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fantastic mr fox

I was going to wait until the pattern was ready before posting, but I just can’t resist giving you a teaser – sometimes a design just magically comes together, and this was one of those times. The pieces all looked okay, but it was only when I stitched it all together that his personality popped out and I knew I had a real cunning fox on my hands:

crocheted amigurumi red fox by planetjune

crocheted amigurumi red fox by planetjune
“I’m ready for my close-up now”

crocheted amigurumi red fox by planetjune
Foxy tail!

I’m making a variant now, and then I’ll write up the pattern. If you’d like to be notified when it’s available, sign up for my mailing list.

I’m really happy with his colouring. I’d love to know what you think of him though – please leave me a comment and let me know!


  1. Mmmm! really beautiful, both lifelike and so so cute! I think you’re a master to design animals amigurumis!

  2. Michelle said

    Oh my gosh! I have toys my grandma crocheted for me as a kid that are brushed. She’s had her craft store for 40 years. I now have to dig into our old things and see what to make. 🙂

  3. Donna said

    He looks SO real! love it!

  4. June said

    Thank you, everyone! Did you know that there’s a Fantastic Mr Fox movie about to come out?! I swear I had no idea when I titled my post – I was thinking of the classic Roald Dahl book! Isn’t that funny? By the way, the movie looks like it’s going to be great – check out the trailer!

    Puglette: your wool comment prompted my to try some brushed crochet testing… See the next post for my results!

  5. Jana said

    Great, as usual!!

  6. Sonya said

    I love it June! I agree with the others, the tail is awesome! I also really like the white on the tip of his tail and on his chest, it adds so much detail. Even the look on his face is that of a sly fox. Great job, as always! 🙂

  7. Puglette said

    i keep thinking about your little fox, he is so sweet, the face with the pointy nose reminds me of our non-pug, honey. my husband calls her pointy nose a crevice tool, she can get it into the small spaces the pugs can’t. i didn’t know that all the brushed patterns i see are with wool, i don’t use it because i have a lanolin allergy and i worry about that.
    more hugs,

  8. Reba said

    I love the colors. It looks so life-like. Good job and keep up the awesome work!

  9. Kari said

    He’s so adorable! You know, I picked my blog name because my Ginger looks so much like a fox, and they’re crafty – hence, Crafty Ginger!

    I’d love to see a brushed tail version, as long as there aren’t hounds after him!!! LOL (Oh yeah, they outlawed fox hunts, yeay!) (And here in the US, they’re not even hunts, but chases!)

  10. melissa said

    oh my gosh june!
    he is amazing! you are so talented and generous! thank you for sharing your art with all of us!

  11. Corvus said

    The fat tail seriously makes it. 🙂

  12. Robyn said

    Adorable! Love the tail! Awesome job again June! Now make a Silver fox.

  13. Rebekah said

    He turned out great! I just LOVE his foxy tail! 🙂

  14. Carina said

    Ok. This is seriously freaky. Not Mr Foxy, but this: the other day I was thinking “June should really make a fox”. No kidding!

    It is awesome! Just right and the colours are spot on. (-:

  15. futuregirl said

    Love it, June! Cute cute cute!

  16. Else T said

    June, he’s awesome! When will we see a pattern? (hint) 🙂

  17. Jessica said

    June, I think he’s ADORABLE! A little long in the body tho. But so cute!

  18. June said

    Thank you all! Puglette, I’m sensitive to wool so I always use acrylic yarns, and acrylic yarn and brushing don’t mix! But brushing the tail is already written in my pattern notes as an option for wool yarn 🙂

  19. Puglette said

    so cute! another winner, june! what if you brushed his tail, so it was a little fluffy? very foxy :o)

  20. becky said

    too cute i love it 🙂

  21. Christy said

    He is awesome! I love the coloring, and the tail is perfect! I don’t know how you do it! (But I’ so glad you do!) 🙂

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