Chubby Funmigurumi Hippo

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A baby was born today in the Funmigurumi world, and of course, his name is Chubby.

Square, pillow toys are my signature Amigurumi. Although I love to explore new possibilities and try new designs, I always go back to my signature line, because I enjoy creating toys in that shape. That shape has become to me a creative palette.
For me, the most important thing in a toy are two factors: Color and cuteness.
The color has to jump at you and the face has to be cute and funny. I think that Chubby has that cornered, don't you? Here's the free pattern so you can make one of your own. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Royal (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Gold (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Petal Pink (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Crochet hook sizes F, H and J
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Measuring tape
Scissors

Body (Make 2)-
With Royal and size H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 2, turn. (30 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Royal, leaving long tail to sew with. (30 sc)
Green Half Row 16- Join Spring Green. Make 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving rest of row unworked. (15 sc)
Half Row 2- 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Half Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Half Row 15- 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. (15 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.
We will work on opposite side now.
Bi-color Half Row 1- Join Pumpkin and work 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Bi-color Half Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Bi-color Half Rows 3 to 7- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Bi-color Half Row 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, leaving long tail to sew with.
Bi-color Half Row 9- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc)
Bi-color Half Rows 10 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Bi-color Half Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew half row pieces together. Then do the sides and bottom of the Body. Fasten off, weave in tail. Leave top open for now.

Arms-
Arm #1-
With Royal and size H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off Royal, weave in tail.
Rnd 4- Join Spring Green and work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 5 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.

Arm #2-
With Royal and size H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off Royal, weave in tail.
Rnd 4- Join Bright Yellow. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in tail. (18 sc)
Rnd 7- Join Pumpkin. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff arms with fiberfill and sew to sides of body as seen in photos, fasten off and secure ends well to survive any pulling!

Legs-
Leg #1-
With Royal and size H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc) Fasten off Royal, weave in tail.
Rnd 5- Join Pumpkin. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 6 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in tail.
Rnd 10- Join Royal. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 11 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Royal, leaving long tail to sew with.

Leg #2-
With Royal and size H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc) Fasten off Royal, weave in tail.
Rnd 5- Join Gold. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 6 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Gold, weave in tail.
Rnds 11 to 13- Join Royal. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Royal, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff legs with fiberfill and sew to Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, securing tails well inside Body. Leave Body open for now.

Muzzle-
With hook H and Gold, ch 11.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and all across till your reach the last ch, make 3 sc in that chain, working across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop across. Do not turn, work, sl st to end rnd. (21 sts)
Rnd 2- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in spot where first ch 1 was made at the beginning, sl st to end rnd. (25 sts)
Rnd 3- Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 1 sc in last sc, sl st to end rnd bypassing ch 1 at the start of round. (28 sts)
Rnd 4- Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 1 sc in  next sc, 2 sc in last sc. Sl st to join rnd. (31 sts)
Rnd 5- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd, sl st to stitch made after ch 1, to join rnd. (34 sts)
Rnd 6- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd, sl st to join to first sc of rnd (skipping beginning ch 1). (37)
Rnd 7- ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, 1 sc in front of ch 1, sl st to first sc of rnd, ignoring ch1. (37 sts)
Rnd 8- Rep rnd 7. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (37 sts)

Nostrils (Make 2)-
With F hook and Petal Pink, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with tails left at the end of the nostril circles and sew them in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail. With Black, thread blunt needle and sew one, line of thick, long horizontal stitches in each nostril to make them look like buttons. Fasten off, weave in tail. Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Stuff Muzzle. Measure front and center Muzzle between the color sections that divide Body, in other words right above the Royal section and centered between the Spring green and the Pumpkin and Bright Yellow section. Pin in place and sew. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With F and Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin eyes and sew in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Optional- With Black, embroider eyebrows as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Tail-
Take 1 strand each of Gold, Royal, Bright Yellow, Pumpkin and Spring Green and holding them together and leaving a little bit of leftover yarn at the start, make a slip knot to begin your crocheting.
With the J hook, make a chain that is about 9 inches long. Fasten off as follows, cut yarn, leaving a tail to sew with, and pull the yarn through the last chain. Bend the yarn around your index finger and make a loop, pass all the yarn through that loop (you can help yourself with the hook if you want to) move the loop down, as close as possible to the end of the chain before tightening it. Now, use leftover yarn to sew tail in place.
Secure well to the inside of Chubby’s body, remember that kids like to pull tails!
Sew tail to the middle of Back of Body, just above the last Blue row. Fasten off.

