MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART THREE

MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART THREE

My Jungle Playbook Part Three – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jungle Playbook Part Three, 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) – blues (I used a mixed 3); small amount of sand/beige; 2 greys and a small amount of white  for hippo; golden brown for tree and 3 mixed greens; a small amount of yellow/orange, black and brown for giraffe.

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 20/30 cm ribbon
*1 pairs of googly eyes (15 mm)
*thread and needle
*craft glue/ or a hot glue gun

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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:
River Applique with Removable Hippo
Tree
Giraffe Finger Puppet

NOTE: This page is worked on a new page. Or if you have made 6 separate pages – it is the third page.

INSTRUCTIONS:

River:

Yarn blue – changed yarn after each row; change to sand/beige for LAST row.

CH 45 (multiple of 14 plus 3)

ROW 1: Work 2 DC into 4th CH from hook; work 1 DC into next 3 CH; work 3DCtog x 2; work 1 DC into next 3 CH;
*work 3 DC into next 2 CH; work 1 DC into next 3 CH; work 3DCtog x 2; work 1 DC into next 3 CH.
Repeat from * until end; work 3 DC into last CH. TURN

ROW 2: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end; TURN

ROW 3: Work 3 DC into FIRST SC; work 1 DC into next 3 SC; work 3DCtog x 2; work 1 DC into next 3 SC;
*work 3 DC into next 2 SC; work 1 DC into next 3 SC; work 3DCtog x 2; work 1 DC into next 3 SC.
Repeat from * until end; work 3 DC into last SC. TURN

Repeat row 2 and 3 once more;

ROW 6: CH 1; work 1 SC into next 10 STS; CH 15; SKIP 15 STS; work 1 SC into each ST until end; TURN

NOTE: for this row the 15 CH is treated as SC (15 SC).

ROW 7: Work 3 DC into FIRST SC; work 1 DC into next 3 SC; work 3DCtog x 2; work 1 DC into next 3 SC;
*work 3 DC into next 2 SC; work 1 DC into next 3 SC; work 3DCtog x 2; work 1 DC into next 3 SC.
Repeat from * until end; work 3 DC into last SC. TURN

ROW 8: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end; TURN

ROW 9: Work 3 DC into FIRST SC; work 1 DC into next 3 SC; work 3DCtog x 2; work 1 DC into next 3 SC;
*work 3 DC into next 2 SC; work 1 DC into next 3 SC; work 3DCtog x 2; work 1 DC into next 3 SC.
Repeat from * until end; work 3 DC into last SC. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

River Reeds/Grass: (Make Two)

Yarn green

Make a magic ring;
*CH any amount and work this formula:

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into next CH;
work 1 HDC into next 2 CH;
work 1 DC into next ? CH; (? this is for the remaining CH you have left from the chain you have made)
work 1 TR into LAST CH;
SL ST into magic ring.

Repeat from * 3 more times.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Peek A Boo Hippo:

Yarn grey

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.

Make a magic ring

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring;
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 SC. Repeat from * all around (24 SC);
RND 5: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 3 SC. Repeat from * all around (30 SC);
RND 6: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 4 SC. Repeat from * all around (36 SC);

ROW 7: SL ST into next SC; SKIP 2 SC; work 4 TR into next SC; work 2 TR into next 2 SC; work 4 TR into next SC; SKIP 2 SC; SL ST into next. (12 TR)

SL ST all around circle – STOP at 4th TR (see photo);
Ear – CH 5; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook; then SL ST into SAME SC as start of 5 CH.
SL ST into next 4 TR – repeat instructions fr ear.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Mouth:

Yarn grey (lighter) – or optional can use pink

Make a magic ring

ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 5 DC into ring (6 DC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same ST; work 2 DC into each DC until end (12 DC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC until end (12 SC); TURN
ROW 4: CH 1; work 2 SC into first SC; work 1 SC into next SC;
*Work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next SC.
Repeat from * until end (18 SC) – continue working SC evenly along the bottom of the half circle.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

With a small amount of black yarn embroider some nostrils.

 

Teeth:

Yarn white

Join white yarn with an SC on either the right or left bottom part of the face;
work 1 SC into next 2 spaces(STS) (3 SC); TURN
Work 2 rows more and fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew mouth onto the bottom part of the face – before closing stuff
with a small amount of fiberfill/toy stuffing.

Glue 15 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

Tree:

With golden brown/or any brown

CH 32

ROW 1: Work 1 DC into 4th CH; work 1 DC into next 10 CH;
CH 10; work 1 DC into 4th CH; work 1 DC into next 7 CH;
work 2 DC ‘into’ the DC of the branch;
work 1 DC into next 18 CH; TURN

ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into next 15 STS;
work 1 HDC into next 5 STS; work 1 SC into next 8 STS; TURN

ROW 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Tree Top:

Yarn green

Make a magic ring

ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 7 DC into ring (8 DC); TURN
ROW 2: working into FRONT-LOOPS only; CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same ST; work 2 DC into each DC until end (16 DC); TURN
ROW 3: working into BACK-LOOPS only; CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into next DC.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC. Repeat from until end.
ROW 4: working into FRONT-LOOPS only; CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into next 2 DC.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next 2 DC. Repeat from until end.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

FOR THIS PART WORK INTO THE EXPOSED LOOPS OF EACH ROW!
Join yarn at the start of the row and into each loop work randomly a
collection of 3 STS (SC;HDC;DC) in any order.
Fasten of ends and weave in.

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!

Step One – position the river at the bottom left of the page. Sew into position but keep
the space as shown in the photo open.

Step Two – Sew the River Reed/Grass into position – I placed mine into the space
of the waves – see photo.

Step Three – Sew Tree Bottom and Top onto the left side of the page.

Step Four – Measure a piece of ribbon approx 20/30 cm long – glue or sew onto the
back of the Hippo’s face.

Insert Hippo into the River ‘Pocket’.

GIRAFFE FINGER PUPPET:

yarns orange/yellow and brown

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.

Mouth:

Make a magic ring;

RND 1: work 6 DC into ring/circle;
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Sew mouth onto face – use photo as a guide.
Use a small amount of black to make some nostrils. (Although I will admit mine looks a like a mouth!)

Horns:

Join brown yarn into a ST on top of the head;
CH 3; work 1 DC into same ST – if it seems to large make it a HDC;
SL ST into next ST and repeat.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears:

Join orange/yellow yarn into the ST next to a horn on top of the head;
CH 5; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook; then SL ST into SAME SC as start of 5 CH.
Repeat for the other side.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With some brown yarn embroider a few spots randomly over the ‘body’.

Glue 10 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

Join Me Next Week For Part Four!

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