Woodland Ornaments – Wolf


This cute crochet wolf ornament would look cute on your tree or as part of your gift wrapping!  Like the other ornaments in the Woodland Ornament Trio, these are quick to work up.



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  • Worsted weight yarn in brown, light brown, and cream colors. For this pattern, for brown I used Loops & Threads Impeccable 4 Medium (100% Acrylic, 285 yds) in Chocolate, for light brown I used Red Heart Super Saver 4 Medium (100% Acrylic, 364 yds) in Cafe Latte, and for cream color I used Big Twist Value 4 Medium (100%) Acrylic, 380 yds) in Cream.
  • US size F crochet hook (3.75 mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • One pair safety eyes, 6mm.
  • Jute twine (Optional – for ornament string.  Can also use yarn.)



Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dec – Decrease

Sc3tog – Single crochet decrease 3 stitches together

Sl St – Slip Stitch

St(s) – Stitch(es)



  • Gauge is not terribly important here as long as you are producing a nice and tight fabric so that the stuffing will not poke through.
  • This pattern is written using US terminology.
  • Beginning Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Pattern is worked in rows.
  • Size of finished item measures approximately 2.75” tall and 3″ wide.
  • Please note that I crochet left-handed and my photo guides reflect this. If you crochet right-handed (with your hook in your right hand), all the stitches are the same and will look the same, you will just be working in the opposite direction as I am.

Special Stitches Used

All decreases in this pattern are single crochet decreases.

For this pattern, a “Dec” is made by inserting hook into first stitch, yarning over and pulling loop through, inserting into next st, yarning over and pulling loop through, then yarning over and drawing the three loops on the hook.

For this pattern, a “Sc3tog” is made by inserting hook into first stitch, yarning over and pulling loop through, inserting into next st, yarning over, and pulling loop through, inserting into next st, yarning over and pulling loop through, then yarning over and drawing through all four loops on the hook.


Pattern Instructions

Front Face Panel

Beginning with cream color yarn:

Ch 15.

Row 1: Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, sc 6, dec, sc 6. Ch 1 and turn. (13)

Row 2: Sc 5, sc3tog, sc 5. Ch 1 and turn. (11)

Switch to light brown color yarn.

Row 3: Sc 4 , hdc 3, sc 4. (11)

Rows 4-7: Sc 11. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 8: Sc 4. Leave remaining sts unworked. Ch 1 and turn. (4)

Row 9: Sc 1, dec, Sc 1. Ch 1 and turn. (3)

Row 10: Dec, Sc 1. Ch 1 and turn. (2)

Row 11: Dec. (1)

Fasten off.

At this point, to make the other ear, attach light brown yarn to other side of the head, at the end of the row. You will be working towards the middle of the head.

Ear 2:

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 4. Ch 1 and turn. (4)

Row 2: Sc, dec, sc 1. Ch 1 and turn. (3)

Row 3: Sc 1, dec. Ch 1 and turn. (2)

Row 4: Dec. (1)

Make one more face panel as above but with light brown color, no need for color change.



Weave in and trim ends on both face panels and save ends for stuffing. On front face panel, place safety eyes between rows 4 and 5, leaving 3 stitches between. Using brown yarn, make nose/snout as shown in photo guide. Place on top of each other and single crochet border, see below photo guide for additional assistance.


Photo Guide – Making the Face

Weave in and trim ends – hold on to your ends, they’ll come in handy later!


Place eyes between rows 4 and 5, leaving 3 stitches in between (left). Next, thread your yarn needle with brown yarn (right).


Working back to front, insert needle in the second row, about 5 stitches in (left). We’re aiming to make the nose in the center. Insert the needle back in two stitches to the right (right).



Pull the yarn through – you should have a straight line (left). Repeat this same process two or three times more, passing your needle through the same stitches (right).



Now, working from back to front, insert your yarn needle under center of nose (left). Pull yarn through, and insert needle back through approximately one stitch down (right).



Tie off ends in back and trim.


Photo Guide – Making the Border

Hold the front and back pieces together so they line up with each other (left). Starting in a lower corner, insert your hook from the front of the face through to the back making sure you are lined up through the same stitches (right).



Using the light brown colored yarn, wrap around hook (left). Pull this through to the front (right).


Chain 1 (left), and insert hook back into same stitch (right).



From here, begin making a single crochet border. Yarn over (left), and draw loop through (right).



Yarn over again (left), and pull through both loops on hook (right).



Continue working the single crochet border by inserting hook through the ends of the rows.



When you get to the tip of the ear, make two single crochet stitches into the stitch (left). Continue single crocheting down the other side of the ear (right).



Continue working single crochet stitches until you reach the bottom, opposite the corner you started in (right).



Now, take those ends that you trimmed and stuff your wolf – make sure not to overfill (left). Continue the single crochet border to the end of the row (right).


Make a slip stitch into the first single crochet (left). Weave in ends and trim.



Photo Guide – Adding Ornament String

Take a 10 inch piece of jute or yarn and fold in half, making a loop of yarn at the top (left). Pick a stitch in the center of your ornament where you want to attach your string (right).



Insert your hook from the back through to the front of your work, and put the yarn loop over your hook (left). Draw this through the stitch and pull through (right).



Pull the loop through and make it larger, pulling the two ends through the loop (left). Pull the ends to tighten (right).



Now tie a knot or a bow and enjoy your wolf ornament!



There’s more!  

Click HERE to go to the Acorn Woodland Ornament pattern!

Click HERE to go to the Mushroom Woodland Ornament!



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