Fan Amigurumi: Miles “Tails” Prower

Image of a crocheted fox, named Tails. The character is an orange fox with three orange hairs in the front, white inner ears, muzzle, and tail tips. The character is also wearing white gloves and red shoes with white tips. The crocheted doll is sitting on a notebook.

Hey everyone, today marks the initial release date of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, featuring Miles “Tails” Prower! I thought I’d make a free pattern of the two-tailed fox for the occasion.

This game was probably one of the longest-standing memories I have with a single game, besides Pokemon gold; I spent many hours with my friend, who owned the game, trying to beat it on the Sega genesis. Basically, we used Tails to beat the bosses, while the other would dodge with Sonic.

I can tell you that Tails has always been my favourite. As a character, I remember relating to being a “tag-along” kid; I also remember being the timid kid who could easily be picked on. Also, with the game being released close to my birthday, it added to the likability.

Abbreviations

  • MR = magic ring
  • Ch = chain
  • Sc = single crochet (US)
  • Dc = double crochet (US)
  • Inc = increase by completing 2 crochets in one crochet
  • Dec = decrease by skipping over one crochet
  • TO = turn over
  • cc = change colour

Pattern

Generally, this pattern works in rounds when the piece begins with a Magic Ring. Yarn weight was in the range of 4 worsted and hook size was US “F” or “5”. Colours include red, orange, and white. Face features were made with white felt, black fabric paint, and black thread.

Head

Image of the base part of the crochet doll's head. The shape is somewhat ovoid and the colour is bright orange.

1. MR 6 …. (6)
2. inc 6 … (12)
3. [ inc 1, sc 1 ] x6 … (18)
4. [ inc 1,sc 2 ] x6 … (24)
5. [ inc 1, sc 3 ] X6 … (30)
6. Sc 30 … (30)
7. [ dec 1,sc5 ] x2, dec 1, sc 14 … (27)
8. [ dec 1, sc 4 ] x 2, dec 1, sc 13 …. (24)
9. [ dec 1, sc 3 ] x2, dec 1, Sc 12 … (21)
10. [ dec 1, sc 2 ] x2, dec 1, sc 11 … (18)
11. dec 9 … (9); break yarn and slip into final loop.

Muzzle

Image of the base for the doll's muzzle. The middle is a small cylinder, flanked by two fan-shaped lobes with three fringes on each lobe. The piece is white in colour.
Stitching will be needed to close out the gaps on each cheek.

1. MR 6 … (6)
2. Sc 6 … (6)
3. [ inc 1, sc 1 ] x 3 … (9)
4. Ch 6, TO, skip 1, sc 1; [ Ch 3, TO, skip 1, sc 1 ] x2; [ dc 1, hdc 1 ], sc 2, skip 1
5. Sc 3; Repeat number 4; Sc 1, break yarn and slip through final loop.

Image of the doll's head, with the muzzle piece stitched onto the head piece. Two felt eyes are placed onto the face, sitting just above the muzzle piece.
At this point, add the muzzle onto the head and add the eye, nose, and mouth details.

Hair

Image of the doll's three hairs, which consist of three individual rows connected together on one end. Colour is orange.
This piece will need to be stitched lengthwise, to make the hairs thinner.

1. Ch 5, TO, sc4
2. Rep row 1 for 2 more rows, break yarn and slip through final loop.

Inner Ear

1. Ch 5, TO … (5)
2. Skip 1, sc 1, hdc 1,  dc 2 in 1; break yarn
and slip through final loop.

Outer Ear

Image of the doll's ear, which resembles a triangle with orange outlining the inner white triangle.

1. Ch 6, TO … (6)
2. Skip 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 2  TO … (5)
3. Take a piece of inner ear, line them up together, and sc along both edges within 9 scs; break yarn and slip through final loop.

Image of the progress towards creating the ear piece; the white inner ear piece is pressed together with the outer ear triangle and is being crocheted together along the edge.
Sc along the edges of both the inner and outer ear pieces.

Body

Image of the body base, which resembles an orange egg-shape.

1. MR 6 … (6)
2. inc 6 … (12)
3. [ inc 1, sc 1 ] X6 …. (18)
4. [ sc 18 ] x 2 … (18)
5. dec 9 … (9)
6. [ dec 1, sc 1 ] x 3 … (6)
7. sc 6; break yarn and slip through final loop.