Ears-
Ear #1 (Make 2)-
With Gold and hook size H, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 3 dc in third ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (4 dc)
Row 2- (Change to hook size F) work 2 sc in each dc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces. Thread blunt needle and sew both pieces together, leaving bottom open to stick to head.

Ear #2-
With Royal and hook size H, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 3 dc in third ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (4 dc)
Row 2- (Change to hook size F) work 2 sc in each dc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces. Thread blunt needle and sew both pieces together, leaving bottom open to stick to head.

Bangs-
With F hook and Pumpkin, ch 20.
Row 1- 1 sc in 10th ch from hook, [ch 10, 1 sc in next ch, ch 10, 1 sc in next ch,] rep 9 more times. (10 loops). Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle and sew bangs on front loop only of center of head, above brows, leaving back loops free to sew head closed. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Stuff Body and sew top of head closed. Fasten off, weave in tail. Position ears in place as seen in photos and sew. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

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Tubby Funmigurumi Hippo

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We are having fun making hippos again. They seem to be so popular and kids love them! Stuff this one generously so that he will really be a cute and "tubby" little fellow!
Here is the pattern to make him. Enjoy!

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Lavender (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Delft Blue (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty ‘N Pink (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pale Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart Classic worsted weight yarn Mist Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black
Crochet hook size H
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape

Size- Approx. 9 ½’ x 7 ½”

Body
Side #1 (Make 2)-
With Lavender and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Lavender, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Pretty ‘N Pink, and work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 17- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 18 to 30- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Pretty ‘N Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.

Side #2 (Make 2)-With Pale Yellow and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Pale Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Delft Blue, make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Delft Blue, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle and using some of the tails leftover, sew 1 piece of Side #1 to one piece of Side #2 for Front. Repeat for Back. Thread blunt needle and using appropriate color yarn, sew sides and bottom, leaving top open. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Legs-
Leg #1-
With Lavender, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Lavender, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Leg #2-With Pale Yellow, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pale Yellow, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Stuff legs and sew to the bottom of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Leg #3- (or Arm #1)-With Petal Pink, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Petal Pink, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Leg #4 (or Arm #2)-With Delft Blue, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Delft Blue, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Stuff Legs #3 and #4 and sew to sides of Body, as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Muzzle- With hook H and Mist Green, ch 11.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and all across till your reach the last ch, make 3 sc in that chain, working across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop across. Do not turn, work, sl st to end rnd. (21 sts)
Rnd 2- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in spot where first ch 1 was made at the beginning, sl st to end rnd. (25 sts)
Rnd 3- Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 1 sc in last sc, sl st to end rnd bypassing ch 1 at the start of round. (28 sts)
Rnd 4- Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 1 sc in  next sc, 2 sc in last sc. Sl st to join rnd. (31 sts)
Rnd 5- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd, sl st to stitch made after ch 1, to join rnd. (34 sts)
Rnd 6- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd, sl st to join to first sc of rnd (skipping beginning ch 1). (37)
Rnd 7- ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, 1 sc in front of ch 1, sl st to first sc of rnd, ignoring ch1. (37 sts)
Rnd 8- Rep rnd 7. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (37 sts)

For the Nostrils, we will simulate large round buttons.

Nostrils (Make 2)-With F hook and Pumpkin, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with tails left at the end of the nostril circles and sew them in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail. With Black, thread blunt needle and sew two long horizontal stitches in each nostril to make them look like buttons. Fasten off, weave in tail. Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Stuff Muzzle. Measure front and center Muzzle between the 4 color patches. Pin in place and sew. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Eyes (Make 2)-With F and Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Optional- With Black, embroider eyebrows as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Tail-Measure and cut 10 pieces of Mist Green yarn, each 20 inches long. Twist the ends together and wrap the twisted yarn around your index finger, fold the yarn into itself and pull to make a knot. Divide the yarn into 3 sections and make a 3-strand braid. When you reach 8 inches, make another knot as before, leaving a bit of yarn to sew with. Trim the end into a little tassel. Thread the leftover yarn on the opposite end of the tail into a blunt needle and sew the tail in place. You can pull yarn you don’t need into the toy and weave in extra ends. Try to secure well, because kids like to pull on tails!

Ears-
Ear #1 (Make 2)-
With Delft Blue and hook size H, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 3 dc in third ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (4 dc)
Row 2- (Change to hook size F) work 2 sc in each dc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces. Thread blunt needle and sew both pieces together, leaving bottom open to stick to head.

