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Barnyard Amigurumi

Crochet
January 2014
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in single crochet (US) (gauge is not critical)
4.0 mm (G)
300 - 800 yards (274 - 732 m)
one size, see notes

Crocheted farm animals are just as cute as the real thing and make great playmates!

While written as a single pattern in the magazine, this is actually a set of toys, including a barn shaped bag, a sheep, a pig, a baby pig, a cow, a chicken and a baby chick.

The pattern calls for 6 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver, but that is because there are many different toys using different colors. Each toy is small and uses a very small amount of yarn. The bag is the largest piece and uses a significant amount of one skein of red yarn.

RED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g skeins, each approx 364yds/333m (100% acrylic)

  • 1 skein #319 Cherry Red (A)
  • 1 skein #311 White (B)
  • 1 skein #324 Bright Yellow (C)
  • 1 skein #706 Perfect Pink (D)
  • 1 skein #312 Black (E)
  • 1 skein #254 Pumpkin (F)

NOTIONS

12 Black glass eyes, 3mm diameter (2 for each Baby Pig and Chicks)
2 Black glass eyes, 5mm diameter (for Chicken)
4 Black glass eyes, 7mm diameter (2 for each Sheep and Pig)
2 Black glass eyes, 8mm diameter (for Cow)
1 Red button (for Bag closure)
Red grosgrain ribbon, 1”/3cm wide x 1yd/1m long (for Bag handles)
Red ribbon (for Sheep)
1 Red jingle bell (for Sheep)
Green ribbon (for Pig’s prize ribbon)
1 Green button (for Pig’s prize ribbon)
Narrow black and white ribbon (for Pig’s prize ribbon)
Pink narrow ribbon (for Baby Pigs)
Bright pink ribbon (for Cow)
1 Small silver bell (for Cow)
Red gingham fabric (for Chicken scarf)
Stitch marker
Polyester fiberfill
Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bag measures approx 11”/28cm at widest x 12”/30.5cm tall, not including handles
Sheep measures approx 4.5”/12cm tall
Pig measures approx 3”/7.5cm tall
Cow measures approx 5”/12cm tall
Chicken measures approx 3”/7.5cm tall

GAUGE
13 sts and 16 rows = 4”/10cm over single crochet.
Gauge is not critical for this project.