AMIGURUMI SCHNAUZER DOG WITH FUR | FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

Meet Winchesterton the Third. He’s a Schnauzer dog.

This doggy wasn’t always this dapper looking, though. He went through an awkward phase while his fur was growing and all the other puppies laughed at him – but more on that later. For now I’ll ask you kindly not to stare, point, or make any hilarious – er, I mean inappropriate– remarks about his abnormal hair growth.

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

It would be insensitive, for example, to call him Spaghetti Snout, or Noodle Nose, and would probably him cry. Not that I would know, of course – I’m a nice person who definitely didn’t come up with those mean names.


INTRO


 

This is Part 1 of the pattern.  This part will teach you how to make the dog’s body from start to finish, without any fur. Part 2 will be a tutorial on how to make and attach your very own handmade doggy fur, so keep an eye out for that! (Hit subscribe if you want an email notification!) UPDATE: Part 2 is live! Click here for Part 2.

UPDATE: This pattern is now available in Dutch, too! Click here for the translated version.

 

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

HOW CAN I POSSIBLY THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING PATTERN?

Winchesterton III’s pattern is totes free – yes, this is your lucky day! So pay it forward by sharing it with all your crochet buddies, comment to let me know how much you love it and how it was worth my while to bestow such a generous freebie on the crochet populace! XD If you find that you like my pattern writing style, you can support my dream and feed your passion with my Premium Patterns!

 

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WHAT TYPE OF YARN SHOULD I USE?

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

This is a very important point! You’ll be using some of the same yarn for your dog’s body and his fur, so make sure you start off with the right stuff! To make the fur, you’re going to be brushing the yarn out, so you need yarn that will turn fluffy when you brush it. So cotton or anything stringy wont work! If you unravel a thread of yarn and it separates into strings, it’s not going to turn into fur! You can test by brushing the very tip of a thread of yarn to see if it goes fluffy.

Read “PATTERN DETAILS” below for more info on yarn weight and brand!

 


 

YOUR CROCHETING IS SO NEAT! HOW DO YOU DO IT?

I know right – just try and spot my decreases! Can’t see them? That’s because I use the magical Invisible Decrease and other way cool tricks! You can learn all about the best decreasing method ever, and my other secret techniques at this blog post:

PROJECT #015: 6 SKILLS THAT WILL HELP YOU MASTER AMIGURUMI

 

 


PATTERN DETAILS


SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

Yarn in main body colour (I used almost a whole 100g ball of Dark Grey)

Crochet Hook: 3mm (Size 11)

Yarn sewing needle

Sharp scissors

Safety eyes: 21mm

Safety nose: 18mm W x 15mm H

Stuffing

 

NOTE: in Part 2, you’ll need extra supplies for the fur, including:

Yarn in fur colours (I used less than a 100g ball of Light Grey and Beige)

Slicker brush AKA cat brush (one that hasn’t been used on real cats!)

Optional: Felting needle

 

 


CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION


 

  • Written in US terminology
  • Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate. The body itself is easy, but the fur presents more of a challenge.
  • Necessary Skills: The magic ring, working in the round (in a spiral) and the crochet stitches listed below in abbreviations. The pattern with teach you how to make the fur in Part 2.
  • Yarn Weight: Double Knit (Light Worsted / 8ply/ 11wpi)
  • Yarn Brand: I used a South African brand called Charity. I realize most of you aren’t in SA, so use any brand that will successfully produce fur, as described above in “WHAT TYPE OF YARN SHOULD I USE?”
  • Gauge: Not critical with amigurumi. Using the suggested hook and yarn combo will make a dog about 25cm tall. Your tension should be tight enough to conceal the stuffing inside.
  • Note: The dog’s entire body is inside-out! Turn all pieces inside-out before stuffing them. If you’re doing Invisible Decreases, make sure they’re also inside-out!

 


ABBREVIATIONS


 

  • R = Row
  • CH = Chain
  • ST = Stitch
  • SS = Slip stitch
  • SC = Single crochet
  • *…* = Section to be repeated
  • Hk = hook

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Let’s get started, shall we?

