Sunday, 15 February 2015

Free Moomin Crochet Pattern


Moomins are central characters in a series of books written by Tove Jansson. The series includes novels for middle grade readers and picture books for younger children. When my son plays with the moomin I always tell him something interesting about all moomins family. I want his childhood to be as colorful as mine.

Very Easy Moomin crochet pattern
Moomin

Lovely crocheted toy for kids to enjoy. Easy to make free pattern.  Beginners are welcome :)

4 Facts You May Not Know about Moomins

  1.  Although the Moomins started life in the 1940s, they are still going strong today. The movie 'Moomins on the Riviera was released in 2014.
  2.  Moomin cookbook was published in 2010 (an introduction to Finnish cuisine).
  3. The park called 'Moomin World' opened in Finland 1993
  4. Moomins author rejected an offer rom Walt Disney to buy up the Moomin brand.
Crochet moomin pattern is easy to follow.  

Short description (Abbrevations):
SC = single crochet;
2 TOG = together (decrease);
2 in 1 = crochet 2 stitches in the next stitch (increase).

Hook size - 3 mm.
Yarn - cotton. Less than 50 g.

Head: 
Row 1: 6 sc in ring
Row 2: 2in1 x 6 = 12
Row 3: ( 1 sc, 2in1 ) X 6 = 18
Row 4: (2 sc, 2in1 ) X 6 = 24
Row 5: (3 sc, 2in1 ) X 6 = 30
Row 6-9 : Sc in every sc= 30
Row 10: 2 tog , 6 sc, 2 tog, 20 sc = 28
Row 11 : 2 tog , 4 sc, 2 tog, 20 sc = 26
Row 12 : 2 tog, 2 sc , 2 tog, 20 sc = 24
Row 13 : Sc in every sc = 24
Row 14: 2in1, 2 sc, 2 in1 , 5 sc , 2 tog 6 sc, 2 tog , 5 sc = 24
Row 15 : 2in1, 4 sc, 2 in1 , 5 sc , 2 tog 4 sc, 2 tog , 5 sc = 24
Row 16 : 2in1, 6 sc, 2 in1 , 5 sc, 2 tog,2 sc, 2 tog , 5 sc = 24
Row 17 :Sc in every sc = 24
Row 18 : (2 sc, 2 tog) X 3, 10 sc, 2 tog = 20
Row 19 : (1 sc, 2 tog) X 3, 9 sc, 2 tog = 16
Row 20 : 6 sc , (2 sc, 2 tog) X 2 , 2sc = 14

At this moment you need to stuff head with wool and then carry on crocheting.

Row 21 : 6 sc , (1 sc, 2 tog) X 2, 2 sc = 12
Row 22 : ( 2 tog ) X 6 = 6
Leave about 20 cm yarn for assembly
 


Ears (2 Pcs) 
Row 1: 3 sc in a ring.
Row 2: 2in1 x 3 = 6
Row 3: (2 sc, 2in1 ) X 2 = 8
Row 4: 2 sc , 2in1, 3 sc , 2in1 , 1 sc = 10
Row 5: sc in every sc = 10
Stuff ears with wool. Leave about 15 cm yarn for assembly.


Body
Row 1: 8 sc in ring
Row 2: 2in1 x 8 = 16
Row 3: ( 1 sc, 2in1 ) X 8 = 24
Row 4: (2 sc, 2in1 ) X 8 = 32
Row 5: (3 sc, 2in1 ) X 8 = 40
Row 6: (4 sc, 2in1 ) X 8 = 48
Row 7: ( 5 sc , 2in1 ) X 8 = 56
Row 8-10 : sc in every sc = 56
Row 11 : ( 5 sc , 2 tog ) X 8 = 48
Rows 12-14 : sc in every sc = 48
Row 15 : (4 sc, 2 tog ) X 8 = 40
Rows 16-18 : sc in every sc = 40
Row 19 : (3 sc, 2 tog ) X 8 = 32
Rows 20-22: sc in every sc = 32
Row 23 : (2 sc, 2tog ) X 8 = 24
Rows 24-26 : sc in every sc= 24
Row 27 : ( 1 sc, 2 tog) X 8 = 16
Row 28 : sc in every sc = 16

Now you need to crochet a little " collar " in the neck to attach the head to the body.

Row 29 : 6 sc , ch 1 and turn (don't finish the  row)
Row 30 : 5 sc (starting in second sc )
Stuff body with wool. Leave about 30 cm yarn for assembly.


Arms


Row 1: 6 sc in ring
Row 2: 2in1 x 6 = 12
Row 3-8: sc in every sc =12
Row 9: 10 sc, 2 tog = 11
Rows 10-12: sc in every sc = 11
Row 13: 9 sc, 2 tog = 10
Rows 14-15: sc in every sc=10

Stuff arms with wool and then crochet two more rows described below.

Row 16: (3 sc, 2 tog ) X 2 = 8
Row 17: (2 sc, 2 tog)  X 2 = 6
Leave about 20 cm yarn for assembly.



Legs

Row 1: 6 sc in ring
Row 2: 2in1 x 6 = 12
Row 3: ( 1 sc , 2in1 ) x 6 = 18
Row 4: 5 sc , ( 1sc , 2in1 ) x 4, 5 sc = 22
Row 5: 5 sc , ( 1sc , 2 tog) x 4, 5 sc = 18
Row 6: 5 sc (2 sc, 2 tog) x 2, 5 sc = 16
Row 7-10: sc in every sc =16
Stuff  with wool. Leave about 15 cm yarn for assembly.


Tail

Crochet  10 sts chain and work 2 rows of dc (starting in the second loop ).
Leave about 15 cm for assembly.


Cut 3 pieces of yarn, each about 7 inches long. Thread yarn onto a needle, insert one end of the tail, tie a knot and pull both threads. Repeat for each yarn.
Sew it all together.

Original pattern source in sweedish:  http://crochetamigurumi.blogg.se/2009/july/flodhast-mumin-monster-hippo-moomin-pattern.html

12 comments:

  1. Wowo. What a nice toy. Thank you for sharing free pattern.

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  2. What is an easy crothet Lap? I'm new to crocheting and haven't heard this term before.

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  3. 3 rabbitts patterns25 February 2015 at 07:11

    Hi.Thank you for asking. Easy lap here is: sc in every sc. (single crochet). Hope it helps

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  4. 3 rabbitts patterns25 February 2015 at 07:26

    I already changed this in the pattern. For you and others to make less confusing.

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  5. I just finished this toy for my daughter. SHE IS SO HAPPY. Easy to make. I spend 1 day making this beauty:)

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  6. Thank you for sharing. Lovely.

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  7. So cute, can't wait to start

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  8. I love Moomins - thank you for the amazing pattern!

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  9. Beautiful Moomin and pattern, thank you 3 Rabbits Patterns for sharing this. My daughter is so happpy.

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  10. I love the moomins and I have crocheted a lot of them from this pattern. I think it would have been more correct if you had linked to the original pattern: http://crochetamigurumi.blogg.se/2009/july/flodhast-mumin-monster-hippo-moomin-pattern.html

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  11. Thank you so much for this pattern...I am going to Finland in a couple weeks, and I hope to find some stuffed mooomins for our youngest granddaughter...I have some moomin books for her when she gets older. I started to crochet the moomin...and have to finish it soon before I leave for Finland. I was wondering if you have the other moomin family patterns...pikku my, etc... Thanks again

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