Ear #2 (Make 2)-With Petal Pink and hook size H, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 3 dc in third ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (4 dc)
Row 2- (Change to hook size F) work 2 sc in each dc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces. Thread blunt needle and sew both pieces together, leaving bottom open to stick to head.

Stuff Tubby’s body well. Sew top. Fasten off, weave in tail. Insert open portion of each ear in place and sew as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

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Chunky, Funmigurumi Hippo

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I have noticed that my hippos are very popular and for some time, I have wanted to make more, different hippos, but I had not had the time to do it, but finally, I have been able to make another hippo and want to share him with all of you!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Kelly Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Carrot (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Delft Blue (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty ‘N Pink (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (scraps)
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size F (For eyes and nostrils, and part of ears only)
Measuring tape
Blunt needle
Fiberfill

Size- Approx. 9 ½’ x 7 ½”

Body
Side #1 (Make 2)-

With Kelly Green and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Kelly Green, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.

Side #2 (Make 2)-
With Carrot, and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten Carrot, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Delft Blue. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Delft Blue, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew one side of each together, to form Front of Body. Repeat for Back, matching the square colors. Sew sides together. Sew bottom closed. Fasten off, weave in tails. Do not close top.

Legs- Leg #1-
With Kelly Green, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Kelly Green, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Leg #2-
With Carrot, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Carrot, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Leg #3- (or Arm #1)-
With Bright Yellow, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Leg #4 (or Arm #2)-
With Delft Blue, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Delft Blue, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Stuff legs # 1 and # 2, and sew to bottom of Body, as seen in photos.
Stuff Legs #3 and #4 and sew to sides of Body, as seen in photos.

Muzzle- With hook H and Pumpkin, ch 11.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and all across till your reach the last ch, make 3 sc in that chain, working across foundation loops, make 1 sc in each loop across. Do not turn, work, sl st to end rnd. (21 sts)
Rnd 2- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in spot where first ch 1 was made at the beginning, sl st to end rnd. (25 sts)
Rnd 3- Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 1 sc in last sc, sl st to end rnd bypassing ch 1 at the start of round. (28 sts)
Rnd 4- Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 1 sc in  next sc, 2 sc in last sc. Sl st to join rnd. (31 sts)
Rnd 5- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd, sl st to stitch made after ch 1, to join rnd. (34 sts)
Rnd 6- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd, sl st to join to first sc of rnd (skipping beginning ch 1). (37)
Rnd 7- ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, 1 sc in front of ch 1, sl st to first sc of rnd, ignoring ch1. (37 sts)
Rnd 8- Rep rnd 7. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (37 sts)

Nostrils (Make 2)-
With F hook and Pretty ‘N Pink, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tails left at the end of the nostril circles and sew them in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail. With Black, thread blunt needle and sew two long horizontal stitches in each nostril or make an “X” (I decided to go for the “X”), to make them look like buttons. Fasten off, weave in tail. Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Stuff Muzzle. Measure front and center Muzzle between the 4 color patches. Pin in place and sew. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With F and Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Optional- With Black, embroider eyebrows. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Bangs-
With H hook and muzzle color, ch 18, 1 sc in 7th ch from hk, 1 sc in next sc, ch 6, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 6, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, across. Last two loops, do not make 1 sc in between. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Center Bangs on top of Front of Chunky’s “face”, thread blunt needle with tail and sew to first loop of Front, using back loop of Bangs. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Tail-
Measure and cut 10 pieces of Spring Green yarn, each 20 inches long. Twist the ends together and wrap the twisted yarn around your index finger, fold the yarn into itself and pull to make a knot. Divide the yarn into 3 sections and make a 3-strand braid. When you reach 8 inches, make another knot as before, leaving a bit of yarn to sew with. Trim the end into a little tassel. Thread the leftover yarn on the opposite end of the tail into a blunt needle and sew the tail in place. You can pull yarn you don’t need into the toy and weave in extra ends. Try to secure well, because kids like to pull on tails!

Ears- Ear #1 (Make 2)-
With Pumpkin and hook size H, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 3 dc in third ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (4 dc)
Row 2- (Change to hook size F) work 2 sc in each dc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces. Thread blunt needle and sew both pieces together, leaving bottom open to stick to head.

Ear #2 (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and hook size H, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 3 dc in third ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (4 dc)
Row 2- (Change to hook size F) work 2 sc in each dc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces. Thread blunt needle and sew both pieces together, leaving bottom open to stick to head.

