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Free crochet Axolotl applique Pattern

    Free crochet axolotl applique pattern
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    Crochet axolotl applique

    How cute is this free crochet axolotl applique?! The easy pattern will help you crochet a small axolotl in just two pieces and has an almost no sew design! In fact, you’ll only need to sew together the axolotl’s head and body to complete this tutorial. The axolotl has textured gills, legs and tail. And of course, he has his signature wide smile. My favorite part of this axolotl motif is that his little arms can move so he can give you a wave!

    What to do with a crochet axolotl applique?

    If you like the axolotl applique and can’t decide what to do with it, fear not, the possibilities and ideas are endless! You can sew your crochet axolotl to a baby blanket, a kids hat, a pillow, a bag, a children’s sweater, and so on. In a nutshell, you can sew this cute mini animal to any project you want to give axolotl theme to.

    How to crochet an axolotl applique?

    Learning how to crochet an axolotl applique is easy this this free crochet pattern and step by step instructions. You can even upgrade to the premium crochet pattern for extra photos to help you throughout the tutorial. The small axolotl is crocheting in just two pieces and has very minimal sewing involved! As well as knowing all your basic crochet stitches, you’ll need to know how to work into a magic ring, and you’ll need to crochet the popcorn stitch. The mini axolotl is made from worsted or aran weight yarn, I used pink but you can get creative with your axolotls, why not try making a super rare blue axolotl to make your child’s day.

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    Supplies

    • Worsted / Aran yarn / #4 yarn
    • 4mm Crochet hook
    • Scissors
    • Sewing needle
    • 8mm Safety eyes

    Hook Size

    • 4mm Crochet Hook

    Yarn

    • Weight – Aran / Worsted / #4
    • Brand – Stylecraft special aran
    • A – Pink
    • B – Fuchsia
    • Total: 29 yards

    Gauge & Size

    • Gauge: 2” x 2” = 5 rows of 9 dc
    • Width: 14cm
    • Height: 11cm

    Abbreviations

    USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

    • ch – Chain
    • dc – Double crochet
    • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • 3dc – 3 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • 6dc – 6 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • hdc – Half double crochet
    • MR – Magic ring
    • PC – Popcorn stitch
    • R – Row/Round
    • sc – Single crochet
    • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
    • sc2tog – sc 2 together (decrease)
    • sl st – Slip stitch
    • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

    Pattern Notes

    • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
    • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. For example, 2sc, sc x 2 would mean 2sc in first space, sc in next space, sc in next stitch

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    Axolotl Head


    Round 1

    • Use pink (A) yarn
    • ch x 6 then start in 3rd ch from the hook
    • 3dc, dc x 2, 6dc
    • In chains on opposite side: dc x 2, 3dc
    • sl st to first st & ch x 2

    (16 sts) *Premium pattern has image here*

    Round 2

    • Start in the same st as previous sl st
    • 2dc x 3, dc x 2, 2dc x 6, dc x 2, 2dc x 3
    • sl st to first st

    (28 sts)

    Round 3

    Gill 1
    • ch x 6 then start in second ch from the hook
    • In chains: sc x 2, hdc x 1, sc x 2
    • In R2: sl st x 2
    Gill 2
    • ch x 6 then start in second ch from the hook
    • In chains: sc x 2, hdc x 1, sc x 2
    • In R2: sl st x 9
    Gill 3
    • ch x 6 then start in second ch from the hook
    • In chains: sc x 2, hdc x 1, sc x 2
    • In R2: sl st x 2
    Gill 4
    • ch x 6 then start in second ch from the hook
    • In chains: sc x 2, hdc x 1, sc x 2
    • In R2: sl st x 2
    Gill 5
    • ch x 6 then start in second ch from the hook
    • In chains: sc x 2, hdc x 1, sc x 2
    • In R2: sl st x 11
    Gill 6
    • ch x 6 then start in second ch from the hook
    • In chains: sc x 2, hdc x 1, sc x 2
    • In R2: sl st x 2
    • Fasten off & weave in ends

    (30 sts) *Premium pattern has image here*

    Row 4

    • Use fuchsia (B) yarn
    • Attach yarn to first ch on 6th gill
    • In gill 6 chains: (ch x 2, sl st) 5 times
    • In gill 6 sts: (ch x 2, sl st) 5 times
    • In gill 1 chains: (ch x 2, sl st) 5 times
    • In gill 1 sts: (ch x 2, sl st) 5 times
    • In gill 2 chains: (ch x 2, sl st) 5 times
    • In gill 2 sts: (ch x 2, sl st) 5 times
    • Fasten off & weave in ends

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    Row 5

    • Repeat R4 on the unworked gills on the opposite side. Start in 3rd gill chains.

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    Axolotl Face

    • The top of the head has 9 sl sts, the bottom of the head has 11 sl sts
    • Use fuchsia (B) yarn to sew a smile between R1 & R2
    • Attach safety eyes between R1 & R2

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    Axolotl Body


    Round 1

    • Use pink (A) yarn
    • In a MR: ch x 2, dc x 12
    • sl st to first st & ch x 2

    (12 sts)

    Round 2

    • 2dc x 12
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    (24 sts)

    Round 3

    • In R2: 2sc, sc, PC, (2sc, sc) 2 times, PC, (2sc, sc) 3 times
    • ch x 6 then starting in third ch from the hook: PC, sc x 3
    • In R2: (2sc, sc) 3 times
    • ch x 6 then starting in third ch from the hook: PC, sc x 3
    • In R2: (2sc, sc) 2 times
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    (32 sts) *Premium pattern has image here*

    Row 4

    • Start in same st as previous sl st
    • (2sc, sc) 2 times
    • ch x 1 & turn

    (6 sts) *Premium pattern has image here*

    Row 5

    • sc2tog, sc x 2, sc2tog
    • ch x 1 & turn

    (4 sts)

    Row 6

    • sc2tog x 2
    • ch x 1 & turn

    (2 sts)

    Row 7

    • sc2tog
    • ch x 1, fasten off & weave in ends

    (1 st) *Premium pattern has image here*

    Row 8

    • Use fuchsia (B) yarn
    • Attach yarn to R4 raw edge & work around the tail
    • (ch x 2, sl st) 9 times
    • Fasten off & weave in ends
    • Sew the head slightly over the body to complete the axolotl applique

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    Free crochet axolotl applique pattern