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Being from Central Ohio, it is almost a requirement to be an Ohio State Buckeye fan. I can’t say that I am, but most of my extended family is. This year for the family gift exchange, I thought there should be a plush Brutus, to love, and squeeze. This was the end result.

Let me know if you find any problems with the pattern.

Copyright Wendy’s Wild Life 2011
Materials and Notes
Vanna’s Choice – Beige
I love this yarn – Brown
Caron Simply Soft – Grey Heather
I love this yarn – Fire red
I love this yarn – Black
I love this yarn – White
15 mm plastic safety eyes in white
Large eye yarn needle
Poly fiberfill

Stitches
Bobble – work 1 part of DC 3 times into designated, YO, pull through all four loops on hook.
Abbreviations
Ch – chain
SC – Single crochet
DEC – SC two stitches together
INC – two SC in same stitch
SL – slip stitch

Instruction
Head
With beige ch 5
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 2 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 3 SC in stitches on the reverse side, 3 SC in space from first stitch. (12)
SC, bobble, SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC (18)
[3 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (24)
3 SC (1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 3 times, 3 SC, (1 SC, INC, 1 SC) 3 times (30)
[3 SC, (INC, 3 SC) 3 times] 2 times (36)
[3 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] 2 times (42)
[3 SC, (5 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (48)
[3 SC (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 3 times] 2 times (54) change colors to brown in last stitch.
9-18. 10 rows SC
Attach white eyes above nose.
19. (7 SC, DEC) 6 times (48)
20. (6 SC, DEC) 6 times (42)
21. (5 SC, DEC) 6 times (36)
22. (4 SC, DEC) 6 times (30)
23. (3 SC, DEC) 6 times (24)
Stuff
24. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
25. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
26. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Using black embroider mouth with straight stitches. Embroider eyebrows over the eyes.
Hat
In grey Ch 2,
6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
(3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
5 rows SC, change to red in last stitch for the brim
7 SC, SL
Turn, SL, 5 SC, SL
Turn, SL, 3 SC, SL
Fasten off, embroider an “O” on the front of the hat in red
Body
In red CH 5,
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 2 SC, 3 SC in last stitch, 3 SC in stitches on the reverse side, 3 SC in space from first stitch. (12)
3 SC, 3 INC, 3 SC, 3 INC (18)
[3 SC, (1 SC, INC) 3 times] 2 times (24)
4-6. SC 3 rows change colors to grey in the last stitch
7-9. SC 3 rows change colors to red in the last stitch
9-11. SC 3 rows change colors to grey in the last stitch
12. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
13-14. SC 2 rows, change colors to red in last stitch, cut grey
15-23. SC 9 rows, change colors to black in last stitch. Leave a long strand of red to define legs
24. 11 SC, bobble stitch in the next three stitches, SC, bobble stitch in the next three stitches.
Stuff
25. (1 SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
26. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Using red yarn, thread though center from front to back, go back through one stitch lower, pull tight to define the legs. Repeat down the legs.
Sew to head
Arms (make 2)
In white Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd chain from hook
2. (INC, SC) 2 times (6)
3. SC row, change color to red
4. (INC) 6 times (12)
5. SC row, change color to grey
6-7. 2 rows SC, change color to red
8-9. 2 rows SC, change color to grey
10-11. Repeat rows 6-7
12-13. Repeat rows 8-9
14. SC row
15. DEC 6 times
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew through last six stitches and pull up tight to close the opening.
Sew to shoulders
Towel
In white, Ch 6
SC in 2nd chain from hook, 4 SC
Ch 1, turn, SC in each stitch across
3-6. Repeat row 2
Fasten off.
Embroider “OSU” on the towel using the picture for guidance. Sew to front on Brutus.

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