Crochet farm-fuls of barnyard animals – too cute! (giveaway)

Megan Kreiner had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

Megan’s also had a zoo – Crochet a Zoo – and an ocean – Bathtime Buddies – in which to play with crochet. In her third book, Crochet a Farm, sweet barnyard animals take center stage.

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A few critters from
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Megans-daughter-EmilyFun on the farm is guaranteed: crochet cute chickens, cows, horses, pigs—even a tiny barnyard mouse. Never crocheted before? No matter. Beginners can watch one of these animals come to life in a few hours or less. Yeehaw!

Small projects are fast to finish, economical to make, portable, and most importantly, adorable. Finished animals are just the right size for little hands—and a fun theme for curious minds. (Left: that’s Megan’s daughter, Emily, with one of the piglets featured in the book.)

Today we’re thrilled to have Megan (who by day is an animator at DreamWorks Animation) as a guest writer. Please introduce us to more of your charming farm fare, Megan!


Megan-KreinerBreak out your overalls and get ready to have some fun down on the farm! This third book rounds out my series of crochet animal friends and features loveable farm characters to make and share.

Just like my books Crochet a Zoo and Bathtime Buddies, Crochet a Farm features animals designed with simplicity in mind. Each project starts out with simple shapes that crochet up quickly, perfect for the crafter with only a few moments to spare throughout the day.
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A peep of chickens from
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Assembly is made easy with detailed step-by-step illustrations for each project, along with finishing touches such as spots, horns, fluffy wool textures, and simple embroidery stitches for plenty of customization opportunities.

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You can even customize the cows . . .
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What I’ve found to be the most fun about creating farm animals is that you can match up your yarn fibers with your projects! So go ahead and make wooly sheep, angora rabbits, and alpaca alpacas for an extra touch of whimsy.
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Anybunny would love caring for these little cuties.

Crochet a Farm includes patterns for a bountiful farm harvest as well (including pails of milk, ears of corn, and plump orange pumpkins with curly vines). And when you purchase the book you’ll get access to a bonus project—host a hoedown with your very own family of farmers!
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Bonus farmer family from
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See more from Crochet a Farm (the shaggy sheepdog will melt your heart) >

All projects can be made baby safe by using French knots for eyes. You can even insert rattles or bells into the toys before closing up the seams to make them extra appealing for little ones.

I had a fantastic time putting Crochet a Farm together and I hope you’ll enjoy creating a farm family of your own.


Crochet a FarmThanks for sharing your farm-tastic new book with us, Megan!

Which of Megan’s farm animals would you crochet first? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the Crochet a Farm eBook! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Can’t wait to start crocheting a farm brimming with barnyard critters? Buy Crochet a Farm now at ShopMartingale.com and download the eBook instantly for free. Buy two or more of Megan’s books and get free shipping in the US and Canada!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Sandie, who says:

“The dog of course. He is so stinking cute!!!!!!!!!!!! They all are and my grandsons will flip over these. Looks like I need to take a few days off….wonder if my boss would take crochetitis as an excuse.”

Sandie, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


105 Comments

  • Love those cows! So cute!

    —Ashley on November 27, 2015
  • I would do the puffy cheek bunnies.

    —Joan on November 27, 2015
  • I would crochet the chickens! I love chickens and these are the cutest ones I’ve ever seen!

    —Deanna on November 27, 2015
  • I would love to make a cow!! They are so adorable!

    —Jolie on November 27, 2015
  • I would crochet the horse and sheep to add to my homemade nativity set. Beautiful!

    —Sarah on November 27, 2015
  • I thought they were all cute. I would probably start with the chickens.

    —Nancy Ballard on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with the cat, because we had a cat just like him! And then I would crochet the mice, as friends for the cat, and then I start crocheting the duck family. I have a week spot for ducks….
    And then I just have to crochet the whole farm. Just because every animal is so adorable!

    —Margo Kool on November 27, 2015
  • I would crochet the little chick, it is adorable.

    —Deborah on November 27, 2015
  • I might have to start with the mouse…. or the ducks….or the sheepdog.

    —Stephanie Loupee on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with the cow – I have a friend who collects cows, and she would just love one!

    —Karen on November 27, 2015
  • I would crochet a flock of chickens. They are so cute!

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on November 27, 2015
  • I would start out small and do the chicks, they are just too cute

    —Bonnie on November 27, 2015
  • I would probably start with the chickens! Fun!

    —Kate on November 27, 2015
  • Ooh, they are all so cute but I just love the llama. I have never seen a pattern for a llama before & I have always wanted a real one but that is not possible for me. Thank you for giving me hope & inspiration.

    —Helen Dart on November 27, 2015
  • Oh man, so cute, I would do the bunny for my youngest daughter.

    —Sunnie on November 27, 2015
  • I love the English Sheepdog. He is just so cute as well as all of the other animals. They all are so adorable. I have a little grandson who would love these cute little farm animals.