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CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS


BODY


 

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

 

R1: 6 SC into a magic ring. (6)

R2: Continue working in the round. 2SC in each st around. (12)

R3: *SC in next st. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (18)

R4: *SC in next 2 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (24)

R5: *SC in next 3 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (30)

R6: *SC in next 4 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (36)

R7: *SC in next 5 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (42)

R8: *SC in next 6 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (48)

R9-22: SC in each st around. (48)

R23: *SC in next 6 sts. SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (42)

R24: *SC in next 5 sts. SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (36)

Start stuffing the body firmly, and continue stuffing as you go.

R25-40: SC in each st around. (36)

Tie off, leaving a long thread for sewing body to head.


HEAD


Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

 

Those rather silly looking tentacles around his nose? I put them there before attaching my safety nose because I was worried the nose’s backing would get in the way later and I wouldn’t be able to get my hook in there to attach fur. Turns out, it was unnecessary, so you don’t have to do it. We’ll get to the fur later, and for now we’ll politely ignore this incredibly silly snout.

 

R1: 6 SC into a magic ring. (6)

R2: Continue working in the round. 2SC in each st around. (12)

R3: *SC in next st. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (18)

R4: *SC in next 2 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (24)

R5: *SC in next 3 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (30)

R6: *SC in next 4 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (36)

R7: *SC in next 5 sts. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (42)

R8-19: SC in each st around. (42)

R20: *SC in next 2 sts. 2SC in next st.* 7 times. Mark the 14th st – this is the middle of the face. SC in each st remaining. (49)

R21: *SC in next 3 sts. 2SC in next st.* 7 times. SC in each st remaining. (56)

R22-33: SC in each st around. (56)

Attach the safety eyes and nose now.

Eyes: Position them on the face between R20-21. Leave 16sts open between the holes where the eyes are inserted.

Nose: Place it in the center of the face between R5-6.

Start stuffing the head and continue stuffing as you go.

R34: *SC in next 6 sts. SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (49)

R35: *SC in next 5 sts. SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (42)

R36: *SC in next 4 sts. SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (35)

R37: *SC in next 3 sts. SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (28)

R38: *SC in next 2 sts. SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (21)

R39: *SC in next st. SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (14)

R40: *SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (7)

Tie off and sew closed.


FRONT LEGS


Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

 

R1: 6 SC into a magic ring. (6)

R2: Continue working in the round. 2SC in each st around. (12)

R3: *SC in next st. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (18)

R4-23: SC in each st around. (18)

Tie off, leaving a long thread for sewing the leg closed and attaching it to the body.

Stuff the leg firmly until it is half full. Continue stuffing less firmly to taper the leg off as you fill it up, ending with almost no stuffing at the opening.

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

Sew the leg closed.

Make 2.


BACK LEGS


 

R1: 6 SC into a magic ring. (6)

R2: Continue working in the round. 2SC in each st around. (12)

R3: *SC in next st. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (18)

R4-19: SC in each st around. (18)

Tie off, leaving a long thread for sewing the leg closed and attaching it to the body.

Stuff the leg firmly until it is half full. Continue stuffing less firmly to taper the leg off as you fill it up, ending with almost no stuffing at the opening.

Sew the leg closed.

Make 2.


EARS


 

R1: Ch9. SC in 2nd ch from hk. SC in each ch. Ch1, turn. (8)

R2-7: SC in each st across. Ch1, turn. (8)

R8: SC 1st 2 sts together. SC in next 4 sts. SC last 2 sts together. Ch1, turn. (6)

R9: SC 1st 2 sts together. SC in next 2 sts. SC last 2 sts together. Ch1, turn. (4)

R10: SC 1st 2 sts together. SC last 2 sts together. Ch1, turn. (2)

R11: SC 2 sts together. Tie off.

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

SC around the edge of the ear:  Starting at the 1st ch, insert hook and join yarn with a SS. Work the tail in as you proceed. SC in same st. Crocheting evenly into the free edge of the ear, work 12 SC up the side. Once you reach the tip (R11), work 2SC into the st. Crocheting evenly into the free edge again, work 12 SC down the other side of the ear. Leave the 3rd free edge un-worked. Tie off, leaving a long thread for sewing ear to head.

Make 2 ears the same.


TAIL


Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

R1: 6 SC into a magic ring. (6)

R2: Continue working in the round. 2SC in each st around. (12)

R3-8: SC in each st around. (12)

Tie off, leaving a long thread for sewing tail to body.

Stuff firmly.


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Well done – you’ve finished making all the pieces! Time to start assembling everything….