Stuff Chunky’s body well. Sew top. Fasten off, weave in tail. Insert open portion of each ear in place and sew as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

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Brown Sugar Blockety Ducky Baby Rattle and Toy

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We have now made three Blockety Duckies, which can be moved around and stacked by
Baby in a fun game, and if all of them tumble down rattling, the fun is even greater. Don’t you love to hear a toddler giggle?

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cafe (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Soft Brown (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Gold (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Petal Pink (scraps)
Crochet hook size G (for beak, tail and bangs)
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size F (only for eyes)
Scissors
Fiberfill
Measuring tape
1 or cat balls with a bell inside (you find those in the pet aisle of your local pet shop or WalMart) or 1 Squeaker.
Blunt needle

Block size: Approx. 5” W x 4-1/2” L.

Note- Unless F or G hook is specified, use crochet hook size H.

Body Blocks

Block # 1-
With Coffee, ch 21.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 10- Join Café. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 11 to 16- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 17- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Café, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #2-
With Coffee, ch 21.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 10- Join Soft Brown. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 11 to 16- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 17- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Soft Brown, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #3-
With Coffee, ch 21.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 10- Join Soft Brown. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 11 to 16- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 17- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Soft Brown, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block # 4-
With Coffee, ch 21.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 10- Join Café. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 11 to 16- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 17- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Café, leaving long tail to sew with.

Blocks #5 and #6 (Top and Bottom Blocks)-
With Coffee, ch 21.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 10 to 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (20 sc) Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with.
Sew all two-toned blocks together, interspersing one Café/Coffee with one Soft Brown/Coffee until you have joined the four of them. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Sew one of the whole Coffee blocks to the bottom. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Wings (make 2)-
With H hook and Coffee. Ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Coffee, weave in tail.
Row 4- Join Café. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Café, weave in tail.
Row 6- Join Soft Brown. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in same spot as ch 3, 4 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in last sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Pin the wings to the side blocks (Café/Coffee blocks) as seen in photos, sew in place, weave in tails.

Feet (Make 4)-
Pieces 1 and 2-
With H hook and Carrot, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.

Pieces 3 and 4-
With H hook and Carrot, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Sew two pieces of foot together, stuff lightly and set aside. Repeat with the other two pieces to form the other foot. Stuff lightly. Sew each foot in place, fasten off. Weave in tail.

Tail (Make 2)-
Triangle #1-
With Coffee and G hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 sc, Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next sc across. (6 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Triangle #2-
With Coffee and G hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 sc, Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next sc across. (6 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew sides of triangle #1 to Triangle #2, leaving flat bottom open on both triangles (base of triangle.) Stuff lightly with fiberfill. Measure back and pin tail in place. Thread needle with leftover tail and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Beak-
With Carrot and G hook, ch 11.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and all across. Working in opposite side across foundation loops of beginning chain, make 1 sc per loop. Sl st to join rnd. (20 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (20 sc)
Rnd 3- Rep row 2. (20 sc)
Rows 3to 5- Rep row 2. (20 sc)
Row 6- This time you will only work on the top of the beak. Slip st in first st, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Stuff beak with fiberfill. Measure Front and center beak. Pin in place. Thread blunt needle with leftover tail and sew in place.

Optional- Thread blunt needle with Black yarn and embroider nostrils on upper part of beak. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Semi-rnd 2- Join White. Work 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sl st in next sc, fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin eyes in place as seen in photos, thread blunt needle and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bangs-
With Gold and G hook work bangs as follows:
Row 1- Skip first 6 sc of Front, join Gold to front loop of next sc, ch 10, sl st in next sc, (work only on front loops, reserving back loops to sew this part of the head) *ch 10, sl st in next sc, rep from * 6 more times, forming a total of 7 loops. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Stuff Blockety Ducky Brown Sugar’s Body, insert cat ball or squicker, place last Coffee block on top and sew all around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

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Funmigurumi Blockety Mallard

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When we lived in Washington State, we had a pond near out home and a large field of grass, every year, the Canada geese would come, but year round, there were Mallard ducks in that pond. Every now and then, some other visitors would come, like we saw a gray crane once and at another time, we had a snow goose. But the Mallards were the local boys and girls. We would go down to the pond and watch them and sometimes, feed them. I loved to watch them swim, the sun, glinting the feathers of their heads with gorgeous, shimmering, blues and greens. . .This Blockety Ducky is a fun Mallard duck. Like Blockety Ducky, Blockety Mallard is a tactile delight for any little one. Because it has feett, wings, a beak and a tail, and baby can have fun with those. It is also a rattle that can bring out squeals of fun from baby as he moves the block around. Hope you like him!


Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Kelly Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Gold (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Buff (scraps)
Crochet hook size H
Fiberfill
Blunt needle (to weave in tails)
Scissors
Measuring tape
Pins
Fiberfill
1 or cat balls with a bell inside (you find those in the pet aisle of your local pet shop or WalMart) or 1 Squeaker.

Block size: Approx. 5” W x 4-1/2” L.

Alternative Blockety Ducky:
You can stuff Blockety with Fiberfill and bury a squaker inside, instead of using the rattling balls.

Body Blocks

Block #1-

With Kelly Green, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #2-
With Kelly Green, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Block #3-
With Kelly Green, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #4-
With Kelly Green, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 11- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Fasten off Kelly Green, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 12- Join Spring Green. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 13 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Fasten off Spring green, leaving long tail to sew with. (“Face” of Blockety Kitty Cat made.)

Block # 5-
With Spring Green, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #6 With Spring Green, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Beak- With F hook and black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off Black, weave in tail.
Rnd 3- Join Gold. Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- Sl st in BACK loop of each of first 4 sc, working in both loops, make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, skip next sc, sl st in BACK loop of each of next 2 sc, skip next sc, working in both loops, make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, 1 sl st in BACK loop of each sc till end of rnd. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving lont tail to sew with.

Nostrils- With Black, thread blunt needle and make two nostrils at the front of the beak, right underneath those two “peaks” that are characteristic of the Mallard ducks.

Stuff the beak. Take the “face” block, the one that is half and half dark and light green, turn it so that the rows will run in a vertical way. With measuring tape, measure the block and center the beak, positioning it at the level of the ninth row, counting from top to bottom, and pin the beak in place and sew. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Eyes (Make 2)- With Black and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Semi-Rnd 2- Join White. Work 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st in next sc, fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin eyes on top of muzzle as seen in photos. Sew in place. Embroider eyebrows. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Feet (Make 4)-
Pieces 1 and 2-
With H hook and Gold, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.

Pieces 3 and 4- With H hook and Gold, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Wing (Make 2)- With Buff and H hook, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (5 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (7 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in each sc across. (7 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (11 sc)
Row 7- 1 sc in each sc across. (11 sc) Fasten off Buff, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 8- Join Coffee. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (11 sc)
Row 9- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (9 sc)
Row 10- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (7 sc)
Edge- Ch 3, 4 dc in same spot as ch 3, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, 5 dc in next sc, sl st in last sc of row. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Attach Wings as Follows: Turn one of the Kelly Green blocks around so that the sc rows are in a vertical direction, counting from the edge of block pin down wing 7 rows down from the edge, 4 sc from the top and 5 sc from the bottom. Thread a blunt needle with the leftover Buff tail and sew the first part of the wing in place. Sew firmly, you KNOW that that wing will get pulled! Fasten off, repeat with second wing.
Sew Wing Blocks on either side of Face Block. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Tail (Make 2)-
Triangle #1-
With Coffee and H hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. (3 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. (5 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. (6 sc) Drop Coffee, but
DO NOT FASRTEN OFF!
Row 6- Join Buff. Work 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc across. (7 sc) Fasten off Buff, weave in tail.
Row 7- Pick up Coffee again, work 1 sc in each sc across. (7 sc) Ch 1, turn. Row 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (7 sc) Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with.

Triangle #2- Repeat as for triangle #1.

Put Tail Together as Follows: Sew both triangles to each other so that they form something similar to a cone. In other words, sew all sides together, except the top. Stuff lightly with fiberfill. Choose a Kelly Green Block, turn it around so that the rows face vertically, measure the back and center tail. Pin down. Thread blunt needle with leftover tail and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sew tail block to the back of the other blocks you have already sewn together. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Note- There is a slight difference between the Spring Green yarn and the Kelly Green yarn. When you work the Spring Green yarn, work a bit more loosely, otherwise, the clocks will be slightly smaller. If yours come out that way, stretch them a tiny bit as you sew them to the others, they will fit snugly, but they will fit.

Sew bottom block in place, this is one of the Spring Green blocks. Stuff feet lightly and sew them in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails. Stuff block, insert cat ball or squeaker and sew last block in place to correspond to the top of Blockety Mallard’s head. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Note- If you want your Blockety Mallard to be a bit more “square”, cut 4, strips of plastic canvas 2” tall by 5” wide and sew them together into a little open square, insert into Blockety, stuff, put your cat ball in, and close the top. This Blockety will have a perfectly square body but will not be squeezable, so you cannot use a squeaker for this one. I personally, like the “pudginess” of this duck.

