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german shepherd

By popular demand, I finally designed a german shepherd (also known as an Alsatian, for any Brits reading this):

crocheted german shepherd dog by planetjune

A big thanks to Kris and Kassie for your design feedback!

crocheted german shepherd dog by planetjune

It’s difficult to see his nose (black on black) but you can see it’s there from the profile of the face. I also just realised that the angle of these pictures don’t really show it, but the black from the dog’s back carries over into the base of the tail.

crocheted german shepherd dog by planetjune

Now to finish the patterns… AmiDogs Set 3 (Husky, Corgi & German Shepherd) should be ready to purchase (individually or as a set) within the next few days; please sign up for my mailing list if you’d like to be notified when the set is available.

UPDATE: Looking for the pattern? You can find the AmiDogs German Shepherd crochet pattern in my shop.


  1. Elaine Chaplin said

    How do I get this pattern please as I live in England

  2. emily said

    omgggg that must be the cutest toy i’ve ever seen if you could would you sell this????i can tell the person who made this put lots of effort in!!

  3. Ashley Herring said

    Hi June,
    I was wondering if you could email me the instructions on how to make the german shepherd or if I could buy the instructions to make him.

  4. June said

    Peggy: I’ve e-mailed you to ‘talk you through’ the ear instructions!

  5. Peggy said

    I’m having a heck of a time with the ears. The brown isn’t lining up correctly! Maybe I’m reading the instructions improperly because at the end, I’m ending up with 15 or more stitches per round.

  6. Dena Berg said

    Oh my that is soooo darn cute! We used to have a German Shepherd (she was a mix but looked just GS) Happy Easter!

  7. Rosie said

    Oh dear June, you are going to think I am a right numpty! thanks for the message you sent me, it unfortunately went into my bulk folder and of course as I was deleting it, I suddenly realised who it was from….and of course I couldn’t get it back.
    I would love to hear from you again.
    Rosie from Sheffield.

  8. June said

    Jana, I use Soft-Touch Poly-Fil Supreme, but I’m sure there are other brands that are equally good.

    Fiberfill will always want to expand and wiggle its way out from between stitches. Using a smaller hook than usual to keep your stitches tight and close together helps. I have also read that putting the stuffing inside a piece of old nylon stocking will stop the fiberfill from showing between the stitches (especially using a black stocking when crocheting with black yarn).

  9. Jana said

    What do you use to STUFF your pieces? My daughter sent me a bag of polyester fiberfill last year, but it is almost gone, and I have not been able to find ANY here in the “Kingdom”. The stuff I have seems very “fuzzy” and fibers seem to leak out of the holes. Is there something better? I need to have her send me some more, and want to tell her specifically what to get. Thanks!

  10. Rosie said

    Greetings from wet and cold Sheffield. Love the GSD, any chance of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
    Nice to meet you, great blog


  11. Debbi said

    This is so cute! Thank you.

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