    —Cindy Schultz on November 27, 2015
  • The Sheepdog

    —Lorin Wilson on November 27, 2015
  • The chicken they are so adorable.

    —Debbie on November 27, 2015
  • I like the bunnies best

    —Marthese on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with the horses as I have a friend and granddaughter who are wild about horses!!

    —Margie Starling-Fierce on November 27, 2015
  • The chickens of course.

    —Virginia Over on November 27, 2015
  • I would make the pig first! Soooooo cute!

    —Marla on November 27, 2015
  • I would probably start with wooly sheep.

    —Marguerite Namdar on November 27, 2015
  • My first attempt at making a crochet animal would be the chicken. I have never crocheted before and the projects in this book have inspired me to give it a try!

    —Wendy on November 27, 2015
  • They’re adorable! Bunnies first, I think, quickly followed by the rest of the farmyard!

    —Linda B on November 27, 2015
  • The cow is too cute – first choice!

    —Stephanie on November 27, 2015
  • Adorable!! Every one of them!! But…if I had to choose one, it be a cow…just ‘cuz my daughter is all about cows.

    —Lorraine on November 27, 2015
  • The pig, for my mom-in-law, because she collects them. Or a cow, cuz they’re just too cute. Or the bunnies…. Maybe z whole farm!

    —Marie on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with the sheep dog. So cute!

    —Yvonne on November 27, 2015
  • It’s a hard choice, but probably the rooster.

    —Pam on November 27, 2015
  • I am just learning to crochet & would make the sheep first as we used to raise sheep.

    —Nancy on November 27, 2015
  • I think I would make the chickens first. The whole family is just adorable. And these chickens, unlike the ones my parents raised, won’t get out and have to be caught!

    —Becky on November 27, 2015
  • Chickens first! They are all adorable!!!

    Susan the Farm Quilter on November 27, 2015
  • It would definitely be the rooster & chickens! So cute!

    —Carol Gearey on November 27, 2015
  • I love all of these little creatures! They are simply adorable and my first one to be made would be the llama.

    —Karen Bavouset on November 27, 2015
  • Love the Shetland Sheepdog!!

    —Diana Salmon on November 27, 2015
  • I would do the bunnies and chickens. So adorable!

    —Virginia Beecher on November 27, 2015
  • I would definitely start with the rooster. Followed by the cows, goats, sheep. And probably working my way through the rest of the critters and people!

    —Lori S on November 27, 2015
  • The chickens!

    —Elaine on November 27, 2015
  • I’d start with the chickens as I collect chicken items and then would have a ball doing all the rest of the farm. Would be wonderful to add to my items for the local charities!

    —Dotti on November 27, 2015
  • They are all so cute, but I would probably make the donkey first!

    —Linda H. on November 27, 2015
  • I HAVE TO make the sheep dog to send to my daughter who is away at college. She misses our sheep dog here at home!!

    —Nancy Stolk on November 27, 2015
  • You mean I have to pick just ONE?!? LOL Chances are, I’d start with the piggies…no particular reason other than they’re all so cute it’s hard to choose.

    Crystal Guyer on November 27, 2015
  • Which animal would I crochet first? Whew! That is a hard question to answer. I would probably put all the names in a cup and pull one out. That would be the one I would crochet first!

    —Shirley J Gilmore on November 27, 2015
  • I would start crocheting the Chickens with the cute fluffy tails.

    —Joan on November 27, 2015
  • It’s hard to choose what to do first – but probably the cow since there is a pasture of them next door and my granddaughter loves to MOO when ever we say cow..

    —sharon lindsley on November 27, 2015
  • Love the chicks! I would start with one of those and make the family!

    —Amy on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with an alpaca…I’ve already got some luscious alpaca yarn to use!

    —Renee on November 27, 2015
  • They are all so sweet, but my chickens would stop laying if I didn’t do a few of them first!

    —Ellen on November 27, 2015
  • I would do the goats first as my grandson loves goats

    —Rhoda on November 27, 2015
  • the farmer family! It takes a bunch to keep the farm rolling! 🙂

    —Arwen on November 27, 2015
  • This farm set is too cute that made me wanting to crochet them like a storm for my kids. My kids would love the farm theme as they’re so cute for my kids!

    —Kat on November 27, 2015
  • What a great farmfull of sweet critters! We had all sorts of them for 4-H projects as youth, so I am in love with the sheep and chickens. I would start with the rooster!!!

    —Claire on November 27, 2015
  • Love the cows.

    —Amanda Chara on November 27, 2015
  • We have a "Ms Piggy", so the pig would probably be first. The hens & chicks would be next, since my daughter-in-law loves chickens, and these would all be for my granddaughter!

    —Michelle M on November 27, 2015
  • the bunnies, absolutely. so cute! pam

    —pam on November 27, 2015
  • My nephew jus requested a HORSE, so that would have to be first – don’t see one – guess I’d adapt the donkey’s ears…

    —Elizabeth Sheehy on November 27, 2015
  • I would definitely start with the chickens, to go along with the real chickens we will be getting in January, for my son’s FFA project. 🙂

    —Melanie Watson on November 27, 2015
  • I love, Love, LOVE the little chicks!! I would start with them!

