Saturday, August 12, 2017

Temple the Little Cow



Introduction & SIZE:
Meet the  Little Bigfoot Cow. She is about 7 inches tall.
Date of birth: August 12th 2017
The Little Bigfoot series was first designed in 2012. I have started revising all those original patterns, however, the cow was never part of the originals, actually, this is the first cow pattern I've ever designed! I'm quite happy with how she turned out. I hope you are too.
I named the first cow I made (the one with blue hooves) after one of my heroes, Temple Grandin. If you've never heard that name before, check out here website here she's amazing!


Okay, now let's make the LBF Cow. Scroll down this page.



Copyright 2017 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
Want to share this pattern? Do not copy. You can use one photo and provide a link back to the pattern.

Supplies:
Basic OG LBF body pattern found here
same yarn and hook you used to make the body with

blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
polyester stuffing

Red Heart Comfort Yarn Color codes for Temple:
White 3130 ~ head, body, arms, legs

Turquoise 3185 ~ hooves, ears
Light Pink 3130 ~ udders, main part of muzzle
Tan 3167 ~ horns
Bright Yellow 3182 ~ ID Tag
 
Eyes: Feel free to play around with placements. The cows you see pictured have safety eyes in between the 7th and 8th row with 4 visible stitch holes between them.
Use anything you want for eyes: buttons, felt, paint, safety eyes, wrap yarn, or crochet them.  The eyes you see pictured are 7mm.
polyester stuffing


Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off

Read me ~> 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.


Muzzle: starting with pink
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in first st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 3st  (16) 

4) 1sc in first 2st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 6st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 4st (20)

5) 1sc in each st for 1 row, switch to body color on last st (20) 
6) 1sc in each st for 1 row
7) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (16)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.

The top of the muzzle is sewn on or about row 8 and the bottom on or about row 11.
  • Whip stitch 2 nostrils in between the 2nd and 3rd row before stuffing. Knot yarn tails inside muzzle when done.
  • Stretch the muzzle out with your fingers before stuffing, stretch it out side to side then stuff. 
  • Pin in  place before sewing, use lots of pins. 
  • Take your time and be sure it stays centered as you sew.
  • Leave a little gap for stuffing more in if needed. Use a stuffing stick and push the stuffing to the sides of the muzzle so it maintains its shape. Then close up the gap, knot off and hide yarn tail inside the head.
  
Ears: using same color you used for the feet and hands
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc then 2sc in the next st (9) 

3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (12)

4) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)

5) 1sc in each st for 1 row
6) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (12)
7) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
8) 1sc in each st for 1 row
9) Do not stuff ears. Fold ear and sc through both sides across. There's no need to go through the middle part of the fold, just go through the outer edges.
f/o leaving a tail for sewing
Sew ears on or about row 4

Ear Tag: With bright yellow
1) ch4
2) starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (3) ch1 and turn
3) skip ch, 1sc in each st, ch1 and turn
4) skip ch, 1sc then 2tog (2)
f/o leaving a long tail. To clean up any rough edges or holes, use the finishing yarn tail to wrap around the edges then weave in and out of any holes in the tag.



 Horns: make 2 using any color you want. If you made the body with white yarn then consider using beige or tan for the horns so they stand out better.
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 7st (7)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
Do not stuff horns. They are sewn over the 2nd and 3rd row



Patches With and Without Udders

Tummy Patch with Udders:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)

sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.

Udders: Make 4

Use the same color as the patch, I'm using white for these photos only.
Insert your hook and through as pictured, working on the right side of the patch. Pull the yarn through, ch1 then add 2hdc in the same space. f/o
I found it easier to make 2 udders then stop. Bring both yarn tails of an udder to the back side of the patch, through different stitch holes, knot them off and cut them up shorter. Once those yarn tails are out of the way, go on to make the other 2 udders and finish off the same way as the first 2.


Tummy Patches without Udders:

Larger Patch:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.
Smaller Patch:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6) 
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.

When you sew a patch to the tummy, keep your stitches on the inside edge of the patch. Sewing on the inside will give you a clean edge around the patch.
If you are giving this to a small child then you will want to add extra holding stitches to the patch. These will wrap around the outside edge.  Put one on the top, bottom and on both sides, as pictured on the bear below,  so that the patch can not be pulled off.

Sew gently, don't pull any stitches too tight or you will alter the shape of the patch.

You could also hot glue the center of the patch then sew around the inside edge. Do not put the hot glue close to the edge of the patch or it could ooze out of the sides and be visible.




Tail:
with same color as body, 
begin with a long tail you can use to sew the tail to the body.
1) hold 2 strands of yarn together, ch7 then f/o


Pull 4 strands of yarn, the same color as the ears, through the end of the tail and knot each one. Pull 3 strands of yarn, same color as the body, through the end of the tail and knot each one. Cut the strands up to about 1.5in (4cm) long. Twist each strand to unravel it, use your yarn needle to fray and separate the strands. 


Cloven Hooves: Optional
Bring a strand of yarn, same color as the foot, through the center hole of row 1 and come out in between rows 6 and 7. Wrap over the front of the foot, back through the center hole and out in between row  6 and 7 again, pull tight then bring the yarn tails together under the foot and knot them. Knot again to hold that shape then hide the yarn tails inside the foot.



And you're done. Please post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely, I'd love to see it!



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Many Blessings to you!




Copyright 2017 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

 You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it. 




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