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Big Tiger - Free Pattern


Size: Big Tiger 29 inches/  74 cm tall (Standing, excluding tail and ears)

Materials:
1)     5.00 mm hook
2)     Chunky yarns : Orange = 300 g (432 meter/ 471 yards), Black = 165 g (238 meter/ 259 yards) and White = 160 g (230 meter/ 251 yards)
3)     Polyester fiberfill = 900 g
4)     Tapestry needle
5)     A wire brush (e.g. a pet slicker brush or a yarn indicator brush)

Abbreviations: 
The pattern is written with US crochet abbreviations.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl = slip
rnd = round
tog = together

Conversion chart  for US/ UK crochet abbreviations
US/CANADA
UK/AUS/NZ
chain = ch chain = ch
single crochet = sc double crochet = dc
st = stitch st = stitch
slip stitch = sl st slip stitch = sl st
half double crochet = hdc half treble crochet = htr
double crochet = dc treble crochet = tr


Note: This project is working in continuous rounds, do not join or turn unless otherwise stated.
              Mark first stitch of each round.

Body and Head:   
Rnd 1: With orange. Ch 27, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 24 chs, 3 sc in next ch;
             working in remaining loops on opposite side of chain, sc in next 24 chs, 2 sc in next ch.
             (54) 
Rnd 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts. (60)
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 2
             times, sc in next 25 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. (66)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (66)
Rnd 5: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 24 sts, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 3 times,
            sc in next 24 sts, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 2 times. (72)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around. (72)
Rnd 7: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 24 sts, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) 3 times,
            sc in next 24 sts, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) 2 times. (78)
Rnd 8: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 9-11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 13-20: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 21: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 22-24: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 25: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 26-32: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 33: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 34-36: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 37: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 38-44: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 45: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 46-48: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 49: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 50-56: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 57: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 58-60: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 61: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 62-68: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 69: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st. (78)
Rnd 70: (Sc in next 11 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (72)
Rnd 71: (Sc in next 10 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (66)
Rnd 72: (Sc in next 9 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around.(60)
Rnd 73: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 8 sts) around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
              (54)
Rnd74: (Sc in next 7 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (48)
Rnd 75: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (54)
Rnd 76: (Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (60)
Rnd 77: (Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (66)
Rnd 78: (Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (72)
Rnd 79: (Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (78)
Rnd 80-85: Sc in each st around. Stuff.
Rnd 86: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 87-89: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 90: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 91-97: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 98: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 99: (Sc in next 11 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (72)
Rnd 100: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 10 sts) around. (66)
Rnd 101: Sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next 9 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) 5 times, sc in next 6
                 sts. (60)
Rnd 102: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 8 sts) around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st. (54)
Rnd 103: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 7 sts) around. (48)
Rnd 104: (Sc in next 6 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (42)
Rnd 105: (Sc in next 5 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (36)
Rnd 106: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 4 sts) around. (30)
Rnd 107: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 3 sts) around. (24)
Rnd 108: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. Stuff. (18)
Rnd 109: (Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (12)
Rnd 110: (Sc next 2 sts tog around, join with sl st in first st, fasten off. Sew opening close. (6)


Tummy:
 Working in rows.
Row 1: With white, ch 20, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 18 chs, turn. (19)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (21)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (23)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (25)
Row 5-50: Ch1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 51: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 21 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, turn. (23)
Row 52-53: Ch1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 54: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 19 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, turn. (21)
Row 55-62: Ch1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 63: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 17 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, leave long end for sewing,
               fasten off. (19)

Face:
 Working in rows.
 Row 1: With white, ch 20, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 18 chs, turn. (19)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (21)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (23)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (25)
Row 5-20: Ch1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 21: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 21 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, turn. (23)
Row 22: Ch1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 23: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 19 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, turn. (21)
Row 24: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 17 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, turn. (19)
Row 25: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 15 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, turn. (17)
Row 26: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 13 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, turn. (15)
Row 27: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 11 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, leave
               long end for sewing, fasten off. (13)

Pin tummy and face on body and head as in picture below, sew them to body and head.

