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Go Gopher Amigurumi

Free Crochet Pattern

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This is a reworked version of my original Golang Gopher Pattern that I released around a year ago. Since I was still at the beginning of my crochet & amigurumi journey at the time, I feel like I did not do the iconic lil’ fella justice. That’s why I went at it again and tried to use my new skill set to improve on the original version. And man, what a difference a year makes! I feel like I managed to capture the essence and charm of the Gopher a LOT better this time around. As a bonus, I could use my amigurumi design experience to transform into a low-sew pattern and also you have the choice between 2 different sizes of Gopher (or the benefit of just doing 2 different size Gophers).


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The Go gopher has originally been designed by Renee French. (http://reneefrench.blogspot.com/) The design is licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attributions license.


General Instructions

Yarn colors you will need

  • Blue: for the body and the ears of the gopher (of course you can whip up Gophers in every other color you want, I really like purple, but get creative!)
  • White: for the eyes
  • Beige: for the arms, legs and the tail
  • Black: to embroider the nose

Abbreviations used

  • MR = magic ring
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase (2 single crochets in the same stitch)
  • dec = decrease (preferably an invisible decrease)
  • ch = chain
  • slst = slip stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet

The Pattern for a small Gopher aka ’lil GophY'

/free-patterns/go-gopher-amigurumi/go-gopher-amigurumi-lil-gophy.webp

Ears

(make 2 ears for a single Gopher)

- Use blue color -

R1)MR + 2sc, 2hdc, 2sc(6)
ch1 + turn
R2)2sc, dec, 2sc(5)

Finish off with a slip stitch through the chain on the other side and leave a bit of a tail for attaching the ear later on.

Arms

(make 2 arms for a single Gopher)

- Use beige color -

R1)MR + 4sc(4)
R2)2sc, dec(3)
R3 - 4)3sc for 2 rounds(3)

Finish off with a single crochet going through 2 single crochets of the last row and leave a bit of a tail.

Legs

(make 2 legs for a single Gopher)

- Use beige color -

R1)MR + 4sc(4)
R2)2sc, dec(3)
R3)3sc(3)

Finish off with a single crochet going through 2 single crochets of the last row and leave a bit of a tail.

Tail

- Use beige color -

R1)MR + 3sc(3)
R2 - 4)3sc for 3 rounds(3)

Finish off with a single crochet going through 2 single crochets of the last row and leave a bit of a tail.

Body

- Use blue color -

R1)MR + 6sc(6)
R2)6inc(12)
R3)[sc, inc] x6(18)
R4)[sc, inc, sc] x6(24)
R5)[3sc, inc] x6(30)
R6)30sc(30)

- Attach the ears between Rounds 4-6 by threading through adjacent stitches and tying a tight knot on the inside. -

R7)[2sc, inc, 2sc] x6(36)
R8 - 9)36sc for 2 rounds(36)
R10)[2sc, dec, 2sc] x6(30)
R11)[3sc, dec] x6(24)
R12)24 sc(24)
R13)[3sc, inc] x6(30)
R14)[8sc, attach Arm with sc, inc] x2 9sc, inc(33)
R15- 16)33sc for 2 rounds(33)
R17)[9sc, dec] x3(30)
R18)attach Tail with sc, 2sc, dec [3sc, dec] x5(24)
R19)9sc, attach Leg with sc, 4sc, attach Leg with sc, 9sc(24)
R21)[sc, dec, sc] x6(18)

- Stuff the body -

R22)[sc, dec] x6(12)
R23)6dec(6)

Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in the ends.

Eyes

(make 2 legs for a single Gopher)

- Use white color -

R1)MR + 6sc(6)
R2)[sc, inc] x3(9)
R3)9sc(12)

Finish off with a slip stitch and leave a tail for sewing.

Muzzle

- Use beige color -

ch 4
R1)2sc, 3sc in 1 ch, slst, 2sc in 1ch(8)

Finish off with a slip stitch and leave a tail for sewing.


The Pattern for not so small Gopher aka ‘Biggie Goph’

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Ears

(make 2 ears for a single Gopher)

- Use blue color -

R1)MR + 4sc, 2hdc, 4sc(10)
ch1 + turn
R2)4sc, dec, 4sc(9)

Finish off with a slip stitch through the chain on the other side and leave a bit of a tail for attaching the ear later on.

Arms

(make 2 arms for a single Gopher)

- Use beige color -

R1)MR + 6sc(6)
R2)[sc, dec] x3(4)
R3 - 5)4sc for 3 rounds(4)

Push the arm flat and add 2sc going through 2 opposite sc each. Finish off and leave a bit of a tail.

Legs

(make 2 legs for a single Gopher)

- Use beige color -

R1)MR + 6sc(6)
R2)[sc, dec] x3(4)
R3 - 4)4sc for 2 rounds(4)

Push the arm flat and add 2sc going through 2 opposite sc each. Finish off and leave a bit of a tail.

Tail

- Use beige color -

R1)MR + 4sc(4)
R2 - 4)4sc for 3 rounds(4)

Push the arm flat and add 2sc going through 2 opposite sc each. Finish off and leave a bit of a tail.

Body

- Use blue color -

R1)MR + 6sc(6)
R2)6inc(12)
R3)[sc, inc] x6(18)
R4)[sc, inc, sc] x6(24)
R5)[3sc, inc] x6(30)
R6)[2sc, inc, 2sc] x6(36)
R7)36sc(36)
R8)[5sc, inc] x6(42)
R9 - 12)42sc for 4 rounds(42)

- Attach the ears between Rounds 6-8 by threading through adjacent stitches and tying a tight knot on the inside. -

R13)[5sc, dec] x6(36)
R14)36sc(36)
R15)[2sc, dec, 2sc] x6(30)
R16 - 17)30sc for 2 rounds(30)
R18)[2sc, inc, 2sc] x6(36)
R19)[9sc, attach arm with 2 sc, inc] x3, [11sc, inc](39)
R20)39sc(39)
R21)[11sc, dec] x3(36)
R22)36sc(36)
R23)attach tail with 2sc, dec, 2sc, [2sc, dec, 2sc] x5(30)
R24)11sc, attach leg with 2sc, 4sc, attach leg with 2sc, 11sc(30)
R25)[3sc, dec] x6(24)
R26)[sc, dec, sc] x6(18)

- Stuff the body -

R27)[sc, dec] x6(12)
R28)6dec(6)

Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in the ends.

Eyes

(make 2 legs for a single Gopher)

- Use white color -

R1)MR + 6sc(6)
R2)6inc(12)
R3 - 4)12sc(12)

Finish off with a slip stitch and leave a tail for sewing.

Muzzle

- Use beige color -

ch 5
R1)3hdc, 3hdc in 1 ch, 2slst, 3hdc in 1ch(11)

Finish off with a slip stitch and leave a tail for sewing.


Assembly

  1. Put safety eyes into the crocheted eyes and sew them to the front of the head 2-3 stitches apart. You do not necessarily have to stuff the eyes, for me it was sufficient to wind the start tail of the eye around the shaft of the eye. In any case avoid overstuffing!
  2. First attach the Muzzle to the center of the face (right below the eyes) with the 2 tails. Do NOT sew around but only thread the tails through the body to keep it in place.
  3. Embroider a nose with black yarn on the top edge of the muzzle, going through both, the muzzle and the body itself.
  4. Embroider 1 or 2 teeth starting at the lower edge of the muzzle. I recommend a single tooth for the small Gopher and 2 for the bigger version. Again, go through both, the muzzle and the body to finally secure the position of the muzzle.

Congrats, you’re done!



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