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Farm Animals

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CHICKEN
Finished Size: Approximately 6" tall x 41/2" wide (15 cm x 11.5 cm)

SHOPPING LIST
Yarn (Medium Weight)

Additional Supplies

[7 ounces, 364 yards


(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]:
White - 1 skein
Red - small amount
Gold - small amount
Black - small amount

Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
12 mm Yellow safety eyes

Crochet Hook

(Please take caution if the toy


is for an infant or a child that
is at risk of choking. See
Safety, page 44.)

Size G (4 mm)
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STITCH GUIDE
TREBLE CROCHET (abbreviated tr)
YO twice, insert hook in st indicated,
YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on
hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops
on hook) 3 times.
SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER
(abbreviated sc2tog)
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc,
YO and draw through all 3 loops on
hook (counts as one sc).

Rnds 6-12: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 13: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 36 sc.
Rnd 14: Skip next sc, 4 dc in next
sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat
from around; slip st in next dc,
finish off leaving a long end for
sewing.

EYE & WATTLE (Make 2)

INSTRUCTIONS

Eye - Rnd 1 (Right side): With Red,


ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do
not join, place marker.

HEAD
Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker (see Markers,
page 43).
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 30 sc.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.


Wattle: Ch 10, dc in fourth ch from
hook and in next 3 chs, hdc in next
ch, sc in last 2 chs; finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.
Use photos as guides for placement
of all pieces and embroidery.
See Tips, page 44.
Attach one safety eye to Head,
placing it through center of Rnd 1
on Eye, then through Rnd 7 of Head.
Attach second safety eye in same
manner, so that the side edges of
Rnd 2 of the Eyes are touching.

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BOTTOM BEAK
With Gold and leaving a long end
for sewing, ch 6.
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch
from hook, hdc in next ch, (dc, ch 2,
dc) in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in
next ch; finish off leaving a long end
for sewing.

COMB
With Red, ch 16.
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook,
(dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in
next ch) 3 times, hdc in next ch, sc
in last 2 chs; finish off leaving a long
end for sewing.
Sew Comb to Head, placing taller
end at center of eyes.

Fold the Bottom Beak in half


matching sts and sew across the top
edge of sts.
Fold the Top Beak in half and place
the top of the sts over the Bottom
Beak. Sew the Beaks together across
top of sts. Placing the top Beak
directly under the Comb, sew the
beginning chs to the Wattles.

TOP BEAK
With Gold and leaving a long end for
sewing, ch 6.
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch
from hook, hdc in next ch, (dc, tr,
ch 2, tr, dc) in next ch, hdc in next ch,
sc in next ch; finish off leaving a long
end for sewing.

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Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 30 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 36 sc.
Rnds 7 and 8: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 42 sc.

With Black, embroider line for


nostrils using straight stitch (Fig. 8,
page 46).
Sew outer edge of Rnd 2 of each Eye
in place; fold top of Wattle around
Beak and sew in place.
Stuff Head with polyester fiberfill.

Rnds 10 and 11: Sc in each sc


around.
Rnd 12: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 48 sc.
Rnds 13 and 14: Sc in each sc
around.
Rnd 15: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 54 sc.

BODY
Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.

Rnds 16 and 17: Sc in each sc


around.
Rnd 18: (Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 60 sc.
Rnds 19-22: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 23: (Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc)
around: 54 sc.

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Rnd 24: (Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc)


around: 48 sc.
Rnd 25: (Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc)
around: 42 sc.
Rnd 26: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc)
around: 36 sc.
Rnd 27: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc)
around: 30 sc.

WING (Make 2)

Rnd 28: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc)


around: 24 sc.

Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2,


6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.

Rnd 29: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)


around: 18 sc.

Note: Loop a short piece of yarn


around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as
right side.

Stuff Body with polyester fiberfill.


Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 30: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc)
around: 12 sc.

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)


around: 18 sc.

Rnd 31: Sc2tog around: 6 sc.


Continue to sc2tog until hole is
closed; finish off.
Place Head over beginning end of
Body and sew in place, working
through Back Loops Only of stitches
on last rnd of Head (Fig. 3, page 44).

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around; do not finish off : 30 sc.
FEATHERS
Row 1: Skip next sc, 3 dc in
next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc;
repeat from 2 times more, leave
remaining 18 sc unworked: 12 sts.

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FOOT (Make 2)
Rnd 1: With Gold, ch 2, 6 sc in
second ch from hook; do not join,
place marker.

Row 2: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in


next 2 dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in next
sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip
next dc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next
dc, slip st in next dc, leave last dc
unworked: 6 dc and one sc.

Rnd 2: Sc in next sc, ch 5, sc in


second ch from hook and in next
3 chs (front talon made); repeat from
2 times more, sc in next 2 sc, ch 3,
sc in second ch from hook and in
next ch, sc in next sc; slip st in next
sc, finish off leaving a long end for
sewing.
Sew Rnd 1 of each Foot to bottom
of Body, placing them so the front
3 talons show.

