MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART ONE

My Jungle Playbook Part One – Free Crochet Pattern

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

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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) – browns and greens; small amount of beige for monkey faces and ears.

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

Optional extras:
*approx 30/40 cm gift wrap/decorative brown rope
*2 x scrap-booking stick/glue on wooden leaves/or buttons
*4 x 2 cm brown/black or green buttons
*2 x small wooden beads
*2 pairs of googly eyes (10 mm and 12 mm)
*thread and needle
*craft glue/ or a hot glue gun

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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:
Sign/Pocket Board
Tree with leaves
Hanging Monkey
Monkey Finger Puppet

INSTRUCTIONS:

Sign/Pocket Board:

NOTE: for the more experienced/intermediate crocheter – this is the formula:
Work 1 DC into each SC;
work 1 HDC into each HDC;
work 1 SC into each DC

Yarn 2 types of browns (wood);
change color after 2nd row worked.
TIP – do not cut the yarn; but work it in up the sides.

CH 36

ROW 1: work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (35 SC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) work 1 DC into next 2 STS;
work 1 HDC into next 2 STS;
work 1 SC into next ST;
work 1 DC into next 4 STS;
work 1 HDC into next 3 STS;
work 1 SC into next 2 STS;
work 1 DC into next 20 STS.
(35 mixed STS); TURN
ROW 3; CH 1; work 1 SC into next 20 DC;
work 1 DC into next 2 SC;
work 1 HDC into net 3 HDC;
work 1 SC into next 4 DC;
work 1 DC into next SC;
work 1 HDC into next 2 HDC;
work 1 SC into last 3 DC;
(35 mixed STS); TURN
ROW 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) work 1 DC into next 2 SC;
work 1 HDC into next 2 HDC;
work 1 SC into next DC;
work 1 DC into next 4 SC;
work 1 HDC into next 3 HDC;
work 1 SC into next 2 DC;
work 1 DC into next 20 SC.
(35 mixed STS); TURN

ROW 5: REPEAT ROW 2
ROW 6: REPEAT ROW 3
ROW 7: REPEAT ROW 4

ROW 8: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into each ST until end (35 DC); TURN
ROW 9: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC until end (35 SC); TURN

ROW 10: REPEAT ROW 2
ROW 11: REPEAT ROW 3
ROW 12: REPEAT ROW 4

ROW 13: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (35 SC); DO NOT TURN – continue to work evenly a SC border all along down the sides and bottom.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Sew/or glue the 4 buttons on the sign. One in each corner.
TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather sew the buttons on securely or for more safety crochet buttons.

Crochet Buttons:
Make a magic ring/ or CH 4 and SL ST to make a circle;
RND 1: Work 6 SC into ring/circle:
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each SC of rnd 1 (12 SC);
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Tree And Leaves:

Bark – CH 31

ROW 1: work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (30 SC); TURN
ROW 2-4: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (30 SC); TURN
ROW 5: CH 1; work 1 SC into next 20 STS; work 1 HDC into next 4 STS; work 1 DC into next 4 STS; work 1 TR into last 2 STS (30 STS).
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Leaves – CH 13/or 11
I made 4 leaves two 13 CH (large) and two 11 CH (small) – you can make more!
Yarn 3 types of greens.


This is a basic diagram for the CH 11 leaves

Large:
CH 13

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook;
work 1 SC into next 2 CH;
work 1 HDC/ or DC into next 3 CH;
work 1 DC/ or TR into next 3 CH;
work 1 TR into next 2 CH;
work 6 TR into last CH – continue working along the bottom of the chain (opposite the STS just worked);
work 1 TR into next 2 CH;
work 1 DC/ or TR into next 3 CH;
work 1 HDC/ or DC into next 3 CH;
work 1 SC into next 2 CH;
SL ST into last CH.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Small:
CH 11

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook;
work 1 HDC/ or DC into next 3 CH;
work 1 DC/ or TR into next 5 CH;
work 6 TR into last CH – continue working along the bottom of the chain (opposite the STS just worked);
work 1 DC/ or TR into next 5 CH;
work 1 HDC/ or DC into next 3 CH;
SL ST into last CH.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Hanging Monkey:

Yarn brown and beige for face and ears.

