Black Footed Ferret Amigurumi Pattern

In this amigurumi crochet pattern we’ll be crocheting a Black Footed Ferret! These noodley creatures are well-known for their ‘masks’–the strip of dark fur across their eyes that makes them a perfect companion for a bank heist or costume party.
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What you'll create

What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn

Weight

Colors

Black (Warm Brown alternative)
Jute
Ecru (aka Off-White)

Crochet Hook

G6 / 4.00 mm

Safety Bead (x2)

6 mm

Stuffing

Darning Needle

Abbreviations

ch

Chain Stitch

st

Stitch

slst

Slip Stitch

sc

Single Crochet

inc

Increase

invdec

Invisible Decrease

FLO/BLO

Front / Back Loops Only

dc

Double Crochet

hdc

Half-Double Crochet

Other Useful Info

Gauge

5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”

Size

Finished piece is about 1 to 2 inches tall

Worked

In the Round (unless otherwise stated)

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The Pattern

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(1:23) The time codes match to the pattern video

01Front Legs

[Starting in Black]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnds 2-4: sc in each st (6 x 3)

Rnd 5: sc 1, inc, sc 2, invdec (6)

Rnd 6: sc 2, inc, sc 1, invdec (6)

[Change to Jute]

Rnd 7: sc in each st (6)

Do not stuff. Flatten the opening and work the next round through both layers to close.

Rnd 8: ch 1, sc 3 (3)

Cut the yarn, ch 1, and pull through.

02Back Legs

[All in Black]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnds 2-4: sc in each st (6 x 3)

Rnd 5: sc 2, inc 2, sc 2 (8)

Rnd 6: sc in each st (8)

Rnd 7: [sc 2, invdec] 2 times (6)

Sc 1 more. Do not stuff.
Flatten the opening and work the next round through both layers to close.

Rnd 8: ch 1, sc 3 (3)

Cut the yarn, ch 1, and pull through.

03Head

[Starting in Ecru]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2: sc in each st (6)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, inc] 3 times (9)

Note: Change from Ecru to Black as noted with underlined stitches for Rnds 4 – 5.

Rnd 4: sc 2, sc 1, inc 3 times, sc 1, sc 2 (12)

Rnd 5: sc 2, sc 8, sc 2 (12)

[Cut off Black. Continue working with Ecru only.]

Rnd 6: [sc 1, inc] 3 times, [inc, sc 1] 3 times (18)

Rnd 7: sc in each st (18)

Change from Ecru to Jute as noted with underlined stitches for Rnds 8 – 10.

Rnd 8: sc 5, sc 1, in FLO hdc 3 in next st to make the first ear, sc 5, in FLO hdc 3 in next st to make the second ear, sc 1, sc 4 (12)

Rnd 9: sc 4, invdec, sc 1 on the unworked BLO on the back of the ear, sc 1, invdec 1, sc 2, sc 1 on the unworked BLO on the back of the ear, invdec 1, sc 3 (15)

Place safety eyes between Rnds 4 and 5, 4 stitches apart at the top.

With Black, embroider the nose between Rnds 1 and 2, centered with the eyes.

Rnd 10: inc, sc 2, sc 4, invdec, sc 6 (15)

[Cut off Ecru. Continue with Jute only.]

04Body (Cont'd. from Head)

[Continuing with Jute]

Rnd 11: sc in each st (15)

Rnd 12: sc 1, inc, sc 5, invdec, sc 6 (15)

Rnds 13-14: sc in each st (15 x 2)

Start stuffing the head and body.

Rnd 15: [sc 4, inc] repeat 3 times (18)

Rnd 16: sc in each st (18)

Rnd 17: align the last sts of the first front leg with the body, sc in next 3 sts through both the front leg and the body simultaneously, sc 3
align the last sts of the second front leg with the body, sc in next 3 sts through both the front leg and the body simultaneously, sc 9 (18)

Rnd 18: [sc 5, inc] repeat 3 times (21)

Rnds 19-24: sc in each st (21 x 6)

Rnd 25: [sc 5, invdec] repeat 3 times (18)

Rnd 26: sc 8, align the last sts of the first back leg with the body, sc in next 3 sts through both the back leg and the body simultaneously, sc 1, invdec 1, sc 1, invdec 1, sc 1 (16)

Rnd 27: invdec 1, sc 1, align the last sts of the first front leg with the body, sc in next 3 sts through both the back leg and the body simultaneously, sc 2, move the end of the Rnd here (15)

Rnd 28: [sc 3, invdec 1] 3 times (12)

Finish stuffing the body.

Rnd 29: invdec in each st (6)

Continue to tail…

05Tail (Cont'd. from Body)

[Continuing with Jute]

Rnd 30: slst in each st (6)

Rnd 31: Working in FLO, sc in each st (6)

Rnd 32: sc 4, inc, sc 1 (7)

Rnds 33-35: sc in each st (7 x 3)

[Change to Black]

Rnd 36: sc in each st (7)

Rnd 37: sc 2, invdec, sc 3 (6)

Do not stuff the tail. Finish off and sew the hole closed by picking up the front loops with your needle and pulling tightly.

If necessary, sew the front legs and back legs to the sides of the body so they stay in place.

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