This month, I’m giving you tips and tricks you help you out with crocheting a cow for our FreshStitches Cow Crochet-a-long. It’s not too late to join in… we’ll be crocheting until July 11th!
Why is the cow intermediate?
Don’t let Jackie the Cow‘s difficulty level scare you! It’s an intermediate pattern because it uses a few more types of stitches than your standard amigurumi pattern (like the slip stitch, half double crochet & double crochet). But these stitches aren’t hard!
How to do those new stitches
If you’ve never done a slip stitch or half double crochet before, it’s okay! You’ll only need to do a few of them, and they’re not too tricky. Here are some videos that will show you how:
Don’t feel bad if you have to watch the video a few times… or even if you have to go back to the videos after a while to check which stitch is which. That’s all part of learning!
That’s all you need!
That’s not so bad… is it?
Now that you know how to do these new stitches, you’ll be able to finish up the cow’s snout, which puts a few of these stitches to use!
The last part to crochet is the mouth… I’ll show you a video of how to crochet the mouth on Saturday. It’s not too hard, but if you’ve never crocheted a semi-circle before, you might find it tricky to start.
Next week, we’ll be onto assembling our cows!