Crochet Tiger Square | Wildlife Animal Square CAL Part 2

Feb 17, 2024 | Crochet patterns

This crochet Tiger Square is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

The Tiger Square is Part 2 of the Wildlife Animal Blanket CAL!

Crochet Tiger Square pattern

This adorable crochet Tiger Square features fun stripes to capture the essence of a tiger along with a sweet and lovable face.

This tiger crochet square is part of the Wildlife Animal Blanket CAL and if you would like all the details on this year-long event you can find it on the blog

Crochet Tiger Square Pattern Details

All of these squares begin as a double crochet circle and then the circle is squared off for easy joining.  The main portion of the circle in a square uses all beginner-friendly crochet stitches – single, half double, double and treble stitches.

Tiger crochet square process

Once the main square is complete you will crochet applique pieces – eyes, nose, muzzle, stripes, and ears – then sew them to the front of the square. Once the nose is sewn to the muzzle, embroider the smile below the nose and then finish by sewing the muzzle to the Tiger’s face.

This square works up to a large 14″ x 14″ square. Perfect size for a matching pillow! 

For my crochet Tiger pattern I am using my double crochet cartoon Crochet Eyes. These are the same crochet eyes I have used for my previous blankets and I just love how much personality they add! I have a complete photo and video tutorial for the crochet eyes to help you make them as well.

Tiger square applique process

These squares make a great evening project so you can finish a square in just a couple of hours from start to finish!

My Wild Animal Blanket uses Red Heart Super Saver* which is a medium worsted weight acrylic yarn.  Very economical and with plentiful color options! You can certainly substitute your favorite worsted weight yarn – Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn!, Red Heart With Love, Paintbox Simply Aran, Vanna’s Choice, Big Twist Value, Caron Simply Soft, Caron One Pound and so many more!  Raid your yarn stash – even mix and match.

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Be sure to come back for March’s Koala Square!

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Crochet Tiger Square pattern

Tiger Square free crochet pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic) 

  •     Carrot 2.0 oz / 106 yds (Orange)
  •     Frosty Green 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Green)
  •     Black 0.5 oz / 26 yds (Black)
  •     Turqua 0.01 oz / 1 yard (Blue)
  •     Aran 0.2 oz / 11 yards (Cream)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • BLO = back loop only
  • FLO = front loop only
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Ears, eyes, eye patches, nose and cheeks are worked separately and then sewn to front of panel.

Recommended Tutorial:

Crochet Eyes in 3 Sizes Tutorial

Pattern Instructions

With orange, make MC.

Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end,  sl st in top of first st. (108)

Fasten off orange.

Round 10: Join green in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: Ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 round 12, 168 round 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Ears (make 2)

Round 1: (RS) With orange, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4: 1 sc in next 3 sts, switch to black, 1 sc in next 3 sts, switch to orange, 1 sc in next 12 sts.  (18)

Round 5:  1 sc in next 2 sts, switch to black, 1 sc in next 5 sts, switch to orange, 1 sc in next 11 sts.  (18)

Round 6 – 7: Repeat round 5.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Muzzle

With cream, make MC.

Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose

With black, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in last ch. Turn. (2)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (4)

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (6)

Work sc sts evenly around outside edge of nose, working 2 sc sts in each corner, sl st to first st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Eyes (make 2)

With black, make MC.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)

Fasten off black, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 2: Join blue in first st of round 1, sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off blue.

Row 3: Join white in first st of round 1 (behind slip stitches of row 2), sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off white, leaving a long tail for embroidery of eye.

With long tail of white, embroider center of eye.

Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.

Stripes (make 9)

With black, ch 8.

Row 1: (RS) Sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in last 2 chs.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of square.

With long tails, sew ears at top corners of face.

With long tails, sew stripes to face.

With long tails, sew eyes to face.

With long tail, sew nose to muzzle.  With a long tail of black yarn, embroider smile below nose on muzzle.

With long tail, sew muzzle to face.

With long length of black, embroider whiskers.

Weave in remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!