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Miss Moose Blanket Buddy

Updated: Mar 3, 2021


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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janmauro
Oct 07, 2021

When you give this instruction in the blanket portion, do you actually crochet over the yarn of the alternate color while stitching or do you drop the alternate and pick up later? The tutorial does not show this. *When crocheting the blanket, I never "ended" my yarn but instead continued to crochet over the other colors as I switched mid-stitch."

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darlingdanadesigns
Oct 08, 2021
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Yes, that is correct! 😊

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