Huggable Moose

Using almost the same body as the Cabin Bear, I made this really cute moose. The pattern for his sweater has not been uploaded yet (as I am looking for it in my papers after a move, but I will upload it soon! You can still use the patterns on the Free Crochet Rabbit Pattern  and the Free Crochet Bear Pattern  sweater and bow tie patterns for him, as they will fit! Because I don’t believe this pattern is full without his sweater, I will not be adding the link for the pdf until it is! 

You will also notice that this Moose has no arms. This is not a design flaw! I designed him perfectly to hug, which is why he is part of my Huggles collection! Another reason he is so huggable is that you will stuff him quite tightly!

This pattern comes with the moose pattern.

Supplies Needed:

a G/6 (4mm hook)

plenty of stuffing2 safety eyes size. I used 9mm, but you can use what you want.

• Approx. 400 yards of yarn. Although I do not know the exact because I used a Jumbo Super Saver skein and I used about half. They are 744 yards.

A yarn needle, for sewing things on

A stitch marker – This isn’t optional as you will heavily rely on this.

 

Stitches you need to know and their abbreviations:

• Single Crochet – sc

• Slip Stitch – ss

• Single Crochet 2 Together – sc2tog or dec

• Double Crochet – dc • Chain – ch

• Back Loops Only – blo

 

Notes before you begin: For the Moose, it is worked in one piece. Once you get down to the feet however, you’ll need to switch back and forth between the feet or it becomes too difficult to work. Because of this, I ask that you make a small bobbin or small ball of yarn to finish off one foot. I’m not exactly sure how big to make the bobbin because I just cut my yarn and switched. I know people do not like to do this though, which is why I recommend a bobbin or small ball of yarn. If you do go with the bobbin or small ball, and you have an estimate as to how much yarn was used, please report back so I can put that into the pattern!

This entire Moose is worked in the round and in continuous rounds. The entire Moose is worked in single crochet unless otherwise noted.

You will also notice that sometimes the numbers in the rows change when it feels like they should stick to a pattern. I did this because I wound up getting seams that were going across the Moose and I needed to keep the side seams to the side.

Use a stitch marker to keep track of your first stitch in each row. You will heavily rely on your stitch marker, so please be comfortable with it!

I don’t stuff the Moose until the end. This is quite a big Moose and it’s too hard to work the Moose when it’s fully stuffed. Make sure when you do stuff you stuff nice and tight, but not too much that it stretches out the stitches.

Watch your increases as you work around the Moose. They are done on the sides and I’ve found that many, many, many times I didn’t pay attention and I didn’t add all three stitches to one stitch and instead mistakenly added them to two different stitches which messed up my count. If you find that your numbers are not matching up, check this before you rip out the whole Moose!

Other Information:

If you cannot get stuffing (if you live in a rural area like myself or for other reasons) Go to a dollar store and buy their $2-dollar pillows. Each bear will use about one pillow and it’s a cheap alternative when you cannot get true Fiber Fill.

Soon you will be able to purchase safety eyes on my website. Bookmark my website or sign up for my newsletter to be notified!

Soon, I will be uploading stitch tutorials and some crochet-alongs to my YouTube channel. For now, I will recommend other videos for those having trouble with stitches.

Hereeeee we go!

1) ch 21, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the next 18 stitches, 3 stitches in the last stitch. Turn work and crochet along the next 17 stitches, putting 2 sc in the last stitch. (42)

2) 3 sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 20 stitches, 3 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 20 stitches (46)

3) 1, 3 increase, 22, 3 increase, 21 (50)

4) 2, 3 increase, 24, 3 increase, 22 (54)

5) 3, 3 increase, 26, 3 increase, 23 (58)

6) Sc around 58 (58)

7) 5, 3 increase, 28, 3 increase, 23 (62)

8) 6, 3 increase, 30, 3 increase, 24 (66)

9) Sc across 66 (66)

10) 8, 3 increase, 32, 3 increase, 24 (70)

11-27) Sc across 70 (70)

Stop and complete and sew on the nose and place the eyes.

 

Nose

1) Ch 15.

2) sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and all the way across, ch 1 turn (14)

3) sc2tog (starting in the same stitch), sc in the next 10 stitches, sc2tog in the last two stitches, ch 1, turn. (12)

4) sc 12 across, ch 1 turn. (12)

5) sc2tog (starting in the same stitch), sc 8 across, sc2tog in the last two stitches, ch 1, turn. (10)

 

6) sc2tog (starting in the same stitch), sc 6 across, sc2tog in the last two stitches, ch 1, turn. (8)

7) sc2tog (starting in the same stitch), sc 4 across, sc2tog in the last two stitches, ch 1, turn. (6)

8) sc2tog (starting in the same stitch), sc 2 across, sc2tog in the last two stitches, ch 1, turn. (4)

9) sc2tog twice, ch 1, turn. (2)

10) ch 1, sc around the edge, 2 sc in the corners.

