Woodland Fox

Bunny’s best pal, Fox, sports generously pointy ears, white-tipped tail and a dashing scarf.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Measurements 10” body circumference x 5½” body height

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st before stuffing

18 sts and 28 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st after stuffing

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash (90% Superwash Wool, 7% Acrylic, 3% Viscose; 284 yards [259 meters]/100 grams): 414 Charcoal (MC), 1 ball; 410 Porcelain (B), 412 Ebony (C), 1 ball; 406 Aegean (D), 1 ball.

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm): set of dpns

Notions: Tapestry needle; polyester stuffing

Pattern

Body

With B, CO 8 sts. Divide evenly among dpns and join to work in the rnd.

Increase Section

Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K1, m1; rep from * around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: *K2, m1; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: *K3, m1; rep from * around – 32 sts.
Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: *K4, m1; rep from * around – 40 sts.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: *K5, m1; rep from * around – 48 sts.

Work 28 rnds even in St st.

Decrease Section

Rnd 1: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around – 42 sts.
Rnds 2-4: Knit.
Rnd 5: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnds 6-8: Knit.
Rnd 9: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnds 10-12: Knit.
Rnd 13: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnds 14-15: Knit.

BO all sts leaving a 12” tail for sewing on Head. With cast-on tail, sew cast-on edge closed.

Legs (make 2)

With MC, CO 12 sts. Divide evenly among dpns and join to work in the rnd.

Knit 26 rnds.

Foot

Switch to C.

Knit 10 rnds.

Dec Rnd: (K2tog, k2, ssk) twice – 8 sts.

Place first 4 sts on one dpn, place last 4 sts on separate dpn. Graft the 2 sets of sts using kitchener st.

With C, using a running stitch, embroider a small heart on the Foot.

Stuff Foot firmly, using a blunt object such as the end of a pencil, if needed, to push stuffing down.

Stuff Legs very lightly.

Arms (make 2)

With MC, CO 12 sts. Divide evenly among dpns and join to work in the rnd.

Knit 20 rnds.

Foot

Switch to C.

Knit 10 rnds.

Dec Rnd: (K2tog, k2, ssk) twice – 8 sts.

Place first 4 sts on one dpn, place last 4 sts on separate dpn. Graft the 2 sets of sts using kitchener st.

With C, using a running stitch, embroider a small heart on the Foot. Stuff Foot firmly, using a blunt object such as the end of a pencil if needed to push stuffing down.

Stuff Arms very lightly.

Head

With B, CO 8 sts. Divide evenly among dpns and join to work in the rnd.

Increase Section

Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K1, m1; rep from * to end – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: *K2, m1; rep from * to end – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: K2, (m1, k4) twice, m1, k1, m1, k2, m1, k1, (m1, k4) twice, m1, k2 – 32 sts.
Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: K2, (m1, k4) 3 times, (m1, k2) twice, (m1, k4) 3 times, m1, k2 – 41 sts.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: K3, (m1, k5) 3 times, m1, k2, m1, k1, m1, k2, (m1, k5) 3 times, m1, k3 – 51 sts.
Rnd 11: Knit.
Rnd 12: K25, m1, k1, m1, k25 – 53 sts.
Rnd 13: Knit.
Rnd 14: K26, m1, k1, m1, k26 – 55 sts.

Break B.

Switch to MC.

Rnd 15: Knit.

Decrease Section

Rnd 1: K25, ssk, k1, k2tog, k25 – 53 sts.
Rnd 2: K24, ssk, k1, k2tog, k24 – 51 sts.
Rnd 3: K23, ssk, k1, k2tog, k23 – 49 sts.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: K22, ssk, k1, k2tog, k22 – 47 sts.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7: K21, ssk, k1, k2tog, k21 – 45 sts.
Rnds 8-9: Knit.
Rnd 10: K21, sl1-k2tog-p2sso, k21 – 43 sts.
Rnd 11: Knit.
Rnd 12: K3, k2tog (k5, k2tog) 5 times, k3 – 37 sts.
Rnd 13: Knit.
Rnd 14: K2, k2tog, (k4, k2tog) 5 times, k3 – 31 sts.
Rnd 15: Knit.

Stuff Head.

Rnd 16: K1, k2tog, (k3, k2tog) 5 times, k3 – 25 sts.
Rnd 17: K2tog, (k2, k2tog) 5 times, k3 – 19 sts.
Rnd 18: (K3tog) 5 times, (k2tog) twice – 7 sts.

Break yarn leaving a 8” tail. Pass tail through rem live sts, pull taut, fasten off. With cast-on tail, sew cast-on edge closed.

With C, embroider a nose.

With B, embroider eyes.

With C, embroider a pupil on each eye.

Ears

Outer Ear (make 2)

With MC, CO 13 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): Purl.
Rows 3-10: Cont in St st.
Row 11: K1, k2tog, k7, ssk, k1 – 11 sts.
Rows 12-14: Cont in St st.
Row 15: K1, k2tog, k5, ssk, k1 – 9 sts.
Row 16: Purl.
Row 17: K1, k2tog, k3, ssk, k1 – 7 sts.
Row 18: Purl.
Row 19: K1, k2tog, k1, ssk, k1 – 5 sts.
Row 20: P1, p3tog, p1 – 3 sts.
Row 21: K3tog.

Fasten off last st.

Inner Ear (make 2)

With B, work as for Outer Ear.

With WS tog, sew an Inner Ear to an Outer Ear all the way around perimeter of both pieces, going through only the outer half-stitch of each side.

Sew Ears to Head, using photos as a guide.

Sew Arms and Legs to Body.

Scarf

With D, CO 8 sts.

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rows 2-3: With B, rep Row 1.
Rows 4-5: With D, rep Row 1.

Cont in est’d rib pattern, changing colors every 2 rows, until Scarf meas 22” long, ending with D.

BO all sts using D.

Fringe

Cut 16, 4” pieces of D.

Attach 1 piece of fringe to each cast-on and bind-off st. Trim fringe to 1”.

Tail

With MC, CO 12 sts, leaving a 8” tail. Divide evenly among dpns and join to work in the rnd.

Rnds 1-2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K3, m1; rep from * to end – 16 sts.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: *K4, m1; rep from * to end – 20 sts.
Rnds 6-22: Knit.

Shape Tail

Rnd 1: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end – 16 sts.
Rnd 2: Knit.

Switch to B.

Rnds 3-4: Knit.
Rnd 5: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end – 12 sts.
Rnds 6-8: Knit.
Rnd 9: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end – 8 sts.
Rnds 10-11: Knit.
Rnd 12: *K2tog; rep from * to end – 4 sts.

Break yarn leaving a 6” tail. Pass tail through rem live sts, pull taut, fasten off. Sew tail to fox butt.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.yarn ball

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