Row 3: Turn; skip first slip st, slip st in


next 2 dc, skip next dc, (dc, 3 tr, dc)
in next sc, skip next dc, slip st in last
2 dc; finish off.
With White and right side of Wings
facing out, sew Wings to Body,
working in 12 sc on Rnd 5 and
beginning in sc closest to Feathers.

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TAIL
Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.

FEATHERS
Row 1 (Top): Fold Tail in half with
wrong sides together; working
through both loops of both
thicknesses, sc in next 24 sc.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.


Note: Mark Row 1 as top.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 30 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 36 sc.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 42 sc.
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around; do not finish off : 48 sc.

Row 2: Turn; working in Front Loops


Only (Fig. 3, page 44), skip first sc,
3 dc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in
next sc, skip next sc, 4 dc in next
sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, skip
next sc, (dc, 2 tr, dc) in next sc; repeat
from once more, skip next sc, sc in
next sc, skip next sc, 4 dc in next sc,
skip next sc, sc in next sc, skip next
sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next sc, slip st
in last sc.
Row 3: Turn; working in free loops
of Row 1 (Fig. 4a, page 45), slip st
in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, skip next
sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in
next sc, skip next sc, 4 dc in next sc,
skip next sc, sc in next sc, skip next
sc, (dc, 2 tr, dc) in next sc, skip next
sc, sc in next sc, skip next sc, 4 dc in
next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc,
skip next sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next
sc, sc in last 2 sc; finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.
Curve folded portion of Tail with
marked side up and sew to Body.

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MOUSE
Finished Size: Approximately 41/2" (11.5 cm) tall

SHOPPING LIST
Yarn (Medium Weight)

Additional Supplies

[5 ounces, 244 yards


(141 grams, 223 meters) per skein]:
Grey - 1 skein
Pink - small amount
Black - small amount

Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
6 mm Brown safety eyes

Crochet Hooks
Size G (4 mm)
Size H (5 mm)

(Please take caution if the toy


is for an infant or a child that is
at risk of choking. See Safety,
page 44.)

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STITCH GUIDE
SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER
(abbreviated sc2tog)
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc,
YO and draw through all 3 loops on
hook (counts as one sc).

INSTRUCTIONS

Attach safety eyes to Head on Rnd 7,


spacing them 6 sc apart.

HEAD
Rnd 1 (Right side): With smaller size
hook and Grey, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker (see Markers, page 43).

With Pink, embroider nose at center


of Rnd 1 using satin stitch (Fig. 9,
page 46); make a st across the nose.
With Black, embroider mouth using
backstitch (Fig. 7, page 46).

Rnds 2 and 3: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 4: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnds 5 and 6: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.

Rnd 11: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)


around: 18 sc.

Rnds 8 and 9: Sc in each sc around.


Stuff Head with polyester fiberfill.
Rnd 10: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Use photos as guides for placement
of all pieces and embroidery.
See Tips, page 44.

Rnd 12: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc)


around: 12 sc.
Rnd 13: Sc2tog around: 6 sc.
Continue to sc2tog until hole is
closed; finish off.

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EAR (Make 2)
INNER EAR
Rnd 1: With smaller size hook and
Pink, ch 2, (2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc) in second
ch from hook; join with slip st to first
sc, finish off : 6 sts.
OUTER EAR
Rnd 1: With smaller size hook and
Grey, ch 2, (2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc) in second
ch from hook: 6 sts.
Joining Rnd: Place Inner Ear in front
of Outer Ear; working through both
loops of both pieces, sc in each st
around; finish off leaving a long end
for sewing.

Rnds 5-10: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 11: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 12: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc)
around; slip st in next sc, finish off
leaving a long end for sewing: 12 sc.
Stuff Upper Body with polyester
fiberfill.
Sew Upper Body to Head between
Rnds 8-12.

Sew Ears to Head between Rnds 11


and 12, spacing them 3 sc apart.

UPPER BODY
Rnd 1 (Right side): With smaller size
hook and Grey, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
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Rnd 12: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc)


around: 24 sc.
Rnd 13: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)
around; slip st in next sc, finish off
leaving a long end for sewing: 18 sc.
Stuff Rear with polyester fiberfill.
Sew Rear to Upper Body.

LOWER LEG (Make 2)


REAR
Rnd 1 (Right side): With smaller size
hook and Grey, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: Working in Back Loops Only
(Fig. 3, page 44), (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc
in next sc) around: 30 sc.
Rnds 6-11: Sc in both loops of each
sc around.

Rnd 1 (Right side): With smaller size


hook and Grey, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.
Rnds 2-5: Sc in each sc around.
Flatten Lower Leg; working through
both loops of both thickness, sc in
next 3 sc; finish off leaving a long
end for sewing.
FOOT
Toe: With smaller size hook and Pink,
ch 2, finish off leaving a 16" (40.5 cm)
end.
Make 3 more Toes.
Holding all 4 strands of Toes
together, make a slip knot at the
base of the chs.

