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Raccoon Amigurumi Pattern

Raccoon Amigurumi Pattern

raccoon amigurumi

When I designed the amigurumi fox, Mr. Furu I promised myself that I would make him a good friend so he won’t be lonely in the woods. So, I created a raccoon amigurumi who could share the same environment as he did. Meet Jr. Rakku, the Raccoon Amigurumi, another cute predator and scavenger. 

Yes, Jr. Rakku is a different kind of raccoon. Unlike other raccoons who sneak around and try to scavenge for food from other people, this crochet raccoon amigurumi is young, gentle, and innocent. He believes everything that everyone tells him, simply because it never crosses his mind to trick or lie to others. Sometimes, he gets cheated or loses out on opportunities because he believes the lies or half-truths he is told, and can never tell if someone is serious or joking. Now that he is friends with Mr. Furu, maybe he can wise up and learn some tricks to make him more street smart. 

Amigurumi Raccoon – Free Crochet Pattern

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This crochet raccoon amigurumi is about 10” tall. He is crocheted with a 3.5mm crochet hook in the colors gray, white and black acrylic yarns. To make Jr. Rakku, we use a “split single crochet stitch”, also known as “crochet knit stitch” or “waistcoat stitch”, where the hook is inserted in between the legs of the next stitch. I’m using this split single crochet stitch in this crochet pattern to keep the colorwork vertically straight throughout the round. 

raccoon amigurumi

Jr. Rakku is the cousin to Ruki, the sock raccoon. The reason why they are different is that they come from different parts of the country. Jr. Rakku is from the north, where it is colder, and so his crocheted fur actually helps keep him warm better. Here in the north, crochet raccoons like to hang out under the trees or in between fallen logs in the woods. Because they all have similar crocheted fur, it is warm and comfortable for them to walk around in the wild even in the evenings or at night when the temperatures drop. 

One night, on the usual exploration for fruits and frogs, Jr. Rakku heard a noise behind him. Swish-swish, swish-swish. Every time he turned, he couldn’t see anyone, but when he continued on his way, that sound repeated, swish-swish, swish-swish. Getting more and more exasperated after stopping and searching again and again, he finally looked down at his bushy tail and realized he had a long, slim branch stuck to it and when he walked, it would drag on the ground amongst the rustling leaves. 

crochet stuffed animal

Twisting his body around, he took the branch off from his tail. 

“Hey you,” he heard a familiar voice from his left. “Whachu got there?” It was Mr. Furu, the fox amigurumi! 

“A stick,” replied Jr. Rakku. “A stick that got stuck in my tail and scared me to pieces. I thought someone was stalking me.” 

Mr Furu shook his head, amused. “Only you would think that. We’re all friends here in the woods, you know. And even if someone did stalk you, you need to learn how to defend yourself. Then you won’t jump out of your skin.” 

“Oh, show me,” Jr. Rakku said excitedly. “I want to learn.” 

“Sure,” replied Mr. Furu. “Take the stick and hold it like this.” And that’s what they ended up doing that night. 

raccoon crochet pattern

After a few nights of training, Jr. Rakku did it. He could spar with Mr Furu in their practice sessions and sometimes win too. But most importantly, he had fun spending time learning a new skill with a friend. 

Now, he can teach his cousin, Ruki the sock raccoon this new skill too. 

Look at how much Jr. Rakku is enjoying himself under the falling maple leaves during fall. The leaves fall onto the ground, forming a sweet-smelling soft bed that rustles as he walks through them. It’s a little chilly sitting in the leaves, but he doesn’t feel it much because of his thick fur. What a nice, peaceful life it is – no arguments, no fights, all easy-going fun with the freedom to do what he loves. 

This raccoon amigurumi intends to love every moment of this life. After all, we only live once, right? 

raccoon amigurumi

Have a happy raccoon amigurumi in your home. Learn how to sew this plush toy with the free crochet pattern here. Trust me, you will love having your very own Jr. Rakku to keep you company. 

