Maybe Matilda: Crochet Dog Stuffies for Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crochet Dog Stuffies for Valentine’s Day

I’m not all that into Valentine’s Day. I mean, it’s nice, and I always appreciate getting a card or candy or flowers or something, but my husband and I don’t typically make a big deal out of it. We went to Chili’s last weekend . . . that’ll probably count as our Valentine’s date. Chili’s! The ribs! The romance!

But now that we have this little boogerface stinking up our house, I kind of want to make it a fun day for him. So we’ll be spending today baking up Valentine’s goodies, and I can’t wait to give him his present tomorrow . . .

Crochet Amigurumi Dog by maybe matilda

A little crochet puppy! He’s cute, huh? The sweater gets me. It gets me every time I look at him. Forrest is pretty into puppies (and kitties aka ‘titties’; yes, that’s right, titties) at the moment—his new favorite game is coming up to me while I’m on the couch, meowing or barking at me, then saying, “gent-oh? gent-oh?” (which is how we try to remind him to pet nicely, I think he thinks ‘gentle’ just means ‘pet’) and waiting to be petted or have his belly rubbed. It’s pretty sweet. I hope he likes his little puppy dog.

And I couldn’t resist showing him off to my sister ahead of time, and she liked him a lot, too, so guess what she is also getting tomorrow?

Girly Puppy Amigurumi by maybe matilda

The girly version! I like this one even better than the one I made for my son. I like the colors better, and I did a better job with placing the facial features. I almost don’t want to give her away.

Amigurumi Dogs

I used the Amigurumi Dog pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, and they were a cinch to work up. Relatively quick (although making all the separate pieces is kind of slow and tedious, I’ll admit), but overall a very simple pattern. I wasn’t crazy about the ears in the pattern, so I went for a more folded-over look instead. I like how they turned out.

Crochet Puppy by maybe matilda

A moody close-up. She’s pondering the state of the economy, or maybe thinking about something deep like . . . I don’t know . . . the poetry of . . . Ginsberg? (The only name that comes to mind . . . it’s early, I’m still waking up, cut me a break.)

I tossed up some listings in my shop for custom versions of these little puppies—you can find the boy puppy HERE and the lady puppy HERE, and message me for a discount if you plan to buy two or more! As always, feel free to play around the colors when you order . . . I’ve got a nice big yarn stash, just begging to be used in whatever creative color combos you come up with.

Did you make any Valentine’s gifts this year?


  1. THESE. ARE. TOO. CUTE. I friggin' love them!! :)

  2. I think your version of the ears looks much better.

    for some reason these remind me of the famous Gromit. It could be because they don't look too dog-like but the message gets across. So cute!

  3. Gah, I can hardly stand the cuteness!

    That's too funny about what he calls kitties :) My son calls them "killies".

  4. Adorable! Thanks to you I can now crochet in the round. Thank you so much for sharing your crochet tutorials and other related info.

  5. I love the little girl puppy - so sweet! I've seen this pattern before, but the colors Lion Brand used didn't excite as much as yours do :-)

    Also - cannot stop giggling over "titties". I'm basically a 12 year old boy today it seems ;-)

  6. Oh my gosh. Adorable! I think I'll make one for my nephew. I like your ears better than the pattern too.

  7. These are so cute! I love the little faces. I've never tried amigurumi before but this makes me want to give it a try!

  8. Sooo cute! I just love crocheting adorable little stuffed animals--they're so much fun. I hope Forrest loves playing with his new puppy pal tomorrow! Emma would adore one, I'm sure. :)

  9. Cute! I just finished sewing in my ends on a scarf for my 6yo niece. I hope she'll like it. My fiancé and I aren't bitg on V-day either, so my niece is the only one getting a Valentine gift from me this year. :-) Hope Forrest loves his new puppy!

  10. Cute! I just finished sewing in my ends on a scarf for my 6yo niece. I hope she'll like it. My fiancé and I aren't bitg on V-day either, so my niece is the only one getting a Valentine gift from me this year. :-) Hope Forrest loves his new puppy!

  11. These are so sweet! I love both puppies - I hope Forrest loves his puppy. On a scale of how complex these are to crocheting scarves, what would you rate the puppies? Sadly, I didn't get to making any gifts this year. I think I need to start ahead of time. Like months ahead. I'm so pokey. Happy Valentine's Day!

  12. Super cute. I hope Forrest can finally appreciate your skills with this one!

  13. Nothing says love like Chili's. These are adorable. I hope Forrest likes his puppy as much as that owl you did a while ago. What happened to said owl?

  14. These are adorable! I had every intention of making my kiddos a stuffed animal for Valentines but you know life gets in the way some times. That's ok I'm planning for Easter now.

  15. These are so adorable! I love both versions, but you're right, the girl version is extra cute. -Jen

  16. Oh my word, the personality in these little guys just kills me! SO cute!


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