goat crochet pattern
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Goat Crochet Pattern

Hello and welcome to the free version of the goat crochet pattern!

I’m sure Gustav the Goat will make a great addition to your amigurumi collection.
I hope you’ll enjoy crocheting it as much as I did.

This pattern comes with a free video tutorial that you can use for visual guidance. I also offer a PDF version of the goat pattern on Etsy and Ravelry, as well as an interactive pattern on Ribblr that you can purchase for a small fee.

Terminology

This pattern is written in American terminology.

Size

The goat will be approx. 9.5cm/3.7” tall (including horns) and 6cm/2.4” long, if using the indicated hook and yarn. If you would like it to be larger or smaller, you could use a different yarn weight and adjust the hook size accordingly.

Construction

The legs are crocheted on the body. The ears, horns, head and tail are sewn on. The nose and mouth are embroidered.

Techniques

For this pattern, you will need techniques such as the magic ring, invisible sc decreases, changing colors, and closing rounds. Whenever you need to use one of these techniques throughout the pattern I refer to the page of the amigurumi lesson where you can find the photo tutorial for it.

Tips and tricks

  1. You crochet in seamless spirals.
  2. Crochet as tightly as you comfortably can. This will ensure your amigurumi will have the right scale and no filling will show through any gaps. If you tend to crochet quite loosely, try using a smaller-sized hook.
  3. Small amigurumi, such as this are not suitable toys for a small child under 3. If this amigurumi will be played with please don’t use safety eyes. You can instead embroider the eyes with yarn or embroidery thread. Although they are called “safety eyes” they can be removed and swallowed by young children.
  4. Have fun! In my opinion, crocheting shouldn’t be just about the result, but mainly about enjoying the process.

Materials

Cotton yarn in DK / light worsted weight in cream or beige and light brown
[I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Vanilla Cream (408) and Soft Fudge (410)]
I used about 14g/0.5oz and 32m/35yds of DK/light worsted yarn for this project.
2.5mm crochet hook / Size B-1 or C-2 depending on how tightly you crochet
5mm safety eyes
Black embroidery floss
Fiberfill
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Large-eyed sewing needle
Sewing pins
Scissors

Abbreviations

R = row

Rnd(s) = round(s)

St = stitch

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Inc = sc increase: single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible sc decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

FLO = crochet in front loops only

BLO = crochet in back loops only

[…] = stitches that are repeated in the round

(…) = stitch count once round is completed

*… = number of repetitions

goat free crochet pattern

Instructions

If you need more guidance for any part of the pattern you can watch the accompanying video tutorial here. You can also click on the headlines to watch only that part of the video tutorial.

Crochet the forelegs (make 2)

The legs don’t need to be filled with fiberfill.

Start with light brown or whichever color you choose for the hooves.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)

Rnd 2: In BLO: 8 sc (8) (Change color to cream or main color in the last sc)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 4: 6 sc (6)

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc]*2 (8)

Rnd 6: [2 sc, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 7 and 8 (2 rnds): 6 sc (6)

Fasten off.

Crochet the hind legs (make 2)

The legs don’t need to be filled with fiberfill.

Start with light brown or whichever color you choose for the hooves.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)

Rnd 2: In BLO: 8 sc (8) (Change color to cream or main color in the last sc)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 4: 6 sc (6)

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc]*2 (8)

Rnd 6: [2 sc, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 7: 6 sc (6)

Rnd 8: [2 sc, inc]*2 (8)

Fasten off.

Crochet the body

Ch 6 in cream/main color

Rnd 1: 4 sc (starting in 2nd ch), 4 sc in last ch, 3 sc in other side of chain stitches, 3 sc in last ch

Rnd 2: Inc, 3 sc, 4 inc, 3 sc, 3 inc (22)

Rnd 3 (see detailed instructions below): 8 sc around hind leg, 8 sc, 6 sc around foreleg, 2 sc, 6 sc around foreleg, 8 sc, 8 sc around hind leg, 4 sc (50)

In rnd 3, you will crochet the legs on. I guide you through the steps of this round with the help of the images below.

The beginning of the round marks the back of the body. The color change on the legs marks the back of the legs. The hooves should face in the opposite direction when they are crocheted on.

Start single crocheting in one of the hind legs at the center of the inner leg.
This will ensure that the hoof faces forward. Sc in all 8 stitches of the hindleg.

Sc in the next 8 stitches of the belly.

Start crocheting in the first foreleg in the stitch at the back of the leg that is slightly inward-facing. Sc in all 6 stitches of the foreleg.

Sc in the next 2 stitches of the belly.

Sc in the first stitch of the second foreleg. Again, start crocheting in the foreleg in the stitch at the back that it slightly inward-facing.
Sc in all 6 stitches of the foreleg.

Sc in the next 8 stitches of the belly.

Start single crocheting in the other hind leg at the center of the inner leg.
Sc in all 8 stitches of the hindleg.

Sc in the remaining 4 stitches of the round.

Rnd 4: 8 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 14 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 8 sc, 2 dec (44)

Rnd 5: 8 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 12 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec (39)

Fill the top third of the legs with the yarn ends or with small portions of fiberfill.

