MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART FIVE

MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART FIVE

My Jungle Playbook Part Five – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jungle Playbook Part Five, a fun ‘quiet’ crochet playbook with a jungle animal theme.
An interactive playbook.

FOR THE INTRODUCTION AND FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE!

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SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.

MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Approx 20/30 grams of light weight worsted yarn- mixed (leftovers) – yellow; brown; green; red; and any other colors you like for your birds and fish!

Hooks & Notions:
Hook 3,50 mm (or hook size you are comfortable to work with to make the page pieces)
Yarn needle
Stitch marker

Optional extras:
*2 pairs plus 1 single of googly eyes (10 mm)
*thread and needle
*craft glue/ or a hot glue gun
*Hook & Loop White Dots (recommended size 16 mm)
*or buttons/press buttons.

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Dimensions Feltworks 100% Wool Felt Embellishment Leaves Buttons Galore Button Bonanza 1/2 lb. Rainforest Googly Eyes by Darice Paste-On Assorted Black 200 pc.

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TR – treble crochet
SC2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
I use US Crochet stitch terminology.
Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.
Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of hook used.

GAUGE:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect.

WHAT YOU WILL CROCHET:
Letters
A Bunch of Banana’s
Little Bird Appliques
Little Fish Applique
Sun Applique
A Snake In The Grass
Tic Tac Toe Pieces – banana’s and leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

FINISHING PAGE ONE:

Lettering: 

I used Handy Kitty ‘s Alphabet to create my title 🙂

You can make any words you like! You add a name or any fun Jungle words!

Letters A – Z by Handy Kitty
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/letters-a—z

Banana’s For The Monkey!

Work 3 Banana’s (instructions given in next Page Two Section);
leave a tail on one of the banana’s then weave that tail thru the top SC of each banana to join them together. Knot and weave in tail.
Join brown yarn to the top of the banana’s and work 3/4 SC into the top; SL ST and leave a tail for sewing.

FINISHING PAGE TWO:

Tic Tac Toe Pieces:

Bananas: (Make 5)

CH 14

Work as follows:
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook;
work 1 SC into next CH;
work 1 HDC into next CH;
work 2 HDC into next CH;
work 1 DC into next CH;
work 2 DC into next CH;
work 1 DC into next CH;
work 1 HDC into next CH;
work 1 HDC into next CH;
work 1 SC into next CH;
work 1 SC into next CH;
work 1 SC into next CH;
SL ST into last CH;
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join brown yarn into the first SC;
work 2/3 SC; SL ST into same ST;
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Leaves: (Make 5)

PLEASE NOTE: in my photos I used wooden scrap-booking leaves!

Work 1 SC in 2nd chain from hook, work 1 HDC in next CH, work 1 DC in next two CH, and work 6 DC in last CH.
Now continue working on the other side of the chain, work 1 DC in next two CH, work 1 HDC in next CH, work 1 SC in last CH;
CH 2 and make a SC in 2nd chain from hook, SL ST to first SC made.

FINISHING PAGE THREE:

The Sun:

CH 2

ROW 1: Work 4 SC into 2nd Ch from hook; TURN
ROW 2: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC (4 SC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 1; work 2 SC into first SC; work 1 SC into next 2 SC; work 2 SC into last SC (6 SC); TURN
ROW 4: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC (6 SC); TURN
ROW 5: CH 1; work 2 SC into first SC; work 1 SC into next 4 SC; work 2 SC into last SC (8 SC); TURN
ROW 6: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC (8 SC); TURN
ROW 7: CH 1; work 2 SC into first SC; work 1 SC into next 6 SC; work 2 SC into last SC (10 SC); TURN
ROW 8: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC (10 SC); TURN
ROW 9: CH 1; work 2 SC into first SC; work 1 SC into next 8 SC; work 2 SC into last SC (12 SC); TURN
ROW 10: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC (12 SC).
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Birds: (Make 2)