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Flatten Upper Leg; working through


both loops of both thickness, sc in
next 2 sc; finish off leaving a long
end for sewing.
FOOT
Work same as for Lower Leg.
Sew Foot to Upper Leg using one
strand.
Sew Upper Legs to side of Upper
Body.

TAIL
With larger size hook, ch 2 to form
Foot; finish off.

With smaller size hook and Pink,


ch 25; finish off leaving a long end
for sewing.

Sew Foot to Lower Leg using one


strand.

Sew Tail to free loop of sc on Rnd 4


of Rear (Fig. 4a, page 45).

Sew Lower Legs to side of Rear.

UPPER LEG (Make 2)


Rnd 1 (Right side): With smaller size
hook and Grey, ch 2, 5 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.
Rnds 2-5: Sc in each sc around.

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PIG
Finished Size: Approximately 51/2" tall x 6" long (14 cm x 15 cm)

SHOPPING LIST
Yarn (Medium Weight)

Additional Supplies

[7 ounces, 364 yards


(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]:
Pink - 1 skein
Dk Pink - 20 yards (18.5 meters)
Black - small amount

Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
12 mm Blue safety eyes

Crochet Hook
Size G (4 mm)

(Please take caution if the toy


is for an infant or a child that
is at risk of choking. See
Safety, page 44.)

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STITCH GUIDE
TREBLE CROCHET (abbreviated tr)
YO twice, insert hook in st indicated,
YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on
hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops
on hook) 3 times.
SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER
(abbreviated sc2tog)
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc,
YO and draw through all 3 loops on
hook (counts as one sc).

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 36 sc.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 42 sc.
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 48 sc.
Rnd 9: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 54 sc.
Rnd 10: Sc in each sc around.

INSTRUCTIONS
EYELID (Make 2)
With Pink, ch 3; finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.

BODY
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Pink, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do
not join, place marker (see Markers,
page 43).

Use photos as guides for placement


of all pieces and embroidery.
See Tips, page 44.
Attach safety eyes to Body, placing
them on Rnd 5 and spacing them
approximately 7 sc apart.
Sew Eyelids in place above the eyes.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.


Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 30 sc.
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Rnd 11: (Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 60 sc.

Rnd 34: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc)


around: 24 sc.

Rnd 12: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 35: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)


around: 18 sc.

Rnd 13: (Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 66 sc.
Rnds 14-25: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 26: (Sc2tog, sc in next 9 sc)
around: 60 sc.
Rnd 27: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 28: (Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc)
around: 54 sc.
Rnd 29: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 30: (Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc)
around: 48 sc.

Stuff Body with polyester fiberfill.


Rnd 36: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc)
around: 12 sc.
Rnd 37: Sc2tog around: 6 sc.
Continue to sc2tog until hole is
closed; finish off.

SNOUT
First Nostril - Rnd 1 (Right side):
With Dk Pink, ch 2, 5 sc in second ch
from hook; join with slip st to first
sc, finish off leaving a long end for
sewing.

Rnd 31: (Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc)


around: 42 sc.
Rnd 32: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc)
around: 36 sc.
Rnd 33: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc)
around: 30 sc.

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Note: Loop a short piece of yarn


around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as
right side.
Second Nostril - Rnd 1 (Right side):
With Dk Pink, ch 2, 5 sc in second ch
from hook; do not join or finish off.
Rnd 2 (Joining rnd): 2 Sc in each of
next 3 sc, leave last 2 sc unworked;
with right side of First Nostril facing,
skip first 2 sc, 2 sc in each of last 3 sc;
do not join: 12 sc.
Using long end on First Nostril, sew
both Nostrils together working in
2 unworked sc.
Rnd 3: Place marker, 2 sc in each sc
around; slip st in next sc, finish off :
24 sc.
With wrong side of Snout facing, use
Black to work a straight stitch across
the center hole of each Nostril (Fig. 8,
page 46). When the right side is
facing, the Black will show.

Rnd 4: With right side of Snout


facing and working in Back Loops
Only (Fig. 3, page 44), join Pink with
sc in first sc (Figs. 6a & b, page 45); sc
in next sc and in each sc around; do
not join, place marker.
Rnds 5-7: Sc in both loops of each sc
around.
Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.
Stuff Snout with polyester fiberfill.
Sew Snout to Body just under eyes.

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With Black and using photo as a


guide, embroider line for hoof using
backstitch (Fig. 7, page 46) and
working across sc on Rnds 2 and 3.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join
Pink with sc in same sc as slip st; sc in
next sc and in each sc around; do not
join, place marker.

MOUTH

Rnds 6-11: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 1 (Right side): With Pink, ch 2,


(2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc) in second ch from
hook; join with slip st to first sc: 6 sts.

Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a


long end for sewing.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next sc, 2 dc


in each of next 3 sts, leave last sc
unworked; do not join, finish off.
Sew Mouth to Body under Snout.

Stuff Legs firmly with polyester


fiberfill.
Sew Legs to Body adding additional
stuffing until they are stiff enough to
hold the body weight.

