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Moose Granny Square - Woodland Afghan Series - Free Crochet Pattern

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I am compiling granny squares with adorable little woodland animals to create an afghan! This is the first square of the series that I am sharing with you - A MOOSE! This blanket is going to be radiating with cozy vibes, and I can not wait until it's all put together.

It has been a mild Winter so far here in Central Pennsylvania. I am anticipating colder weather in February, so this blanket will be perfect for snuggles, cuddles, and pure coziness! We have yet to have a mentionable amount of snow, so fingers crossed it will come sooner rather than later so I can put this baby to use! I'll be ready for you, snow day!


Feel free to crochet along with me as I post the individual squares. Here you will find how I am making my granny squares and the colors I've used. I am making the squares a bit larger than average to allow it to grow larger quicker with less sewing together ;)



Here's the pattern for the moose applique, which you will simply sew onto the granny square.

Materials
Yarn in brown, taupe, black
G hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

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Special stitches
SC foundation crochet

Head
(worked in rounds)
Row 1: Magic ring, 12 SC in ring, join to first SC 
Row 2: Chain 1, 3 SC, 2 SC into each of the next 3 spaces, 3 SC, 2 SC into each of the next 3 spaces, join
Row 3: Chain 1, 6 SC, 2 SC into each of the next 3 spaces, 6 SC, 2 SC into each of the next 3 spaces, join
Row 4: Chain 1, SC all around, join (24)
Row 5: Chain 1, 7 SC, 1 HDC, 2 DC in each of the next 8 stitches, 1 HDC, 8 SC, join to first SC
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing onto granny square
[If you are no sewing the applique onto anything, you can weave in the ends.]


Antlers

We will be working the horns in the 4th and 5th stitches to the right (right horn) and the 4th and 5th stitches to left (left horn) of the space where we joined for the head. Because we are working in the round and from right to left, where we start the left and right horn will be a slightly different. Pay attention to what # stitch you are inserting your hook into.
*I have provided pictures below to help aide you in starting the horns (specifically shown for the left horn)

Right Horn:
Insert your hook into the 5th space to the right of the join and attach taupe color. Chain 1 to secure, insert and pull up a loop into space to the left (4th space to the right of the join). **YO pull through one, YO pull through both loops. (That completes your first SC foundation) Continue to SC foundation crochet until you have 6 SC foundation crochets. Chain 4, treble crochet into SC foundation nearest to chain. Slip stitch into same space. Slip stitch into next two spaces. [Slip stitch, chain 2, DC, Slip stitch] all into next space. Slip stitch until you get back to the head portion. Slip stitch into 4th space to the right of the join on the head portion. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing onto granny square.

Left Horn:

Insert hook into 4th space to the left of the join, attach taupe color. Chain 1 to secure, insert and pull up a loop into the space to the left (5th space to the right of the join). Follow direction from ** for the right horn.

Ears

Left ear
Attach chocolate brown one space below the horn, SC into same space and next space. 
Chain 1, SC decrease
Fasten off

Right ear
Attach choclate brown yarn into two spaces below horn
SC into same space and next space
Chain 1, decrease
Fasten off

Nostrils
Using black yarn, sew on nostrils






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