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Hobbes Doll Amigurumi- Tiger Crochet Pattern

Here is a free Hobbes Doll amigurumi pattern inspired by the incorrigible tiger written so beautifully in the comics of Bill Watterson. He is Calvin’s best playmate and wise tiger all rolled into one. This loveable Hobbes crochet pattern features his gold and black stripes, elongated body, snout, and long tail.

Hobbes Doll Amigurumi - Free Crochet Pattern

His favorite past time is to go exploring and his favorite food is tuna. Beware, though, the tiger may want to pounce on you the moment you walk through the door!

Please enjoy and happy crocheting and exploring with your tiger!

Calvin and Hobbes Doll with Red Wagon
Hobbes with Red Wagon photograph courtesy of Christopher Smit

Hobbes Amigurumi Doll

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I’ve also created a video Crochet Tutorial that shows how to create this Tiger Amigurumi from beginning to end. Crochet along with me!

TIGER CROCHET TUTORIAL

HOBBES TIGER AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN

HOOK SIZE: 5.0mm hook

YARN:
Red Heart Super Saver (worsted weight, acrylic)
– #321 Gold
– #312 Black
– #311 White

NOTIONS:
Polyfill Stuffing
– Yarn Needle
– Black Felt (for eyes)
– Stitch Marker
– Scissors
Fabri-tac Glue

ABBREVIATIONS:
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (aka sc dec)
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch

FINISHED SIZE: Approximately 12in/30cm tall

HEAD
Round 1:         With gold yarn, 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:         2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 6:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 7-15:    Sc in each st around.
Round 16:       [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 17:        Sc in each st around.
Round 18:       [Sctog, sc in next 3 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 19-21: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

BODY
Round 1:         With gold yarn, 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:         2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 6:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 st] around – 32 sc.
Round 7:         Sc in each st around.
Round 8-9:        With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 10-12:    With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 13-14:    With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 15-17:     With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 18-19:    With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 20-22:   With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 23-24:   With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 25-27:    With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 28:          With black yarn, [Sc2tog, sc in next 14 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 29:          [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 30-32:   With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 33-34:   With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Fasten off.
     Note: Should finish with 6 black stripes.

Hobbes Amigurumi Pattern

LIMBS (make 4)
Round 1:         With white yarn, 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:         2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 15 sc.
Round 4-6:    Sc in each st around.
Round 7-8:       With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 9-10:     With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 11-12:    With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 13-14:   With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

TAIL
Round 1:         With black yarn, 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2-7:    Sc in each st around.
Round 8-10:     With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 11-12:    With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 13-15:    With gold yarn, sc in each st around.
Round 16-17:    With black yarn, sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

EAR (make 2)
Round 1:      With black yarn, 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:      2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:      Sc in each st around.
Round 4:      [Sctog, sc in next st] around – 8 sc.
Round 5:      [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

NOSE
Round 1:      With black yarn, 5 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:      Hdc in next st, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

SNOUT
Round 1:      With white yarn, 4 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:      2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 3:      [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 10 sc.
Round 4:      [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 12 sc.
Round 5:      [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 14 sc.
Round 6:      [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] around – 16 sc.
Round 7-10:    Sc in each st around.
Round 11:      [Sc2tog, sc in next 6 st] around – 14 sc.
Round 12:     [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around – 12 sc.
Round 13:     [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 10 sc.
Round 14:     [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 8 sc.
Round 14:     Sc2tog around – 4 sc.
Fasten off, leaving along tail. Sew closed without stuffing.

BELLY PATCH
Row 1:      With white yarn, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across – 4 sc.
Row 2:      Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in last st – 6 sc.
Row 3:      Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in last st – 8 sc.
Row 4:      Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in last st – 10 sc.
Row 5-16:    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 17:      Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 6 st, sc2tog – 8 sc.
Row 18-20:    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 21:      Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 4 st, sc2tog – 6 sc.
Row 23-26:    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off, leaving a very long tail.

TIGER STRIPS FOR THE HEAD
With black yarn
Stripe A (make 2)
Row 1:      Ch 11, sl st back across – 10 sl st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Stripe B (make 2)
Row 1:      Ch 31, sl st back across – 30 sl st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Stripe C
Row 1:      Ch 26, sl st back across – 25 sl st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

ASSEMBLY
1.     Stuff the parts firmly with polyfill.
2.     Sew the HEAD onto the BODY.
3.     Sew the snout onto the face. The bottom of the snout lines up with where the head and body meets up.
Make sure the snout is directly above the line of color changes on body.
4.     Sew the belly patch onto the body and snout. The belly patch should cover the line of color changes on
body. The top part of the belly patch lines up with the bottom of the snout.
5.     Sew the two lower hind legs onto the body. The leg should be sewn against the same line as the belly
patch near the bottom of the body. It will look like a diagonal line (See photo).
6.     Sew the upper limbs to the body. Placement: Sew where the second black stripe begins on the body. Sew
as a vertical going down against the line of the belly patch.
7.     Sew nose onto snout and embroider the mouth.
8.     Cut 2 black felt circles for the eyes. Glue on with Fabri-tac. You can also sew on instead if you prefer. Placement: 2 rounds above the snout.
9.     Sew on ears on top of the head.
10.   Sew the Stripe As onto top of head. Placement: Between the ears.
11.   Sew the Stripe Bs onto the head. The first B stripe placement: sew on Round 7. The second B stripe
placement: sew 2 Rounds below the first B Stripe.
12.   Sew Stripe C onto head. Placement: Sew onto the round where the snout begins. 13. Sew tail on the back of the tiger.
14.   Hide all ends.

I’d love to see how your Hobbes turned out or if you cosplayed with Hobbes!
Just pair with a red and black striped tee 😉

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