July 18, 2011

Small Ox Amigurumi





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Materials:
  • Lion Brand Jiffy; Country Green (A), Silver Heather (B), Denim (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

Instructions:

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, 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.
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, 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.
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.

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