Monday, October 13, 2014

Max's Antler Crochet Pattern From the Grinch

The Grinch has long Been one of my 
Favorite Christmas Movies.
The original Grinch. The Cartoon.
But I always felt so sad for Max,
 The little Dog.
I Thought it would be fun to make a little 
photo prop that resembled the 
Antler that Max wore.
Max's Antler 
Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Although this pattern is intended for the Pooches, 
Cats, bunnies,goats and any other pet 
would look adorable in this! 

What a perfect pet photo prop!

Skill: Easy

Materials -
Hook- G
Yarn -Small Amount of Worsted Weight (4) Beige, Red and Black
I used Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches -
Chain ( ch)
Slip Stitch  ( sl st)
Double Crochet ( dc)

This Pattern is designed for small dogs,
 I have given an explanation on how to size it for larger dogs.

Gauge -10 chs = 3 inches


The Top
With red yarn ch 81

25 ch  (1st tie), 10 chs (ear hole), 10 chs (top between the ears),
 10 chs (ear hole), 25 chs (for tie), + 1 ch as a turning ch.= 81 chs.

To make the Top part larger , add chs where needed.
It is a good idea to measure your dog's head between the ears for a good fit.

Turn, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch, and in the next 24 chs, ch 10, skip the next 10 chs,
Join to the next ch with a dc, 1 dc in the next 9 chs, ch 10, skip the next 10 chs,
join to the next ch with a sl st, 1 sl in the next 24 chs, tie off and weave in your ends.


The Antler -
With the Beige Yarn, ch 33

1 sl in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in the 2 chs,
st tog the next 2 sl sts,  st tog the next 2 sl st,
1 sl st  in the *13 chs,

ch 6, turn, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch, and in the next 4, join to ch
sl st in the next 7 chs,

ch 6, turn, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch, and in the next 4, join to ch
sl st in the last 5 chs, tie off and weave in your ends.

Place antler in the center of the top and
tie on with the 12 in strand of black yarn.
Tie securely with a bow.


To make the antler longer for larger sizes, simply add more chs, and
add more sl st at the *. This will make the antler longer.

Optional Pipe Cleaner - You can crochet over a
 pipe cleaner/ Chenille Stem  with 33 sc, in place of the 33,
 or larger if adding chs, in  place of the 33 chs.
 This will give you a stiffer antler that is also pose able.

When I was taking these photos, 
my battery died.
Rosie just sat there waiting on me 
to change batteries.
This is the face she had when I returned.
She is such a good little model, 
But I think she was ready for her pay -
a cookie.




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