Funmigurumi Blockety Ducky Toy and Baby Rattle

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This toy is ideal to decorate a nursery, or if baby already plays with blocks, this one can be a lot of fun since it has feet, wings and a tail, it is also a tactile delight for little ones to explore, add to this the fact that it either rattles or it can be squeezed to hear it squeak, which can bring out all those lovable baby giggles you love to hear. It is relatively easy to make, it has a generous size, and it really cute once it is put together.

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight Bright Yellow yarn (1 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight Pumpkin yarn (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Petal Pink yarn (scraps)
Crochet hook size G (only for beak and tail)
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size F (only for eyes and “pink” of cheeks)
Scissors
Fiberfill
Measuring tape
1 or cat balls with a bell inside (you find those in the pet aisle of your local pet shop or WalMart) or 1 Squeaker.
Blunt needle

Block size: Approx. 5” W x 4-1/2” L.


Alternative Blockety Ducky:

You can stuff Blockety with Fiberfill and bury a squaker inside, instead of using the rattling balls.

Note- Unless F or G hook is specified, use crochet hook size H.

Body Blocks

Block # 1-

With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #2-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Block # 3-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Block #4-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.


Block #5-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Block #6-
With Bright Yellow, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Wings (make 2)-
With H hook and Bright Yellow. Ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in same spot as ch 3, 4 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in last sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Feet (Make 4)-
Pieces 1 and 2-
With H hook and Pumpkin, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.

Pieces 3 and 4-
With H hook and Pumpkin, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, leave last 3 sc unworked. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (9 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Tail (Make 2 triangles)-
Triangle #1-
With Bright Yellow and G hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 sc, Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next sc across. (6 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Triangle #2-
With Bright Yellow and G hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 sc, Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (4 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next sc across. (6 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in 1 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew sides of triangle #1 to Triangle #2, leaving flat bottom open on both triangles (base of triangle.) Stuff lightly with fiberfill.)

Beak:
With Pumpking and G hook, ch 10.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and all across. Working in opposite side across foundation loops of beginning chain, make 1 sc per loop. Sl st to join rnd. (18 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 3- Rep row 2. (18 sc)
Rows 3-5: Rep row 2. (18 sc)
Row 6- This time you will only work on the top of the beak. Slip st in first st, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. With a little Black, embroider nostrils on top of beak to give Blockety Ducky a more duck-like look. Fasten off, weave in tail.

“Pink” of Cheeks-
With Petal Pink and F hk, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Petal Pink leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin these two rounds on both sides of beak, and threading blunt needle with leftover yarn, sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Blockety Ducky’s Eyes (make 2):


With black and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Half rnd 2- Join White. Working in back loops only, make 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st in next sc, Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Putting Blockety Ducky Together:

Stuff the beak with fiberfill. Take the block that will correspond to Blockety Ducky’s face, turn it so that the stripes of the sc rows will run vertically, and measure it with measuring tape, center the beak, pin down. Thread blunt needle and sew all around. Fasten off, weave in tail. Pin eyes on top of beak and sew in place.
Fasten off and weave tail. Pin “pink” of cheeks in place beside the beak and sew in place. Fasten off. (Face done.) Set aside.
Take the first block that will correspond to one of the sides, turn it so that the sc rows will run vertically and sew the wing right about the middle of it (measure so that both wings will be at the same level), repeat with the block that will correspond to the other side of block. Fasten off, weave in tails. Take square that corresponds to back of Blockety Ducky, turn so that sc rows run vertically, and center tail on lover part of that square, pin and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Sew two pieces together for each foot. Barely stuff it so that the foot will still be somewhat flat. Close the foot entirely. Fasten off, weave in tail. Repeat with the other foot.
Sew the face block to the side blocks (the ones with the wings. Fasten off, weave in tails. Sew the bak block that has the tail to these three blocks. Fasten off, weave in tail. Sew the bottom block to all the blocks you have already joined. Fasten off, weave in tail. Decide if your Blockety will rattle or if it will be squeezed to hear it squeak, and as you stuff with fiberfill and bury into Blockety either one or two cat balls or a squaker. Sew top block and fasten off.
Note 2-
If you have chosen to stuff the toy and insert a squaker, the ducky will squeak when you squeeze the block, and it is a totally different effect than you get with the rattling ball inside.

You can find very affordable squeakers (believe it or not, at dog toy supplies like Sitstay.com ---Not associated in any way with us. Or in any place that sells grunters and squakers for stuffed dog toys.)



You're done!