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS


Note that the limbs and head don’t need to be sewn in the exact same position as stated below. Try pinning your dog together and adjust the features according the the type of character you want to create.


FRONT LEGS


 

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

Start with the front legs. Position them on the body at roughly a 45 degree angle between R25-31. Between the highest points, leave 6 sts open across the chest, between the legs.

Sew the legs in place along the edge that you previously sewed closed.


BACK LEGS


 

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

Sit the body up, allowing the front legs to support it as they will when the dog is finished. This will help you position the back legs. They should be flush with the ground.

Place them on either side of the body, with the ends aligned with the center of the body and spanning across R7-15. At the highest points there should be 23 sts between the legs, across the dog’s back; and 22 sts between the lowest points.

Sew the legs in place along the edge that you previously sewed closed. Then, sew the last 5 Rounds of the leg to the body as well, along the fold line created.


HEAD


 

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

Count 12 Rs from the back of the head, and pin the opening of the back of the neck here.

Count 14 Rs from the front of the head, and pin the opening of the front of the neck here.

Pin all around evenly, checking that the head is facing the desired direction, then sew in place.


EARS


Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

Position the ears at R11 (counting from the back of the head).

Leave a gap of 7 sts open between them.

Lay the ears flat on the head, pointing towards the back of the head as pictured (without giggling at his abnormal hair growth), and then sew along the free edge where your starting chain is, to attach them.

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

They can now be posed as desired.


TAIL


Attach across R4-9, in the center of the body.

Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

 


 

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Congratulations – your pup has a finished body! Let’s get together again next Monday for the exciting FUR TUTORIAL!

Edit:  Part 2 is now live! Click here.

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Amigurumi: free crochet pattern for a realistic Schnauzer dog with handmade fur

I would love to see how your dapper doggies come out – tag me @Projectarian with your #WinchestertonTheThird photos, or post a pic in our little Facebook group!

Remember to share this post with your fellow crocheters, and subscribe so you don’t miss out on future Projects!

~ Jessie

 

PS. Please let me know if you spot any mistakes so I can fix them!

 


 

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Moz Roberts
3 years ago

I just love this cutie pie! I’m going to make one for my hubs. We had our Trixie for 18 years and he misses her every day! Thank you for your amazing generosity and incredible patterns. You are a true artist. Hugs

jessie
jessie
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

how do you get the pattern. i can’t get it

Nancy
Nancy
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

Is there a PDF file? Or a printable page for this?

Bernie Wade
Bernie Wade
3 years ago

Can you please explain what you mean by a ” magic ring ” please. Tia

Debby
Debby
10 months ago
Reply to  Bernie Wade

If you look on youtube it will show you. Search magic ring or magic circle. It is an option for starting pieces rather than ‘ch2, then do 6 sc in the second chain from hook’. Very easy to do once you figure it out. Hope this helps you

elizabeth
elizabeth
3 years ago

Is the post for the fur up, I don’t seem to be able to find it

Karen
Karen
3 years ago

First time that I will try an amigurumi. But this little one looks like my dog sitter’s dog and this lady is always there for me when needed. So it will be a nice little thank you present for her.
Thank you for the free pattern. 🙂

bjlandey
bjlandey
3 years ago

I am confused as to why you would turn your work inside out?

bjlandey
bjlandey
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

Thank you. Is your yarn a 4 ply? Or can you give brand names used? He is do darn adorable I cannot wait to start!!

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

Hi there – just came across this pattern the other day and can’t wait to start it. I do have one question – if you are supposed to turn the work inside out after crocheting – how does that work when on the body and head you start stuffing before you are done with that particular piece? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Linda in Texas
Linda in Texas
3 years ago

OMG!! He is sooooo cute and lifelike. He looks very much like my little guy.
I will be making this one 🙂

Cherie
Cherie
3 years ago

I just love this puppy and cannot wait for part 2 to come out.

delphine dalloz
delphine dalloz
3 years ago

ou dois -je m’inscrire pour faire partie de votre blog

Jane Taylor
Jane Taylor
3 years ago

Is there a way to print this pattern ?

ayala
ayala
3 years ago

Wow! It looks grate! What size are the eyes?

jessie
jessie
3 years ago

i like the pattern. i can’t print it so will let it go

John Coil
John Coil
2 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

I am not able to do this,but would be interested in buying one just like the original!