Happy crocheting! 

Amigurumi Raccoon Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi Raccoon Crochet Pattern

Yield: 10" Stuffed Raccoon
Active Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10 - $15

Unlike other raccoons who sneak around and try to scavenge for food from other people, Jr. Rakku the amigurumi raccoon is young, gentle, and innocent. He believes everything that everyone tells him, simply because it never crosses his mind to trick or lie to others. Sometimes, he gets cheated or loses out on opportunities because he believes the lies or half-truths he is told, and can never tell if someone is serious or joking. Now that he is friends with Mr. Furu, maybe he can wise up and learn some tricks to make him more street smart. 

This crochet raccoon amigurumi is about 10” tall. He is crocheted with a 3.5mm crochet hook in the colors gray, white and black acrylic yarns. To make Jr. Rakku, we use a “split single crochet stitch”, also known as “crochet knit stitch” or “waistcoat stitch”, where the hook is inserted in between the legs of the next stitch. I’m using this split single crochet stitch in this crochet pattern to keep the colorwork vertically straight throughout the round. 

Note: Do not intend to crochet with the normal single crochet (a US term) because it will not work out to the correct proportion of size, shape, and colorwork. 

Enjoy crocheting them!

Materials

Tools

  • 3.5mm hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Pins

Instructions

Abbreviations

Crochet Terms (in US Terms)
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
ssc = split single crochet / knit stitch / waistcoat stitch
Inc: 2ssc increase
Dec: ssc 2 stitches together
slst: slip stitch
Others
R: Round
GR: Gray Yarn
BL: Black Yarn
WH: White Yarn

AMIGURUMI RACCOON CROCHET PATTERN

Head

raccoonami5With Gray yarn:
R1: sc 4 in a magic ring {4}
R2: [Inc] 4 times. {8}
R3: [Inc, ssc] 4 times. {12}
R4: [ssc 2, Inc] 4 times. {16}
R5: ssc, [Inc, ssc 3] 3 times, Inc, ssc 2. {20}
R6: ssc 3, [Inc, ssc 4] 3 times, Inc, ssc. {24}
R7: [ssc 5, Inc] 4 times. {28}
R8: [Inc, ssc6] 4 times. {32}
R9: ssc 2, [Inc, ssc 7] 3 times, Inc, ssc 5. {36}
R10: ssc 4, [Inc, ssc 8] 3 times, Inc, ssc 4. {40}
R11: ssc 6, [Inc, ssc 9] 3 times, Inc, ssc 3. {44}
R12: ssc 8, [Inc, ssc 10] 3 times, Inc, ssc 2{48}
R13: ssc around. {48}
Colorwork begins here (GR – Gray, WH – White, BL – Black)
R14: GR [ssc 20], WH [ssc 3], GR [ssc 2], WH [ssc 3], GR [ssc 20]. {48}
R15: GR [ssc 18], WH [ssc 5], GR [ssc 2], WH [ssc 5], GR [ssc 18]. {48}
R16: GR [ssc 17], WH [ssc 6], GR [ssc 2], WH [ssc 6], GR [ssc 17]. {48}
R17: GR [ssc 16], WH [ssc 7], GR [ssc 2], WH [ssc 7], GR [ssc 16]. {48}
R18: GR [ssc 15], WH [ssc 5], BL [ssc 2], WH [ssc 1], GR [ssc 2], WH [ssc 1], BL [ssc 2], WH [ssc 5], GR [ssc 15]. {48}
R19: GR [ssc 15], WH [ssc 3], BL [ssc 4], WH [ssc 1], GR [ssc 2], WH [ssc 1], BL [ssc 4], WH [ssc 3], GR [ssc 15]. {48}
R20: GR [ssc 14], WH [ssc 3], BL [ssc 5], WH [ssc 1], GR [ssc 2], WH [ssc 1], BL [ssc 5], WH [ssc 3], GR [ssc 14]. {48}
R21 – R25: GR [ssc 14], WH [ssc 2], BL [ssc 16], WH [ssc 2], GR [ssc 14]. {48}
R26: GR [ssc 15], WH [ssc 2], BL [ssc 14], WH [ssc 2], GR [ssc 15]. {48}
R27: GR [ssc 16], WH [ssc], BL [ssc 14], WH [ssc], GR [ssc 16]. {48}
R28: GR [ssc 18], BL [ssc 12], GR [ssc 18].{48}
Change to Gray yarn only:
R29: [Dec, ssc 10] 4 times {44}
R30: ssc 4, [Dec, ssc 9] 3 times, Dec, ssc 5. {40}
R31: [ssc 8, Dec] 4 times. {36}
R32: ssc 2, [Dec, ssc 4] 5 times, Dec, ssc 2. {30}
R33: [Dec, ssc 3] 6 times. {24}
R34: [ssc 2, Dec] 6 times. {18}
Install safety eyes with white circle felt pieces
Neaten the stranded yarns if needed (refer Pic 1 and 2)
Stuff
R35: [ssc, Dec] 6 times. {12}
R36: [Dec] 6 times. {6}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Muzzle