Limbs

1. Ch 4; join tog to make rounds … (4)
2. [Sc 4 ] x4 … (4)
3. Break yarn and slip through final loop.

Hands

Image of the doll's hand, which looks like a white spherical mitten with a thumb.
Thumb portion of the hand will need to be stitched lengthwise.

1. MR 6 … (6)
2. inc 6 … (12)
3. Sc 12 … (12)
4. Ch 4, TO; Skip 1, Sc 1; skip 1, sc 1, dec 5 … (6)
5. sc 6 …. (6)
6. [ inc 1, sc 1 ] x3 … (9)
7. Break yarn and slip through final loop.

Image of the process towards making the glove piece; the crochet hook is bridging a gap that was created within the previous round of the piece.
When crocheting this round, skip over the gap created by the chained portion.
The glove piece has been stitched together with an orange limb piece, which was shaped like an orange cylinder.
Assemble with a limb portion to create the arm piece.

Belly

Image of the belly piece, which looks like a white circle with two heart-shaped lobes at the top. There are two gaps that are visible within the two lobes.
Piece will also require stitching to close the gaps.

1. MR 6 … (6)
2. inc 6 … (12)
3. [ ch 4, TO, skip 1, sc 3 ] x2
4. Break yarn and slip through final loop.

Image of the belly piece stitched onto the body piece; the completed part resembles an egg shape with a white circle on one side and two heart shaped frills near the top of the circle.
Belly piece attached onto the body piece.

Feet

Image of the shoe; the shoe has a white tip, a red heel, and a white sock on top of the shoe.

1. MR 6 … (6)
2. [ inc 1, sc 1] x3 … (9)
3. Sc 9 … (9)
4. [ inc 1, sc 2 ] x3 … (12)
5. cc/ sc 12 … (12)
6. [ Sc 6, dc 6 ] x2 … (12)
7. Sc 6, dec 3 … (9)
8. cc/sc 9 … (9)
9.Sc 9 … (9); break yarn and slip through final loop.

Tails

Image of one crocheted fox tail, with a white tip and an orange base.

1. MR 6 … (6)
2. sc 6 … (6)
3. [ inc 1, sc 1 ] X3 … (9)
4. Sc 9 … (9)
5. [ inc 1, sc 2 ] X3 … (12)
6. CC/ SC 12 … (12)
7. [ SC 12 ] x 3 … (12)
8. [ dec 1, sc 2 ] x3 … (9)
9. [ dec 1, sc 1] x3 … (6)
10. [ sc 6 ] x 3 … (6); break yarn and slip through final loop. 

An image of all the pieces lying on top of a green notebook.

Before assembling all the pieces onto the body, each limb and body segments had their own set of pieces put together first. I used to put the base pieces altogether first, but they end up getting in the way while trying to stitch pieces together.

Here are the final results of the mini Tails amigurumi:

Image of a crocheted fox, named Tails. The character is an orange fox with three orange hairs in the front, white inner ears, muzzle, and tail tips. The character is also wearing white gloves and red shoes with white tips. The crocheted doll is sitting on a notebook.
Image of a crocheted fox, named Tails. The character is an orange fox with three orange hairs in the front, white inner ears, muzzle, and tail tips. The character is also wearing white gloves and red shoes with white tips. The crocheted doll is sitting on a notebook. It is a side profile looking towards the right.
Image of a crocheted fox, named Tails. The character is an orange fox with three orange hairs in the front, white inner ears, muzzle, and tail tips. The character is also wearing white gloves and red shoes with white tips. The crocheted doll is sitting on a notebook. The back profile of the doll is visible.
Image of a crocheted fox, named Tails. The character is an orange fox with three orange hairs in the front, white inner ears, muzzle, and tail tips. The character is also wearing white gloves and red shoes with white tips. The crocheted doll is sitting on a notebook. Image is the side profile looking towards the left.
Image of a crocheted fox, named Tails. The character is an orange fox with three orange hairs in the front, white inner ears, muzzle, and tail tips. The character is also wearing white gloves and red shoes with white tips. The crocheted doll is being held to appear standing.

Thanks for reading!

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