My Crochet Farmyard Playbook Part One

FARMYARD PLAYBOOK CROCHET ALONG PART ONE|CREATIVE CROCHET WORKSHOP

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Notes:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
SC2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
SL ST – slip stitch

INSTRUCTIONS:

Barn:
With double knitting / light worsted (No 3)yarn and 3, 50 mm hook

Sides: (Make 2)
CH 26

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (25 SC), TURN
ROW 2 – 3: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (25 SC), TURN
ROW 4: CH 1, work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into each ST until end, TURN
ROW 5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until last ST, work 2 SC into last ST, TURN
ROW 6:CH 1, work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into each ST until end, TURN
ROW 7: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until last ST, work 2 SC into last ST.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing ( or optional use a different color yarn like I did)

Second side is worked switching rows 4-7 in reverse
Work instructions for ROW 1-3, then work from ROW 7 – 4

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Top:
CH 41

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (40 SC), TURN
ROW 2 – 5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (40 SC), TURN
ROW 6 – 10: SC2tog, work 1 SC into each ST until last 2 STS, SC2tog, TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing ( or optional use a different color yarn like I did)

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Pockets:
CH 41

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (40 SC), TURN
ROW 2 – 10: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (40 SC), TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing ( or optional use a different color yarn like I did)

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Doors: (Make 2)
CH 27

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (26 SC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), SKIP next ST, work 1 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into SKIPPED ST (cross st created). *SKIP next ST, work 1 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into SKIPPED ST. Repeat from * until last ST, work 1 DC into last ST. (26 STS)
ROW 3: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end, TURN (26 STS)
Repeat row 2 & 3 five more times.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

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ASSEMBLING THE BARN:

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STEP 1: Sew on the bottom pocket first;
STEP 2: Sew on the second pocket just above the first (see photo)

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STEP 3: Sew on the side panels – position them over the edges of the pockets.
Note: Do not sew the part facing inwards.

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STEP 4: Sew on the top.
Note: Do not sew the bottom part.

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STEP 5: Sew on the doors.

The Sun:
With yellow yarn, CH2
work 2 SC into 2nd CH from Hook
Row 1: CH1, work 2 SC into each SC (4 SC), turn,
Row 2: CH1, work 1 SC into each SC (4 SC), turn
Row 3: CH1, work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 2 SC, work 2 SC into last ST (6 SC), turn
Row 4: CH1, work 1 SC into each SC (6 SC), turn
Row 5: CH1, work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 4 SC, work 2 SC into last ST (8 SC), turn
Row 6: CH1, work 1 SC into each SC (8 SC), turn
Row 7: CH1, work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 6 SC, work 2 SC into last ST (10SC), turn
Row 8: CH1, work 1 SC into each SC (10 SC), turn
Row 9: CH1, work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 8 SC, work 2 SC into last ST (12 SC), turn
Row 10: CH1, work 1 SC into each SC (12 SC), continue working in the round – work 1 SC into each row and foundation sts and each row. Fasten and leave a tail for sewing
Sew 12 cm ribbons (different colors) or approx 30 – 40 cm ribbon onto the back of the sun (see photo)

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Sew Sun onto the right hand top corner.

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Sew on a button onto one to the doors.

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The Cow
With white yarn, make a magic circle

Make 2
Rnd 1: CH 2. Work 6 SC in second CH from hook. Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 SC in each ST around (12 SC). Move Marker
Rnd 3: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (18 SC). Move Marker
Rnd 4: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next two STS. Repeat from * around (24 SC). Move Marker
Rnd 5: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next three STS. Repeat from * around (30 SC). Move Marker
Rnd 6: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next four STS. Repeat from * around (36 SC). Move Marker
Rnd 7: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next five STS. Repeat from * around (42 SC). Move Marker
ROW 8: Work 1 SC into the next 6 STS, SL ST into the next ST, TURN
ROW 9: do not chain 1 – just work 1 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into the next 5 SC, SL ST into the next SC, TURN
ROW 10: SL ST into the first SC, CH 1, work 1 SC into the same ST, work 1 SC into the next 5 SC, TURN
ROW 11-12: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC (6 SC), TURN
ROW 13: SC2tog, *work [1 SC, 1 HDC] into next ST. repeat from * once more, SC2tog.
SL ST all around Cow. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on only one piece

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Spots: Make between 4 – 6
With brown yarn, make magic circle.
Work random spots of first round working up 6 STS and/or second round working up 12 STS for exp:
RND 1: Work 6 SC into magic circle
RND 2: Work randomly different sts – 2 SC into next, 1 SC, 1 HDC, into next, 1 HDC, 1 DC into next, 2 SC into next x 3.

Work spots randomly onto the front  and back pieces.

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Sew the two body pieces wrong sides together.

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Stuff body with some fiberfill/toy stuffing before completely sewing close.

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Leave a starting tail of approx 10 cm

Ears: Insert hook into a loop on the side of the head – see photos
Work [1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 DC, 1 HDC, 1 SC] into the same loop.
Fasten off and leave a tail approx the same length as starting tail

Repeat for other side

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Knot the two tail together on the front of the ear – to shape the ear.

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Weave the tails through the body – see photos – trim the ends.

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Tail: Insert hook to pop out the center of the magic ring – see photo
Make a chain of approx 6 – 10 STS long.
Weave top starting tail through the chain to pop out the bottom:
knot the two tail ends and trim

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Glue/ Button or embroider on some eyes
I french knotted some nostrils 🙂

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