Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Little Bigfoot Moose


Meet the Little Bigfoot Moose,


He is about 10.5 inches tall. This is the smaller version of Art the Moose (also a free pattern here). I designed the smaller one just to add a moose to my ever growing gang of Little Bigfoots, all free patterns and most have video tutorials!
Members of Little Bigfoot Gang.

Elephant
Monkey
Lion
Bunny
Giraffe
Panda
Piggy
Moose ~ Scroll down this page for the moose pattern. Look for the green print friendly
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Supplies:
Red Heart Comfort yarn.
Brown moose ~ Mocha 3191 with antlers in
Tan 3167
Beige Moose ~  Tan 3167 with antlers in Mocha 3191

4.0 mm hook *use a smaller hook if you  see gaps in your stitches
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
100% polyester stuffing
you can use buttons, a french knot or paint eyes on. I used 10mm safety eyes that I glued in place.
4 pipe cleaners or some wire for the antlers


Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc =  half double crochet * used for thumbs only
ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch

2tog = crochet 2 stitches together

f/o = finish off
Click on photos to enlarge them

How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

*The head and body are worked in one piece. If you plan to install safety eyes they are placed in between the 10th and 11th row with 5 or 6 visible stitches between them.You can use anything from felt to paint to buttons for eyes. I glue in safety eyes with tacky glue or fabric glue after the doll is all done. If you need help with that, just leave a comment and I'll link you up to a video.

Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. There are assembly instructions at the bottom of this page, please view those for the best results.

 Starting at the top of the head working down to bottom of body:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7) 1sc in next 8st then 2sc in next st (40)
8-16) 1sc in each st for 9 rows
17) 1sc in next 8st then 2tog (36)
18) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
19) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
20) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
21) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (15)
22) 1sc in each st for 1 row
23) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
24) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
*stuff head add in more stuffing as needed over the next few rows
25-27) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
28) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
29) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
30-32) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
33) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
34) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
35) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
36) 1sc then 2tog (12) *stuff body, add in more stuffing as needed over the next 2 rows
37) 1sc then 2tog (8)
38) 2tog twice and f/o. Weave yarn tail in and out the remaining stitching and pull tight to close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail in body

Snout

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)

7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows

11) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
12) 1sc in each st for 1 row
13) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
14) 1sc in each st for 1 row
15) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (20)

sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Add in the nostrils before or after sewing snout to head. If you do them before you will have to be mindful of centering. I prefer to put them in after. You can use French Knots or just add a whip stitch or 2, it's up to you.  Partially stuff then sew most of the snout in place then stuff it completely before sewing up the remaining gap.



Mouth:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6) *work starting yarn tail into the 2nd row.
2) 2sc in each (12)

3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18) 

sl st next st and f/o and leave a long tail for sewing.
Tongue:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
*work starting yarn tail into the 2nd row.2) 2sc in each (12)
f/o and weave in yarn tail
place wrong sides of the mouth and the tongue together, sew the end of the tongue to the mouth as pictured. Please note I borrowed this photo from my larger moose pattern. This is exactly the same and sewn together the same as the one you just made only larger.


You can sew the mouth to the snout before or after you sew the snout to the head. I prefer after but  you do what will work best for you. Sew the back end of mouth over and around the 12th to the 14th row of the snout and leave the front of the mouth open. I sewed the mouth off to one side a bit and not right in the center, that way you can see the mouth more.

Ears:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in the next st (8)
3)
1sc in the next 3st then 2sc in the next st (10)
4) 1sc in the next 4st then 2sc in the next st (12)
5)
1sc in the next 5st then 2sc in the next st (14)
6-7) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

ch1, bring the corners of row 7 together and sc through both sides at the same time, going across to seal up the open edge f/o leaving a tail for sewing.

 

Arms:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

5) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
6)
2tog then 1sc in next 8st (9)
7-12) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff hand, do not stuff arm.
Thumbs: optional

insert yarn in between the 4th and 5th row, ch 1 and add in 4hdc. f/o leaving a tail for shaping, knot off then hide the yarn tails inside the hand. Please note I borrowed the arm and thumb photo from my larger moose pattern. They are done the same way. If you notice a difference between this photo and the thumbs you just made it's because these thumbs are made with hdc and the larger moose thumbs are made with dc.


