Skill level: advanced beginner (due to shaping and sewing) This cute little doggy is part of the Roly Poly Family. Measuring 4" high x 4" long, he is the perfect beginner project for someone wanting to try amigurumi crocheting, and would make a great gift for any animal lover. Using basic stitches and minimal shaping (increasing and decreasing is all you need to know), you can easily crochet this little guy up in one evening. This doggy is a great starter amigurumi because it works from basic shapes to create a cute finished product. Be sure to check out the other animals in the collection and crochet up a whole menagerie in a weekend.