Edam the dog pattern

New dog amigurumi pattern… Hope you like! Sorry the pics are kind of crappy right now. -_-

Size: 3″ (8 cm) tall

If you’re wondering why he is named Edam (a type of cheese)… Well, I’ve gotten into the series Axis Powers Hetalia lately, and the character Finland (whom I love and adore :D) wants to name his and Sweden’s puppy all sorts of bizarre names like Cheese Castle (?!). And as I was working on this pattern, I thought it totally looked like a cheese castle. XD Ahem. You can, of course, gives yours a more normal name. ^.^

Materials needed

Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cornmeal)
3.5 mm (E) hook
Stuffing
Plastic pellets
Felt
Eyes (see note below)

Notes

  • Pay special attention to the shaping of the head when you’re sewing: it’s not symmetrical. The beginning of the round is at the back of the head, and the cheeks puff out in front. Do not overstuff the head! The shaping is subtle and loses its form if you put too much stuffing in, so it’s better to stuff moderately and use your fingers to squish the head into shape.
  • I used the invisible decrease for the head; it looks nicer here than a regular decrease.
  • Fasten off each part with a slip stitch. Leave long tails for sewing the parts together.
  • For the eyes I used 4.5 mm “safety” eyes that don’t have washers—that makes them decidedly unsafe! They work for me with a dab of glue because my ami’s are mostly just displayed on a shelf, but if yours will be handled a lot, I recommend using something else for the eyes, especially if you are giving it to a child. Try felt, yarn, paint, buttons, beads, etc.
  • Feel free to add decorative details!

Head
Rnd 1 – 5 sc into magic ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2 – 2 sc in each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 3 – [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 4 – [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 5 – sc around (20 sts)
Rnd 6 – sc around (20 sts)
Rnd 7 – sc around (20 sts)
Rnd 8 – 5 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 4 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 5 sc (26 sts)
Rnd 9 – sc around (26 sts)
Rnd 10 – 5 sc, sc2tog 3 times, 4 sc, sc2tog 3 times, 5 sc (20 sts)
Rnd 11 – [sc2tog, 2 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 12 – [sc2tog, 1 sc] rep around (10 sts)

Body
Rnd 1 – 5 sc into magic ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2 – 2 sc in each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 3 – [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 4 – [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 5 – [2 sc in next st, 3 sc] rep around (25 sts)
Rnd 6 – sc around (25 sts)
Rnd 7 – sc around (25 sts)
Rnd 8 – [sc2tog, 3 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 9 – sc around (20 sts)
Rnd 10 – [sc2tog, 2 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 11 – sc around (15 sts)
Rnd 12 – [sc2tog, 1 sc] rep around (10 sts)

Legs (make 4)
Rnd 1 – 6 sc into magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2 – sc around (6 sts)
Rnd 3 – sc around (6 sts)

Ears (make 2)
Rnd 1 – 6 sc into magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2 – sc around (6 sts)
Rnd 3 – sc around (6 sts)
Rnd 4 – sc around (6 sts)

Tail
Rnd 1 – 4 sc into magic ring (4 sts)
Rnd 2 – sc around (4 sts)
Rnd 3 – sc around (4 sts)

Fill bottom of body with plastic pellets and add stuffing (don’t overstuff, the bottom should be fairly flat). Stuff legs and head. Add eyes, felt nose, and ears to head. Sew everything together.

© 2009 Nimoe
This pattern is written by Nimoe and is for personal (nonprofit) use only. Please do not repost or distribute it. Thank you!

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December 20, 2009. Tags: , , , . Amigurumi patterns.

2 Comments

  1. Rob replied:

    I came across Edam in my search for a pattern of “Benji” and found him to be sooooo cute that I just can’t resist him.
    Why not call him that anyway. My daughter called her little dog “Colby” because her then 3yr old son wanted to call him “cheese”. And Colby is a real dog.

  2. Nimoe replied:

    LOL, that’s too cute! :)

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