Cow Puppet (In Progress 90%)

cow_1Taking a break from my monster, by starting a cow instead. Here’s the inside mouth, bottom lip, and start of muzzle. Since I’m trying to use up my pink sport weight yarn on inconsequential items, I decided to learn from my past mistake of saggy-mouth-syndrome by making a 2-ply thick inner mouth, which would be tacked onto the mouth top and bottom. It’s definitely a hefty mouth now.

cow_2The first two circles I made for the nose were too big and they kept shaping into boobs. So I went with it and made it into a heart. The next two circles were Rnd 1-5: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, then joined together. Next rounds were no increasing or decreasing, then a slow increase of 2 stitches as I worked my way up toward the eyes. The head is made from 10 stiches of single crochet, then I just worked into that base chain, making an automatic oval.

The horns are Rounds 1-8: 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 14 stitch counts. Then next HDC in next 4 stitches, sc, ss, turn work, sc, HDC in next 4 stitches, sc, ss. So what this does is make one side taller, so it curves the horns when you sew to head.

cow_3_sewnheadAttaching the mouth to the head is always the hard part. I tried two methods – first I sewed the oval head to the mouth wherever the curve wanted to go. The result is too sharply cornered.

cow_4_puckerI chose to crochet the two pieces together, but it forces the oval head to pucker over the straight mouth. If I pull it straight, it ends up looking like those cow skeletons in the desert.

I gave him a mole like Cindy Crawford’s. Hope it’s still fashionable, although I think the buckteeth ruin it. All that’s left is a tongue and brains (filler to keep the head puffed up).



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wousie
    Mar 26, 2009 @ 06:44:39

    Great start on the cow parts!! Can’t wait to see this one progress.


  2. angie
    Mar 27, 2009 @ 08:26:42

    those pink thing looks like pasties hee hee


  3. wousie
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 05:59:22

    Holy cow!!! The cow looks aaaaammmmoooooozzzzzzzziiiiinnnngggg! I am so impressed! I truly love the Cindy Crawford beauty mark! This puppet amigurumi is really awesome Cec!!!


  4. wousie
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 06:00:03

    I love the black spots also! So cute and round. Really perfect.


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