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Moo of the Future

Shortly after I finished my Hippocampeon, I remembered that a friend of mine asked me for a gift for her daughter's first birthday, a little something to put in her "time capsule". I suppose it's the new trend, keeping stuff for little kiddies then opening it on their 18th or so birthday. Honestly, I like the concept, it sounds exciting and sentimental. I hope to make one too for my future kids. Wouldn't it be awesome to put eggs in there so that when they open it after a few years they'll have their own poultry farm? Lack of sleep? Definitely! Hahaha! Classic. ^^ 

Anyway, going back to the gift... I only have until midnight to make an amigurumi so I decided not to invent a new pattern but follow a free one I found online. There were so many choices, but eventually I landed on crocheting... A cow. Well, I didn't want to make anything generic like a teddy bear or a little dolly so... Yah. What? Baby cows are adorable. Scratch that! All baby animals are adorable. So technically, whatever amigurumi you make as long as it's a baby then automatically it's cute. Okay, that's not entirely true. Of course it depends on the crocheter's skills. Whatever! Cows are cute, okay??? Damn! I need to go to bed... -_-

I used Lanas y ovillos' cow pattern and it was pretty easy to follow. I started past 7pm, I think and finished just a little over midnight. Not bad for a rushed project.

(Click for Pattern) 

By the way, the pattern is in Spanish so, yah... Good luck with that. Mwahahaha! Just kidding! I already translated it in English. Hehehe! ^^ Also, I named the cutie "Moo". Of course the baby girl whom I'm giving it to wouldn't know that. So by the time she turns 18 and gets this amigurumi, she'd most likely have a different name for it. So for the meantime that I have this cow and awaiting deliverance before her birthday, to me he is my little "Moo". Aww... Crap! Now I'm attached to it. Curse dem feels!!! XD

MOO
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Raven (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Flamingo (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #65 - Cinnamon (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - 7 (4.5 mm)
Small black buttons
Fiberfill stuffing

HEAD
(Flamingo)
Rnd 1: 6sc in MR (6)
Rnd 2: Inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7-10: Sc around (36)
(Snow)
Rnd 11-17: Sc around (36)
Rnd 18: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 19: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 20: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 21: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 22: Dec around (6)
FO, weave in ends

BODY
(Snow)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: Inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7-17: Sc around (36)
Rnd 18: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 19: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 20: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 21: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 22: Dec around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

EARS (2x)
(1 Snow, 1 Raven)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (12)
Rnd 4-8: Sc around (12)
Rnd 9: Dec around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (4x)
(Cinnamon)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: Inc around (12)
Rnd 3: Sc around (12)
(Snow)
Rnd 4-9: Sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

HORNS (2x)
(Cinnamon)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: Inc around (12)
Rnd 3-4: Sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

SPOTS (3x)
(Raven)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: Inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*For Moo, I only made two spots. But that's up to you, make as many spots as you like. It's fine as long as you can fit it all. ^^
Sorry the pics are a bit dark and few. I didn't have much time to take proper pictures. I was even forced to have my old bed sheet as the background. Yah, I need to change that. Hahaha! Well, that's that. I hope Moo will love his new home. Sniff! Dem feels... O_O


  
Disclaimer: Some of the images are not mine and can be searched online

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