Arm (make 2):
 Rnd 1: With black, ch 21, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch1, sc in each ch around. (21)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 4-10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 12-14: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 16-22: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 24-26: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 27: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 28-34: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 35: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 36-38: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 39: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 40: Sc in each st around, changing to white in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 41: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 42: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24)
Rnd 43: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (30)
Rnd 44: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (40)
Rnd 45: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 46: For thumb, sc in next 5 sts, skip 30 sts, sc in next 5 sts. (10)
Rnd 47-49: Sc in each st around. Stuff thumb.
Rnd 50: Sc next 2 sts tog around, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off, sew opening close.
Rnd 46: For hand, with white, join with sl st to next free st on rnd 45, ch 1, sc in same st,
   sc in next 29 sts. (30)
Rnd 47-53: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 54: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 3 sts) around. (24)
Rnd 55: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 2 sts) around, sl st in first st. Leave long end for sewing, fasten off.

Stuff hands and sew the opening close. Stuff arms, flatten first rnd and sew through both thicknesses. Sew arms to body with thumb towards front on rnd 72 of the Body.


Foot and Leg (make 2):
Rnd 1: With white, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (36)
Rnd 7-9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: (Sc in next 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (30)
Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (24)
Rnd 13: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 14-17: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 18: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 19-20: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 21: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 22-28: Sc in each st around.      
Rnd 29: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st. Leave long end for sewing, fasten off.

Stuff legs, flatten last rnd and sew through both thicknesses. Sew legs to body on rnd 1 of the body.
 

Tail:
 Rnd 1: With black, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18)
Rnd 4-14: Sc in each st around. Stuff.
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 16-22: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 24-26: Sc in each st around. Stuff.
Rnd 27: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 28-34: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 35: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 36-38: Sc in each st around. Stuff.
Rnd 39: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 40-46: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 47: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 48-50: Sc in each st around. Stuff.
Rnd 51: Sc in each st around, changing to orange in last 2 loops of last st.
Rnd 52-58: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 59: Sc in each st around, changing to black in last 2 loops of last st. Stuff.
Rnd 60-63: Sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st, leave long end for sewing, fasten off.

Stuff tail, flatten last rnd and sew through both thicknesses. Sew tail to body on rnd 12 of the body.

Cheek (make 2):
Rnd 1: With white, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. (24)
Rnd 5-7: Sc in each st around, sl st in first st, fasten off.

Hair on cheek:
With white, wind the yarn loosely and evenly around a 2 inches (5 cm) piece of card board until the card is filled, then cut across one edge, repeat as needed. For hair, hold one strand of yarn, fold in half, with top of the cheek facing, insert hook through a stitch on rnd 1, draw the folded end through the stitch and pull the loose ends through the folded end, draw the knot up tightly. Add hair around on rnds 1, 3, 5, 7. Trim hair about 0.5” (1 cm) long, use a wire brush (e.g. a pet slicker brush or a yarn indicator brush) to brush hair.

Pin cheeks on side of face over rnds 78-86,  sew to head, stuff cheek before sewing the opening close.

Ear (make 2 each; black and white):
Working in rows.
Row 1: With white, ch 9, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, turn. (8)
Row 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, turn. (6)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, fasten off. (4)

Matching sts, hold one white ear and one black ear tog, with white side facing you. With black, join with sl st in the end of row 1, ch 1, sc in same st, sc across to the other end of row 1, fasten off. (20)

Nose:
Rnd 1: With black, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (15)
Rnd 4-10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. Stuff a little bit. (12)
Rnd 12: Sc next 2 sts tog around, join with sl st to first st, fasten off.

Eye (make 2):
Rnd 1: With black. Ch 4, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch;
            working in remaining loops on opposite side of chain, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, sl st in
            first st, fasten off. (8)  

Finishing:
Position eyes and nose on face, sew them to face as in picture.

Pin ears on side of head over rnds 97-104 of head, sew them to head.


With black, embroider mouth.
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