LEG (Make 4)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Dk Pink,
ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook;
do not join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in Back Loop Only of each
sc around.
Rnd 4: Sc in both loops of each sc
around; slip st in next sc, finish off.

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With right side of the Ear facing the


front of the Pig, pinch the center of
the Ear. Sew the straight edge to the
Body on the seventh round above
the Eyelids and spacing them 12 sc
apart.

TAIL
With Dk Pink, ch 16.

EAR (Make 2)
Rnd 1: With Dk Pink, ch 2, 6 sc in
second ch from hook; do not join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), do
not turn; dc in next sc, 2 dc in next
sc, 3 tr in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc
in last sc and in same st as first dc:
11 sts.

Row 1: 3 Sc in top loop of second


ch from hook and in each ch across
(Fig. 2, page 44); finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.
Sew Tail to Body.

Rnd 3 (Right side): Ch 1, turn; 2 sc


in first dc, sc in next dc, 2 dc in next
dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next tr, (dc,
tr, dc) in next tr, 2 dc in next tr, dc in
next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next dc,
2 sc in last dc; do not join, finish off
leaving a long end for sewing: 19 sts.

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COW

Finished Size: Approximately 8" tall x 10" long (20.5 cm x 25.5 cm)

SHOPPING LIST
Yarn (Medium Weight)

Crochet Hook

[7 ounces, 364 yards


(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]:
Black - 1 skein
White - 1 skein
Grey - 30 yards (27.5 meters)
Pink - 12 yards (11 meters)
Bright Pink - small amount
(Bulky Weight Eyelash)
Grey/Black - small
amount

Size H (5 mm)

Additional Supplies
Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
12 mm Brown safety eyes
(Please take caution if the toy
is for an infant or a child that
is at risk of choking. See Safety,
page 44.)

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STITCH GUIDE
SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER
(abbreviated sc2tog)
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc,
YO and draw through all 3 loops on
hook (counts as one sc).

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 30 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 36 sc.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 42 sc.

INSTRUCTIONS
EYELID (Make 2)
With Black, ch 3; finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.

Rnd 8: Sc in each sc around


changing to White in last sc made
(Fig. 5, page 45); cut Black.
Rnds 9-13: Sc in each sc around.

HEAD
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Black, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker (see Markers,
page 43).

Rnd 14: Sc in each sc around


changing to Black in last sc made;
cut White.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.

Rnds 15 and 16: Sc in each sc


around.

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)


around: 18 sc.

Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc)


around: 36 sc.

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 24 sc.

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc)


around: 30 sc.

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Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc)


around: 24 sc.
Use photos as guides for placement
of all pieces and embroidery.
See Tips, page 44.
Attach safety eyes to Head, placing
them in Black section on Rnd 7 and
Rnd 16.
Sew Eyelids in place above the eyes.

MUZZLE
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Pink, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around
changing to White in last sc made;
cut Pink.
Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnds 7-10: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)


around: 18 sc.
Stuff Head with polyester fiberfill.

Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a


long end for sewing.
With Bright Pink, embroider nostrils
using backstitch (Fig. 7, page 46).

Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc)


around: 12 sc.
Rnd 22: Sc2tog around: 6 sc.
Continue to sc2tog until hole is
closed; finish off.

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Stuff Muzzle with polyester fiberfill.


Sew Muzzle to Head just under eyes.

MOUTH
Foundation Rnd: With White, ch 2,
7 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.
Row 1: 2 Sc in each of next 5 sc,
leave remaining 2 sc unworked:
10 sc.
Row 2 (Right side): Ch 1, turn; sc in
first sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)
4 times, leave remaining sc
unworked; finish off leaving a
long end for sewing: 13 sc.
Note: Loop a short piece of yarn
around any stitch to mark Row 2 as
right side.
Row 3: With right side facing
and working in Back Loops Only
(Fig. 3, page 44), join Pink with sc
in first sc (Figs. 6a & b, page 45);
sc in next sc and in each sc across;
finish off.

Place Mouth under Muzzle with


right side facing down and straight
edge lined up where Muzzle and
Head meet. Using long White end,
sew straight edge of Mouth in place,
leaving Row 3 unsewn.

UPPER BODY
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Black, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 30 sc.

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Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 36 sc.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 42 sc.

REAR
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Black, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.

Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 48 sc.

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)


around: 18 sc.

Rnds 9-16: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc)
around: 42 sc.
Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc)
around: 36 sc.
Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc)
around: 30 sc.
Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc)
around: 24 sc.
Rnds 21-23 (Neck): Sc in each sc
around.

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 30 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 36 sc.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 42 sc.
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 48 sc.
Rnds 9-15: Sc in each sc around.

Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a


long end for sewing.
Stuff Upper Body with polyester
fiberfill.

Rnd 16: Sc in each sc around


changing to White in last sc made;
cut Black.

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Rnds 17-24: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 25: (Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc)
around; slip st in next sc, finish off
leaving a long end for sewing: 42 sc.

LEG (Make 4)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Grey, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.

