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Charming Baby Hyena Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

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Charming Baby Hyena Amigurumi  Free Crochet Pattern

Ah, friends, you’re in for a treat! I stumbled upon this delightful baby hyena crochet pattern, and let me tell ya, it’s as cute as a button—seriously, I’m gushing here. Imagine turning some yarn into your very own little laughin’ critter. Crocheting this little guy involves creating a mottled gray and beige body that truly brings out the mischief in its eyes, and ya don’t even need to be a crochet wizard to make it happen!

Now, let’s talk texture – because texture is king in the crochet world, right? Well, this pattern uses a marvelous nubby stitch that gives our hyena pal a fur-like feel. It’s all about that tactile touch. Each piece—head, body, legs, and tail—is worked in the round, then stitched together for maximum floppiness, which, believe me, adds to the charm.

Oops, did I forget to tell you about the main event, those iconic floppy ears and that cheeky grin? Crafting this little critter’s face is where your creativity truly shines. The ears perk up with a bit of light shaping, while the grin comes alive with just a few deft embroidery stitches. And my goodness, the finished piece is a heart-stealer, mashed potato on the side. Perfect as a gift or, let’s be real, as your next crochet project obsession. Go ahead, dive into the world of amigurumi with this gem of a pattern!


Designer: Shegera13

Materials & Tools

  • Super Bulky/Super Chunky/14 ply velvet yarn
  • Beige (1 skein, YarnArt Dolce 747)
  • Dark brown (half a skein, YarnArt Dolce 804)
  • Black (a little, YarnArt Dolce 742)
  • White (a little, YarnArt Dolce 741)
  • Sport weight/4 ply yarn
  • Pink (less than half a skein, YarnArt Jeans 36)
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Safety eyes size 13 mm
  • Filling
  • Sewing thread
  • Scissors and needle

Abbreviations

Mr – magic ring
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease
Hdc – half double crochet

Baby Hyena Amigurumi

Tail

(Dark brown yarn)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)
Rnd 2: 6 sc (6)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 3 (9)
Rnd 4: 9 sc (9)
Rnd 5: (2 sc, inc) x 3 (12)

Add beige yarn.

Rnd 6: (1 sc, in dark brown, 1 sc in beige) x 6 (12)
Rnd 7: (2 sc, dec) x 3 (9)
Rnd 8: 9 sc
Rnd 9: (1 sc, dec) x 3 (6)
Rnd 10: 6 sc
Rnd 11: Fold the tail in half and crochet 3 sc through both sides.

Stuff the tail slightly. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Legs x4

(Dark brown yarn)

Do not cut the yarn on the fourth leg.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr
Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 3-4: 12 sc (12)

Add beige yarn.

Rnd 5: (1 sc in dark brown, 1 sc in beige) x 6 (12)

Next crochet with beige yarn.

Rnd 6: (5 sc, inc) x 2 (14)

Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Baby Hyena body

Body

Now connect four legs.

Rnd 1: Take the fourth leg (on which you did not cut the yarn) and make ch 3, join the next leg and crochet 9 sc on it, ch 3, join the third leg and crochet 9 sc on it, ch 3, apply the last leg and crochet 9 sc on it, ch 3, next join the fourth leg with 1 sc (so that there are 9 sc on the outside, and 5 sc on the inside) (48)

Place a marker. It runs at the back.

Rnd 2: 16 sc, (inc, 1 sc) x 6, 20 sc (54)
Rnd 3: 19 sc, (inc, 1 sc) x 6, 23 sc (60)
Rnd 4-10: 60 sc (60)
+1 extra sc
Join the tail in the next round.
Rnd 11: 57 sc, apply the tail and crochet 3 sc with it and body (6)
Rnd 12-13: 60 sc (60)

Baby Hyena legs

Postpone the main crocheting. Let’s move on to crocheting the tummy. Turn the toy upside down. Attach the beige yarn at the back to the last chain connecting the legs. Crochet in a spiral.

Rnd 1: 32 sc (5 sc on the legs and 3 sc on the chains)

Place a marker.

Rnd 2: (6 sc, dec) x 4 (28)
Rnd 3: (5 sc, dec) x 4 (24)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, dec) x 6 (18)
Rnd 5: (1 sc, dec) x 6 (12)
Rnd 6: 6 dec (6)

Close up the hole. Fasten off and cut the yarn.
Return to the main crocheting.

Baby Hyena body 1

Rnd 14: (8 sc, dec) x 6 (54)
Rnd 15: (7 sc, dec) x 6 (48)
+1 extra sc
Rnd 16: (6 sc, dec) x 6 (42)
Rnd 17: (5 sc, dec) x 6 (36)
Rnd 18: (3 sc, dec) x 3, 6 sc, (dec, 3 sc) x 3 (30)

Insert safety eyes between rounds 10 and 11 at a distance of 10 sc. I used large eyes (13 mm), so the toy looks funnier.

Stuff the head.

Rnd 19: (2 sc, dec) x 3, 6 sc, (dec, 2 sc) x 3 (24)
Rnd 20: (1 sc, dec) x 3, 6 sc, (dec, 1 sc) x 3 (18)

Stuff.
+1 extra sc

Rnd 21: (1 sc, dec) x 6 (12)
Rnd 22: 6 dec (6)

Close up the hole. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Snout

(Dark brown Yarn)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)
Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 3: (3 inc, 3 sc) x 2 (18)
Rnd 4-5: 18 sc (18)

Fasten off and cut the yarn.
Embroider a nose in the snout with a triangle using black thread.

Next, we need to make needle sculpting on the outside and on the inside of the eye.

Tongue

4 ply yarn of pink color, hook size 2.5 mm

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)
Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 3-4: 12 sc (12)
Rnd 5: Fold in half and crochet 6 sc through both sides.

Sew to the snout a little on the side. Now you need to sew the snout to the joy, in the front in the middle between rounds 4 and 11.

Cheeks x2

(Pink yarn)

Rnd 1: 6 hdc in Mr

Fasten off and cut the yarn.
Sew the cheeks under the eyes on the right and left.

Light part x2

(Beige yarn)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr
Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 (24)

Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Dark part x2

(Dark brown yarn)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)
Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 (24)

Do not cut the yarn.

Fold both parts together and crochet through both pieces with dark brown yarn: 10 sc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 hdc, 9 sc
Fastn off and cut the yarn.
Sew the ears to the head with the sharp side up, between rounds 12 and 20 at a distance of 8 sc.

Next, use loop stitches and dark brown yarn to crochet a tuft from ears to tail.

Spots on the body x6

(Dark brown yarn)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in Mr (6)

Fasten off and cut the yarn.
Sew the spots on the body, behind, in random order.

Outline the eyes with a white thread.

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