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bernat® sheepy™ crochet bear rug

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Step 1
MEASUREMENTS: Approx 35½" [90 cm] diameter, excluding Head and Paws
GAUGE: 8 sc and 9 rows = 4" [10 cm].
SPECIAL STITCH EXPLANATION:
  • Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
Note: Join all rnds with sl st to first sc.
BODY:
**With MC, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. 6 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 30 sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 36 sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 42 sc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around.  Join. 48 sc.
Rnd 9: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 54 sc. **
Rnd 10: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * around.  Join. 60 sc.
Rnd 11: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 68 sc.
Rnd 12: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 72 sc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 11 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 80 sc.
Rnd 14: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Rep from * around. Join. 88 sc.
Cont as established, inc 8 sts per rnd to 222 sc. Fasten off.
Place markers for Paws on the following sts of last rnd: 19th, 79th, 129th and 189th.
PAWS:
First Paw: With RS facing, join MC with sl st to first marker on last rnd of Body.
Rows 1 to 12: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 16 sc. Turn.
Row 13: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 12 sc. Sc2tog. 14 sc. Turn.
Row 14:  Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Row 15: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. Sc2tog. 12 sc. Turn.
Row 16:  Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn
Row 17: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Sc2tog. 10 sc. Turn.
Row 18: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Sc2tog. 8 sc. Turn.
Fasten off.
Second, Third and Fourth Paws: Work as given for First Paw, joining yarn at each additional marker.
Surface Sl st Claws: With 2 strands of Bernat® Softee Chunky™, join yarn with sl st to center of last row of Paw. Keeping yarn at back of work (WS), sl st down into rows below to create a straight vertical line of surface sl sts 3” [7.5 cm] long, taking care to sl st loosely to avoid pulling in work as you stitch. Fasten off.
Rep to create 2 more Claws evenly spaced on either side of first Claw.
HEAD:
Front and Back (Make 2 Pieces Alike)
With MC, work from ** to ** as given for Body. Do not fasten off at end of second Head piece (Front).
Place Front and back tog with WS facing each other, and Front facing.
Joining Rnd: Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each sc around, inserting pillow form halfway through rnd. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
MUZZLE:
With A, work from ** to *** as given for Body. Fasten off.
EARS (Make 2 each with MC and A).
Ch 2.
Row 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 5 sc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc to end of row. 10 sc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep f

Step 3

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue
Contrast A = Cotton Tail
Inc = Increase(ing)
Main Color (MC) = Bunny Brown
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
Sl st = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong Side
Yoh = Yarn Over Hook

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