Rnd 6 to 8 (3 rnds): 39 sc (39)

In the next round, you will crochet the neck opening. The opening should be centered
at the front of the body. Therefore, it is important to skip the 8 stitches that are
centered in the front of the body. You may need to change the number of sc you make
before and after the neck opening by +-3.

This is because we all have slightly different tension when we crochet, and if you are
using a different yarn type or brand it might produce a slightly different result.

Rnd 9: (+-3) 16 sc, 5 ch, sk 8, (+-3) 15 sc (36)

Rnd 10: Sc, [dec, 3 sc]*3, 5 sc in back loops of chains, [3 sc, dec]*3 (30)

Rnd 11: [3 sc, dec]*6 (24)

Fill the body with fiberfill and continue filling as you go.

Rnd 12: Sc, [dec, 2 sc]*5, dec, sc (18)

Rnd 13: [sc, dec]*6 (12)

Rnd 14: 6 dec (6)

Fasten off and close round.

Crochet the neck

Join the cream/main color yarn at the side of the neck opening, in the stitch right next to the first skipped stitch (that is already crocheted in).

Rnd 1: 8 sc, sc in the stitch left next to the last skipped stitch (that is already crocheted in), 5 sc in the chain stitches, sc in the stitch in which you first joined the yarn

Rnd 2: 15 sc (15)

Rnd 3: [3 sc, dec]*3 (12)

Rnd 4: 12 sc (12)

Fill the neck with fiberfill.

Rnd 5: [2 sc, dec]*3 (9)

Rnd 6: 9 sc (9)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing. [img 8]

Crochet the head

Before starting to crochet the head, set aside 2 x 30cm/12” long pieces of yarn in cream or the main color for the eyelids. You will need them when inserting the safety eyes before the head is finished.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring in cream/main color (6)

Rnd 2: [inc, sc]*3 (9)

In the next round, you will crochet the beard. In round 4, you will need to hold it down to crochet over it in the next stitch of the round.

Rnd 3: 4 ch, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 9 sc (9)

Rnd 4: [inc, 2 sc]*3 (12)

Rnd 5: 12 sc (12)

Rnd 6: [inc, 3 sc]*3 (15)

Rnd 7: 2 sc, [inc, 4 sc]*2, inc, 2 sc (18)

Rnd 8 to 10 (3 rnds): 18 sc (18)

Secure the last stitch before embroidering the nose and mouth.

Embroider the nose and mouth

Embroider the nose, using an approx. 30cm/12” long piece of black embroidery floss and a large-eyed sewing needle.

When embroidering, make sure to stitch through the fibers, not in between stitches.
This way you have more control over the position of the stitch because the thread does not have room to move around.

Insert the needle near the center of the magic ring, from the inside out.

Embroider a shallow V-shape of round 1 of the head.

Repeat these stitches once more to make the nose bolder.

Make a small vertical downward stitch to connect the nose and mouth.

Make a 2-round long stitch on each side to embroider the mouth.

Tie the thread ends together inside the head.

Insert the safety eyes

Insert the safety eyes in between rounds 7 and 8 with approx. 6 stitches space in between. Don’t secure them yet. First, embroider the eyelids.

Thread one of the yarn strands you set aside earlier on a yarn needle.
Insert it at the outer edge of the eye, from the inside out. Then stitch through the inner edge of the eye, from the outside in.

Repeat the stitch once more to make the eyelid bolder.

Secure the safety eye and tie the yarn ends together inside the head.

Repeat these steps on the other side.

Fill the head with small portions of fiberfill, then with the yarn and thread ends.

Continue crocheting as follows:

Rnd 11: [dec, sc]*6 (12)

Rnd 12: 6 dec (6)

Fasten off and close the round.

Crochet the ears in cream/main color (make 2)

Ch 4

Hdc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in 2 remaining chains

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing.

Pinch the ears together at the base to give them the right shape.

Crochet the tail in cream/main color

Ch 5

Hdc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in 3 remaining chains

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing.

Crochet the horns in light brown (make 2)

Ch 8

Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in 4 remaining chains

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing.

Fold the horns lengthwise with the wrong side facing inward.

Use the long yarn end to sew both sides of the horn together by whip-stitching the base and the top of each stitch together.

Bring the yarn end through the horn back to the base of it.

Assembly

Pin the horns on rounds 10 and 11 of the head with about 3 stitches space in between.

Sew them on all around the base.

Bring the yarn ends to the bottom side of the head. Tie them together and cut them short. The yarn ends will be hidden inside the neck.

Pin the ears below the horns, on round 11.

Sew them on with the bases pinched together.

Sew the head on with the back of the head aligning with the neck.

Sew on the tail centered at the rear side.

Weave in all the yarn ends.

Congratulations! Gustav the Goat is now complete!

Thank you very much again for using my pattern.

If you have any questions please email me anytime at stellasyarnuniverse@outlook.com.

Share your creation on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the chance to win a pattern from my shop.

Happy crocheting!
Stella xx

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