Dress Pattern: http://www.liveinternet.ru/community/3203889/post232411256/
Hat pattern: http://goodknits.com/blog/2013/10/01/crochet-sly-fox-hat/
Yarn: Elann Lara
I wanted Sonia to have a foxy dress for autumn, she likes her Ikea stuffed foxes and says Vulpea all the time.
I followed the basic pattern in the link, but couldn’t read it in Russian, so I followed the schemas and approximated the number of repeats and increases.
It is not made in the round, I turned in the center back, leaving an opening for about 15cm. When the dress was done, I crochet again along the neckline, adding the picots and the button holes in the back opening. it has 3 sewn on flat buttons.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but almost everything in crochet can be fixed with steam! shhh!
The applied fox is a simple crochet circle, with ears and an elongated nose.
The eyes and nose are embroidered over using a big needle with crochet thread number 10, in brown, black and a dot of white.
It is sewn on with needle and regular sewing thread as a pocket, from upper ear corner, around the bottom nose, and up to the other ear corner, leaving the top part open for the pocket.
How to crochet the ears on the applied fox head:
Crochet 5 single crochet stitches.
Slip stitch into the second stitch from hook
Single crochet into the next stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch
Double crochet into the next stitch
Treble crochet into the next stitch
Skip 5 stitches from the circle and slip stitch in the next crochet.
This will create the basic triangle shape of the ear. Repeat for the second ear… I approximated the distances.
I also crochet the foxy hat to go with the dress, and Sonia admires herself in the mirror repeating the word Vulpea (Fox) when wearing it.