Stuff Rear with polyester fiberfill.


Place Rear over beginning end of
Upper Body, positioning it at an
angle, with the neck opening slightly
upward; sew in place.
Sew Upper Body to Head.

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)


around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in Back Loop Only of each
sc around.
Rnds 5 and 6: Sc in both loops of
each sc around.

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Rnd 7: Sc in each sc around


changing to White in last sc made;
cut Grey.
Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc) around:
12 sc.
Rnds 9-15: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 16: Sc in each sc around
changing to Black in last sc made; cut
White.
Rnd 17: Sc in each sc around; slip st
in next sc, finish off leaving a long
end for sewing.
Stuff Legs firmly with polyester
fiberfill.
Sew Legs to body adding additional
stuffing until they are stiff enough to
hold the body weight.

UDDER
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Pink, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.

Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a


long end for sewing.
Teat: With right side facing, join Pink
with slip st around any sc on Rnd 2
(Fig. 1), ch 3; finish off. Weave end
through chs and pull both ends to
wrong side.
Fig. 1

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.


Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnds 4-6: Sc in each sc around.
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Make 3 more Teats, spacing slip sts


evenly apart.
Stuff Udder with polyester fiberfill.
Sew Udder to White section of Rear,
placing edge on last round of Black.

EAR (Make 2)
TAIL
Join White with slip st in sc at center
top of Rnd 6 of Rear; ch 7, finish off.
Row 1: Join Grey/Black (eyelash yarn)
with slip st in last ch made; ch 5, sc
in second ch from hook and in next
3 chs; finish off.

With Black and leaving a long end for


sewing, ch 8.
Row 1: Slip st in second ch from
hook, sc in next ch, dc in next 2
chs, sc in next ch, slip st in next ch,
(dc, slip st, dc) in last ch; working in
free loops of beginning ch (Fig. 4b,
page 45), slip st in next ch, sc in next
ch, place marker around sc just made
for st placement and to mark back
of Ear, dc in next 2 chs, sc in next ch,
slip st in next ch; finish off.
Row 2: With back of Ear facing, join
Black with sc in marked sc, sc in
next 2 dc and in next sc, 3 sc in ch
between next 2 slip sts, sc in next sc,
sc in next 2 dc and in next sc, leave
remaining sts unworked; finish off.
Sew center 3 unworked sts on Row 1
of Ears to Head.

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HORSE
Finished Size: Approximately 9" tall x 10" long (23 cm x 25.5 cm)

SHOPPING LIST
Yarn (Medium Weight)

Crochet Hook

[7 ounces, 364 yards


(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]:
Brown - 1 skein
White - 26 yards (24 meters)
Grey - 20 yards (18 meters)
Dk Brown - 12 yards
(11 meters)

Size G (4 mm)

Additional Supplies
Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
12 mm Brown safety eyes
(Please take caution if the toy
is for an infant or a child that
is at risk of choking. See Safety,
page 44.)

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STITCH GUIDE
TREBLE CROCHET (abbreviated tr)
YO twice, insert hook in st indicated,
YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on
hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops
on hook) 3 times.
SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER
(abbreviated sc2tog)
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc,
YO and draw through all 3 loops on
hook (counts as one sc).

INSTRUCTIONS

Rnd 10: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)


around: 18 sc.
Rnds 11 and 12: Sc in each sc
around.
Rnd 13: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) twice, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc
changing to White (Fig. 5, page 45),
do not cut yarns until instructed, sc
in same sc and in next sc, sc in next
sc changing to Brown, 2 sc in next sc,
(sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice:
24 sc.

EYELID (Make 2)
With Brown, ch 3; finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.

HEAD
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Brown, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do
not join, place marker (see Markers,
page 43).
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnds 4-6: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 7: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc) around:
12 sc.

Rnd 14: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) twice, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next
sc changing to White, sc in next sc,
sc in same sc changing to Brown, (sc
in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times:
30 sc.
Rnd 15: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) twice, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next sc
changing to White, 2 sc in next sc, sc
in next sc changing to Brown, sc in
next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next
4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice: 36 sc.
Rnd 16: Sc in next 14 sc, sc in next sc
changing to White, sc in next 2 sc, sc
in next sc changing to Brown, sc in
last 18 sc.

Rnds 8 and 9: Sc in each sc around.


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Rnd 17: Sc in next 14 sc, sc in next


sc changing to White, sc in next sc,
sc in next sc changing to Brown, cut
White, sc in next 19 sc.

Sew Eyelids in place above the eyes.

Rnds 18-24: Sc in each sc around.

Stuff Head with polyester fiberfill.

Rnd 25: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc)


around: 30 sc.

Rnd 28: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc)


around: 12 sc.

Rnd 26: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc)


around: 24 sc.

Rnd 29: Sc2tog around: 6 sc.

Use photos as guides for placement


of all pieces.
See Tips, page 44.
Attach safety eyes to Head, placing
them on Rnd 15 and spacing them
approximately 8 sc apart with the
white star centered between them.