Christine
Christine
3 years ago

Hi – I would love to try this – my schnauzer is black and silver – is it possible to do that colour or shall I try the colours you state? Thanks

Christine
Christine
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

I would love to try that! not sure what wool to use as I only usually crochet in double knit or 100% cotton – will have to shop around for suitable wool

BEGOÑA MARIA ALBA DOMINGUEZ

Me encanta. Es como un tipo de perro yorkshire?? Como se hace para ponerle el pelo??
Voy a suscribirme.
Besos

Bert
Bert
3 years ago

Thank you for the neat pattern. He is so cute.

Linda
Linda
3 years ago

About how big is the finished project. Too darn cute!

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

First, thank you for the excellent pattern.

While making him I couldn’t help noticing that you have a small typo in Round 39 of the body. You’ve dropped from 21 sts to 14 sts with the instruction “sc2tog around”. I’m guessing you meant “(sc in next st, sc2tog) around”?

florencia
florencia
3 years ago

Delicious!!!
I’ve a real schnauzer. And now I want to have this lovely version…
Thanks for shearing!!!
Hugs from Buenos Aires, Argentina

bailey
bailey
3 years ago

I love this. Thank you so much. I’m so glad I found your website. I

Carol
Carol
3 years ago

I love this I am the proud owner of two of these little dogs – I will be trying to do this as they look one pale grey and white the other deep charcoal and white – if it works I will try to send a photo. Thank you for the chance to get a pattern that will allow me to do this.

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Linda
Linda
3 years ago

I’m so proud of my first amigurumi, especially since i can’t even pronounce it! Your instructions are perfect and this is so stinkin” cute i just had to attempt it. I’m more of a scarf, cowl, dishcloth sort of gal so this was a real stretch for me. I am in southern California and made this for a Canadian friend. Just thought you’d like to know how far your generosity traveled. I have pictures but am not sure how to get them to you. I will try facebook.

Cathy
Cathy
3 years ago

Just finished my dog and I love it. Your tutorial is great and easy to follow. Thank you!
(If you tell me how I can add a picture!)

Susan
Susan
3 years ago

Hi. I haven’t started making this adorable schnauzer yet, but can you tell me how big he is?

Denise Young
Denise Young
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

Problem is I can’t frind the heading ‘Crochet Pattern Information’ – where is it?

Janice Henderson
Janice Henderson
3 years ago

Thank you for such a well written and photographed tutorial. I’ve made two schnauzer’s now and am delighted how they’ve turned out. I would love to post a photo of them but I’m not sure how to.

Barbara
Barbara
3 years ago

What a terrific little dog, I am reasonably new to amigurumi but would live to make this, can you tell me when and how you attach the safety eyes etc, and does it need something to reinforce at the back of the crochet.

Sarah
Sarah
3 years ago

Hello Jessie, I was just wondering there did you get your safety nose from.

Sarah
Sarah
3 years ago

Hello. I was wondering where did you get the safety nose from?

Sharon
Sharon
3 years ago

Thankyou very much for this pattern…. Just love him, fantastic job I will give it a go.

Alessandra
Alessandra
3 years ago

Thank you! I really love this project and I’ m going to try it as soon as possible!
Thanks again, greetings from Italy ?

Claudia
Claudia
3 years ago

Lo explicas todo muy bien ya solo me falta unirlo para ponerle los detalles

Sharon Blackman
Sharon Blackman
3 years ago

I love him, I made him – THANKYOU for the fantastic pattern & descriptions & photo’s..

Ceren
Ceren
3 years ago

Here is my dog thanks to you <3 [IMG]http://i66.tinypic.com/2ls8c9f.jpg[/IMG] It was really challenging for me but finally i did it. I learned making fur and felting with you! Million thanks (again) and hugs for you! I am so grateful for this amazing pattern :*

Caryn
Caryn
2 years ago
Reply to  Ceren

Your pup turned out so Cute! Great job!!!

Liz Hart
Liz Hart
3 years ago

I am very new to crochet and had only made a granny square blanket and a snuggle sack before seeing your excellent tutorial. I made my schnauzer and am very pleased with the result. I posted a photo to a facebook page that I follow and I am amazed at the response (3.5k likes so far!) Many people asked for the pattern, which I have shared. Thank you so much for making this project so easy with your detailed instructions and photos.

