25.6.11

Ox Amigurumi





FINISHED SIZE: approx. 6-8 in / 15-20 cm



Materials:


- bulky weight yarn; main color, accent color, hoof color, horn color & black

- size I (5.5mm) crochet hook (or any size hook that results in a stitch tight enough that stuffing won't show through)

- stuffing

- yarn needle



Abbreviations:


ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

Inc = 2 sc in one stitch

Dec = sc2tog or invisible decrease

st / sts = stitch / stitches



Instructions:



HEAD


Using main color, start with a magic ring. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.

Inc in ea st around. (12)

(Inc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)

(Inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (24)

(Inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (30)

(Inc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)around. (36)

Sc in ea st around for 8 rounds.

(Dec, sc in next 4 sts)around. (30)

(Dec, sc in next 3 sts)around. (24)

(Dec, sc in next 2 sts)around. (18)

(Dec, sc in next st)around. (12)

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.



BODY


Using main color, start with a magic ring. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.

Inc in ea st around. (12)

(Inc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)

(Inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)around. (24)

(Inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)around. (30)

Sc in ea st around for 6 rounds.

Dec, sc in ea of next 11 sts, (dec)twice, sc in ea of next 11 sts, dec. (26)

Sc in ea st around.

Dec, sc in next 9 sts, (dec)twice, sc in ea of next 9 sts, dec. (22)

Sc in ea st around.

Dec, sc in next 7 sts, (dec)twice, sc in next 7 sts, dec. (18)

(Dec, sc in next st)around. (12)

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off.



ARMS


Make 2.

Using hoof color, start with a magic ring.

Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.

Inc in ea st around. (10)

(Inc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)

Fasten off hoof color.

Attach main color (body & head color).

Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.



LEGS


Make 2.

Using hoof color, start with a magic ring.

Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.

Inc in ea st around. (12)

(Inc in next st, sc in next st)around. (18)

Sc in ea st around.

Fasten off hoof color.

Attach main color.

Sc in ea st around for 4 rounds.

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.



MUZZLE


Using accent or hoof color, start with a magic ring.

Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.

Inc in ea st around. (12)

Sc in BLO of ea st around.

Sc in ea st around.

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Embroider nostrils in the shape of an equal sign (=) using main color or color of your choice.



EARS


Make 2.

Using main color, start with a magic ring.

Ch 1, 4 sc in ring.

Sc in ea st around.

(Inc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)

Sc in ea st around for 2 rounds.

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.



TAIL


Using main color, ch 7.

Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in remaining 5 chains.

Fasten off, leaving a short tail of yarn for sewing.

Thread 2 short strands of the accent or hoof color (hint: reuse scraps) through the end of the tail where the 2nd ch was skipped and knot to create tail tuft.



MOHAWK / MANE


Using accent or hoof color, *ch 5.

Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in remaining 3 chains.

Repeat from * 4 times.

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.



LONG HORNS


Make 2.

Using horn color of your choice, start with a magic ring.

Ch 1, 4 sc in ring.

Sc in ea st around.

(Inc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)

Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.

Sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Sc in next 3 sc, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Sc in ea st around.

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.



SHORT HORNS


(worked same as for ears with one extra round)

Make 2.

Using horn color of your choice, start with a magic ring.

Ch 1, 4 sc in ring.

Sc in ea st around.

(Inc in next st, sc in next st)twice. (6)

Sc in ea st around for 3 rounds.

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.



EYE WHITES


Make 2.

Using white, ch 2.

5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Inc in ea st around. (10)

(Inc in next st, sc in next st)around. (15)

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.



PUPILS


Make 2.

Using black, start with a magic ring.

Ch 1, 5 sc in ring.

Inc in ea st around. (10)

Sl st in next st.

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.



ASSEMBLY


Sew pupils to center of eye whites.

Sew head to body, and use additional stuffing as needed.

Sew legs and arms to body, stuffing lightly.

Sew tail to rear of body.

Stuff muzzle with the stray ends of yarn and sew to head.

Sew eyes to head, on either side of muzzle.

Sew mohawk/mane to top of head.

Sew horns to sides of head and sew the ears just below the horns.



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