That’s all.
You’re done!

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Funmigurumi Blockety Ducky Toy and Baby Rattle

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This toy is ideal to decorate a nursery, or if baby already plays with blocks, this one can be a lot of fun since it has feet, wings and a tail, it is also a tactile delight for little ones to explore, add to this the fact that it either rattles or it can be squeezed to hear it squeak, which can bring out all those lovable baby giggles you love to hear. It is relatively easy to make, it has a generous size, and it really cute once it is put together.

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight Bright Yellow yarn (1 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight Pumpkin yarn (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Petal Pink yarn (scraps)
Crochet hook size G (only for beak and tail)
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size F (only for eyes and “pink” of cheeks)
Scissors
Fiberfill
Measuring tape
1 or cat balls with a bell inside (you find those in the pet aisle of your local pet shop or WalMart) or 1 Squeaker.
Blunt needle

Block size: Approx. 5” W x 4-1/2” L.


Alternative Blockety Ducky:

You can stuff Blockety with Fiberfill and bury a squaker inside, instead of using the rattling balls.

Note- Unless F or G hook is specified, use crochet hook size H.

Body Blocks

Block # 1-

With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #2-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Block # 3-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #4-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.


Block #5-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Block #6-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Wings (make 2)-
With H hook and Bright Yellow. Ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in same spot as ch 3, 4 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in last sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Feet (Make 4)-
Pieces 1 and 2-
With H hook and Pumpkin, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.

Pieces 3 and 4-
With H hook and Pumpkin, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Tail (Make 2 triangles)-
Triangle #1-
With Bright Yellow and G hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 sc, Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next sc across. (6 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Triangle #2-
With Bright Yellow and G hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 sc, Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next sc across. (6 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew sides of triangle #1 to Triangle #2, leaving flat bottom open on both triangles (base of triangle.) Stuff lightly with fiberfill.)

Beak:
With Pumpking and G hook, ch 10.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and all across. Working in opposite side across foundation loops of beginning chain, make 1 sc per loop. Sl st to join rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 3- Rep row 2. (18 sc)
Rows 3-5: Rep row 2. (18 sc)
Row 6- This time you will only work on the top of the beak. Slip st in first st, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. With a little Black, embroider nostrils on top of beak to give Blockety Ducky a more duck-like look. Fasten off, weave in tail.

“Pink” of Cheeks-
With Petal Pink and F hk, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Petal Pink leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin these two rounds on both sides of beak, and threading blunt needle with leftover yarn, sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Blockety Ducky’s Eyes (make 2):


With black and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Half rnd 2- Join White. Working in back loops only, make 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st in next sc, Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Putting Blockety Ducky Together:

Stuff the beak with fiberfill. Take the block that will correspond to Blockety Ducky’s face, turn it so that the stripes of the sc rows will run vertically, and measure it with measuring tape, center the beak, pin down. Thread blunt needle and sew all around. Fasten off, weave in tail. Pin eyes on top of beak and sew in place.
Fasten off and weave tail. Pin “pink” of cheeks in place beside the beak and sew in place. Fasten off. (Face done.) Set aside.
Take the first block that will correspond to one of the sides, turn it so that the sc rows will run vertically and sew the wing right about the middle of it (measure so that both wings will be at the same level), repeat with the block that will correspond to the other side of block. Fasten off, weave in tails. Take square that corresponds to back of Blockety Ducky, turn so that sc rows run vertically, and center tail on lover part of that square, pin and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Sew two pieces together for each foot. Barely stuff it so that the foot will still be somewhat flat. Close the foot entirely. Fasten off, weave in tail. Repeat with the other foot.
Sew the face block to the side blocks (the ones with the wings. Fasten off, weave in tails. Sew the bak block that has the tail to these three blocks. Fasten off, weave in tail. Sew the bottom block to all the blocks you have already joined. Fasten off, weave in tail. Decide if your Blockety will rattle or if it will be squeezed to hear it squeak, and as you stuff with fiberfill and bury into Blockety either one or two cat balls or a squaker. Sew top block and fasten off.
Note 2-
If you have chosen to stuff the toy and insert a squaker, the ducky will squeak when you squeeze the block, and it is a totally different effect than you get with the rattling ball inside.

