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30 mins

Make your own friendly forest forager, complete with a loose, fluffy tail.
Finished size
11⁄4 inches (3.2 cm) tail

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© 2021 Amanda Carestio / Lark Crafts · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    Felt a peanut shape that measures 11⁄4 inches (3.2 cm) tall from brown roving. Create an indent to define the HEAD and BODY: make the head section about half the size of the body section.

  • Step 2

    Felt an oval shaped layer of light brown roving to the belly of the squirrel’s body.

  • How to make a squirrel plushie. Felted Squirrel - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take a small amount of brown roving and fold it in half three or four times. Roll it between your fingers, and shape it into a tiny ARM for the squirrel. Felt it in place on the squirrel’s body. Create the other arm and two FEET shapes, and attach them to the body.

  • Step 4

    Roll two brown pieces half the length of the arms and attach them to the squirrel’s head for EARS.

  • How to make a squirrel plushie. Felted Squirrel - Step 5
    Step 5

    Roll two tiny bits of dark brown roving between your fingers to create EYES for the squirrel. Felt these in place on either side of the head.

  • How to make a squirrel plushie. Felted Squirrel - Step 6
    Step 6

    For the TAIL, pull off small amounts of brown roving
    and lay them together, forming points at either
    end. Create a firm tuft about 4 inches (10.2 cm) long, but don’t felt it. Fold this piece in half and twist the two pointed ends together, forming a tail shape. Felt the flat end a bit to hold it together and attach this end to the base of the squirrel.

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Oh my! This is adorable! I am going to have to give it a try! I just started needle felting as of last month and it is one of my favourite hobbies right now! Putting this in my list of needle felting stuff and favouriting this one for sure!

You did a great job on the squirrel!
So cute I think I'll dieeeeeeeeeee!!! But seriously, I think my little sister has some needle felt wool, I HAVE to show her this! Thank you!

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