Virginia
Virginia
3 years ago

Beautiful!

Rosi
Rosi
3 years ago

Looking for a papillon crochet dog pattern

Louise Barton
Louise Barton
3 years ago

Loved this pattern. Had fun doing it. Just finished the body and want to start the fur but… I am concerned about the size of the project and will it actually stand up. The head seems large. Can you tell what the approximate dimensions should be for each body part.

Louise
Louise
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

I did mean sitting. I used a light worsted, 3 mm hook. body is about 25cm and head is about 21cm. It just seems top heavy. I have pinned it. I will play with the legs placement some more and actually attach (not just pin) the head and see how I make out. thanks

Knit2purl
Knit2purl
1 year ago
Reply to  Jessie

The pattern is amazing!! We just lost one of our girls and this is the perfect memorial. In the pattern you say to use 3mm/ size 11 hook. Would you elaborate please. Thanks in advance.

TigerKim
TigerKim
3 years ago

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern free with the great photos. I should be able to turn this into a Scottie with black, very dark brown and very dark grey yarn. This is a terrific design.

TigerKim
TigerKim
3 years ago

Thank You for sharing your wonderful pattern with great photos for free. I should be able to turn this into a Scottie with black, very dark brown & very dark grey yarn. This is a terrific design.

Miranda
Miranda
3 years ago

It’s so beautyfull, oh! I love it, it looks just like my dog. I will make it!

Seth
Seth
3 years ago

Oh my god, this is so cute! Thank you so much for this pattern. I plan to make this for my dad. His buddy (and my first ever pet), a miniature Schnauzer, passed away from old age a fee months ago, and I know my dad misses him. I think this would be a nice present for him.

Roberta (Bobbie) McCord
Roberta (Bobbie) McCord
3 years ago

I am so impressed with this pattern! I’m almost ashamed to tell you I was so eager to make a Schnauzer for my youngest sister that I purchased a pattern. It’s not anywhere near as detailed or helpful​ as your pattern!! So, thanks bunches!! I definitely will be looking at your premium patterns when payday gets here.
I do have one question… What is the reason for turning the body parts inside out? This is the first amigurumi pattern I’ve seen that has that instruction… so I’m curious.

Hugs,
Bobbie McCord

Roberta (Bobbie) McCord
Roberta (Bobbie) McCord
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

Thanks for responding to my question… I will have to make the parts and decide which side I like. I’m in the middle of a project for my sister, but the minute I’m done with it this darling Schnauzer is next! I’m sure I’ll be in touch…(I haven’t located the Premium patterns yet, but haven’t looked too hard either ?)
Hugs to you Jessie ?

Rose
Rose
3 years ago

I am having so much fun trying this. My friends say it will take a miracle worker to make a dog from the pictures of the pieces I have completed so far….lol. I am hoping to really surprise them. I am having a blast making it and I think that is part of the fun.

Melinda
Melinda
3 years ago

I finished this for a friend who just lost his Schnauzer.

Denise Young
Denise Young
3 years ago

Could someone let me have the height and width and length of this gorgeous little creature. I want to upsize him to door-stopper size, please?

Pam
Pam
3 years ago

How do you “stuff as you go” if you’re supposed to turn it inside out? I’m confused…

Mandy Allebone
Mandy Allebone
3 years ago

Thank you for this pattern, its brilliant, I have made one for a good friend of mine, not sure how to post a photo but would love u to see it

Gema
Gema
3 years ago

Muy lindo me encantó,espero hacerlo

Ayala
Ayala
3 years ago

Hi, I just finished making this lovely shnouzer for my sons new apartment. He is not aloud to have a real dog…
Mine looks a little bit mor lokr a mouse, but its a qutie 🙂 is it possibul to ad a picture?
Thank you for the pattern.

Tony Aston
Tony Aston
3 years ago

This pattern is amazing! Thank you so much! I’m quite new to amigurumi and I found your pattern very easy to follow with clear instructions. I made black on for my friend who has just got a Schnauzer pup. I Can’t wait to try some of your other patterns.

Mary Moewe
Mary Moewe
3 years ago

Thank you

Jan
Jan
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessie

Have you ever though of, or can you make a pattern for knitted schnauzers? I just love the crocheted one but it’s a skill I have never mastered I’m afraid.

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