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Heiferetta Moolove

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Heiferetta is the newest baby in the Moolove family and the last little cow we will make (for the time being). . .it's been fun making these barnyard friends, but we would like to move on to other pastures too. So here's the little cowly babe, fresh from the nursery! A cute little heifer in the making and the joy of her older brother Hoofer. (By the way, I desperately need to stop making cows because my love of color is showing up too much and coming up out of their ears. If I don't stop, in no time at all we would be making blue cows with green muzzles and pink spots!)
Hope you enjoy making this one!

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Burgundy (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee Buff (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Café (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aran (scraps)
Fiberfill
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle
Measuring tape
Pins
Body-
Front-
With Burgundy, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Rows 3 to 9- Rep row 2. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
(Side #1) Half row 11- With Bright Yellow, 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, ch 1, turn.
Half row 12- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 13 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 21- Join Café. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 22 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Café, leaving long tail to sew with.

(Side #2) Half Row 11- Join Cherry Red. Work 1 sc in each remaining sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Rows 12 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Cherry red, leaving long tail to sew with.
Half Row 16- Join Coffee. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Rows 17 to 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Row 20- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with.
Half Row 21- Join Buff. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Rows 22 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Half Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Buff, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with appropriate color tails and sew center of Body Front, fasten off, weave in ends. Rep all rows for Body Back.
Legs-
Leg #1-
With Coffee, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Coffee, weave in tail. (24 sc)
Rnd 7- Join Burgundy, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Burgundy, weave in tail.
Rnd 10- Join Claret. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Claret, weave in tail. (24 sc)
Rnd 12- Join Burgundy. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Burgundy, leaving long tail to sew with. (24 sc)
Leg #2-
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Coffee, weave in tail. (24 sc)
Rnd 7- Join Burgundy, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 8 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Burgundy, leaving long tail to sew with.
Arms
Arm #1-
With Coffee, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 7 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Coffee, leaving long tail to sew with. (18sc)

Arm #2-
With Coffee, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Coffee, weave in end. (18 sc)
Rnd 7- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff arms with fiberfill. Pin and sew in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Thread blunt needle with appropriate color yarn and close bottom of Body. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Stuff legs and sew in place following photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Tail-
Measure and cut the following strands of yarn, 24 inches long each:
2 Burgundy
2 Bright Yellow
2 Café
2 Cherry Red
Fold strands in half, trying to match the ends, divide in 3 sections and braid. Cut a piece of yarn in Café, and wrap it several times around the end of the braid, tie firmly at the back of the braid. Trim, leaving as little tassel at the end of the braid. Measure back and find the center. Thread a blunt needle with Café and after centering tail, sew in place. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Spots-
Spot #1-
With Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (8 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (16 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Spot #2-
With Black, ch 7.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving last 2 sc unworked. (4 sc)
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 6, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch and sc across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Spot #3-
With Black, ch 10.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, ch 1, turn. Leave rest of row unworked. (6 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving last 2 sc unworked. (4 sc)
Row 4- 1 sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Spot #4-


With Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc, in second ch from hk, sl st to join rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st in next sc. (6 sc)
Semi-rnd 3- Ch 1, 2 sc in each of next 6 sc. (12 sc) Sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Guiding yourself by the photos, pin and sew spots in place. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Muzzle-
With Aran, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 2 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (32 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (32 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (32 sc)

Mouth-
With black, embroider mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Nostrils-
Thread a blunt needle with Black and embroider nostrils on muzzle. Fasten off. Weave in tails.
Stuff muzzle and measure Front. Center muzzle and pin. Thread blunt needl with leftover tail and sew all around. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Measure Front and center Muzzle. Stuff and pin in place. Thread blunt needle with leftover tail and sew Muzzle in place. Fasten off, weave in tail. Eyes- (Make 2)
With Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hk and sl st to join rnd. Fasten off Black, leaving long tail to sew with.
Semi-rnd 2- Join Coffee. Make 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Sew eyes in place on top of muzzle as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Ears
Upper Side of Ear (Make 2)-
With Cherry Red, ch 7.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (8 sc)
Row 3- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc till last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (10 sc)
Rows 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc across. (10 sc)
Row 7- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (7 sc)
Row 8- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. (5 sc)
Row 9- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (3 sc)

Underside of Ear (Make 2)-
With Petal Pink, repeat rows 1 to 9 as for the Upper Side of Ear. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Put one piece of Upper Side with One Piece of Underside of Ear together and using leftover tail sew all around, leaving a space open to insert on the corner of Heiferetta’s square head. Insert ear and finish attaching. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Note- Because of the thickness of Cherry Red, the Underside of Ear will be slightly smaller than the upper side of the Ear. It will make the ear curl a bit which will work to make it look more natural, so don’t worry about it!

Done!
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