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Down on the Farm Playmat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Fun Fur® - Bonbons
Pattern Number: L20691
IMPORTANT NOTE

The small size of some of the pieces in the Playmat could present a choking hazard for children under the age of 3 years.



The strings could present a strangulation hazard for children under the age of 3 years.



This Playmat should NOT be used by children less than 3 years old and older children should be supervised when using it. A cute and interactive toy for your toddler or small child, this set is a charming baby shower or birthday gift!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 20 in. (51 cm) diameter

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-105 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Silver Blue

Lightest gray-blue


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Note: (A)

860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green

Vibrant medium green


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Note: (B)

860-113 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Scarlet

True bold red


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Note: (C)

860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White

Crisp white


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Note: (D)

860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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Note: (E)

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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Note: (F)

320-194 Fun Fur Yarn: Lime

Bright lime green


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Note: (G)

601-620 Bonbons Yarn: Pastels

Acrylic: Pale pink, lavender, sky blue, medium blue, white, yellow, peach, and light green


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Note: (H)

601-610 Bonbons Yarn: Brights

Acrylic: Magenta, purple, pink, yellow, lime, orange-red, orange, and turquoise


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Note: (I)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st.

Proceed with new color.

Fasten off old color.

2.

Leave long yarn tails when fastening off.

Use tails to sew pieces together and to sew pieces to Mat.

3.

Project is designed to encourage creativity! Follow the pattern and the photo for placement of buildings and other elements - or change the sizes, colors and other details as you wish!


INSTRUCTIONS



MAT With larger hook and A, ch 30.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 28 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 2-10: Ch 2 (does not count as a st on this row or on any of the following rows), turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 46 sts at the end of Row 10.

Change to B.

Rows 11-18: With B, rep Row 2 eight more times - 62 sts at the end of Row 18.

Rows 19-38: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rows 39-55: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 28 sts at the end of Row 55.

Do not fasten off.

Eyelet EdgingEdging is worked in the round around the entire outside edge of the Mat.

Eyelet Rnd 1: Working around outside edge of Mat, *work 3 sc evenly spaced along edge, ch 4, sk space along the edge about the size of an sc; rep from * all the way around adjusting sts so that you finish this rnd with an even number of ch-4 sps.

Rnd 2: Sc in each sc and ch around.

Fasten off.



CORDS (make 2) With smaller hook and E, make a chain about 75 in.

(190.5 cm) long.

Fasten off.



PUMPKINS (make 2) With smaller hook and orange-red from I, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 20 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 3-9: Sc in each st around.

Stuff with a small amount of fiberfill.

Rnds 10 and 11: Sc2tog around - 5 sts at the end of Rnd 11.

Fasten off.



PUMPKIN LEAVES (make 2) With smaller hook and lime from I, ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 6 sc in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch.

Fasten off.



BARN Roof With larger hook and C, ch 22.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 20 sts.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st on this row or on any of the following rows), turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 16 sts at the end of Row 3.

Rows 4 and 5: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog twice, hdc to last 4 sts, hdc2tog twice - 8 sts at the end of Row 5.

Rows 6 and 7: Ch 2, turn, *hdc2tog; rep from * across - 2 sts at the end of Row 7.

Fasten off.

Edging Rnd: With larger hook, join D with sc anywhere in edge of Roof, work sc evenly spaced around entire outer edge; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Doors (make 2) With larger hook and C, ch 12.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 10 sts.

Rows 2-8: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Edging Rnd: With larger hook, join D with sc anywhere in edge of Door, work sc evenly spaced around entire outer edge; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

With D, embroider a straight st "X" onto each Door.

Window With larger hook and E, ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 5 sts.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



PATH With larger hook and F, ch 10.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 8 sts.

Rows 2-22: Ch 2 (does not count as a st on this row or on any of the following rows), turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 23: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog - 8 sts.

Row 24: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rows 25-30: Rep Rows 23 and 24 three times.

Row 31: Rep Row 23.

Row 32: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 8 sts.

Row 33: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog.

Rows 34-41: Rep Rows 32 and 33 four times.

Row 42: Rep Row 32.

Fasten off.



GRASS With larger hook and one strand of G and one strand of light green from H held together, ch 14.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 12 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st on this row or on any of the following rows), turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across - 13 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 14 sts.

Rows 4-7: Rep Rows 2 and 3 twice - 18 sts at the end of Row 7.

Row 8: Rep Row 2 - 19 sts.

Rows 9-15: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.



POND With smaller hook and turquoise from I, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around - 16 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnd 4: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 32 sts.

Rnd 5: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 40 sts.

Rnd 6: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around - 48 sts.

Rnd 7: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around - 56 sts.

Rnd 8: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around - 64 sts.

Fasten off.



FLOWERS (make 3 - 1 in each color sequence) Color Sequence #1: purple from I, pink from I.

Color Sequence #2: yellow from H, lavender from H.

Color Sequence #3: peach from H, purple from I.

With smaller hook and first color, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Change to 2nd color.

Rnd 2: With 2nd color, (sc, hdc, sc) in each st around.

Fasten off.



CARROT PATCH Patch With larger hook and E, ch 16.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across - 14 sts.

Rows 2-7: Ch 2 (does not count as a st on this row or on any of the following rows), turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts (this creates an opening to 'plant' a carrot), hdc in last 8 sts - 11 hdc and 1 ch-3 sp.

Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc and ch across - 14 sts.

Rows 10 and 11: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 12: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first 3 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts (this creates an opening to 'plant' a carrot), hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - 10 hdc and 1 ch-3 sp.

Row 13: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each hdc and ch across - 12 sts.

Row 14: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 11 sts.

Row 15: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across - 10 sts.

