When my son was a preschooler, he loved to carry around little action figures he called his “guys”. The memory of his chubby warm hand with a death grip on a “guy” just makes me smile. Today, I’d like you to meet this Crochet Moose!
The crochet moose is the 2nd in a series I’m calling Bitty Bumbles. Bitty Bumbles are small amigurumi (or stuffed toys). In fact, the Bitty Bumbles remind me a bit of the “guys” of my son’s childhood. The “guys” and my little guy had all kinds of adventures together. And maybe a Bitty Bumble like this cute moose could be a guy for your little one.
Of course I think everyone might like a Bitty Bumble for herself. I see them scattered in my office at work. In front of my TV at home. They might even be just the thing to tuck into a stocking at Christmas time. They are little. Cute. And just fun.
Did you miss the first Bitty Bumble? Click here to read all about it!
Crochet Moose – Bitty Bumble #2
Here is what you will need:
- US G6/4mm crochet hook (These are my recommended hooks)
- 1/2 oz of Worsted Weight Yarn in Brown
- Scraps of Worsted Weight Yarn in Beige
- 6mm safety eyes (could also embroider them on)
- Small amount of polyfil stuffing (I used this)
- Sewing needle and matching thread (for sewing on the button)
- Tapestry needle and scissors
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To make the decreases less noticeable, use the invisible decrease method.
Crochet Moose Bitty Bumble is about 1.75″ high (excluding ears and antlers) and 2.5″ long
With brown yarn, make a magic ring
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 sts).
R2: 2 sc in ea st around (12 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st)
R4-12: sc around (18 st)
Take time out to insert safety eyes. The safety eyes go between rounds 2 & 3. Refer to photo for placement. Stuff and continue stuffing as you finish up the body.
R13: *sc in next st, sc next 2 st together. Repeat from * around (12)
R14: sc next 2 st together (6).
Weave opening closed. Fasten off and weave in end.
Ears (Make 2)
With brown yarn, ch 4
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, ch 2, sl st to last ch. Fasten off leaving a long strand for sewing.
Position ears so that the starting chain is resting against head and sew an ear on each side of the head.
Antlers (Make 2)
With beige yarn, ch 6
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (5 sc)
R2: sl st in next 2 st, in next stitch work: (sc, dc, ch2, sl st). Fasten off.
Sew antlers on head in between ears.
Legs (Make 4)
With brown, make a magic ring.
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 sts).
R2: sc in ea st around (6 st). For a nice finish, use the Invisible Seamless Join technique. Leave a long strand for sewing.
Position front legs between rows 5-7 and back legs between rows 10-12 on bottom of moose (or wherever looks best to you) and sew down. Note: Legs are not stuffed.
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