Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Toronto is sometimes known as the raccoon capital of the world. We have so many that our raccoons were featured on Planet Earth in 2017.

Almost everyone who lives here has at least one raccoon story, and I think it’s lovely that most Torontonians are able to bond over our cute pest problem.

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I decided to make the amigurumi pattern for both the Toronto Green Bin and the raccoon because I want to bring them around with me while I travel (Japan in May!), but they would also make great ornaments and cute couple keychains. “I love you like raccoons love green bins!” was said to Henry many, many, times while I was making these.

The raccoon measures to be about 2.5 inches tall.

The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy and this pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

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*Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds) unless otherwise stated.

TERMINOLOGY
st(s):
stitch(es)
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sl st: slip stitch
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches

THINGS YOU NEED

  • Light Grey, Dark Grey and White Yarn (sport weight)
  • Dark Grey Embroidery Thread
  • 6mm Safety Eyes
  • 3mm Crochet Hook
  • Polyfill or Cotton for stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Pins

Basic colour change knowledge is needed for this pattern. Here’s a great tutorial by June Gilbank!

COLOUR CHANGE ABBREVIATIONS: G = Light Grey Yarn, W = White Yarn



Raccoon Eyes

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 1

Make 2
with dark grey yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (sc, inc) x 6 [9]
Insert safety eyes between row 1 and 2. DO NOT snap backing in yet.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Raccoon Head

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 2

starting with light grey yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4 sc in all sts [18]
5 (2sc, inc) x 6 [24]
Colour changing rows:
6 G: 9sc, W: 2sc, G: 2sc, W: 2sc, G: 9sc [24]
7 G: 8sc, W: 8sc, G: 8sc [24]
8 G: 3sc, inc, 3sc, W: inc, (3sc, inc) x2, 2sc, G: sc, inc, 3sc, inc [30]
9 G: 8sc, W: 14sc, G: 8sc [30]
10 G: 3sc, dec, 3sc, W: dec, (3sc, dec) x 2, 2sc, G: sc, dec, 3sc, dec [24]
11 G: (2sc, dec) x 2, W: (2sc, dec) x 2, 2sc, G: dec, 2sc, dec [18]
Insert the safety eyes with the eye patches into the white area on the face between rows 8 & 9. Make sure you’re not covering the 4 white stitches from row 6 with the eye patch. Snap backing in.
12 G: (sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Fasten off, stuff fully, close hole and weave tail in.

Raccoon Ears

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 3

Make 2
with light grey yarn
1 Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc, turn [3]
2 sc3tog [1]
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.



Raccoon Legs

with light grey yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 sc in all sts [6]
Fasten one off. Do not fasten the second one off as you will be attaching it to the first leg.
The photos below demonstrate how you connect the two pieces together.

Body

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 6

with light grey yarn
Ch 2, sl st onto the other leg.
1 6sc, 2sc in the back of the chains, 6sc, 2sc in the front of the chains [16]
2 2sc, inc, 8sc, inc, 4sc [18]
3 16sc, (inc) x 2 [20]
4 sc in all sts [20]
5 inc, 16sc, inc, 2sc [22]
6 4sc, dec, 9sc, dec, 5sc [20]
7 dec, 15sc, dec, sc [18]
8 sc in all sts [18]
9 (sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Fasten off, stuff, leave a long tail for sewing.

Raccoon Tail

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 7

starting with dark grey yarn
1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2 sc in all sts [4]
3 (sc, inc) x 2 [6]
switch to light grey yarn
4 sc in all sts [6]
5 (sc, inc) x 3 [9]
6 sc in all sts [9]
switch to dark grey yarn
7 (2sc, inc) x 3 [12]
8-9 sc in all sts [12]
switch to light grey yarn
10 (2sc, dec) x 3 [9]
11-13 sc in all sts [9]
Fasten off, stuff, close hole. Leave a tail for sewing.



Raccoon Feet

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 8

Make 2
with dark grey yarn
1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2-3 sc in all sts [4]
Fasten off, close hole off, leave a tail for sewing.

 

Raccoon Arms

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 9

Make 2
start with dark grey yarn
1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2 sc in all sts [4]
switch to light grey yarn
3-6 sc in all sts [4]
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Raccoon Belly

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 10

with white yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.



Assembly

  • Pin the eyepatches to the face and sew it down.
  • Using the dark grey yarn, sew some lines on the head between the top part of the eye patches.
  • Using the dark grey embroidery thread, embroider a nose between the eye patches.

  • Pin the ears to the top of the head and sew in place.



  • Pin the belly onto the centre of the body and sew.
  • Position the arms to the side of the body and sew in place.

  • Sew the body to the head.
  • Pin the feet to the bottom of the legs and sew in place.
Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 18

  • Pin the tail onto the raccoon’s butt and sew in place.
Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 19

Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Complete Behind

Congrats! You now have a cute little amigurumi raccoon! If you would also like to make the green bin to complete the set, head over to this post to find the free pattern!

Free Toronto Raccoon and Green Bin Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Complete

Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog www.OllieHolly.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

11 thoughts on “Free Toronto Raccoon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

    • Abby says:

      Hi there, the free pattern is not available for printing and only available on my blog. The printable version is available in my store if you are interested.

      Thanks,
      Abby

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  2. Sara Dalton says:

    So cute! What are the small (short?) red pins you are using to piece the racoon together? They look very useful and easier to use than sewing pins.
    Thanks!

    • Abby says:

      Hi Sara, they’re just sewing pins with red heads! Definitely a little long for how tiny this raccoon is, I actually poked myself a few times with the pins while sewing the different parts together hahaha.

  3. Ellie says:

    Thank you for this pattern, it looks very cute! I’m a bit confused about how to connect the legs, could you explain it differently? Thank you!

  4. Sophie McComb says:

    I love this pattern. Made one for my brother who loves a raccoon and proudly hangs in his car! Thank you!

  5. Jen says:

    Thanks so much for the pattern! Made it a blue recycling bin for my niece who was a blue recycling bin for Halloween. She’ll be so excited to see the trash panda inside ?

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