    —Terri S on November 27, 2015
  • This book is ridiculous it’s so cute!!!!!!

    —Carly Smith on November 27, 2015
  • I’d start with the sheep!

    —Crystal Arcand on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with a mouse

    —Lynnette Lamance on November 27, 2015
  • Of course, it has to be the chickens. They are the cutest. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with the chicks!

    —Carol on November 27, 2015
  • I would have to start with the goats!!!!

    —Mary Ann Atzrott on November 27, 2015
  • I’d start with the horse!

    —Judith Martinez on November 27, 2015
  • Alpaca. Too cute

    —Alice on November 27, 2015
  • I love the chicks!…I’d start with one of those!

    —Kathy Bayer on November 27, 2015
  • I am udderly positive that I would crochet a cow first. These are so cute!

    —Nicole Wilson on November 27, 2015
  • Hard to pick, but I think the shaggy sheepdog!

    —Jeannine Stoddard on November 27, 2015
  • Awe they are so cute !! Would be an excelant gift for my 4 month old Great Grandson !!

    —Linda Smith on November 27, 2015
  • I would do the dog it lloks fun. :))

    —Shannon Elizabeth Boudreau on November 27, 2015
  • The alpaca is my favorite! Then everything else! I made all of her creatures from Bathtime Buddies, TOOO cute and Easy.

    —Marg on November 27, 2015
  • Oh so cute! I would have to crochet the cow first : )

    —Bernice on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with the farm Family. They are too cute!

    elr on November 27, 2015
  • I would make a peep of chickens from Crochet a Farm first! All th animals are so cute!

    —Nicole Sender on November 27, 2015
  • I’d start with the piglets! They’re so cute!

    —Amy on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with the sheepdog

    —Sharon Arrington on November 27, 2015
  • The COWS, for sure, or maybe the BUNNIES! Too cute for words! Thanks, Megan! 🙂

    —Lynn F. on November 27, 2015
  • Oh my goodness! I would make a cow, and a farmer!

    —Stephanie on November 27, 2015
  • They are all so cute, I would probably start with the first project on page 1 and work through to the end. All these animal series have been so cute.
    PS. A cow isn’t a cow unless she has an udder.

    —Whiskers on November 27, 2015
  • Bunnies!!!

    —Rhonda on November 27, 2015
  • gotta be a chicken

    —Laura Wernet on November 27, 2015
  • I would start with the ducks.

    —Gretchen on November 27, 2015
  • I am a sucker for those bunnies.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on November 27, 2015
  • The bunnies are so cute. I would start with those

    —Bridget on November 28, 2015
  • I would do the cow

    —DebraG on November 28, 2015
  • All of the farm animals are cute.. but my most favorite would have to be the cow.. the details. OMGosh!! They are ADORABLE!! Thanks for the chance!

    —Hope on November 28, 2015
  • Hen and chicks!

    —Kay on November 28, 2015
  • I would make the bunnies! Darling animals!

    —Moki48 on November 28, 2015
  • Those sheep are just too darn cute, and I am such a sheep person.

    —Charlotte on November 28, 2015
  • They are all so cute, but the rooster would first, then the rest of his family!!

    —Carmen on November 28, 2015
  • The adorable bunny!

    —Heather on November 28, 2015
  • What wonderful farm animals! I think. The sheepdog is my favorite.

    —lowcadre on November 28, 2015
  • I would love to make the sheep

    —marian vanderford on November 28, 2015
  • Was that an alpaca? My daughter would love him!

    —Laura on November 29, 2015
  • Soooo cute! I am embroidering nursery rhymes and Old MacDonald into cloth books for my grand children. I can hardly wait to get enough money to buy the book!

    Carolyn on November 29, 2015
  • I would love to crochet quite a few of those for my granddaughter who loves farm animals.

    —Patty on November 29, 2015
  • I’d start with the chickens and move through the barnyard to make them all….so cute!

    Mary Pomereninh on November 29, 2015
  • I would crochet the bunny first!

    —Helen on November 29, 2015
  • The Udderly Adorable Cows . THank you!

    —Diane Beavers on November 29, 2015
  • It’s so hard to pick the one to start with! But I think I would choose the alpaca because you don’t see patterns for those, and they are such beautiful animals. (It would also give me an excuse to buy some alpaca yarn.) But these adorable patterns are like potato chips… you can’t just make one!

    —Jan Milton on November 29, 2015
  • The dog of course. He is so stinking cute!!!!!!!!!!!! They all are and my grandsons will flip over these. Looks like I need to take a few days off….wonder if my boss would take crochetitis as an excuse.

    —sandie on November 30, 2015
  • I would just have to let the book open to any of the patterns & that would be the one. Too hard to pick myself so I would let the book decide

    —Betty on November 30, 2015
  • OMG I would love this, I would make some farmers and cows!

    —mara on December 3, 2015

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