Welcome back to the Patch the Cow Lovey Crochet Along! This is week 4 and our final week of this CAL! This week we will be assembling our lovey! I cannot wait to see everyone's finished project!
Don't forget to go share your finished lovey over in our community group! If you post to social media don't forget to tag Osage County Crochet! I would love to see your finished project!
You will need polyfill and a tapestry needle for this portion of the pattern!
It can be tempting to rush through this portion of the pattern because you are in the home stretch/the end is in sight. TAKE your time. I find that the assemble stages of a project are just as important as the rest. Go slow and be thoughtfully in your execution for the remainder of this pattern. I promise it will be worth it!
LOVEY BLANKET ASSEMBLY:
It is time to sew the patches onto your lovey blanket! Take 1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small patch. Arrange them as desired on the top side of your lovey blanket. Use your tapestry needle to sew them onto the blanket. Take your time. Break yarn and weave in ends. See image below!
NOW this next part is optional, but I did it for mine to prevent seeing any raw edges or sewing on the underside of the lovey! Take the remaining three cow patches and match them up on the reverse side of your lovey. You want each patch to line up exactly with the same size patch on the opposite side. Sew them into place. Break yarn and weave in ends. See image below.
Set your lovey blanket aside for now!
COW HEAD ASSEMBLY:
Now it is time to assembly our cow head!
Sew your muzzle into place. Firmly stuff and shape as your go! Take your time! See image below!
Sew on your ears and horns. Do not stuff your ears! I sewed my horns on slightly behind the ears. Take your time. Even I had to frog sewing on one of the horns and do it a second time. Break yarn and weave in your ends! See image below!
Now it is time to finish the lovey up by sewing on the arms and head. I like to sew the arms on first so that the head doesn't get in my way. Then I sew on the head to the center of the lovey blanket. Make sure you take your time and sew it securely into place! Break yarn and weave in any remaining ends you may have! Viola your cow lovey is complete!
I hope you all enjoyed this crochet along as much as I did! Make sure you are following my social media so that you don't miss out on my next free pattern, giveaway, or CAL! Happy Hooking everyone!
-Sadie, -Osage County Crochet
I am the sole designer behind Osage County Crochet!