Meet Pugster! He is a good-natured little pug who loves cuddles and he’ll be your best friend for a long time! I really enjoyed designing this little pug and couldn’t wait to put him together.  Both my children absolutely adore him and they both take turns taking him to bed. The pattern is now available at Etsy and Craftsy.

I was inspired to make a pug after reading a much loved story to my children – Pig the Pug. Pig is a bit of a naughty pug who doesn’t like to share his toys. He piled all his toys haphazardly as not to share his toys with another dog and, well, let’s just say he learned his lesson afterwards. I read the book to my kids at least once a week (not sure when they’ll get sick of it!) and my son especially likes it when I read Pug’s lines in a funny voice.  Of course, I wanted to make my Pug a loveable and kind-hearted pug.  I might save the cheeky trait for another design 🙂

This pattern has a Beginner/Easy skill level. You will need to know how to make a magic ring/circle, crochet in spirals, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, changing colours, increase and invisible decrease, crocheting in the front loops and back loops and surface slip stitching. You will also need to know very basic sewing and embroidery techniques.

I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply soft acrylic yarn to make Pugster and the finished pug measured about 21cm (8.5 inches) from top to bottom.  He was designed to be in a sitting position.

To make Pugster you will need:

• 4.5mm crochet hook
• 8 ply Soft Acrylic yarn in Beige at least 120g (220m/240yds)
• 8 ply Soft Acrylic yarn in Dark Brown at least 40g (80m/87yds)
• 8 ply Soft Acrylic yarn in Light Brown and Blue at least 8g each (16m/17yds)
• Scissors
• Yarn needle
• Polyester toy stuffing
• 2x 20mm plastic safety eyes
• 1x small plastic safety nose
• Sewing pins
• Stitch marker (optional)

Pattern is now available at Etsy and Craftsy. I hope you enjoy crocheting Pugster and I would love to see a picture – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

Happy crocheting!

 

MJ

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