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JanaGeek on craftsy.com
Salt Lake City, Utah

My goal is to provide the most accurate, detailed, and clear crochet instructions possible. I spend many hours writing, designing, proof-reading, and testing each pattern. Each pattern includes ...

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Cerberus or Fluffy the Three Headed Dog

from Amigurumi Geek
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Cerberus or Fluffy the Three Headed Dog
Cerberus or Fluffy the Three Headed Dog
Cerberus or Fluffy the Three Headed Dog
Cerberus or Fluffy the Three Headed Dog

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain
  • Single crochet
  • Single crochet decrease or invisible decrease
  • Slip Stitch
  • Half-double crochet
  • Double crochet
  • Whipstitch
  • Satin stich

Pattern Description:

Cerberus features in Greek and Roman mythology as a multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the underworld and prevents spirits of the dead from crossing the river Styx back to the land of the living. His role was reprised in the first Harry Potter novel as "Fluffy," Hagrid's giant, three-headed dog that guarded the Sorcerer's Stone.

My pattern gives Fluffy the amigurumi look, or what he might have looked like as an adorable young pup. I based the design on the Rottweiler breed. This pattern will also make a cute, normal Rottweiler puppy: simply omit the right and left heads!

Pattern includes:
-- definitions of stitch abbreviations
-- materials list, including recommended yarn brands and colors and where to find mat'ls
-- instructive color photos
-- links to helpful online crochet tutorials

Finished dog is about 6.5 inches (16 cm) tall, 5.5 inches (14 cm) long, and stands on its own.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6.5 inches (16 cm) tall


  • One skein brown 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • (6) 9mm black eye posts with safety backing
  • Black six-strand embroidery floss
  • Polyester fiberfill

You Will Also Need:

  • E (3.5mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Large-headed pins

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Michael's Loops & Threads Impeccable Worsted Solid