You can find very affordable squeakers (believe it or not, at dog toy supplies like Sitstay.com ---Not associated in any way with us. Or in any place that sells grunters and squakers for stuffed dog toys.)



You're done!

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Heiferetta Moolove

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Heiferetta is the newest baby in the Moolove family and the last little cow we will make (for the time being). . .it's been fun making these barnyard friends, but we would like to move on to other pastures too. So here's the little cowly babe, fresh from the nursery! A cute little heifer in the making and the joy of her older brother Hoofer. (By the way, I desperately need to stop making cows because my love of color is showing up too much and coming up out of their ears. If I don't stop, in no time at all we would be making blue cows with green muzzles and pink spots!)
Hope you enjoy making this one!

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Burgundy (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee Buff (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Café (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aran (scraps)
Fiberfill
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle
Measuring tape
Pins
Body-
Front-
With Burgundy, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Rows 3 to 9- Rep row 2. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
(Side #1) Half row 11- With Bright Yellow, 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, ch 1, turn.
Half row 12- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 13 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 21- Join Café. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 22 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Café, leaving long tail to sew with.

(Side #2) Half Row 11- Join Cherry Red. Work 1 sc in each remaining sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Rows 12 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Cherry red, leaving long tail to sew with.
Half Row 16- Join Coffee. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Rows 17 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with.
Half Row 21- Join Buff. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Rows 22 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Buff, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with appropriate color tails and sew center of Body Front, fasten off, weave in ends. Rep all rows for Body Back.
Legs-
Leg #1-
With Coffee, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Coffee, weave in tail. (24 sc)
Rnd 7- Join Burgundy, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Burgundy, weave in tail.
Rnd 10- Join Claret. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Claret, weave in tail. (24 sc)
Rnd 12- Join Burgundy. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Burgundy, leaving long tail to sew with. (24 sc)
Leg #2-
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Coffee, weave in tail. (24 sc)
Rnd 7- Join Burgundy, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 8 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Burgundy, leaving long tail to sew with.
Arms
Arm #1-
With Coffee, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 7 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with. (18sc)

Arm #2-
With Coffee, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Coffee, weave in end. (18 sc)
Rnd 7- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff arms with fiberfill. Pin and sew in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Thread blunt needle with appropriate color yarn and close bottom of Body. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Stuff legs and sew in place following photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Tail-
Measure and cut the following strands of yarn, 24 inches long each:
2 Burgundy
2 Bright Yellow
2 Café
2 Cherry Red
Fold strands in half, trying to match the ends, divide in 3 sections and braid. Cut a piece of yarn in Café, and wrap it several times around the end of the braid, tie firmly at the back of the braid. Trim, leaving as little tassel at the end of the braid. Measure back and find the center. Thread a blunt needle with Café and after centering tail, sew in place. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Spots-
Spot #1-
With Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (8 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (16 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Spot #2-
With Black, ch 7.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving last 2 sc unworked. (4 sc)
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 6, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch and sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Spot #3-
With Black, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, ch 1, turn. Leave rest of row unworked. (6 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving last 2 sc unworked. (4 sc)
Row 4- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Spot #4-


With Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc, in second ch from hk, sl st to join rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st in next sc. (6 sc)
Semi-rnd 3- Ch 1, 2 sc in each of next 6 sc. (12 sc) Sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Guiding yourself by the photos, pin and sew spots in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Muzzle-
With Aran, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 2 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (32 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (32 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (32 sc)

Mouth-
With black, embroider mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Nostrils-
Thread a blunt needle with Black and embroider nostrils on muzzle. Fasten off. Weave in tails.
Stuff muzzle and measure Front. Center muzzle and pin. Thread blunt needl with leftover tail and sew all around. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Measure Front and center Muzzle. Stuff and pin in place. Thread blunt needle with leftover tail and sew Muzzle in place. Fasten off, weave in tail. Eyes- (Make 2)
With Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hk and sl st to join rnd. Fasten off Black, leaving long tail to sew with.
Semi-rnd 2- Join Coffee. Make 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Sew eyes in place on top of muzzle as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Ears
Upper Side of Ear (Make 2)-
With Cherry Red, ch 7.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (8 sc)
Row 3- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (10 sc)
Rows 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (10 sc)
Row 7- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (7 sc)
Row 8- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (5 sc)
Row 9- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (3 sc)

Underside of Ear (Make 2)-
With Petal Pink, repeat rows 1 to 9 as for the Upper Side of Ear. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Put one piece of Upper Side with One Piece of Underside of Ear together and using leftover tail sew all around, leaving a space open to insert on the corner of Heiferetta’s square head. Insert ear and finish attaching. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Note- Because of the thickness of Cherry Red, the Underside of Ear will be slightly smaller than the upper side of the Ear. It will make the ear curl a bit which will work to make it look more natural, so don’t worry about it!

