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WIP 3/8/17 Woodland Themed Afghan – Moose Applique

I’ve gotten a good start on my woodland afghan! Here is what I have done so far… fox, moose, pine tree, bear, owl and 2 blocks each of colors. Only 50 more blocks to go!

I have to note that the moose is my own… I wanted something a little less round-faced than what the afghan series pattern was. Mine kept turning out looking like a bull cow instead of a bull moose! 🙂 Anyways, I posted how I made my moose further down in this blog.

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Pardon my pictures but the only camera I have is on my cell phone, therefore my colors are a little off in my pictures. Like my chocolate brown and my green look black and you can’t tell my moose has eyes. Ugh! I dream of one day having one of those fancy digital cameras. 🙂

 

Ok, enough. Here is my very first applique!

 

Moose

Moose Applique

Measures approximately 5″ tall by 6″ wide

Supplies

  • medium worsted weight yarn (4)

15 yards – Loops & Threads, Impeccable, in Chocolate

6 yards – Loops & Threads, Impeccable, in Soft Taupe

1/2 yard – Red Heart Super Saver, in Black

  • Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
Body

1.) MR, Ch 1, 12 HDC in ring, join to first HDC (12)

2.) Ch 1, 2 HDC in same and in each stitch around, join to first HDC (24)

3.) Ch 2, DC in same, [2 DC in next, DC] repeat around, join to first DC (36)

4.) Ch 1, [HDC, TC] in next, TC 6, [TC, HDC] in next. Slip stitch around until you get to your first HDC. Do not fasten off.

Right Ear: Ch 1, SC in same, SC, Ch 1, turn, SC decrease, slip stitch back to head and around to last TC

Left Ear: Ch 1, SC in same, SC, Ch 1, turn, SC decrease. Fasten off.

Antlers

Right Antler: Attach yarn to stitch just above right ear, Ch 1, insert and pull up a loop in the stitch to the left. Yarn over, pull through one, YO pull through both loops. (This makes your first foundation SC). Repeat until you have 6 FSC. Ch 4, TC into FSC nearest to chain, slip stitch into same space. Slip stitch into next.

[Sl st, Ch 3, DC, sl st] in next. Slip stitch in next. [Sl st, Ch 2, sl st] in next. Sl st 2, sl st to space on head portion left of your join. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing  onto granny square.

Left Antler: Attach yarn to stitch above left ear, Ch 1, insert and pull up a loop in the stitch to the left. Yarn over, pull through one, YO pull through both loops. (This makes your first foundation SC). Repeat until you have 6 FSC. Ch 4, TURN, TC into FSC nearest to chain, slip stitch into same space. Slip stitch into next.

[Sl st, Ch 3, DC, sl st] in next. Slip stitch in next. [Sl st, Ch 2, sl st] in next. Sl st 2, sl st to space on head portion left of your join. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing onto granny square.

Eyes

Using black yarn, sew on eyes. If you choose, you can use safety eyes.

**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE

 

Are you making this afghan too? How far along are you? What are you choosing for appliques? Let me know!

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9 thoughts on “WIP 3/8/17 Woodland Themed Afghan – Moose Applique

  1. I am working on this blanket too! I have all my squares made and joined but just started my appliqués. Not sure what all ones I’m going to make yet 🙂

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