Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Gruffy The Goat



Introduction & SIZE:
Meet Gruffy the Little Bigfoot Goat. The tallest is about 6.5 inches tall 
Date of birth: August 25th 2017 ~ pattern released April 4th 2018

Part of a series,
This goat is part of a series of animals that all use the same basic body pattern. You will need to make the basic body, link in the supplies list, then come back here for all the parts that make it a goat.


The OG Little Bigfoot Series

I now have 7 patterns available  in this OG LBF series. They are:
Temple the Cow 
When Pigs Fly 
S'mores the Horse 
Rainbow Sprinkles the Unicorn 
The OG LBF Hippo 
The OG LBF Bear 
Gruffy the Goat ~ scroll down this page
I hope you enjoy!

Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

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

*IF you want a large, medium and small. I used the same weight yarn for all of them and a 4.25mm hook, a 3mm hook, and a 2.5mm hook. That gave me 3 different sized goats
(In the photo I actually used the same hook for the middle one as I did for the large one. It's that yarn color that works up a bit on the smaller side. To give you the option of a medium sized one in any color, I suggest the 3mm hook)
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
polyester stuffing
Optional: pipe cleaners for the horns. This is optional but the pipe cleaners do really help shape the horns. For those afraid of using them, I show you how to stitch them in so they don't move or ever poke through.

Eyes:  The goats  you see pictured have 7mm-8mm safety eyes in between the 6th and 7th row with 4 visible stitch holes between them. At the end of the video series I do show how to wrap yarn for the eyes if you do not have safety eyes.
Options for eyes: buttons, felt, paint, safety eyes, wrap yarn


Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
hdc = half double crochet
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.

There is a full video tutorial for this Goat , with a video for each part of the pattern. You can use what you need and skip any video you don't need. Click here


Muzzle: with same color as body
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in first 2st, 2sc in next 3st, 1sc in next 6st, 2sc in next 3st, 1sc in next 4st (24) 

5) 1sc in first 4st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 11st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7st (26)

6-7) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
8) 1sc in next 11st then 2tog (24)
9) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
10) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.
Stretch the muzzle out, stretch it out side to side. The finishing yarn tail should be center at the bottom. Whip stitch a nose over the 5th and 6th row Knot yarn tails inside muzzle when done.
Set muzzle aside and make the other parts.

 
 

Ears: with same color as body
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)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (12)
9) do not stuff the ear. ch1 then bring the ends of row 8 together and sc through both sides to close up  top of the ear
f/o leaving a tail for sewing
.
 



Horns with any color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2-5) 1sc in each st for 4 rows

6) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)

7-9) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
10) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
11-13) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing
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At 6 minutes into  this video I show how to stitch in pipe cleaners so they will never poke through. They will make the horns poseable but you do not have to use them. 



    Tail: with same color as body
    1) ch6
    2) starting in the 2nd ch, 1sc then 1hdc in the next 4ch (5)
    f/o leaving a tail for sewing


    ASSEMBLY: video for assembly part 1 here 

    1) sew on muzzle
    • The top of the muzzle is sewn on or about row 9 and the bottom on or about row 12. Pin muzzle in  place before sewing. 
    • 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. 
    • If you want a ridge on top of the nose: Pinch the top of the muzzle together. Using a strand of yarn the same color as the muzzle, sew to hold that pinched shape

    Beard:
    pull strands of white yarn through where you want the beard to start on the muzzle. (in between the 3rd and 4th row)  Pull through about 7 strands through the 1st row and about 4 through the row under that. Split or unravel each strand to create a fuller beard




    2) sew horns on  either side of the center hole of row 1
    3) sew the ears on just under the horns
    4) sew tail on the back of the body


    The Troll is also a free pattern with a video tutorial. Get it here


    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 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

     You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern on your blogs or websites. If you'd like to share this pattern please use one photo and provide a link back here




    5 comments:

    1. I want to say thank you for all of your pattern that you post I love them all thank you so much.

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    2. So I excited to make this cute little guy! Thank you for all you do ♡

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    3. I made this... One word...AMAZING!!!!

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