It is 10" high
1. Worsted weight yarn - 1 (4 oz.) skein of gold, 1 oz. dark gold
2. Crochet hook size G
3. Embroidery floss or yarn for features: red
4. Scraps of felt: gold, black or brown
5. Black "shank" type buttons for eyes
6. Polyester stuffing
7. Craft glue
GAUGE: 4 sc = 1''
With gold, beg at bottom, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)6 times - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 24 sc.
Rnd 5; (Sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times - 32 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in each of 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times - 40 sc.
Rnd 7: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of 4 sc) 8 times - 48 sc.
Rnds 8-22: Work even for 15 rnds.
Rnd 23: (Work 2 sc tog, sc in each of 6 sc) 6 times - 42 sc.
Rnds 24-29: Work even for 6 rnds.
Rnd 3O: (Sc in each of 5 sc, work 2 sc. tog) 6 times - 36 sc.
Rnds 31 and 32: Work even.
Rnd 33: Work 2 sc tog, sc in each of 4 sc) 6 times - 30 sc.
Rnds 34 and 35: Work even.
Rnd 36: (Sc in each of 3 sc, work 2 sc, tog) 6 times - 24 sc.
Rnds 37 and 38: Work even. End off.
Stuff body firmly; do not sew up hole.
With gold, beginning at back, work as for body through rnd 6 - 40 sc.
Work 8 rnds even.
Rnd 15: (Work 2 sc tog) 6 times, sc in each remaining sc - 34 sc. Work 3 rnds even.
Rnd 19: (Work 2 sc tog) 4 times, sc in each remaining sc - 30 sc.
Rnd 20: Sc in 5 sc, (work 2 sc tog, sc in 3 sc) 5 times - 25 sc. Work 1 rnd even.
Rnd 22: (Sc in 3 sc, work 2 sc tog) 5 times - 20 sc.
Rnd 23: (Work 2 sc tog) 10 times - 10 sc. Work 1 rnd even. End off. Stuff; sew up hole.
Make two. With gold, ch 2.
Row 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc - 8 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3; Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: (Sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 4 times. End off. Sew to head. Sew head to body.
With gold, ch 10. Sl st in first ch to form ring. Ch 1 , sc in each ch around. Work 2 rnds even on 10 sc. Dec 1 sc on next rnd. Work 3 rnds even on 9 sc. Dec 1 sc on next rnd. Work 1O rnds even on 8 sc. Dec 1 sc on next rnd. Work 10 rnds even on 7 sc. Dec 1 sc on next rnd. Work 1 5 rnds even on 6 sc. End off. Sew some dark gold strands into end of tail. Do not stuff tail; sew to lower back of body.
Make two. With gold, ch 12. Sl st in first ch to form ring. Ch 1, sc in each ch around. Work 6 rnds even on 12 sc. End off. Make 2 paw pieces for each foreleg, same as body through rnd 3. Sew paw pieces together with stuffing inside. Push paw into leg opening a bit; sew in place. Stuff leg to 1/2'' of top. Sew top flat; sew to side of body. Catch inside of legs to body to hold in place.
Make two. With gold, ch 14. Sl st in first ch to to form ring. Ch 1, sc in each ch around. Work 8 rnds even on 14 sc. Make 2 paw pieces for each leg, working as for front paws, then work 1 rnd even. Finish as for forelegs.
Cut 5" pieces of dark gold for mane. Knot pieces singly all over head, except face. Cut gold felt circles a bit larger than eye buttons. Cut a slit in center, slip shank of button through. Using a long needle and heavy thread, sew one eye to head, come out where the other eye should be. String on eye; bring needle through to back of head; knot under mane. Embroider mouth with red floss. Cut triangle of black or brown felt 1'' wide for nose; glue on.
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