Reese is a pink alpaca, and one half of the duo that runs the store, Re-Tail, in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Reese and Cyrus return to Animal Crossing New Horizons asking the player to help with their anniversary photos.

This is an intermediate/advanced pattern due to it involving multiple colour changes (which you can review here), and joining pieces together (for the hair and the legs/body).

MATERIALS

Yarns – pink (P), white (W), black (B), dark pink (D), Red (R)
black felt
Blue, brown, orange yarn or embroidery thread
polyester fibrefill
tacky (fabric) glue [I use glue from Aleene’s]
size 8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook [I use hooks from Laurel Hill]
yarn needle [I use the bent tip needles from Clover]

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
inc = single crochet 2 into the same stitch
dec = decrease over next two stitches (single crochet 2 stitches together or use invisible decrease)

HEAD

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 inc in each st around (12)
R3 (sc 1, inc) six times (18)
R4 (sc 2, inc) six times (24)
R5 sc in each st around (24)
R6-7 sc 6, with W, sc 12, with B, sc 6 (24)
R8 sc 3, inc, sc 2, with W, sc 1, inc, sc 3, inc, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 1, with P, sc 2, inc, sc 3 (30)
R9 sc 7, sc 16, sc 7 (30)
R10 sc 7, with W, sc 7, inc, inc, sc 7, with P, sc 7 (32)
R11 sc 7, with W, sc 8, inc, inc, sc 8, with P, sc 7 (34)
R12 sc 7, with W, sc 6, dec, dec, dec, dec, sc 6, with P, sc 7 (30)
R13 sc 3, dec, sc 2, with W, sc 1, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 3, with P, dec, sc 3, dec (24)
R14 (sc 2, dec) six times (18)
R15 (sc 1, dec) six times (12)
R16 dec six times (6)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a short tail for sewing.
Cut a small strand of brown yarn/thread and embroider a nose below R10.
Cut two oval shapes from the black felt and glue to the face.
Cut two small strands of black yarn/thread and embroider eyelashes to the left side of the eyes.
Sew the opening closed.

CHEEK (Make 2)

R1 With D, sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Sew the cheeks to the face.


EAR (Make 2)

R1 With P, sc 4 in magic ring (4)
R2 (sc 1, inc) two times (6)
R3 sc 5, inc (7)
R4 sc 6, inc (8)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Cut a small strand of orange yarn and embroider the inside of the ear in a triangle shape.

HAIR

Piece A

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 2, inc) two times (8)
R3 sc in each st around (8)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a short tail and weave in.

Piece B

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 1, inc, inc) two times (10)
R3 (sc 4, inc) ttwo times (12)
R4
 sc in each st around (12)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a short tail and weave in.

Piece C

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 2, inc) two times (8)
R3 sc in each st around (8)

R4 Connect to Piece B, sc 6.

Connect to Piece A, sc 8.


Continue to Piece B, sc 6.
Continue to Piece C, sc 8.
There should be a total of 28 stitches.

R5 (sc 5, dec) four times (24)
R6 (sc 2, dec) six times (18)
R7 dec nine times (9)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Position to the top of the head and sew.

LEG/BODY

Leg A

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 1, inc, inc) two times (10)
R3 sc in each st around (10)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a short tail and weave in.

Leg B

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 1, inc, inc) two times (10)
R3 sc in each st around (10)
R4 Connect to Leg A, sc 10, continue to Leg B, sc 10 (20)

R5 sc in each st around (20)
R6 (sc 8, dec) two times (18)
R7 sc in each st around (18)
R8 (sc 7, dec) two times (16)
R9 (sc 2, dec) four times (12)
R10 (sc 4, dec) two times (10)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Sew the body to the head.

ARM (Make 2)

R1 With P, sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2 (sc 2, inc) two times (8)
R3 sc in each st around (8)
R4 (sc 2, dec) two times (6)

Finish with sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Sew to the body.

HOOF (Make 4)

R1 With B, sc 5 in magic ring (5)
R2 sc in each st around (5)

Finish with a sl st. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Sew to arms and legs.

NECK FRILL (Make 2)

With P, chain 19.

Skip first ch, (sc 1, hdc 1, sl st 1) six times.

Fasten off. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Sew to the neck below the head.

APRON

With R, chain 8.

R1-4 Skip first ch, sc 7, ch 1 and turn (7)

Going around the edge of the piece:
From A to B, sc 3.
From B to C, sc 7.
From C to D, sc 3.

Then, chain 12 for the waist strap.

Fasten off. Cut a long tail for sewing.

Shoulder Strap (Make 2)

With R, chain 9.

Fasten off. Cut a long tail for sewing.
Sew to the top of the apron as shown.
With blue yarn/thread, embroider “X” shapes as shown.