Here is Day 6 of my 26 Days of Crochet Animal Alphabet Appliques!
F is for Fox
This fantastic fox is a cute and trendy woodland creature who would look lovely on any Fall inspired piece! Someone made a great suggestion on my FB page that you could crochet two of them and sew them together to make a little keychain. Love that idea and it could apply to any of these appliqués!
French Knot Tutorial
Sl St = Slip Stitch
TC = Triple Crochet
Fox Applique Pattern:
Chain 3, 2 SC in second chain from hook and in last chain (4 SC)
Row 2-5: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, 2 SC in last, chain 1 turn (6 SC)
Row 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last stitch, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 8: SC in each stitch across (8 SC)
Do not turn, continue to SC around edges. When you get back to the top right corner, chain 4, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in next, DC in last. Skip 2 stitches and join to next stitch with a slip stitch. Slip stitch in the next 3, repeat from * to make the second ear. Fasten off leaving long tail.
Attach white yarn right under ear. Chain 3, TC, DC, DC, HDC, HDC, SC, slip stitch to join. Do the same on other side of face but working the stitches in backwards order (attach yarn, SC, HDC, HDC, DC, DC, TC + chain 3 and join). Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using your tapestry needle, stitch on the ears with white yarn and the nose with black yarn. Make two french knots for the eyes.