the paw, and the bottom panel. You will be attaching the paw using the stitches at the back of the paw (the narrower end) and the stitches about half way along the side of the paw. When finished, tie a knot to secure and hide the tails between the panels of the body.

Now, picking up where you left off, continue single crocheting around the outside of the body. When you get to the paw, simply sc in the stitches of the front panel only; since this portion is already sewn shut, it’s for aesthetics only. Once you are past the paw, continue single crocheting both panels together as normal.

Stop when you’ve crocheted across the bottom of the body. Pull up a long loop and leave this for now. Now, with your tapestry needle and a length of yarn that you set aside earlier, place the second paw between the panels and attach the same way you did for the first.

Then, place the tail between the panels on the side, above the second paw and attach in the same way.

Continue crocheting around. Remember, when you reach the second paw and the tail, sc in the stitches of the front panel only. Continue to sc both panels together as normal once you are past these. Crochet around the body and stop a few stitches from the top. Stuff the body. Do not over stuff, as this will make attaching the head difficult.

When the main body portion is stuffed, continue crocheting around. Close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.

Step 3: Head and Ears

Cut off three more lengths of Terracotta coloured yarn about 30 cms (12 inches) long. Put them aside for later.

Place the two head panels together, matching up all sides.

**Make sure the front of your Fox is facing you as you crochet around the outside of the piece.**

Starting in the middle of the top of the head (between where the ears will be) begin attaching the panels together by chaining one and single crocheting around the outside of the panels.

Stop after about four stitches. Pull up a long loop and leave this for now.

Now, with your tapestry needle and a length of yarn that you set aside earlier, place the first ear between the panels and attach it by sewing through all three pieces; the top panel, the ear, and the bottom panel. When finished, tie a knot to secure and hide the tails between the panels of the head.

Now, picking up where you left off, continue single crocheting around the outside of the body. When you get to the ear, simply sc in the stitches of the front panel only; since this portion is already sewn shut, it’s for aesthetics only. Once you are past the ear, continue single crocheting both panels together as normal.

Switch to white yarn when you get to the first eye patch.When crocheting along the white eye patch, you will be crocheting through all three panels (the two head panels and the eye patch).

Stop when you’ve crocheted about half way down the side of the head. Pull up a long loop and leave this for now. Now you will place the head over the top of the body. Position the head so that the body is between the head panels, as seen in the photo below, and so that the corners of the top of the body are just hidden behind the head panels. the point of the head should be centred on the body.

Now comes the fiddliest part. With your tapestry needle and a length of yarn that you set aside earlier, sew the head in place. Do not sew through the eye patch, or else your Terracotta yarn will show on the white eye patch. Since the straight edge of the head/eye patch is not sewn down, you can sew beneath the eye patch i.e. through the front panel of the head only. You will sew through all three parts; the front head panel, the body (yes, right through the stuffing!) and the back panel. When finished, tie a knot in the yarn tails  to secure and hide the tails between the panels of the head.

Fox Back

Now, picking up where you left off, continue single crocheting around the outside of the head. When you get to the part of the head that is now attached to the body, simply sc in the stitches of the eye patch panel and the front panel only; since this portion is already sewn shut, it’s for aesthetics only. Once you are past this part, continue single crocheting all three panels together as normal.

Switch back to Terracotta yarn at the top of the eye patch. After a couple of stitches, stop and pull up a long loop. Lightly stuff the head.

Now, with your tapestry needle and a length of yarn that you set aside earlier, place the second ear between the panels and attach it the same way you did for the first.

Now, picking up where you left off, continue single crocheting around the outside of the head. Remember, when you get to the ear, simply sc in the stitches of the front panel only. Once you are past the ear, continue single crocheting both panels together as normal. Close with a slst to first st and tie off. Hide yarn tails inside the piece.

Finishing Touches

I used THIS free flower pattern from the Cynthia Banessa blog to make the flowers using light weight cotton yarn and a 2.25mm hook. Attach your flowers at the ear. The flower petals will need some adjusting after you’ve attached them. Pinch the petals together to get them to lie flatter. And that’s it!

Whew! You made it! Enjoy your Fancy Fox!

 

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11 thoughts on “Ragdoll Fox Free Crochet Pattern

  1. I absolutely *love* this pattern. Would you consider making it a pdf for sale on Ravelry? The laptop I am using can’t take my printer and I have no way of placing the pattern onto a document to then save to my thumb-drive for my twice weekly visit to Staples for printing. I know it is extra work. There are a few designers that charge $0.50-$1.00 on Ravelry while indicating that there is a free version on their blog/website. I really hope you would consider it, I would happily spend the money!!

    1. Hi Yvette,
      Yes, I have seen some other designers around offering PDF versions of their patterns. I will certainly look into offering the PDF versions now that I know there is some interest!

    1. Hi, Bernadette! You can copy and paste the URL into the website printfriendly.com. From there you can print as much or as little of the pattern as you want! Hope that helps!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your adorable patterns. These are great for my grandchildren to play with and to hug and love!! Thanks again for all!!

  3. I love this pattern! I am on the head and in row 36 it says “Row 36: Slst 2, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 14, hdc 3, sc 2, slst 2 (26 sts)” but I think it should be hdc 2 instead of 3 after the dc’s. Maybe I’m wrong but to get the right number of stitches I just did 2 hdc. I love your patterns and I can’t wait to see how my fox looks when I put him together. Thank you!

    1. Hi Jessie,
      Yes, you’re right, that’s a typo! It should be “hdc 2”. Thanks for the heads up!

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