Fox Spirit

Ladies and gentlemen! May I introduce you this little fox spirit. It's a character from the Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio and my favorite one. Fox spirits are described as beautiful little creatures with a big heart. Well some of them are...
But before going to the tutorial, I would like to remind you my Terms Of Use. I made it with pleasure and I love sharing it with you for free. So lets keep it this way shall we? Thank you for your understanding and have fun crocheting!

Materials:
- 3mm hook
- White wool (or colour A)
- Black wool (or colour B)
- Fillings of your choise
- Tapestry needle
- Eyes (I used beads)
- A stitch marker

Stitches in US terminology
- Mr (magic ring)
- Sc (sing crochet)
- Inc (increase)
- Sc2tog (decrease = crochet 2 stitches togheter)
- BLO (back loop only)
- * (repeat until you've reached the end of the row)

Head in white
1) Mr 6
2) Inc all
3) *1sc, 1 inc*
4) *2sc, 1inc*
5) *3sc, 1inc*
6) *4sc, 1inc*
7) *5sc, 1inc*
8) *Sc all*
9)  *Sc all*
10) *1 sc2tog, 5sc*
11) *Sc all*
12) *1 sc2tog, 4sc*
13) *Sc all*
14) *Sc all*
15) *1 sc2tog, 3sc*
16) *Sc all*
17) *Sc all*
Start the stuffing and shaping 
18) *1 sc2tog, 2sc*
19) *Sc all*
20) *Sc all*
21) *1 sc2tog, 1sc*
22) Sc2tog all and leave a long tail to finish off

Eyebrows in white (make 2)
1) Mr 6
2) Turn, chain 1, inc all, leave a long tail to finish off

Nose in black
1) Begin with black: Mr 6
2) Sc all, start the stuffing and shaping and leave a long tail to finish off

Ears in white (make 2)
1) Mr 5
2) 1inc, 5sc
3) 1inc, 6sc
4) *1inc, 1sc*
5) *1inc, 2sc*
Leave a long tail to finish off

Body in white
1) Mr 6
2) Inc all
3) *1sc, 1 inc*
4) *2sc, 1inc*
5) *3sc, 1inc*
6) *4sc, 1inc*
7) Sc all
8) Sc all
9) *1 sc2tog, 4sc*
10) Sc all
11) Sc all
12) *1 sc2tog, 3sc*
13) Sc all
14)  Sc all
15) *1sc2tog, 2sc*
16) Sc all
17)  Sc all
18) *1sc2tog, 1sc*
Start the stuffing and shaping 
19) Sc all
20) Sc all
21) Sc2tog all and leave a long tail to finish off

Front paws in white (make 2)
1) Mr 4
2) *1inc, 1sc*
3) Sc all
4) Sc all
5) Sc all
6) 1inc all
Start the stuffing and shaping 
7) Sc all and leave a long tail to finish off

Back paws in white (make 2)
1) Mr 4
2) *1inc, 1sc*
3) Sc all
4) Sc all
5) * inc, 1sc*
6) *1inc, 2sc*
Start the stuffing and shaping
7) Sc all

Tail in white
1) Mr 6
2) Sc all
3) Sc all
4) Sc all
5) Sc all
6) Sc all
7) Sc all
8) Sc all
Start the stuffing
9) Inc all
10) Sc all
11) *1 inc, 1sc*
12) Sc all
13) Sc all
14) Sc all
Stuff some more filling
15) *1 sc2tog, 1sc*
16) Sc all
17) Sc2tog all and leave a long tail to finish off

The sewing:
Before the sewing, pin it all together until you're happy with the result. Then the sewing can begin.
Sew the nose onto the head, then the eyebrows and eyes. While sewing the eyebrows you can control the shape of the face by the tension of your sewing. If you pull it a bit harder, then you've got more dimension in the eyes. In the meantime the nose will get straighter too.
When you're done with that, sew the ears on to the head. (See above for more dimension)
Pin the paws into the correct position and sew it onto the body.
Sew the head on to the body. Sew the tail on to the body and you're finished.

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