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With White yarn
R1: sc 4 in a magic ring {4}
R2: Inc, ssc 2, Inc. {6}
R3: Inc 2 times, ssc, 1 ch, ssc, Inc. {9}
Colorwork begins here (GR – Gray, WH – White)
R4: WH [ssc 3, Inc, ssc], GR [ssc], WH [ssc, Inc 2 times]. {12}
R5: WH [ssc 3, Inc, ssc 2], GR [ssc], WH [ssc 2, Inc, ssc, Inc]. {15}
R6: WH [Inc, ssc 3, Inc, ssc 2], GR [ssc], WH [ssc 3, Inc, ssc 3]. {18}
R7: WH [Inc, ssc 4, Inc, ssc 3], GR [ssc], WH [ssc 3, Inc, ssc 4]. {21}
R8 – R9: WH [ssc 11], GR [ssc], WH [ssc 9]. {21}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Install safety nose through the ch st at R3.

Ear

raccoonami6Make 2.
Begin with White yarn:
R1: sc 3 in a magic ring {3}
R2: [Inc] 3 times. {6}
Colorwork begins here (GR – Gray, BL – Black, WH – White)
R3: WH [Inc, ssc], BL [Inc], WH [ssc, Inc, ssc]. {9}
R4: WH [ssc, Inc, ssc], BL [ssc, Inc], WH [ssc 2, Inc, ssc]. {12}
R5: GR [ssc, Inc, ssc 2], BL [ssc, Inc, ssc], GR [ssc 2, Inc, ssc 2]. {15}
R6 – R10: GR [ssc 5], BL [ssc 4], GR [ssc 6]. {15}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Body