Legs:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 8st then 2sc in next st (20)
5-6) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
7) 1sc in next 8st then 2tog (18)
8) (1sc then 2tog, repeat 4 times) 1sc in next 6st (14)
9) (1sc then 2tog, repeat 3 times) 1sc in next 5st (11)
10-15) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff and shape foot and stuff leg


Tail:
1) ch5. Begin with a long enough starting tail you can sew into the body
2) sl st the 2nd ch from the hook, 1hdc in next 2 ch's, sl st last ch. f/o with a long enough tail you can sew into the body.

Antlers:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row
3)
1sc then 2sc in next st (9) 
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (12)
5) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
6) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
11) 1sc in next 4st the 2tog (20)
12) 1sc in next 3st the 2tog (16)
13-14) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
15) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (12)
16) 1sc in each st for 1 row
17) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
18-20) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.
Antler Points:
For the points, flatten the antler then pull yarn through the side of the antler. ch1, put in 3hdc and f/o leaving a bit of a tail for shaping.
On each side of the antler:
The 1st point, pull the yarn through in between the 5th and 6th row
The 2nd point  in between the 10th and 11th row
The 3rd point  in between the 14th and 15th row

You can use some anchor stitches to hold the pipe cleaners in place. I didn't feel the need to do that with this smaller moose. But if you want to add them please view the antler section of my larger moose for those instructions.

MOOSE ASSEMBLY: Take your time when sewing. Take breaks when you need them. Use pins to hold the parts in place and play around with the placements to be sure you are happy with how the parts look before sewing them in permanently.

1)
sew the arms on the 24th row or the 2nd row below the head.
2)
sew on the legs. I have a video showing how I sew the Little Bigfoot Legs on right here
3)
sew on the snout. Row 15 of the snout should be on or touching row 13 and the bottom on or touching row 19 of the head . You can also sew the mouth piece on now if you haven't already. See instructions for sewing in the mouth and tongue section above
4) sew the tail in between the 32nd and 33rd row.
5) sew antlers on the 3rd and 4th row. The pipe cleaners need to be wiggled into place. This part takes a bit of time but they will go in. Sew all around the edge of the antler and pull your stitches tight.
6) sew  the ears on the 5th and 6th row. 

click on photos to enlarge them


Copyright 2015 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

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12 comments:

  1. This little one is so cute. Great to see him together with his dad. Thanks so much for designing and sharing this great pattern.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

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  2. Thank you for sharing this pattern. Not sure if I'm good enough yet to make this but going to have a go. My question is... we have a moose... any chance of a squirrel please? :)

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  3. Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for making a moose! I live in NH and the moose is one of our state symbols and pretty prolific in our area so I can't wait to crochet your version. I love your patterns and videos. I learned to crochet when I was a teen but only recently picked it up again--you are my inspiration!

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    1. Hey, I live in Maine and was similarly excited! :D

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  4. Hey there,

    can you say how much wool you need for this little Moose?
    I know that Comfort Wool has 16 oZ each...do you need all of it?

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    1. I explain more about the amount of yarn I use on my FAQ page right here see question #3

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    2. Thx! Sorry i don't see the FAQ before!

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    3. no worries! There's lots on the main page and it's easy to miss :)

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  5. Hi. I have made a few of your animals. They are amazing and so easy to follow. I only started crocheting the a few weeks ago and learnt from your youtube videos. I am struggling with the thumbs on this. Are there any videos or more hints on how to start them off?

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  6. I am so glad I found your blog, thank you for the amazing patterns. I am working on the moose to take with me on a cruise in August. I also love your YouTube tutorials. I am new at making animals so they are very helpful. Are you going to make one for the Little Big Foot Moose? I am struggling with the Antlers.

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  7. Thanks you for the nice Patterns love it. Greetings from Amsterdam Holland.

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