Rnd 27: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)


around: 18 sc.

Continue to sc2tog until hole is


closed; finish off.

NOSTRILS (Make 2)
With Brown, ch 3; finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.
Sew Nostrils to Head on Rnds 3 and
4, placing the 4 sc that line up with
the white star between them.

MOUTH
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Brown, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnds 3-6: Sc in each sc around.

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Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a


long end for sewing.

Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 42 sc.

Flatten Mouth and sew opening


closed; sew Mouth to Head so it is
closed.

Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 48 sc.
Rnds 9-12: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 13: (Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc)
around: 42 sc.
Rnds 14 and 15: Sc in each sc
around.
Rnd 16: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc)
around: 36 sc.

UPPER BODY
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Brown, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.

Rnds 17 and 18: Sc in each sc


around.
Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc)
around: 30 sc.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.


Rnds 20-22: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 30 sc.

Rnd 23: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc)


around: 24 sc.
Rnds 24-26 (Neck): Sc in each sc
around.
Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 36 sc.
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REAR

Rnds 14-23: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 1 (Right side): With Brown, ch 2,


6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.

Rnd 24: (Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc)


around: 48 sc.

Rnds 2-7: Work same as Upper Body,


page 31: 42 sc.
Rnds 8 and 9: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 10: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 48 sc.
Rnds 11 and 12: Sc in each sc
around.
Rnd 13: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 54 sc.

Rnd 25: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 26: (Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc)
around; slip st in next sc, finish off
leaving a long end for sewing: 42 sc.
Stuff Rear and Upper Body with
polyester fiberfill.
Place Rear over beginning end of
Upper Body, positioning it at an
angle, with the neck opening slightly
upward; sew in place.
Sew Upper Body to Head.

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UPPER LEG (Make 4)


Rnd 1 (Right side): With Brown, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.

Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around


changing to White in last sc made;
cut Grey.
Rnds 7-14: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.


Rnd 3: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 16 sc.
Rnds 4-8: Sc in each sc around.
Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.

LOWER LEG (Make 4)


Rnd 1 (Right side): With Grey, ch 2,
6 sc in second ch from hook; do not
join, place marker.

Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a


long end for sewing.
Stuff Uper and Lower Legs firmly
with polyester fiberfill.
Sew Lower Legs to Upper Legs
adding additional stuffing until they
are stiff enough to hold the body
weight.
Sew Upper Legs to Body, placing
the marker on Rnd 5 of Lower Leg
towards the front.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.


Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in Back Loop Only of each
sc around (Fig. 3, page 44).
Rnd 5: Working in both loops, sc
in next 3 sc, sc2tog 6 times, place
marker between third and fourth
decreases to mark front of Leg, sc in
next 3 sc: 12 sc.

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EAR (Make 2)
With Brown, ch 12.
Row 1 (Right side): Tr in fourth ch
from hook and in next 2 chs, dc
in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sc
in next ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch;
working in free loops of beginning
ch (Fig. 4b, page 45), sc in next ch,
hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, tr
in next 3 chs; do not join, finish off
leaving a long end for sewing.
Fold the center of the Ear placing the
first and last stitches with right side
together, and sew Ear to Head.

To create the tail, insert crochet


hook around a stitch on Rear (Fig. 1,
page 26), holding 2 strands together,
draw one end through and tie a tight
knot at the center of the strands.
Repeat, spacing strands close
together to desired thickness. Trim
the ends.
Work in same manner to create the
mane, working in sc on Head and
Upper Body. Trim the ends, making
shorter lengths on the top of the
Head.

TAIL & MANE


Cut a piece of cardboard 5" (12.5 cm)
square. Wind Dk Brown loosely and
evenly around the cardboard until
the card is filled, then cut across one
end; repeat as needed.
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SHEEP
Finished Size: Approximately 61/2" tall x 91/2" long (16.5 cm x 24 cm)

SHOPPING LIST
Yarn (Bulky Weight)

Crochet Hooks

[6 ounces, 185 yards


(170 grams, 169 meters) per skein]:
Ecru - 1 skein
(Medium Weight)
White - 80 yards (73 meters)
Black - small amount
Off-White - small amount for
sewing

Size G (4 mm)
Size H (5 mm)

Additional Supplies
Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
12 mm Green safety eyes
(Please take caution if the
toy is for an infant or a
child that is at risk of
choking. See Safety,
page 44.)
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STITCH GUIDE
SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER
(abbreviated sc2tog)
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc,
YO and draw through all 3 loops on
hook (counts as one sc).

INSTRUCTIONS

Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 42 sc.
Rnds 8-12: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 13: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 48 sc.
Rnd 14: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 54 sc.

BODY
Rnd 1 (Right side): With larger size
hook and Ecru, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker (see Markers, page 43).

Rnds 15-22: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.

Rnds 24-26: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)


around: 18 sc.

Rnd 27: (Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc)


around: 42 sc.

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 24 sc.

Rnd 28: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc)


around: 36 sc.

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 30 sc.

