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Melvin Moose – Free Crochet Pattern

I have a full series of these egg shaped animals planned. I have already posted Bandit. My mom was oddly afraid of Moose when I was younger. Of course this means we bought her lots of moose. I thought Melvin would be a nice addition to her collection.

Meet Melvin the Moose. Crocheted Moose Pattern

This pattern is not tested. If you have issues, please let me know.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
Essential Acrylics – Chocolate
Multicolored white and beige
I love this yarn – Black
24 MM Safety Eyes
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TC – Triple Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
BLO – Back Loops Only
Puff Stitch –(Insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch) repeat 2 more times. You should have loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on the hook. Push the stitch out.

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.
BODY
In Chocolate, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Rounds 7-10: 4 rows SC [36 stitches per row].
Round 11: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Rounds 12-15: 4 rows SC [42 stitches per row].
Place eyes between 11-12.
Round 16: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].
Rounds 17-20: 4 rows SC [48 stitches per row]
Round 21: (7 SC, INC) 6 times [54].
Rounds 22-29: 8 rows SC [54 stitches per row].
Round 30: SC in each stitch [54].
Round 31: (7 SC, DEC) 6 times [48].
Round 32: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].
Round 33: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].
Round 34: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Start stuffing
Round 35: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 36: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 37: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 38: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Leave a long tail. Thread tail through stitches from Round 34 and pull up tight to close hole. Weave in ends.

HORNS (make 2)
Large Part
In Multi, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Rounds 3-14: 12 rows SC [12 stitches per row].
Round 15: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Do not stuff. Fold flat.

Small parts (Make 3 per horn).
Round 1: 8 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [8].
Rounds 2-8: 7 rows SC [8 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Fold flat sew to large part. Attach horns to the head.

MUZZLE
In Multi, Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC 2, 3 SC in last stitch. Using unworked loops from the first stitches, SC 3, 3 SC in last stitch. [12].
Round 2: 3 SC (3 INC), 3 SC, (3 INC) [18].
Round 3: 3 SC, (INC, SC) 3 times, 3 SC, (INC, SC) 3 times [24].
Rounds 4-5: 2 rows SC [24 stitches per row].
Fasten off. Embroider two nostrils in black and a smile. Stuff and attach to body.

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