It is week 3 of the Crochet Along! I can't believe how quickly time is flying by! I hope you are enjoying this pattern and are finding it easier that it looks! Several of you have said that this is your first time trying the waffle stitch and never realized how easy it is to do!
I am glad to have gotten to share a new stitch with you as it is one of my favorites! Today we are going to make the legs! I think you will find that these work up super quick and easy too!
Here is a reminder of the materials needed and the stitches you will need to know for this section:
“Baby Cow Lovey”
Worsted Weight 4 yarn - 2 colors, one for the "hoof" part and one for the upper leg section as seen in cover photo above
Hook - H or 5mm for main sections
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Sk - skip a stich/space
Sp - space
#st - complete # number of sts in same space
St # - complete stitch in next # number of spaces
( ) - do all in the same stitch
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Here is how you crochet the legs:
Cow Legs: H5 mm hook
Note: you will be working in continuous rounds, place and move stitch marker to last stitch of each round
Note: crochet tightly with a tight tension
Begin: With Gray or choice of color, MR, ch 1.
Round 1: Sc 5 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join. (5st)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around. (10st)
Round 3: *Sc, 2sc*, repeat *to* around. (15st)
Round 4: BLO sc 15. (15st)
Round 5 & 6: Sc 15. (15st)
Round 7: Sc 15, change colors to white before finishing the last stitch. (15st)
Round 8 - 21: Sc 15, fasten off, leave long tail.
Finish: Stuff with poly fill. Put more towards the hooves and taper off as you get to the opening. The reason for the taper is to make them fit more snugly under the head during assembly next week. Sew the openings shut with needle and tail.
That is all for this week! Next Saturday we will finish the lovey by crocheting the ears and then will assemble it! I will also include instructions for the optional flower for the baby girl special touch. We are so close to being done! I can't wait to see how everyone's loveys turn out!
Before I go, here is a reminder of how the prizes will work:
Photo Contest: By September 6th the person who received the most unique comments, likes, hearts, smiley face emojis will win a "SURPRISE PRIZE!" *in the past the prizes have been something such as skeins of yarn, a years worth of patterns, crochet gift set, giftcards... etc etc, so be sure to take some great photos!
Designers Choice Award: I will personally pick a participant to win a "Suprise Prize" based on participation, VIP group interactions, finished project and photo. The more you participate in the group on post related to the Crochet Along the more chances you have to win!
Thank you again for participating and I look forward to finishing the lovey with you next week! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and may many blessings find each of you!
Orchid and Bee's