Rnd 29: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc)


around: 30 sc.

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 36 sc.

Rnd 30: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc)


around: 24 sc.

Rnd 23: (Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc)


around: 48 sc.

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Rnd 31: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)


around: 18 sc.
Stuff Body with polyester fiberfill.
Rnd 32: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc)
around: 12 sc.
Rnd 33: Sc2tog around: 6 sc.
Continue to sc2tog until hole is
closed; finish off.

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 36 sc.

HEAD

Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next


sc) around: 42 sc.

Rnd 1 (Right side): With larger size


hook and Ecru, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.

Rnds 8-13: Sc in each sc around.


Slip st in next sc, finish off.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.


Stuff Head with polyester fiberfill.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 30 sc.

Use photos as guides for placement


of all pieces and embroidery.
See Tips, page 44.
Place Head over beginning end of
Body, positioning it at a slight angle;
sew in place using Off-White.

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Rnds 6 and 7: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 8: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 30 sc.
Rnds 9 and 10: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 11: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 36 sc.

EYELIDS (Make 2)
With smaller size hook and White,
ch 3; finish off leaving a long end for
sewing.

FACE
Rnd 1 (Right side): With smaller size
hook and White, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.

Rnds 12 and 13: Sc in each sc


around.
Rnd 14: Sc in next 11 sc, skip next sc,
5 dc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next
8 sc, skip next sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip
next sc, sc in next 11 sc; slip st in next
sc, finish off leaving a long end for
sewing: 40 sts.
Attach safety eyes to Face between
Rnds 13 and 14, placing each under
one 5-dc group.
Sew Eyelids in place just above the
eyes.

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around.

NOSE
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next
sc) around: 24 sc.

With smaller size hook and Black,


ch 6.
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch
from hook and in next 4 chs: 5 sc.

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Note: Loop a short piece of yarn


around any stitch to mark Row 1 as
right side.
Row 2: Turn; slip st in first 2 sc,
(dc, ch 2, dc) in next sc, slip st in last
2 sc; finish off leaving a long end for
sewing.
Sew Nose to Face, placing center of
Row 2 at center of Face.

UPPER LEG (Make 4)

With Black and using photo as a


guide, embroider mouth using
backstitch (Fig. 7, page 46).

Rnd 1 (Right side): With larger size


hook and Ecru, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each sc around.
Slip st in next sc, finish off.

Stuff Face with polyester fiberfill.


Place Face over beginning end of
Head, positioning it at a slight angle
and sew in place.

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LOWER LEG (Make 4)


Rnd 1 (Right side): With smaller size
hook and White, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
around: 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in Back Loop Only of each
sc around (Fig. 3, page 44).
Rnd 5: Sc in both loops of each sc
around.

With Black and using photo as a


guide, embroider line for toes using
backstitch and working across
Rnds 2-5 of Lower Leg.
Stuff Upper and Lower Legs firmly
with polyester fiberfill.
Sew Lower Legs to Upper Legs
adding additional stuffing until they
are stiff enough to hold the body
weight.
Using Off-White, sew Upper Legs to
Body.

Rnd 6: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc) around:


12 sc.
Rnds 7-12: Sc in each sc around.
Slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a
long end for sewing.

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EAR (Make 2)

TAIL

Rnd 1 (Right side): With smaller size


hook and White, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.

Rnd 1 (Right side): With larger size


hook and Ecru, ch 2, 6 sc in second
ch from hook; do not join, place
marker.

Rnd 2: 2 Dc in next sc, 2 hdc in next


sc, (hdc, dc) in next sc, 2 dc in next sc,
(dc, hdc) in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc:
12 sts.

Rnd 2: (2 Sc in next sc, sc in next


2 sc) twice: 8 sc.
Rnd 3: (2 Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in
next 2 sc) twice: 12 sc.

Rnd 3: 2 Dc in each st around: 24 dc.


Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 10 dc, hdc in next
dc, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, hdc
in next dc, sc in next 10 dc; do not
join, finish off leaving a long end for
sewing.
Fold the bottom of the Ear, placing
the first 2 sc and the last 2 sc with
right side together, and sew Ear to
Head.

Rnd 6: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc) around:


8 sc.
Rnd 7: Sc in each sc around.
Flatten Tail, working through both
loops of both thicknesses, sc in next
4 sc; finish off leaving a long end for
sewing.
Sew Tail to Body.

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GENERAL
INSTRUCTIONS
ABBREVIATIONS

SYMBOLS & TERMS

ch
cm
dc
hdc
mm
Rnd(s)
sc
sc2tog
st(s)
tr
YO

work instructions following

chain(s)
centimeters
double crochet(s)
half double crochet(s)
millimeters
Round(s)
single crochet(s)
single crochet 2 together
stitch(es)
treble crochet(s)
yarn over

as many more times as


indicated in addition to the
first time.
( ) or [ ] work enclosed instructions
as many times as specified by
the number immediately
following or work all enclosed
instructions in the stitch or
space indicated or contains
explanatory remarks.
colon (:) the number(s) given after
a colon at the end of a row or
round denote(s) the number of
stitches you should have on
that row or round.