Fasten off.

Carrots (make 2) With smaller hook and orange from I, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 6 sts.

Rnds 3-5: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 8 sts.

Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 10 sts.

Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Rnds 11 and 12: Sc in each st around.

Stuff firmly.

Rnd 13: Sc2tog around - 6 sts.

Change to lime from I.

Rnd 14: With lime, Rep Rnd 13 - 3 sts.

Do not fasten off.

First Leaf: Ch 10, (sl st, ch 8, sl st, ch 4, sl st) in 4th ch from hook.

Fasten off.

Second Leaf: With smaller hook and lime from I, ch 7, (sl st, ch 5, sl st, ch 4, sl st) in 4th ch from hook.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

With tail, sew second leaf to top of Carrot beside first leaf.



SUN With smaller hook and yellow from H, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around - 16 sts.

Rnd 3: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Change to peach from H.

Rnd 4: With peach, *(sc, hdc) in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sl st in next st; rep from * around.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Use photograph as guide for placement of pieces.

Sew Barn Window to Barn Roof.

Sew Barn Roof to Mat.

Sew outside edges of Barn Doors to Mat below Roof, so that Doors can open.

Sew Grass to Mat.

Sew Path to Mat between Barn and Grass.

Sew Pond to Mat below Grass.

Sew Flowers around Pond.

Sew Sun to A section of Mat.

Sew Carrot Patch to Mat across Path from Pond.

Slip Carrots into the openings on Carrot Patch.

Thread one Cord through the eyelets all the way around Mat.

Slip both ends of Cord inside one Pumpkin and sew top of Pumpkin closed.

Sew one Leaf to top of Pumpkin.

Beg on the opposite side of Mat, thread second Cord all the way around Mat (so that ends of second Cord emerge on opposite side of Mat from ends of first Cord) and finish as for first Cord.

Weave in ends.



DUCK With smaller hook and yellow from I, ch 2.Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st around.

Beg stuffing piece, continue to stuff as work progresses.

Rnd 7: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 3 - 18 sts.

Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 12: Sc in first 10 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st around - 22 sts.

Rnd 13: Sc in first 9 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st around - 20 sts.

Rnd 14: Sc in first 8 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st around - 18 sts.

Stuff firmly.

Rnd 15: *Sc2tog, sc in the next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Rnd 16: *Sc2tog; rep from * around - 6 sts.

Fasten off.

Beak With smaller hook and orange from I, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.

Fasten off.

Wings (make 2) With smaller hook and yellow from I, work same as Beak.



FINISHING Fold the Beak in half and sew to center of face.

With medium blue from H, embroider straight st eyes.

Sew one Wing to each side of Body.

Weave in ends.



PIG With smaller hook and pale pink from H, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnds 5-13: Sc in each st around.

Beg stuffing piece, continue to stuff as work progresses.

Rnd 14: (Sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts) 4 times, sc in each st around - 20 sts.

Rnd 15: (Sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts) 4 times, sc in each st around - 16 sts.

Rnd 16: (Sc2tog, sc in the next st) 4 times, sc in each st around - 12 sts.

Rnd 17: Sc2tog 4 times, sc in each st around - 8 sts.

Change to magenta from I.

Rnd 18: With magenta, sc in each st around.

Rnd 19: *Sc2tog; rep from * around - 4 sts.

Fasten off.

Ears (make 2) With smaller hook and magenta from I, ch 2.

Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 2 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st across - 4 sts.

Fasten off.

Legs (make 4) With smaller hook and magenta from I, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnds 2-4: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Sew Ears to top of head.

Stuff Legs lightly and sew to bottom of Body.

With purple from I, embroider straight st eyes.

With magenta from I, embroider a French knot for the tail.

Weave in ends.



SHEEP With smaller hook and white from H, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 16 sts.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnds 4-11: Sc in each st around.

Beg stuffing piece, continue to stuff as work progresses.

Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in the next st; rep from * around - 16 sts.

Rnd 13: *Sc2tog; rep from * around - 8 sts.

Change to sky blue from H.

Rnd 14: With sky blue, sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc last 2 sts - 12 sts.

Rnd 15: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 16: *Sc2tog around; rep from * around - 6 sts.

Fasten off.

Ears (make 2) With smaller hook and white from H, ch 3.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in first ch.

Fasten off.

Legs (make 4) With smaller hook and sky blue from H, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnds 2 and 3: Sc in each st around - 6 sts at the end of Rnd 3.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Fold the Ears, and sew to head.

With purple from I, embroider straight st eyes.

Stuff Legs and sew to bottom of Body.

Weave in ends.



TRACTOR Body (make 2) With smaller hook and lime from I, ch 15.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 14 sts.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 7 sts; leave remaining sts unworked - 7 sts.

Rows 7-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Windows (make 2) With smaller hook and yellow from H, ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 5 sts.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Large Tires (make 4) With smaller hook and medium blue from H, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.

Fasten off.

Hub Caps for Large Tires (make 2) With smaller hook and yellow from H, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.

Fasten off.

Small Tires (make 4) With smaller hook and medium blue from H, work same as Hub Cap for Large Tires.

Hub Caps for Small Tires (make 2) With smaller hook and yellow from H, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Sew one Window to upper part of each Tractor Body.

Hold WS of Bodies together.

With smaller hook and working through both thicknesses, join lime from I with sc anywhere in outer edge of Bodies, sc evenly spaced all the way around outer edge.

Sew Large Hub Caps to two Large Tires.

With WS together, sew one Large Tire with a Hub Cap to one plain Large Tire around outer edge.

Sew two Large Tires together through the center.

Place back of Tractor between the Large Tires and sew in place.

Rep with Small Tires and sew to front of Tractor.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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