Thursday, June 20, 2013

Minecraft Pig, Sheep and Cow Pattern


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First off, I want to pass on credit for this pattern. If Nerdigurumi hadn't uploaded this Creeper pattern then I wouldn't know how to make passable cubes. She has a fantastic site full of free patterns, and if you don't know about it, then where have you been?

Any way, this pattern came about after making a Creeper for my friend Alex, who then asked me to make the animals as well. It took some trials, but I'm proud of the result. Particually the sheep. He is my favourite.

Pattern is untested, any queries just message me and I'll try to explain/fix it.

You will need - Yarn in pink, white, tan, brown, and black
                       - Appropriate hook for your yarn to get tight fabric ( I used 8ply and 3.25mm)
                       - Plastic canvas
                       - Stuffing
                       - felt in pink, tan, white, black, light grey and dark grey
                       - small item to weight down toy (I used curtain weights)
                       - craft/ hot glue
                       - embroidery needle.

                       - fabric paint

Cheat Sheet


Ch – Chain

Sc – single crochet
Dc - Double Crochet
Tc - Triple Crochet


FO – Finish off

FLO - Front Loops Only - crochet into the front loops of stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only – crochet into the back loops of stitch

Dec – decrease by putting hook into front loop of two stitches to be brought together, yarn over and bring through all 3 loops on hook. Also known as an “invisible decrease.”

MR6  - Magic Ring plus starting number of stitches. If you don’t know how to do a Magic Ring, I suggest you Google/ YouTube it.
Rounds are joined at the end of each round.  
 So we'll start with the Pig....

Nose (in Pink)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *sc, sc then dc then sc in the same stitch* repeat around, join then Ch1 (16)
3: BLO sc in each sc around, join then Ch1 (16) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff.
Head Part 1 (in Pink)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5. BLO sc around, join then CH 1 (32)
6. sc around, join then CH 1 (32)
7 – 12. sc around; join then CH 1 (32) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 

 
Head Part 2 (in Pink)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 
  
Re-enforce the head with plastic canvas, stuff and sew on part 2 like a lid.  Sew nose to front of head.

Body Part 1 (in Pink)

1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5: sc in the next three sc, *sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc* repeat from * to * twice, sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next three sc. Join then Ch1 (40)
6: BLO sc around (40)
7-20: sc around (40) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 

Body Part 2 (in Pink)

1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5: sc in the next three sc, *sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc* repeat from * to * twice, sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next three sc. Join then Ch1 (40) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 


Re-enforce the body with plastic canvas, stuff and sew on part 2 like a lid. Before closing entirely, insert the small weight at the back of body to help balance out the weight of head. 

Legs (in Pink) Make 4
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *sc, sc then dc then sc in the same stitch* repeat around, join then Ch1 (16)
3: BLO sc in each sc around, join then Ch1 (16)  
4-9: sc in each sc around, join then Ch1 (16) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff.

Sew legs to underside of body. Cut small squares of felt out for the nose, toes and eyes, and a small retangle for the ears. 


Now for the Sheep...

Head Part 1 (in White)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5. BLO sc around, join then CH 1 (32)
6. sc around, join then CH 1 (32)
7 – 12. sc around; join then CH 1 (32) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 

 
Head Part 2 (in White)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 
  
Re-enforce the head with plastic canvas, stuff and sew on part 2 like a lid.  Sew nose to front of head.

Body Part 1 (in White)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5: sc in the next three sc, *sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc* repeat from * to * twice, sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next three sc. Join then Ch1 (40)
6: BLO sc around (40)
7-20: sc around (40) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 

Body Part 2 (in White)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5: sc in the next three sc, *sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc* repeat from * to * twice, sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next three sc. Join then Ch1 (40) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 


Re-enforce the body with plastic canvas, stuff and sew on part 2 like a lid. Before closing entirely, insert the small weight at the back of body to help balance out the weight of head. 