raccoonami9With Gray yarn:
R1: sc 6 in a magic ring {6}
R2: [Inc] 6 times. {12}
R3: [ssc 2, Inc] 4 times. {16}
R4: ssc, [Inc, ssc 3] 3 times, Inc, ssc 2. {20}
R5: ssc 3, [Inc, ssc 4] 3 times, Inc, ssc. {24}
R6: [ssc 5, Inc] 4 times. {28}
R7: [Inc, ssc6] 4 times. {32}
R8: ssc 2, [Inc, ssc 7] 3 times, Inc, ssc 5. {36}
R9: ssc 4, [Inc, ssc 8] 3 times, Inc, ssc 4. {40}
R10: ssc 6, [Inc, ssc 9] 3 times, Inc, ssc 3. {44}
Colorwork begins here (GR – Gray, WH – White)
R11: GR [ssc 20], WH [ssc 4], GR [ssc 20]. {44}
R12: GR [ssc 18], WH [ssc 8], GR [ssc 18]. {44}
R13 – R14: GR [ssc 17], WH [ssc 10], GR [ssc 17]. {44}
R15 – R16: GR [ssc 16], WH [ssc 12], GR [ssc 16]. {44}
R17: GR [ssc 10, Dec, ssc 4], WH [ssc 12], GR [ssc 4, Dec, ssc 10]. {42}
R18: GR [ssc 12, Dec, ssc], WH [ssc 12], GR [ssc, Dec, ssc 12]. {40}
R19: GR [ssc 7, Dec, ssc 5], WH [ssc 12], GR [ssc 5, Dec, ssc 7]. {38}
R20: GR [ssc 3, Dec, ssc 8], WH [ssc 12], GR [ssc 8, Dec, ssc 3]. {36}
R21: GR [ssc 9, Dec, ssc 2], WH [ssc 10], GR [ssc 2, Dec, ssc 9]. {34}
R22: GR [ssc 5, Dec, ssc 5], WH [ssc 10], GR [ssc 5, Dec, ssc 5]. {32}
R23: GR [ssc, Dec, ssc 9], WH [ssc 8], GR [ssc 9, Dec, ssc]. {30}
R24: GR [ssc 9, Dec, ssc 2], WH [ssc 4], GR [ssc 2, Dec, ssc 9]. {28}
Change to Gray yarn only:
R25: ssc 5, Dec, ssc 14, Dec, ssc 5. {26}
R26: [ssc 11, Dec] 2 times. {24}
R27: ssc, Dec, ssc 18, Dec, ssc. {22}
R28: ssc 6, [Dec, ssc 6] 2 times. {20}
R29: ssc 2, Dec, ssc 12, Dec, ssc 2.{18}
Neaten stranded yarns if needed
Stuff
R30: [ssc 7, Dec] 2 times. {16}
R31: ssc 3, Dec, ssc 6, Dec, ssc 3. {14}
R32: [ssc 5, Dec] 2 times. {12}
R33: [Dec] 6 times. {6}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms and Fingers

raccoonami10Right-hand Fingers
With Black yarn:
[ch 4, slst in 2nd ch from hook, slst in next 2 sts] 4 times to make 4 fingers, [ch 3, slst in 2nd ch from hook, slst in next st] to make a thumb.
ch 1, draw 5 loops, yo and draw through the loops, slst.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Left-hand Fingers
With Black yarn:
[ch 3, slst in 2nd ch from hook, slst in next st] to make a thumb, [ch 4, slst in 2nd ch from hook, slst in next 2 sts] 4 times to make 4 fingers.
ch 1, insert hook into each of the fingers and the thumb to draw a loop (altogether 5 loops), yo and draw through the loops, slst.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arm
Make 2 with Gray yarn:
R1: sc 4 in a magic ring {4}
R2: [Inc] 4 times. {8}
R3 – R20: ssc around. {8}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Stuff

Sew a Finger to an Arm, repeat the other set.

Leg

raccoonami11Make 2. Begin with Black yarn:
R1: sc 6 in a magic ring {6}
R2: [Inc] 6 times. {12}
R3: [ssc 2, Inc] 4 times. {16}
R4: ssc, [Inc, ssc 3] 3 times, Inc, ssc 2. {20}
R5 – R7: ssc around. {20}
R8: ssc, [Dec, ssc 3] 3 times, Dec, ssc 2. {16}
R9: [ssc 2, Dec] 4 times. {12}
R10 – R13: ssc around. {12}
Change to Gray yarn only:
R14 – R17: ssc around. {12}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Stuff