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GAUGE

MARKERS

Gauge is not of great importance;


your animal may be a little larger or
smaller without changing the overall
effect. Be sure your crochet fabric is
dense enough so that stuffing does
not show through your stitches. Use
the size hook needed to achieve a
tight gauge.

When working in rounds without


joining, markers are used to help
distinguish the beginning of each
round being worked. Place a 2" (5
cm) scrap piece of yarn before the
first stitch of each round, moving the
marker after each round is complete.

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TIPS

TOP LOOP OF A CHAIN

SAFETY
If the animal is for an infant or a child
that is at risk of choking, do not use
beads or buttons as a substitute for
the safety eyes. When using safety
eyes, it is important to make sure
the eyes are attached correctly
by following the directions on
the package. Make sure that they
cant work their way through the
crocheted stitches. When in doubt,
embroider the eyes instead (see
Embroidery Stitches, page 46).

When instructed to work in top loops


of a chain, work in loop indicated by
arrow (Fig. 2).

STUFFING
Add plenty of polyester fiberfill to
the crocheted pieces to maintain
the shape, but not so much that it
will show through your stitches. The
legs of the standing animals need
to be stuffed firmly so that they are
stiff enough to hold the weight of
the body. Hold each leg as you are
stuffing it in a way as to prevent it
from being stretched out of shape.

Fig. 2

BACK OR FRONT LOOP


ONLY
Work only in loop(s) indicated by
arrow (Fig. 3).
Fig. 3
back

both

front

YARN ENDS
Instead of weaving in yarn ends, they
can be inserted into the center of
the stuffed parts. Make sure that the
yarn used for embroidery is inserted
in the center of the piece and doesnt
show.

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FREE LOOPS

CHANGING COLORS

After working in Back or Front Loops


Only on a row or round, there will
be a ridge of unused loops. These
are called the free loops. Later, when
instructed to work in the free loops of
the same row or round, work in these
loops (Fig. 4a).

Insert hook in stitch indicated, YO


and pull up a loop, drop yarn, with
new yarn (Fig. 5), YO and draw
through both loops on hook.
Fig. 5

When instructed to work in free loops


of a chain, work in loop indicated by
arrow (Fig. 4b).
Fig. 4a

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc,
begin with a slip knot on hook. Insert
hook in stitch indicated, YO and pull
up a loop, YO and draw through both
loops on hook (Figs. 6a & b).
Fig. 6a
Fig. 4b

Fig. 6b

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EMBROIDERY STITCHES
BACKSTITCH

SATIN STITCH

The backstitch is worked from right


to left. Come up at 1, go down at 2
and come up at 3 (Fig. 7). The second
stitch is made by going down at 1
and coming up at 4.

Satin stitch is a series of straight


stitches worked side-by-side that
come out of and go into the same
stitch (Fig. 9). Come up at 1 and go
down at 2.

Fig. 7

Fig. 9

STRAIGHT STITCH
Straight stitch is just what the name
implies, a single, straight stitch.
Come up at 1 and go down at 2
(Fig. 8).
Fig. 8

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YARN INFORMATION
The animals in this book were made using medium and bulky weight yarn.
Any brand of medium or bulky weight yarn may be used. It is best to refer
to the yardage/meters when determining how many skeins, or balls to
purchase.
For your convenience, listed below are the yarns used to create our
photography models.

CHICKEN

COW

Red Heart Super Saver


White - #0311 White
Red - #0319 Cherry Red
Gold - #0321 Gold
Black - #0312 Black

Red Heart Super Saver


Black - #0312 Black
White - #0311 White
Grey - #0400 Grey Heather
Pink - #0724 Baby Pink
Bright Pink - #0718 Shocking Pink
Lion Brand Fun Fur
#149 Exotics: Silver Fox

MOUSE
Red Heart Super Saver
Grey - #0400 Grey Heather
Pink - #0724 Baby Pink
Black - #0312 Black

PIG
Red Heart Super Saver
Pink - #0724 Baby Pink
Dk Pink - #0722 Pretty n Pink
Black - #0312 Black

HORSE
Red Heart Super Saver
Brown - #0360 Cafe
White - #0311 White
Grey - #0400 Grey Heather
Dk Brown - #0365 Coffee

SHEEP
Lion Brand Homespun
Ecru - #300 Hepplewhite
Red Heart Super Saver Economy
White - #0311 White
Black - #0312 Black
Off-White - #0316 Soft White

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We cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes, or variations
in individual work.
Production Team: Writer/Technical Editor - Cathy Hardy; Editorial Writer - Susan Frantz
Wiles; Senior Graphic Artist - Lora Puls; Graphic Artist - Dana Vaughn;
Photo Stylist - Christy Myers; and Photographer - Ken West.

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www.leisurearts.com. All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal
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Country critters make cute collectibles or playtime pals.


Crochet all 6 with medium weight yarn plus novelty accents.

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