Miss Moose Blanket Buddy

Updated: Nov 16, 2020


Who says buffalo plaid is just for boys? This sweet little Miss Moose Blanket Buddy is the essence of "Up North" wrapped up into a snuggly friend for a little one. This sweet Miss Moose makes the perfect gift! Homemade gifts are the best and mean so much! Or at least I think so! (but I suppose I'm a little biased)


I love making blanket buddy stuffed animals! You know what I really love about making these type of stuff animals? The blanket let's you omit the body and the back legs! ha!





While the moose is larger in size- you can complete your wooded animal collection by making my fox blanket buddy too- you can find the pattern here. And if you want to make the Miss Moose a Mister- just omit the bow and wallah! You have yourself a boy moose!


Happy Crocheting!

~ Dana











Miss Moose Blanket Buddy


Materials:


  • Weight 4 Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Black, Claret, Cherry Red, Aran, and Coffee- click on the colors to get yours!)

  • Size 5.5 mm Hook

  • Size 5 mm Hook

  • Button Eyes - I used the biggest size in this kit from amazon. Get yours here!


Pattern:

Notes: When crocheting a magic circle- slip stitch to first stitch to join after completing the necessary stitches.


Blanket:

Ch 46


*When crocheting the blanket, I never "ended" my yarn but instead continued to crochet over the other colors as I switched mid-stitch. For a good tutorial of how to do this- click here. I preferred this method so I wouldn't have as many ends to sew in and it creates a "seamless" look.





R1: (Black) hdc in 2nd chain from the hook, hdc in next 4 ch, *(Claret) hdc in next 5 chains, (black) hdc in next 5 chains, Rep from * to end. (45 hdc)

R2: (Black) ch 1, hdc in next 5, *(claret) hdc in next 5 spaces, (black) hdc in next 5 spaces, rep from * to end.

R3: Rep R2

R4: (claret) ch 1, hdc in next 5, *(cherry red) hdc in next 5 spaces, (claret) hdc in next 5 spaces, rep from * to end.

R5-R6: Rep R4

R7-R9: Rep R2

R10-R12: Rep R4

R13-15: Rep R2

R16-R18: Rep R4

R19-R21: Rep R2

R22-R24: Rep R4

R25-R27: Rep R2


Finish Off



Border (in black)

R1:hdc in each space around (1 hdc in each row when working along sides. 3 hdc in corner stitches)

R2: hdc in each stitch around, 3 hdc in corner stitch.

Finish Off


Head

*Still using 5.5 MM Hook in Coffee

*INC means "Increase" by doing 2 of the specified stitch in that space

*DEC means "Decrease" by Stitch together 2 in the specified stitch (IE. sc2tog)


6 sc in magic ring

R1: Inc sc (12 sc)

R2: Sc, Inc sc, rep around (18 sc)

R3: Sc 2, Inc sc, rep around (24 sc)

R4: Sc 3, Inc sc, rep around (30 sc)

R5: Sc in each st around (30 sc)

R6: Sc 4, inc sc, rep around (36 sc)

R7: Sc 5, inc sc, rep around(42 sc)

R8 - R13: Sc in each st around (42 sc)

R14: Sc 5, Dec sc, rep around (36 sc)

R15: Sc 4, Dec sc, rep around (30 sc)

R16: Sc each st around (30 sc)

R17: Sc 3, Dec sc, rep around (24 sc)

R18: Sc 2, Dec sc, rep around (18 sc)

R19: Sc 1, dec sc, rep around (12 sc)

Stuff

R20: Dec sc around (6 sc)

Finish Stuffing, Finish Off


Nose

Using 5.5 mm in Coffee


6 sc in magic ring

R1: Inc sc (12 sc)

R2: Sc, inc sc, rep around (18 sc)

R3: Sc 2, inc sc, rep around (24 sc)

R4: Sc in next 5, 2 sc in next 2, sc in 10, 2 sc in next 2, sc in next 5 (28 sc)

R5- R9: Sc in around (28 sc)


Finish Off- leave tail long for sewing together.

Stuff.





Antlers

5 mm hook in Aran


Main Piece:

R1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of magic circle. (8 sc)

R2: *Inc sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (12 sc)

R3-R4: Sc in each stitch around. (12 sc)

R5: *Dec sc in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (8 sc) stuff

R6-R11: Sc in each stitch around. (8 sc)

Finish Off/Stuff (Be careful not to over stuff)


Small Horn in Aran

4 sc in magic circle

R1: Inc sc in each (8 sc)

R2-R4: Sc in each around (8 sc) Finish off/Stuff.


Ears (Make 2)

5 mm hook in Coffee


4 sc in Magic Circle

R1: Inc sc in each st around (8 sc)

R2: Sc in the first st, Inc sc in the next, rep around (12 sc)

R3-R4: Sc around (12 sc)

R5: Sc in the first st, dec sc in the next, rep around (8 sc)

R6-R7: Sc around (8 sc)

Finish Off.


Arms (Make 2)

5 mm crochet hook in Coffee


10 sc in Magic Circle

R1: *Inc sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 sc)

R2: *Inc sc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 sc)

R3: In front loops only, *dec sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitches, repeat from * around. (15 sc) (Flip inside out before moving on)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (15 sc)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 sc)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (10 sc) Stuff

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (10 sc)

Row 12: *Dec sc in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (8 sc)

Rows 13-20: Sc in each stitch around. (8 sc)

Finish Off/Stuff. (Leave tail long for attaching.)







Bow:

5.5 MM Hook in Claret


Ch 6

R1: hdc in second chain from hook and in each across ( 5 hdc)

R2-R26: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch across (5 hdc)

Slip Stitch together on ends


*Pinch in center and sew together. Wrap yarn around to desired thickness and tie to hold and finish off. Leave tail long to attach to head.


Assembling your Moose:


1. Head and Nose- Using the long tail on the nose, sew around the nose into the head (going in slightly from the diameter of the nose so it "cinches" in a little bit.)

2. Eyes- Now that the nose is on- place the eyes on both sides of the nose.

3. Head- Now that they eyes are on- you can cinch the head closed (Leave tail)

4. Ears- Pinch the ears and sew the bottom so they curl in a bit. Position on head- slightly off to the sides so you have room for the antlers.

5. Antlers- First sew your small horn on towards the bottom of the big horn. Once complete- sew antlers to head inside of ear positioning.

6. Bow- Sew bow onto head in front of one sides ear/antler.

7. Blanket/Head- Sew Head onto the Blanket in the center. (Ensure to attach enough of the head to the blanket- about a quarters size should be sewed to ensure secure.)

8. Arms- Attach arms directly where head and blanket meet- on either side.

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