18.7.11

Small Ox Amigurumi

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FINISHED SIZE: 3.5-4 inches / 8-10 cm



Materials:


- bulky weight yarn; main color (A), hoof & horn color (B), accent color (C)

- size I (5.5mm) crochet hook (or whichever size results in stitches tight enough to prevent stuffing from showing through)

- 9mm safety eyes

- stuffing

- yarn needle




Abbreviations:


ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

Inc = 2 sc in one stitch

Dec = sc2tog or invisible decrease

BLO = Back Loops Only

st / sts = stitch / stitches




Instructions:



HEAD


Using A, 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 5 rounds.

(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.


BODY


Using A, 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)

Sc in ea st around for 6 rounds.

(Dec, sc in next 10 sts)twice. (22)

(Dec, sc in next 9 sts)twice. (20)

(Dec, sc in next 8 sts)twice. (18)

(Dec, 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.

Inc 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.

Inc 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.

(Inc 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.

Inc 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.

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