Tie off and leave a long tail to sew onto Moose. Nose and Eye Placement Attach eyes between rows 9 and 10. Find the middle and place your eyes with 5 stitches between them. When looking at the front, I counted 13 in on each side and placed the eyes around the 14th stitch. You can place the eyes anyway and any shape that you want. I attached the nose on the 12th row, I just lined it up straight with the eyes. Again, you can place the nose where you want. After you attach the eyes and nose, continue with the body.

(Back to Moose)

28) 11, 3 increase, 35, 3 increase, 22 (74)
29) 13, 3 increase, 36, 3 increase, 23 (78)
30) 14, 3 increase, 38, 3 increase, 24 (82)
31) sc 82 across (82)
32) 15, 3 increase, 40, 3 increase, 25 (86)
33) 16, 3 increase, 42, 3 increase, 26 (90)
34) sc 90 across (90)
35) 17, 3 increase, 44, 3 increase, 27 (94)
36) 18, 3 increase, 46, 3 increase, 28 (98)
37) 20, 3 increase, 48, 3 increase, 28 (102)
38) 21, 3 increase, 50, 3 increase, 29 (106)
39) sc 106 across (106)
40) 23, 3 increase, 51, 3 increase, 30 (110)
41) 24, 3 increase, 53, 3 increase, 31 (114)
42) 25, 3 increase, 55, 3 increase, 32 (118)
43) 26, 3 increase, 57, 3 increase, 33 (122)
44-57) sc 122 across (122)
58) 27, sc2tog, sc2tog, 56, sc2tog, sc2tog, 31 (118)
59) sc across 118 (118)
60) 27, sc2tog, sc2tog, 53, sc2tog, sc2tog, 30 (114)
61) 26, sc2tog, sc2tog, 51, sc2tog, sc2tog, 29 (110)
62) sc across 110 (110)
63) 26, sc2tog, sc2tog, 49, sc2tog, sc2tog, 27 (106)
64) 25, sc2tog, sc2tog, 47, sc2tog, sc2tog, 26 (102)
65) sc across 102 (102)
66) 24, sc2tog, sc2tog, 46, sc2tog, sc2tog, 24 (98)
67) sc across 98 (98)
68) 23, sc2tog, sc2tog, 44, sc2tog, sc2tog, 23 (94)
69) sc across 94 (94)
70) 22, sc2tog, sc2tog, 43, sc2tog, sc2tog, 21 (90)
71) sc across 90 (90)
72) 23, sc2tog, sc2tog, 39, sc2tog, sc2tog, 20 (86)
73) sc across 86 (86)
74) 21, sc2tog, sc2tog, 39, sc2tog, sc2tog, 18 (82)
75) sc across 82 (82)
76) 21, sc2tog, sc2tog, 36, sc2tog, sc2tog, 17 (78)
77) sc across 78 (78)

Right Leg

78) sc in the first 5 stitches, place a stitch marker in the next stitch after you complete it. Sc in the next 35 stitches. (36)

79-82) Start first stitch in this row in the stitch with the marker from the last row. Sc all the way around (36)

83) 2 sc in the first 2 sc, sc in the next 14 stitches, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the next 16 stitches (36)

Pause, Stuff Moose.  

Left Leg

78) Use bobbin made before and attach in first stitch next to the right leg. Place through both sides of the bear. Single crochet through both sides in the first 3 stitches (make sure you work tight and pull tight to close the bear up) Start the next stitch normally in only one side of the bear. The one you would normally work on. In the first stitch beyond these, work one sc and place your stitch marker. Sc in the next 35 stitches (36) Ignore the 3-single crochet to close gap in count.

79-82) sc 36 across (36)

83) 2 sc in the first 2 sc, sc in the next 14 stitches, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the next 16 stitches (36)

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84) sc 36 across (36)

85) (Change to darker brown color for hoof look) 2 sc in the first 2 sc, sc in the next 15 stitches, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the next 15 stitches (36)

86) 2 sc in the first 5 sc, sc in the next 13 stitches, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the next 14 stitches (39)

87) sc across 39 (39)

88) *sc in the first 5 stitches, sc2tog* repeat * to * 5 times, sc in the last 4 stitches. (34)

89) sc 34 across (34)

90) *sc in the first 4 stitches, sc2tog* repeat * to * 5 times, sc in the last 5 stitches. (29)

91) *sc in the first 3 stitches, sc2tog* repeat * to * 5 times, sc in the last 4 stitches. (24)

92) *sc in the first 2 stitches, sc2tog* repeat * to * 5 times, sc in the last 4 stitches. (19)

Pause and Stuff Foot.