Legs (start in Brown) Make 4
1: MR4. Join then Ch1 (4)
2: Sc then dc in each sc around. Join then Ch1 (8)
3: BLO sc around. Join, FO brown. Attach tan and ch1 (8)
 4-6: sc around. Join then Ch1 (8)
7: sc around. Join , FO tan. Attach White and ch1 (8)
8: FLO *sc, sc then dc then sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
9: BLO sc around. Join then Ch1 (16)
10-12: sc around. Join then Ch1 (16) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff.


Sew legs to underside of body. Cut out a t shape from tan felt for the face, attach small suares for the eyes and mouth Look at reference pictures online for a better idea.

And finally the cow...


Head Part 1 (in Brown)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5. BLO sc around, join then CH 1 (32)
6. sc around, join then CH 1 (32)
7 – 12. sc around; join then CH 1 (32) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 

 
Head Part 2 (in Brown)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 
  
Re-enforce the head with plastic canvas, stuff and sew on part 2 like a lid.  Sew nose to front of head.

Body Part 1 (in Brown)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5: sc in the next three sc, *sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc* repeat from * to * twice, sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next three sc. Join then Ch1 (40)
6: BLO sc around (40)
7-22: sc around (40) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 

Body Part 2 (in Brown)
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *2 sc in the next sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (16)
3: *sc, sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (20)  
4. *sc, sc, sc then dc then tc in same stitch, dc then sc in same stitch, sc* repeat around. Join then Ch1 (32)
5: sc in the next three sc, *sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc* repeat from * to * twice, sc then dc in the next sc, dc then sc in the next sc, sc in the next three sc. Join then Ch1 (40) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. 


Re-enforce the body with plastic canvas, stuff and sew on part 2 like a lid. Before closing entirely, insert the small weight at the back of body to help balance out the weight of head. 

Legs (start in Black) Make 4
1: MR8, join then Ch1 (8)
2: *sc, sc then dc then sc in the same stitch* repeat around, join then Ch1 (16)
3: BLO sc in each sc around, join and FO Black. Attach Brown then Ch1 (16)  
4-12: sc in each sc around, join then Ch1 (16) FO and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff.

Sew legs to underside of body. Cut a large square of pink felt for the underside, small squares of felt out for the nose and eyes, and a small triangle shape for the ears.  Look at reference pictures online for a better idea. For the horns, I took a rectangle of felt and rolled it up.

The patches of white were dabbed on with white fabric paint and a brush to give it that pixelated look. The patches appear on the same place with all cows, if you want to be accurate, or you can wing it :D


Good Luck!

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Pattern is inspired by http://nerdigurumi.com 
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10 comments:

  1. OMG!!! My son will get a kick out of these!!! Thank you!!!

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    1. I'm glad. I would love to see your finished product if you finish making one (or all) of them.

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  2. Wonderful!! My son will LOVE these!!!

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    1. Yay! I would love to see your finished product if you finish making one (or all) of them for your son :D

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  3. hi amie, this pattern it's fantastic, thank you! When can I buy plastic canvas? On line? Hugs from Italy! :)

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    1. Hey there, um in Italy not sure. I'm based in New Zealand and I buy it at a local craft store. I would probably try Etsy. If you can't source it, you can used stiff cardboard as an alternative, just be aware that the toy can't get wet :)

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  4. Thanks for these patterns i needed to make a sheep for someone:)

    I love the creeper pattern thats is right there!!!

    I have used the creeper pattern to make so many mine-craft characters

    I have made the Enderdragon, Skeleton, Steve (the people on minecraft), the enderman and tons more I am only 14

    If you want i can give you these patterns to make the following mine-craft chacters i have made if you want :)

    Best answers Maddie :)

    Thecrochetlover@gmail.com

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    1. good on you for improvising your own characters, especially for someone so young! I'm glad you like the sheep pattern, hope that your friend (or whoever you are making it for) enjoys it :)

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  5. How big(ish) is the sheep when finished?

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