BGF Hera

BGF Goat

Design by Melissa Brown

of Moosie’s Cottage

1 Skien of light brown (MC)

100 yrds of black (CC1)

1 yrd of drk brown (CC2)

1 yrd of light pink (CC3)

6mm eyes (2)

white felt

6mm nose

G hook

Abbrievations used

ch: chain

St (s): stitches

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

tc: treble crochet

sc2tog: single crochet together.  (use the next 2 stitches to make one stitch)

MC: main color

CC: color change

sl st: slip stitch

(you can make goat any color)

HEAD

Using MC ch 2.

Row 1:  6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around(12 sc)

Row 3: Sc in next sc; 2 sc in next sc, around (18 sc)

Row 4-10: sc in each st.  (18 sc)

Row 11: sc in the next 2 sc; 2 sc in the next, around (24 sc)

Row 12:  sc the next 9 sc; hdc in the next 6 sc; sc in the next 9 sc (24 st)

Row 13: sc in the next 3 sc; 2 sc in the next sc, around (30 sc)

Row 14: sc in the next 12, hdc in the next 6 sc, sc in the next 12 sc (30 st)

Row 15: sc in each st. ( 30 sc)

Row 16: sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next st, around (36 sc)

Row 17-18: sc around (36 sc)

Row 19: sc in the next 4 sc, sc2tog around (30 sc)

Row 20: sc in the nexr 3 sc, sc2tog around (24 sc)

Row 21: sc in the next 2 sc, sc2tog around (18 sc)

Row 22: sc2tog around (9 st)

Leave long tail for sewing.

When stuffing the head, place nose in the center of the muzzle before stuffing.  Place eyes in between the hdc rows.  Before locking these pieces in place be sure it is where you like these.  The white felt is use as a back ground for the eyes.  You will need to fill to to make sure it is exactly what you want.  Do not close the head until the horns are completed and sewn to the head as well as the ears.  This makes it easier to blend the yarn.  Once the horns and ears are sewn, please closed the head.

BODY

MC ch2

Repeat rows 1-3 as above.

Row 4: sc in the next 2 sc; 2 sc in the next sc around (24 sc)

Row 5: sc in the next 3 sc; 2 sc in the next sc around(30sc)

Row 6-7: sc around (30 sc)

Row 8: sc in the next 4 sc; 2 sc in the next sc around (36 sc)

Row 9-14: sc around (36 st)

Row 15: sc in the next 4 sc; sc2tog around (30 st)

Row 16-17: sc in each st (30 sc)

Row 18: sc in the next 3 sc; sc2tog around (24 sc)

Row 19-22: sc around (24 sc)

Row 23: sc in the next 2 sc, sc2tog around (18 st)

Row 24: sc around (18 sc)

Row 25: sc2tog around (9 st)

Stuff body to desire fluffyness and close.

Leave long tail for sewing

HOOVES  (Need to make 4)

With CC1 (black) ch 2

Row 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc)

Row 3: sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc around (18 sc)

Row 4: sc in the next 5 sc; dc, tc, dc in the next 3 st. sc in the next 2 st.  dc, tc, dc in the next 3 st; sc in the remaining 5 sts.  (18 st)

Row 5-6: sc in each st arounf (18 sc)

LEGS

Row 1-2: with MC attach to the first sc of previous row of hoof.  sc in each st around (18 st)

Row 3: sc in the next sc; sc2tog around (12 st)

Row 4-13: sc in each st around (12 sc)

Leave tail for sewing.

Stuff legs to desire fluffyness and sew to body once the opening is closed.

TAIL MC

Row 1: Ch 5.  sc 2nd ch from hook; sc in remaining st (4sc)

Row 2: Sl st sc in same ch.  sc in the next 4.

Row 3: sc in the first st and sl st in remaining st.  FO.

Leave tail for sewing.  Sew to body

EARS  Make 2 Outer and Inner

OUTER EAR

MC ch 10

Row 1: sc in the 2 ch from hook. sc in remaining sts. Turn. (9 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1 sc in the next 8 st;2 hdc at last stitch.  Do Not Turn.  Working opposite side, 2 hdc in the next st.  sc in remaining sts.  (19 sts)

Row 3: sl st around the ear.  FO.  Leave tail for sewing.

INNER

With CC3 (pink) ch 10

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook and sc in remaining sts until you get to the last ch.  2 hdc in last chain and continue to work sc on opposite side of ch.  FO.  Leave tail for sewing.

Sew inner ear to outer ear.

COLLAR

With CC2 ch 4.  sc in 2nd ch from hook.  sc in remaining sts.  Turn (3 sts)

Row 2-17 ch 1; sc in each st.

Wrap collar around goat’s neck and sew to close.