 

93) *sc in the first stitch, sc2tog* repeat * to * 6 times, sc in the last stitch. (13)

94) sc in the first stitch, decrease around (sc2tog) 6 times. Fasten off. Sew circle closed. Start back at the right foot that you left off at. Start that row at row 84 above and work the same.  

Ears (make two)

1) ch 3, place 6 sc in center or magic ring (6)

2) 2 sc in each around (12)

3) sc in first stitch, 2 in the next. Repeat around. (18)

4) sc in the first 2 stitches, 2 in the next. Repeat around. (24)

5) sc in the first 3 stitches, 2 in the next. Repeat around. (30)

Pinch and sew on.  

 

Antlers

1) ch 3, place 6 sc into center – or magic ring (6)

2) 2 sc in each around (12)

3) sc in first stitch, 2 in the next. Repeat around. (18)

4) sc in the first 2 stitches, 2 in the next. Repeat around (24)

5) sc in the first 3 stitches, 2 in the next. Repeat around (30)

6) sc in the first 4 stitches, 2 in the next. Repeat around (36)

7) sc in the first 5 stitches, 2 in the next. Repeat around (42)

8-9) sc 42 around. (42)

10) *sc in the first 4, sc2tog* repeat 4 times, sc in the next 18 stitches (38)

11) sc around 38 (38)

12) *sc in the first 3, sc2tog* repeat 5 times, sc in the next 14 stitches (34)

13) sc around 34 (34)

14) *sc in the first 4, sc2tog* repeat 3 times, sc in the next 16 stitches (31)

15) sc around (31) (31)

16) *sc in the first 3, sc2tog* repeat 3 times, sc in the next 11 stitches (27)

17) sc around 27 (27)

18) *sc in the first 4, sc2tog* repeat 4 times, sc in the next 9 stitches (24)

19-27) sc around 24 (24)

Antler Bump

1) ch 3, place 6 sc in the center or magic ring (6)

2) 2 sc in each around (12)

3-5) sc 12 around (12)  

Tail

1) ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc 7 across, in the last stitch place 3 single crochet. Rotate. Sc 7 across, put 2 sc in the last stitch. (20)

2) 2 sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 7 stitches, 2 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 7 stitches, 2 sc in the next 2 stitches. (26)

3) 2 sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 10 stitches, 2 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 10 stitches, 2 sc in the next 2 stitches (32)

4) 2 sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 13 stitches, 2 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 13 stitches, 2 sc in the next 2 stitches (38)

5) 2 sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 17 stitches, 2 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 15 stitches, 2 sc in the next 2 stitches (44)

Ss to finish, leave tail to sew onto moose.

(stuff slightly, optional)

 

Ears (make two)

1) Create a magic circle, or ch 3, join with a slip stitch. Put 6 sc into the middle (6)

2) 2dc in each sc around (12)

3-4) sc around (12)

5) *sc in the first stitch, 2 sc in the next, * repeat * to * around (18)

6-7) sc around (18)

8) *sc in the first 2 stitches, 2 sc in the next*, repeat * to * around (24)

9-10) sc around (24)

11) *sc in the first 3 stitches, 2 sc in the next*, repeat * to * around (30)

12-13) sc around (30)

14) *sc in the first 4 stitches, 2 sc in the next*, repeat * to * around (36)

15-17) sc around (36)

18) *sc in the first 5 stitches, 2 sc in the next*, repeat * to * around (42)

19-37) sc around (47)

38) *sc in the first 4 stitches, sc2tog in the next*, repeat * to * around (36)

39-41) sc around (36)

42) *sc in the first 3 stitches, sc2tog in the next*, repeat * to * around. Sc in the last stitch (29)

43-44) sc around (29)

45) *sc in the first 2 stitches, sc2tog in the next*, repeat * to * around. Sc in the last stitch (22)

46) sc around (22)

47) *sc in the first stitch, sc2tog in the next*, repeat * to * around. Sc in the last stitch (18)

48) sc around (18)

Tie off, leave a long tail to sew to the body.

You’re Done! What a sweet little Moose!      Pattern Testers: I want to thank my pattern testers, for whom I could never have finished this! From my severe dyslexia to working when I’m dead dog tired, they have made sure that the pattern works up perfectly as well as mistakes in the text itself! Thank you! Fae S. – Thank you for working it up soooo quickly and keeping me informed! You rock! P.S. – I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR MOOSE! Upload them to Facebook or send them to me at thewoolynoggin@gmail.com! A note to everyone, If you find any mistakes, please bear with me! Let me know about mistakes any way that you choose so I can fix them. And as always, have fun!  

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