Body:
With any double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook

Make a magic circle

RND 1: Work 6 SC into ring
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC)
RND 3: Work 2 SC into first 6 STS, work 1 SC and 1 DC into next ST, CH 5, SL ST into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 CH STS, work 2 SC over the DC and 1 SC into next 4 SC, work 1 HDC, 1 DC, 6 TR, 1 DC into next ST, SL ST into same ST.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Wings:
With any double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook

CH 11

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 CH STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 CH STS, work 1 DC into last 3 CH STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Beak: Attach yellow at the side of the face and make a ‘picot’ – CH 3; SL ST into the 2nd CH – then SL ST into the SAME ST you joined your yarn. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Glue a 10 mm googly eye onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

Fish:

Make a magic circle

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into ring, SL ST into top of 3rd CH, (12 DC)
RND 2: CH 3, work 1 DC, 1 HDC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, work 1 HDC, 1 DC into next ST, CH 3 and SL ST into same ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Glue a 10 mm googly eye onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

Snake In The Grass:

Tall Grass:

CH 21

NOTE: You can Free-form your ‘Tall Grass’! – Just make sure your have about 3/4 ‘tall’ grasses to weave your snake thru!

This is worked over 21 CH:
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, work 1 HDC into next 2 CH, work 1 DC into next 5 CH, SKIP 2 CH, SC into next, CH 7
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, 1 HDC into next CH, 1 DC into next 2 CH, SKIP 2 CH, SC into next, CH 9
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, 1 HDC into next 2 CH, 1 DC into next 3 CH, SKIP 2 CH, work 1 SC into last CH
Continue along the bottom and work 1 SL ST into each CH
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

How to free-form:
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook;
work 1 SC into next [2/3/or 4] CH;
work 1 HDC into next [2/3/0r 4] CH;
work 1 DC into each of the remain CH (except for the first ‘grass’)

Snake:

CH 30

Work 5 DC into 4th CH from hook; CH 3; SL ST into same CH;
work 1 HDC into each CH until end; CH 3; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook; SL ST into the bottom of the last HDC worked.

Glue 10 mm googly eyes onto face and attach a small piece of ribbon for the mouth.
Not too short! Small fingers should be able to PULL on it 🙂

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

COMPLETING THE PAGES:

Surface whip-stitch all the pieces into place.
You only catch the surface top stitches so that you stitches do NOT go thru to the other side of the page.

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE HOW I DO IT!

STEP ONE: after completing your letters, position them onto the ‘sign’ and sew into place.
Sew the bunch of banana’s onto the tree.

STEP TWO: Do not sew the leaves or the banana’s onto the page – they should
remain loose! Pouch to place your pieces in will be released in a future part!
For now if you like you can keep them safe in the ‘Sign Pocket’ on the front-page 🙂

STEP THREE: Sew the Sun in the top right hand corner (see photo) and sew the
‘tall grass’ on the bottom in the length right hand corner.

Note – sew the 3 LONG ‘leaves’ to the side of the river.
Your snake needs to weave in thru the leaves!

STEP FOUR: OPTIONAL!
There are several ways to do the next part –
I will explain what I did and then give two other options that can be used!

For this part I used Hook & Loop White Dots (I have given links at the start of this post to show
you what they look like, the names and to be able to purchase them)

I glued the ‘teeth’ part onto the page in the spots shown above.
The reason for this is the ‘teeth can pull on the yarn. So if the pieces are
constantly going to be pulled and removed – they might ‘fluff’ your appliques or page.
The softer part I glued to the applique pieces (birds and fish).

These dots can also be sewed on for a more sturdier ‘pull force’ !

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT advisable for small children!! (Babies, small Toddlers)

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:
1. Instead of the White Dots – use large press buttons.
2. Chain a LOOP to make a button hole at the back of the appliques, then
sew buttons on the page.

Join Me Next Week For Part Six!

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