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Sea cow from 'Sarah & Duck'

After posting pics of the cuddly, crochet sea cow that I made for my nephew (who is ridiculously attached to his) I've had messages from people asking if they can get one.  Having finished the majority of work for The Book I finally got round to making one for sale which is available on my Etsy shop.  I've also finally written up the pattern, so if you want to have a go at making one yourself (or getting a Nan to) here's your free sea cow crochet pattern...

 
(Written using US terminology)

Hayfield Bonus Chunky Yarn, shade: Petrol (829)
7mm hook

A little black yarn and yarn needle, 2 yellow buttons with suitable thread and needle for eyes, stuffing

Abbreviations
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sctog
sl st – slip stitch

Body
Round 1: ch 6
Round 2: sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next 3 ch’s, 3sc in the end ch, working up the other side, sc in the next 4 ch, (10)
Round 3: 2sc, sc in the next 4 st’s, 2sc, sc in the next 5 st’s  (13)
Round 4: 2sc, sc in the next 6 st’s, 2sc, sc in the next 6 st’s  (16)
Round 5: 2sc, sc in the next 7 st’s, 2sc, sc in the next 7 st’s  (18)
Round 6: 2sc in the next 2 st’s, sc 7, 2sc in the next 2 st’s, sc in the next 6 st’s  (21)
Round 7–29: sc in each st
Round 30: sctog, sc 8, sctog, sc 9  (19)
Round 31: sctog, sc 8, sctog, sc 7 (17)
Round 32: sctog, sc7, sctog, sc 6  (15)
Round 33: sctog, sc 5, sctog, sc 6   (13)
Round 34: sctog, sc 4, sctog, sc 5  (11)
Round 35: sc in each st – stuff
Round 36: 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc  (15)
Round 37: 2sc, sc in next 3, 2sc, sc next 3, 2sc, sc, next 3, 2sc, sc next 2  (19)
Round 38: 2sc, sc in next 4, 2sc, sc next 4, 2sc, sc, next 4, 2sc, sc next 3  (23)
Round 39: sl st , stuff tail then sew up

Tail
Round 1: mr 6
Round 2: 2sc in each st  (12)
Round 3: 2s, sc in next 5, 2sc, sc in next 5  (14)
Round 4: sc in each, sl st to finish
Stuff with just a little stuffing, and making sure it sits with the widest part across the face,  and sew to face.

Arms – make 2
Round 1: mr 8
Round 2: sc in each st
Round 3: sctog, sc in the next 6 st’s  (7)
Round 4: sctog, sc in the next 5 st’s  (6)
Round 5: sctog, sc in next 4 st’s  (5)
Round 6: sc in each st, sl st to finish
Stuff lightly and attach to the body

Weave in all ends, and as a finishing touch ch4, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st in to the last 2, fasten off and attach to the top of his head as a little wisp of hair.

Sew on the eyes, use a little black yarn to embroider an upside down ‘v’ for the mouth and 2 ‘x’s for the nostrils.



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