Face:

Make a magic ring/ or CH 4 and SL ST to form a circle

TIP – This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring/circle;
RND 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);
RND 3: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around (18 SC);
RND 4: work 1 SC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 DC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 SC into next ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join brown yarn into the SC ST before the START of RND with a SC.
RND 5: work 1 SC into next 2 STS; work [1 SC; 1 HDC] into next ST; work 2 DC into next ST; work 2 DC into next ST; work [1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; work 1 SC into next 3 STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Ears: (make 2)

Make a magic ring/ or CH 4 and SL ST to form a circle

TIP – This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring/circle; change yarn to brown
RND 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Body: (make 2)

Make a magic ring/ or CH 4 and SL ST to form a circle

TIP – This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring/circle;
RND 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);
RND 3: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around (18 SC);
RND 4: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * all around (24 SC);
RND 5: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 3 STS. Repeat from * all around (30 SC);
RND 6: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 4 STS. Repeat from * all around (36 SC);
RND 7: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 5 STS. Repeat from * all around (42 SC);

This part is optional and only necessary if you have a daughter that insists that the monkey needs ‘butt cheeks’.

RND 8: work [1 SC; 1 HDC] into next ST; work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into next ST;
work [1 DC; 1 HDC] into next ST; work [1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into next ST;
work [1 SC; 1 HDC] into next ST; work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into next ST;
work [1 DC; 1 HDC] into next ST; work [1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into next ST;
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing on only one piece.

Whip-stitch the two pieces together. Before sewing completely close – stuff with a small amount of fiberfill/toy stuffing.

Position face in the center on the lower half of the body – sew into place.
Sew ears into position.

Adding The Tail:

Attach yarn to hook and insert in-between the ‘butt cheeks’ – if you did not make the cheeks – in the center ST of the top of the body. Yarn over and pull a loop thru; CH 20;
work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook and 1 SC into each SC until end; SL ST into SAME ST where you attached the yarn.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

With yarn tail – make a LOOP with the monkey tail (see photo) and sew with a few stitches to the top of the body. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Adding The Arms:

Thread one bead onto your yarn.
Attach yarn to hook and insert hook just below one ear; yarn over and pull loop thru;
CH 11; position bead next to last CH worked; work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook.
The bead should be between the last CH and first SC. Work 1 SC into each SC until end; SL ST into SAME ST where you attached the yarn.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat instructions for 2nd arm.

Glue 10 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

BUILDING THE PAGE:

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!


Attach the sign/board to the page – sewing ONLY the sides and bottom parts.


Attach the tree to the side of the page.


Attach the leaves into position. I used the ‘center’ line of each leaf to sew them to the page.
This way the ‘outside’ parts can be lifted up and the leaves are not ‘flat’.


Cut approx 30/40 cm rope / or you can crochet a chain to the same length
/ or you can use a ribbon!

Thread the rope/ribbon thru your yarn needle, weave thru several surface stitches (see photo);
leave about 5 cm under the stitches; make a knot to secure your rope/ribbon.
If you a making a chain – you can first ATTACH your yarn to the page, then make your length of
chain and then SL ST on the opposite side, fasten off and weave in your tails.

Weave your rope/ribbon/chain thru the LOOP of the monkey’s tail.
Knot your rope/ribbon as shown in photo above.
Surface weave in ends. Cut an trim neatly.

Glue/ hot glue the stick on scrap-booking leaves over the knots.
Or you can crochet two small leaves and attach over the knots.
Or if you find leaf buttons sew them over the knots.

MONKEY FINGER PUPPET:

yarns brown and beige

CH 12 – SL ST into first CH and form a ring.

RND 1: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH all around; SL ST into first SC worked.
RND 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC all around; SL ST into first SC worked. (12 SC)

RND 3: CH 1; *SC2tog; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around; (8 SC)
RND 4: SC2tog x 4.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Face:

Make a magic ring/ or CH 4 and SL ST to form a circle

TIP – This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring/circle;
RND 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);
RND 3: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around (18 SC);
RND 4: work 1 SC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 DC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 SC into next ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join brown yarn into the SC ST before the START of RND with a SC.
RND 5: work 1 SC into next 2 STS; work [1 SC; 1 HDC] into next ST; work 2 DC into next ST; work 2 DC into next ST; work [1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; work 1 SC into next 3 STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Ears: (make 2)

Make a magic ring/ or CH 4 and SL ST to form a circle

TIP – This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring/circle; change yarn to brown
RND 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.


Sew face onto the body over the top half of the body (where the tip of the finger should be);
before closing stuff with a tiny bit of fiberfill/toy-stuffing. Attach the ears to the side of the face.

Glue 12 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

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