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Chloe the Crochet Cow Puzzle

Crochet
August 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
290 - 330 yards (265 - 302 m)
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Chloe the Crochet Cow Puzzle is based on the original Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball, and as such comes apart into 3 segments, or rings, which then have to be re-assembled to form the cow.

The chunky design makes her perfect for little hands to grab hold of and your colour options are limitless! Think cows are just cream and brown and black? Think again! My testers came up with some awesomely colourful bovine beauties.

Size

Using the hook and yarn specified, Chloe the Crochet Cow Puzzle works up to 13 cm wide x 15 cm high x 15 cm long. That is roughly 5″ x 6″ x 6″. But you can always use a bigger or smaller hook and thicker or thinner yarn.

Gauge doesn’t matter, but if the yarn you use is too thin for the hook you use, you will end up with holes in your lids. And if you do make Chloe with odds and ends of yarn and some of the yarns are thinner than others, please make sure that the yarn you use for the lids is as thick, or thicker, than the yarn you use for the wedges, otherwise the lids will be too small. The wedges are more forgiving than the lids!

Notes

The pattern for Chloe the Crochet Cow Puzzle is suitable for Advanced Beginners.

Although this pattern is easy, it is detailed, so you will need to have a good grasp of the English language. If you are not comfortable with English, you are probably going to struggle with this pattern, so I would advise against purchasing it.

You will need to know:

  • How to make single crochet stitches, half-double crochet stitches and double crochet stitches
  • How to increase and decrease
  • How to work in the round
  • How to make a magic ring
  • How to work short rows - don’t panic, there are lots of photos to guide you through this if you have never used short rows.

For Materials and Abbreviations, please see my site.

Please note that this pattern is written using US Terminology.

Remember to have a look at all the other animals. The pattern for the Octopus is FREE, so you could always wet your feet with that one.

Happy Hooking!

xxx Dedri