Welcome back! We are making the Pomp Poodle during our Crochet-Along. Based on the instructions for Week 1, you should have your yarn, hook and others materials ready. You should have made a test gauge (20 sc = 4”; 16 rounds = 4” in sc.) to test that you are using the correct size crochet hook. Now we are ready to crochet!
We will start by making the head for the poodle. Find the pattern below. You first make the nose, stuff with black yarn and join to the white yarn to continue on with the head. This means you do not have to sew the nose to the head later. Awesome!
Here are some things to keep in mind before you begin:
- Counting is not fun, but you’ll need to keep track of your progress since you won’t be joining rounds. As recommended, use stitch markers. Though not as fancy, I use good old-fashioned safety pins.
- Have some scrap black yarn to stuff the nose as you work the rounds. I used scrap white yarn to stuff the head, but you can use white poly-fill stuffing.
Head (Begin at nose)
Work in continuous rounds without joining. Mark beginning of round. Move marker up each round.
Round 1: With C and smaller hook, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: [Inc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Rounds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: Dec, sc in next 9 sc, slip st in next sc – 11 sts.
Fasten off. Stuff with black yarn remnants to prevent stuffing show-through.
Round 6: Join B in any st; ch 1, [inc, sc in next sc] 5 times, inc – 17 sc.
Round 7: Sc in each sc around.
Round 8: Inc, sc in next 8 sc, inc, sc in next 7 sc – 19 sc.
Round 9: Inc, sc in next 9 sc, inc, sc in next 8 sc – 21 sc.
Round 10: Inc, sc in next 10 sc, inc, sc in next 9 sc – 23 sc.
Round 11: Inc, sc in next 11 sc, inc, sc in next 10 sc – 25 sc.
Round 12: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 5 times – 30 sc.
Round 13: [Inc, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times – 36 sc.
Round 14: Sc in each sc around.
Round 15: [Inc, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times – 42 sc.
Round 16: [Inc, sc in next 6 sc] 6 times – 48 sc.
Round 17: [Inc, sc in next 7 sc] 6 times – 54 sc.
Rounds 18-23: Sc in each sc around.
Round 24: [Inc, sc in next 8 sc] 6 times – 60 sc.
Round 25: Sc in each sc around.
Round 26: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 10 times – 50 sc.
Round 27: [Dec, sc in next 3 sc] 10 times – 40 sc.
Round 28: [Dec, sc in next 2 sc] 10 times – 30 sc. Stuff head firmly, continuing as rounds are worked.
Round 29: [Dec, sc in next sc] 10 times – 20 sc.
Round 30: Sc in each sc around. Finish stuffing head.
Round 31: [Dec] 10 times – 10 sc.
Round 32: [Dec] 5 times – 5 sc. Fasten off, weaving yarn tail through sc to close hole.
Here’s a video I did showing how to start the nose.
Questions or feedback? Please share in the comments!