Jorg the Moose Free Crochet Pattern



Hi my crafty friends! I hope you've had a great start of the week!


We had our first snowfall here in Michigan this past weekend and so today's crochet project is a tribute to the winter season to come.


The moose is a creature easily associated with winter and cold lands. It has a long head with a large nose and upper lip and it is easily recognizable for its flat antlers that can stretch 4 to 5 feet across.


I decided to work my crocheted version of a moose with a very soft, warm, and fluffy yarn made of baby alpaca and merino wool - DHG SIERRA yarn.


The result is extremely soft and cuddly - a perfect toy for the little ones!

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You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find over 40 explanatory step-by-step pictures and tips to guide you through the making process.

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Bulky (5) in Beaver, Rust, Black, Milk, and Nougat

MATERIALS: 3.25 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

DIMENSION: 13” x 7”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),half double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner





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LEGS AND BODY (beaver yarn)


Leg #1

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnds 2 - 16: sc even (8); F/O and cut the yarn

Stuff the leg lightly.


Leg #2

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnds 2 - 16: sc even (8)

Do not cut the yarn once you have crocheted the second leg, CH 6 INSTEAD.

Stuff the leg lightly.


Let’s merge the two legs together…

Rnd 17: join the yarn to leg #1 by inserting the hook into any one st of the last round, work 1 sc into the same st, then work the remaining 7 sc; keep working on the chains, 1 hdc in each one of the next 6 chs, keep working on the leg #2 (starting from the 1st st of the last round), 1 sc into the same st, then work the remaining 7 sc; keep working on the chains, 1 hdc in each one of the next 6 chs (28)

Rnd 18: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnds 19 - 28: sc even (32); keep stuffing the body

Rnd 29: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28)

Rnd 30: sc even (28)

Rnd 31: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 32: sc even (24)

Rnd 33: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to attach the body to the head.

Finish stuffing the body firmly.


HEAD (beaver yarn)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnds 5 - 21: sc even (32); start stuffing the head

Insert the safety eyes between rnds #10-11, 10 sts apart.

Embroider a horizontal line above the eye with black yarn and a vertical one to the outer side of the eye with milk yarn.

Rnd 22: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 23: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the head

Rnd 24: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.



MUZZLE (nougat yarn)


Rnd 1: 9 sc in a mr (9)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (18)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (27)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36)

Rnds 5 - 11: sc even (36); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.

Insert the front side of the head into the muzzle and use the strand of peach yarn to secure the muzzle in place.



ARMS (beaver yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7)

Rnds 2 - 15: sc even (7); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.

Stuff the arms lightly.

Sew the arms to the side of the body between rnds # 32-33.



ANTLERS (rust yarn; make two)


Point #1 (small)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnds 3 - 5: sc even (8); F/O and cut the yarn.

Do not stuff the point.


Point #2 (medium)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9)

Rnds 3 - 6: sc even (9); F/O and cut the yarn.

Do not stuff the point.


Point #3 (large)

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnds 3 - 7: sc even (10)

Do not cut the yarn once you have crocheted Point #3.


Let’s merge the 3 points together…

Rnd 8: keep working on point #3, 5 sc, move to point #2 and crochet 4 sc, keep working on point #1, crocheting 8 sc, move back to point #2 and crochet 5 sc (1 sc in each one of the unworked sts), move to point #3 and crochet 5 sc (1 sc in each one of the unworked sts) (27)

Rnd 9: sc even (27)

Rnd 10: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.

Flatten the antlers (do not stuff) and using a yarn needle and the strand of orange yarn, sew the two sides of rnd #10 close.

Do not cut the yarn once finished, use it instead to sew the antlers to the side of the head between rnds # 4-5, 8 sts apart.



EARS (beaver yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9)

Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (9)

Rnd 5: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (6): F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.

Sew the ears to the side of the head between rnds #5-6.



TAIL (beaver yarn)

Row 1: 4 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc, 1 sl st (3); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the back of the body between rnds #20-21.




I can't wait to see your version of my JORG THE MOOSE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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