HORNS

With CC2 ch 2.  4 sc in 2nd ch fron hook.

Row 1: sc in each st

Row 2-5 hdc in each st.

You do not need to stuff the horns.  This makes it easier to bend the horns to desire position.  This is the hardest part of the animal.

Sew all pieces together and enjoy BGF Goat.

*about the designer

I have been crocheting since I was 12.

I am a mom of 2 teens and yes own a farm.

This is my first written and sharable pattern and hope

you enjoy it.  The inspiration for this goat is actually from our farm, Bad Goat Farm, is our doe, Hera.  She is tan and the sweetest goat.  We do have a FB page of our farm and I also have a group called Moosie’s Cottage Crochet Corner.  As well as a business page Moosie’s Cottage.

So feel free to drop by and say hi.  And I hope you enjoy a little BGF in your home!.

Moosie’s Fans Cowl

Moosie’s Fans Cowl

Supplies:

1 skein Lion Brand Yarns Scarfie (color used (Forest/Black)

5 worsted, 5.3 oz, 312 yards 78% Acrylic 22% Wool

size I/9 5.5 MM hook

3 buttons of your choice

Tapestry needle

Special Stitch

Shell- 5 dc in stitch indicated.

Instructions:

Ch 45 sc.

Row 1: Insert hook 4th ch from hook.  Ch 3, 4 dc in same space.  *Skip 2 sc and sc in the next st.  Skip 2 and shell.*  Repeat until last stitch and shell in last chain. ( 8 shells made)

Row 2: Slip stitch in the first 2 dc.  *Shell in center (3rd dc) of shell from previous row. SCBP in sc.* repeat 7 times (8 shells made).

Row 3: Slip stitch in the first 2 dc.  *Shell in center (3rd dc) of shell from previous row. SCFP in sc*. repeat 7 times.

Row 4-50: repeat row 2 and 3.

Row 51: Slip stitch in the first 2 dc.  *Shell in center (3rd dc) of shell from previous row. SCFP in sc* repeat 4 more times.  +Dc in the next 2 dc, ch 2 ,skip dc, dc in the next dc.  SCFP in sc.+ repeat 2 more times. This creaters your 3 button holes.

Row 52: Ch 1, *sc in the first 2 dc, sc 2 times in the 2 ch sp, sc in the next 2 dc.  SCBP in sc.* repeat 2 times more.  +Sc in the next 5 dc, scbp in sc+ repeat until end and fasten off.  Weave ends

Place buttons on opppsite side of cowl, lining up with button holes, sew in buttons.

This pattern was created by Melissa Brown of Moosie’s Cottage.  Please do sell this pattern as it will be considered copyright infringement.  You can sell the products made from this pattern as long as you acknowledge the author.  If this is a paid pattern, please do not re-sell this pattern nor share in any and all social media which includes blogs unless permission is given by the author.  Do not do any video tutorial unless you have permission from the author.

10/15 002 RCAMFCDOC

Oh My!!! I just keep growing

Everyone starts off slow and then increase their pace.  That’s me.  I never thought I would be where I am at.

I started this blog to help increase my business.  I make crochet items.  Yeah, most everyone does.  But over the years I started to slowly build up stock, work on new pieces, and try new avenues.  I have created 2 patterns and still try to figure out half the sites to share the joys.  I’m not exactly tech savy but can get around.

I have taught and still continue to teach.  Created a facebook group page to help beginners and hopefully start a “hangout” to get others to crochet a long and make new friends.

Oh it’s a special craft.  New bonds are created.  Appreicaition for the talent.  And respect to other designers and artist.  Something I think the world lacks at times and in a way I blame it on technology.  However without technology, most of us crafters wouldn’t be able to get out there.

No…crafting is NOT a get rich scheme.  It takes time.  And it takes money in which the economy dose not help the talented artists.  But you are probably asking why should I care?  Well, you help a family with fun money or if they are in tight spots.  Hours are cut, pay isn’t as good and finding hard workers are becoming more frequent.  So when you buy a wood piece, a jewelry piece, a crafted blanket, you are helping and you will probably never know how much appreciation you gave that artist.

Don’t question why it is so expensive.  Things we buy are not a wholesale prices.  And our time..long hours, late nights, missing out on family time..they cost the artist more.  Don’t ever say “oh I can get it cheaper?”  when people say that I always ask what is the quality of their work?  What yarn did they get?  Joann’s and Micheals that’s all synthetic machine spun yarn.  Not hand spun or hand dyed.  (Look up the process of those ways).  Hand made is time and the reason it is so pricey.

I will try to keep up as much as I can with this blog.  It isn’t always easy as I am always hooking, posting to my facebook group and business page.  And I hope to shed light into a handmade crafted item.