Done!
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MyCowla Moolove Baby Rattle

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I wasn't planning to make cow rattles but I don't think the Moolove Family would be complete without at least one or two toys for the babies. Don't you think? I think the little ones should also be let in on the fun we've been having. So here is MyCowla. She's very easy and fast to make, and would be a great addition to any barnyard theme baby shower. If you make an afghan with barnyard animals or a mommy tote would farm animals, don't forget to include one of these!
Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aran (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pale Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Petal Pink (scraps)
Pins
Measuring tape (if needed to center things)
1 Cat Ball (you find them in the Pet Aisle of your supermarket or WalMart, etc.)
1 piece of plastic canvas 6-1/2” W x 3-1/4” L (you will be rolling it to create a firm base for the rattle’s handle, you can cut a narrower piece if you want to, but the firmer the “stick” the better.)
Optional:
2 Jingle Bells (you will find them in crafts stores)
2 or 3 plastic beads
Another cat ball (you will be breaking the ball with a pair of pliers to get the bell to drop into the tube of the handle)
Blunt needle
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Fiberfill



Side #1 (Make 2)- With Aran, ch 9.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 11- Rep row 2. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 12- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Side #2 (Make 2)-
With Bright Yellow, ch 9.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 5- Rep row 2. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with. (8 sc)
Row 7- Join Pale Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc)
Rows 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
12- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread a blunt needle and sew one Side # 1 piece to a Side #2 piece for Front and repeat for Back.
If you want to you can make them match exactly, I chose not to do that. Different colors increase the feel of spots on the cow. Sew Front and Back together, leaving bottom and top open.




Muzzle-
With Petal Pink, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Center muzzle on lower part of Front and pin in place. Sew. Fasten off and weave in tail. Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider nostrils in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Eyes (Make 2)
With Black, ch 2.
Row 1- 5 sc in second ch from hook. DO NOT JOIN! Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pins eyes above muzzle as you see in photos, sew in place, adding eyelashes. Fasten off and weave in tails.



Ears-

Ear # 1-
With Pale Yellow, ch 4.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, 1 sc in last ch. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 7- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc. Fasten off. Weave in tail.

Ear # 2-
With Aran, ch 4.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, 1 sc in last ch. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 7- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc. Fasten off. Weave in tail.

Sew ears in place on top of MyCowla’s head as seen in photos, fasten off and weave in ends.



Note- You can sew MyCowla’s ears to match the Front sides of head or you can put the opposite color ear in place, it is up to your own taste.

Horns (Make 2)
MyCowla’s a very young cow, and she’s beginning to grow her hors, but they are barely coming out of her head.
With Aran, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 5 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (5 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (5 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (5 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (5 sc) Fasten off Aran, leaving tail long enough to sew with.

Stuff very lightly with fiberfill. Sew horns in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Spots-
Spot #1-
With Black, ch 2.
Row 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (Do not join!) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 2 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Spot # 2
With Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew spots as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Tail-
Measure 1 strand each of Aran, Pale Yellow and Bright Yellow 20” long, fold in half so that you will half
6 strands, divide into 3 groups of 2 strands and braid into a 3-strand braid. Make a knot at the end of your braid, leaving the rest unworked, when your braid is 3” long. Cut ends leaving like a small tassel. Thread blunt needle with one of the colors of yarn used and sew tail to center lower back of MyCowla’s body.

Handle-
Thread blunt needle with yarn. Fold the plastic canvas around bottle and sew it in place. Fasten off, Set aside for now, while we crochet a cover for it. (You can, just for added fun for the baby, add something that will rattle, such as a couple of jingle bells or another cat ball, before you cover the tube.) When you roll the tube, it ought to be 1” in circumference, but you can make it wider if you like.
Handle Cover-
With Bright Yellow, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep twice, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (14 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnds 5 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnd 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.

Cap of Handle-
With Bright Yellow, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep twice, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (14 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Insert jingle bell or beads if you like, into tube, put cap on top of opening at the top of tube, sew tube closed, leaving other tail to attach tube to the rattle’s head. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Insert cat ball into MyCowla and stuff with fiberfill, sew bottom using leftover tails. Fasten off, weave in ends.

You’re done!















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