Tail

raccoonami12With Black yarn:
R1: sc 3 in a magic ring {3}
R2: [Inc] 3 times. {6}
R3: ssc around. {6}
Change to Gray yarn:
R4: [Inc, ssc] 3 times. {9}
R5: [ssc 2, Inc] 3 times. {12}
R6: ssc, [Inc, ssc 3] 2 times, Inc, ssc 2. {15}
Change to Black yarn:
R7: ssc 3, [Inc, ssc 4] 2 times, Inc, ssc. {18}
R8: [ssc 5, Inc] 3 times. {21}
R9: [Inc, ssc6] 3 times. {24}
Change to Gray yarn:
R10 – R12: ssc around. {24}
Change to Black yarn:
R13 – R15: ssc around. {24}
Change to Gray yarn:
R16 – R18: ssc around. {24}
Change to Black yarn:
R19: [Dec, ssc 6] 3 times. {21}
R20: ssc around. {21}
R21: ssc 2, [Dec, ssc 5] 2 times, Dec, ssc 3. {18}
Change to Gray yarn:
R22: ssc around. {18}
R23: [ssc 4, Dec] 3 times. {15}
R24: ssc around. {15}
Change to Black yarn:
Stuff
R25: [Dec, ssc 3] 3 times. {12}
R26: ssc around. {12}
R27: [ssc 2, Dec] 3 times. {9}
Change to Gray yarn:
R28: ssc around. {9}
R29: [Dec, ssc], 3 times. {6}
R30: ssc around. {6}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE AMIGURUMI RACCOON, JR. RAKKU

  1. Crochet all parts for Amigurumi Raccoon with SSC stitches as instructed in the crochet pattern.

    Pic 1: This is how the inside of the colorwork amigurumi looks. You may leave the unworked yarn stranded as it is. If you have left a decent length of yarn between the colorwork, then you are fine to leave them as it is. If the yarns are too short, you may trim the yarn and knot them together as shown in Pic 2.raccoonami1

    Pic 2: Personally, I prefer to neaten my lengthy unworked yarn stranded across the colorwork section. The clean interior makes it easier for stuffing and shaping.raccoonami2
  2. Stuffed the parts accordingly.
    Align the muzzle of the raccoon amigurumi with the marking between the eyes as shown in the picture. Pin, sew while stuffing the muzzle to the head.raccoonami7
  3. Position and pin the ears to the head after completing the muzzle. Make sure bother ears are aligned and in symmetry.raccoonami8
  4. Position all other parts together. First, sew the head to the body. Followed by the arms, legs, and tail respectively to complete Jr. Rakku, Raccoon Amigurumi.raccoonami13

Jr. Rakku, the Raccoon Amigurumi loves the fall season. He is waiting for the leaves to fall so that he could go out to collect as many maple leaves as he can.

raccoon crochet patternI just love how Jr. Rakku’s tail turns out to be, strippy black and gray! 🙂

Have a nice day, Jr. Rakku, also enjoy your day in the woodland. Till then….

amigurumi raccoon back

Notes

Caution: This is a colorwork amigurumi using Split Single Crochet / Knit Stitch / Waistcoat Stitch method. Please DO NOT attempt to convert it to normal Single Crochet.

Why use Split Sing Crochet instead of normal Single Crochet?
Please take note that this amigurumi pattern is using Split Single Crochet (SSC), some may know it as Crochet Knit Stitch or Waistcoat Stitch. Unlike the normal Single Crochet, SSC inserts hook in between the legs of the next st. In colorwork amigurumi where stitches are crochet in the continuous round, SSC keeps the colorwork vertically straight throughout the round. It is because the hook is inserted in between the legs of the next stitch, but if you are using normal Single Crochet, the colorwork will lean to the right or left depending on if you are right-handed or left-handed.

How to change yarn color in colorwork crochet?
Follow the pattern to work on stitches in color A until the last yarn over, pull through the loop with the new color B. Leave the color A behind until it is time to work on it again. Continue to work in Color B until it is time to change the color back to A, on the last stitch in the color B, just pull through the color A on the last yarn over and drop the color B. Leave a decent length of the unworked yarn between the color change so that it won’t distort the shape of your amigurumi. Repeat this until you have completed the pattern.
Note: I don’t hide the unworked yarn between the stitches because it will cause distortion in stitch height, especially in the SSC stitch.

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