Louis Alligator Crochet Tutorial

Louis Alligator crochet amigurumi. Character from Disney's Princess and the FrogHappy first of the month!

Introduction

Finally, my Louis Alligator crochet pattern is available. Louis is the most difficult pattern that I have ever done. You may look at the picture and think that you need to be an advanced level crocheter. However, this pattern consists of a lot of simple shapes. The most difficult part is probably the leg. If you attempt this project, know that is going to be a time consuming one. This is because of the many parts that need to be crocheted and because you will have to sew each one on.

Thankfully, the end result is well worth it (worth it enough that I’ve made him twice!) It was a lot less difficult the second time because I just had to follow the pattern that I made and make some alterations to Louis’ thigh. Hopefully, the step-by-step process is shown clearly and you find it easy to follow. I am always here if you need any assistance.

In January, there will also be tutorials released on how to turn my Avery and Arlo doll bases into Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen and Dr Facilier so that like me you can have a complete set if you wish to. The tutorial will include a PDF download with the template to make the felt clothes and a step by step pictorial. In the meantime, the Avery and Arlo doll bases can be found in my Etsy store here.

Due to the length of this pattern I have opted to split the tutorial into 2 separate parts – the crochet pattern and the assembly tutorial.

 Materials

  • 4PLY yarn (I used Scheepjes catona yarn in colours 395 – willow, 392 – lime juice & 387 – dark olive)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • White felt
  • Black felt
  • Dark red/burgundy felt
  • Dark brown felt
  • Bright pink felt
  • White foam felt
  • Black foam
  • Scissors
  • Pins (optional)
  • Stitch marker (optional)

The pattern can be scaled up and down by using a different yarn weight and hook. Below is a guide of the various sizes that I have made:

  • Scheepjes Catona 4ply yarn with a 2mm hook: 10.5 inches tall
  • Stylecraft Special DK yarn with a 3mm hook: 14.5 inches tall

Abbreviations

  • MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
  • SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
  • HDC – half double crochet (half treble crochet English)
  • INC – single crochet increase
  • HD/INC – half double crochet increase
  • DEC – invisible decrease
  • HD/DEC – invisible half double crochet decrease
  • BLO – back loop only
  • FLO – row is front loop only (if some stitches in row are bold after the FLO, just those stitches are in the FLO)
  • 3IN1 – three single crochets in the same stitch
  • 4IN1 – four single crochets in the same stitch
  • *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
  • CH# – chain specified number of stitches
  • CH1T – chain 1 stitch then turn your work
  • SS – slip stitch
  • CC – colour change
  • ST/STS – stitch/stitches
  • TURN – turn your work
  • FO – fasten off

 

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Also, there are other characters from this Princess and the Frog crochet series, just click the images below to be redirected to their pages.

 

 

I would love to see pictures and get some feedback if you use this Louis Alligator crochet pattern. You can tag me on Instagram or Facebook with @onescreativemind or message me directly on those social media sites. Alternatively, you can also email me at onescreativemind@outlook.com

 

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