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Make the funkiest donkey on the block
Funky Donkey is probably the coolest donkey you’ll ever meet. Though he’s just 5 inches tall, he definitely knows how to rock a Mohawk.

This is a very simple pattern; the only area which might prove to be a bit difficult is the mohawk made with eyelash yarn. The good news is, it is just a few short rows of single crochet stitches and gets over quickly. Besides, the mohawk seriously ups the cuteness factor of our darling little donkey, don’t you think!

Posted by Tales of Twisted Fibers from Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal • Published See Tales of Twisted Fibers's 18 projects »
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  • Step 1

    BODY
    Round 1: 8 sc in a magic ring with grey. (8)
    Round 2: inc X 8. (16)
    Round 3: (sc 1, inc) X 8. (24)
    Round 4: (sc 2, inc) X 8. (32)
    Round 5: (sc 3, inc) X 8. (40)
    Round 6-11: sc around. (40)
    Round 12: (sc 3, dec) X 8. (32)
    Round 13-15: sc around. (32)
    Round 16: (sc 2, dec) X 8. (24)
    Round 17-19: sc around. (24)
    Round 20: (sc 1, dec) X 8. (16)
    Round 21: sc around. (16)
    Fasten off. Weave in yarn end. Stuff.

  • Step 2

    WHITE BODY PATCH
    Row 1: ch 5 with white. Starting from second ch from the hook, sc 4, turn. (4)
    Row 2: ch 1, inc in the first st, sc 2, inc in the last st, turn. (6)
    Row 3: ch 1, sc across, turn. (6)
    Row 4: ch 1, inc, sc 4, inc, turn. (8)
    Row 5-6: ch 1, sc across, turn. (8)
    Row 7: ch 1, dec, sc 4, dec, turn. (6)
    Row 8-11: ch 1, sc across, turn. (6)
    Row 12: ch 1, sc across, ch 1.

    Turn work clockwise and sc along the row end on the left. Continue working sc on the foundation chain and finally along the row end on the right. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread a yarn needle with this tail and sew patch on the body. The top of the patch should align with Round 20 of the body.

  • Step 3

    LEG (make 2)
    Round 1: With dark brown, 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
    Round 2: inc X 6. (12) Fasten off this color.
    Round 3: Join grey and working in BLO, (sc 1, inc) X 6. (18)
    Round 4-5: sc around. (18)
    Round 6: dec X 6, sc 6. (12)
    Round 7-8: sc around. (12)

    Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew. Pin legs on either side of the white patch between Round 5 and 9 and sew in place.

  • Step 4

    TAIL
    Round 1: With grey, 3 sc in a magic ring. (3)
    Round 2: inc X 3. (6)
    Round 3: inc X 6. (12)
    Round 4: sc around. (12)
    Round 5: dec X 6. (6)
    Round 6-9: Change to grey yarn and sc around. sl st in the next stitch. (6)
    Fasten off and sew in place on Round 6 of the body.

  • Step 5

    ARM (make 2)
    Round 1: With grey, 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
    Round 2: inc X 6. (12)
    Round 3-4: sc around. (12)
    Round 5: dec X 2, sc 8. (10)
    Round 6-14: sc around. (10)
    Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew. Stuff lightly and sew on either side of the body.

  • Step 6

    HEAD
    Round 1: With grey, 8 sc in a magic ring. (8)
    Round 2: inc X 8. (16)
    Round 3: (sc 1, inc) X 8. (24)
    Round 4: (sc 2, inc) X 8. (32)
    Round 5: (sc 3, inc) X 8. (40)
    Round 6: (sc 4, inc) X 8. (48)
    Round 7-15: sc around. (48)
    Round 16: (sc 4, dec) X 8. (40)
    Round 17: (sc 3, dec) X 8. (32)
    Round 18: (sc 2, dec) X 8. (24)
    Round 19: (sc 1, dec) X 8. (16)
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew head to body.

  • Step 7

    MUZZLE
    Round 1: With white, ch 6. Starting from second chain from the hook, 2 sc in the first ch, sc 3, 4 sc in the last chain. Working on the opposite side of the foundation chain, sc 3, 2 sc in the last chain. sl st in the first st of the round. (14)
    Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, sc 5, 2 sc in the next 2 st, sc 5, 2 sc in the last st. sl st in the first st of the round. (18)
    Fasten off. Sew between Round 10 and 15 on the head.

  • Step 8

    NOSE
    With brown crochet thread or embroidery floss, sew a big nose on the muzzle.

  • Step 9

    EYE
    Attach eyes on either side of the muzzle.

  • How to make a donkey plushie. Funky Donkey - Step 10
    Step 10

    EAR (make 2)
    Round 1: With chestnut brown, 3 sc in a magic ring. (3)
    Round 2: sc around. (3)
    Round 3: inc X 3. (6)
    Round 4: inc X 6. (12)
    Round 5: (sc 1, inc) X 6. (18)
    Round 6-10: sc around. (18)
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew.

    Press the ear flat with your fingers. Push the two corners at the base towards each other and, using a yarn needle, fix in this position with a few stitches. Attach to head between Round 4 and 5.

  • Step 11

    MOHAWK
    Row 1: With black eyelash yarn, ch 5. Starting from second ch from the hook, sc 4, ch 1, turn. (4)
    Row 2: sc 4, ch 1, turn. (4)
    Repeat Row 2 until the piece covers the head from the magic ring to the nape (second last round of the head). Fasten off and sew in place.

  • Step 12

    SCARF
    Row 1: With pink, ch 49. Starting from second ch from the hook, sc in all 48 st, ch 1, turn. (3)
    Row 2: sc across. (48)
    With grey, surface sl st between Row 1 and 2. Fasten off and weave in yarn ends.

    Sew head to the body. Tie scarf around the neck.

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