Moomin Pattern

The Moomins was huge when I was growing up in Norway and I still hum the intro song to myself randomly so I just had to recreate him in chenille! (It’s important that you use the yarns listed below or I can’t guarantee that the result will be the same)

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only.

Materials used:
(only one ball is needed of each)
Colour A: James C Brett Flutterby, White
Colour B: Rico Ricorumi DK, Black
Colour C: Rico Ricorumi DK, White
Crochet Hook: 4mm
Toy stuffing
Fabric glue

Head:
1. Using colour A, work 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. Inc in each st (12)
3. *1 sc, 1 inc** repeat * to ** 6 times (18)
4. *2 sc, 1 inc** repeat * to ** 6 times (24)
5-7. Sc in each st
8. Inv.dec 6 times, sc across the rest of the sts (18)
9-10. Sc in each st
11. *1 sc, 1 inv.dec** repeat * to ** 6 times (12)
12. Sc in each st
Stop crocheting and stuff the head firmly.
13. Inv.dec in each st (6)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the last stitches together.

Eyes & Mouth:
Using colour B the pupils are stitched over round 9 with 2 sts in between, you’ll need about 4 sts. For the second part you’ll use fabric glue (or you can stitch the eyes if preferred). Split your yarn and only use two strands.

To glue, pin the thread in place and when you’re happy with the shape apply a small amount of glue under the thread. Leave to set, sew in the lose ends. The eyebrows are stitched and glued between row 11 and 12 with 2 sts in between. Use the same method as with the eyes.
The mouth is sewn at an angle on the side of the face with one large stitch across row 4 and 5.

Ears (make 2):
Using colour A, work these stitches in a magic ring:
1 sl st, 1 tr, 1 sl st, close your magic ring and voila!
Attach the ears at the top of the head on each side of round 13.

Body & Legs:
Leg 1:

1. Using colour A, work 8 sc in magic ring (8)
2-4. Sc in each st
Fasten off leaving a long tail for later.
Leg 2:
1. Using colour A, work 8 sc in magic ring (8)
2-4. Sc in each st
5. Ch 3, sc across 8 sts on leg 1, ch 3, sc across 8 stitches on leg 2 (22)
6. Inc in each of the 3 chains, sc 8, inc in each of the 3 chains, sc 8 (28)
7-14. Sc in each st
Stop crocheting and sew across the opening between the legs with the long tail from leg 1.
15. *2 sc, 1 inv.dec** repeat * to ** 7 times (21)
16. Sc in each st
17. *1 sc, 1 inv.dec** repeat * to ** 7 times (14)
18. Sc in each st
Stop crocheting and stuff the body firmly.
19. Inv.dec in each st (7)
Attach the head to the body across row 3 to 5 of the head, see image for guidance.

Arms (make 2):
1. Using colour A, work 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2-5. Sc in each st
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the arms to the body, do NOT stuff.
The arms are sewn in place at an downwards angle. The shoulder part of the arm should sit on row 15 and the hand part of the arms should sit on row 11 closer towards the belly. See image for guidance.

Tail:
1. Using colour A, chain 3.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the tail to the body between row
9 and 10.
Using colour C, cut 4 lengths of 3cm, fold each length in half. Using your hook, pull the folded end through the bottom of the tail and put the non-folded part through the loop. Trim to shorten and tidy up the tail.

Ta-da! Your Moomin is complete! 🥳

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