July 18, 2011

Small Ox Amigurumi Pattern

SMALL OX AMIGURUMI DOLL
(a smaller version of the Ox Pattern)

FINISHED SIZE: ~5 inches (from top of mohawk to base)

MATERIALS:
Lion Brand Jiffy; Country Green (A), Silver Heather (B), Denim (C)
size I crochet hook (or whichever size results in stitches tight enough to prevent stuffing from showing through)
9mm black safety eyes
stuffing
yarn needle

Some stitches/abbreviations used in this pattern:
Dec 1 = Insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Now, insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. [1 stitch has been decreased]
BLO = Back Loops Only


HEAD:
Using A, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (24)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (30)
Sc in ea st around for 5 rounds.
(Dec 1, sc in next 3 sts)around. (24)
(Dec 1, sc in next 2 sts)around. (18)
(Dec 1, sc in next st)around. (12)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off.

BODY:
Using A, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)
(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (24)
Sc in ea st around for 6 rounds.
(Dec 1, sc in next 10 sts)twice. (22)
(Dec 1, sc in next 9 sts)twice. (20)
(Dec 1, sc in next 8 sts)twice. (18)
(Dec 1, sc in next st)around. (12)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.


ARMS:
Make 2.
Using B, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Fasten off B and attach A by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked with B.
Sc in ea st around for 4 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

LEGS:
Make 2.
Using B, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (12)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Sc in ea st around.
Fasten off B and attach A by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked with B.
Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

HORNS:
Make 2.
Using B, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 4 sc in ring.
Sc in ea st around.
(2 sc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)
Sc in ea st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

EARS:
Make 2.
Using A, ch 4.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, sl st in last st.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

SNOUT:
Using C, start with a magic ring.
Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.
2 sc in ea st around. (10)
Sc in BLO of ea st around.
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
With A, embroider nostrils.

MOHAWK/MANE:
With C, *ch 4.
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in ea remaining ch.
Repeat from * 4 more times.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

TAIL:
With A, ch 5.
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in ea remaining ch.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Attach 2 small scraps of C to end of tail by drawing them through and knotting them.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew arms and legs to body. (I did not stuff the arms or legs, but they might benefit from a little stuffing.)
Sew tail to rear of body.
Stuff snout with the stray ends of yarn and sew to head.
Place safety eyes on either side of snout.
Sew mohawk/mane to top of head.
Sew horns to sides of head and sew the ears just below the horns.


Enjoy. Feel free to give away or sell any items made using this pattern. Attributing credit to the designer is appreciated but not necessary.

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