MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART TWO

My Jungle Playbook Part Two – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jungle Playbook Part Two, 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) – greens (I used a mixed 3); orange or yellow for giraffe; a small amount of beige for snout (face/nose); small amount of brown to create spots and the horns and a very little bit of black for nostrils.

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 1 meter gift wrap/decorative brown rope
*1 pairs of googly eyes (15 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:
Giraffe Applique
Bundles of Leaves
Tic Tac Toe Tree Board

NOTE: This page is worked onto the BACK of the first page (monkey). Or if you have made 6 separate pages – it is the second page.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Giraffe Applique:

Yarn orange or yellow – but we start with the beige;

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] three times; then cut beige yarn and join orange/yellow yarn;
work [2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 4 SC] three times (36 SC);

ROW 7: work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 16 SC; work 2 SC into next SC (20 SC); TURN
ROW 8: SC2tog x 2; work 1 SC into next 12 SC; SC2tog x 2 (16 SC); TURN
ROW 9: SC2tog x 2; work 1 SC into next 8 SC; SC2tog x 2 (12 SC); TURN
ROW 10-16: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (12 SC); TURN
ROW 17: SC2tog x 2; work 1 SC into next 4 SC; SC2tog x 2 (12 SC); TURN
ROW 18: SC2tog x 4. SL ST all around the face.
Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Rejoin orange/yellow yarn on the side of the face – see photo – and work up 10 SC (this counts as the FIRST ROW) – TURN

TIP: Take note with the following instructions they can be confusing. Write down the rows and then tick them off as you go!

ROW 2: CH 1; work 2 SC into first SC; work 1 SC into next 7 SC; SC2tog (10 SC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 1; SC2tog; work 1 SC into next 7 SC; work 2 SC into last SC (10 SC); TURN
ROW 4;6;8: repeat row 2
ROW 5;7;9: repeat row 3
ROW 10: 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 11-14: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (12 SC); TURN

Now we need to make our Giraffe fit into the corner of our page:

ROW 15: CH 1; SC2tog; work 1 SC into each SC until last 2 SC; SC2tog.
Repeat row 15 until there are only 2 STS left – SC2tog;
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Ears: (make two)

with orange/yellow yarn

CH 5

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook;
work 1 HDC into next CH; work 1 DC into next CH;
work 3 DC into last CH; CH 3 – SL ST into 3 CH from hook (picot);
work 2 DC into same CH; – continue along the bottom of the chain;
work 1 DC into next CH; work 1 HDC into next CH; work 1 SC into last CH.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Horns: (make two)

with brown yarn

CH 4

RND 1: work 5 DC into 4th CH from hook; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH;
RND 2: CH 1; work 2 SC into each DC (12 SC); SL ST into first SC.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

The Details:

With the little bit of black yarn embroider two nostrils ‘strips’ onto the beige part of the face (head)

With some brown yarn embroider ‘spots’ randomly onto the ‘neck’ part.
Another option – if you do not want to embroider spot – simple crochet some circles in different sizes and then sew them onto the neck!

Glue 15 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

Tic Tac Toe Tree Board:

Yarn green

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 – 31: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (30 SC); TURN

 

With the decorative rope make ‘9’ sections – see photo.
Using the rope is optional – you can also with some brown yarn surface SL ST.

The Leaves:

For this part I am giving two options – the reason for this is I do want to keep the making of the pages easy for anyone – but I do also like a challenge.
I personally have never done the crocodile stitch before – but I just had to try it for the leaves of my page.

For this section freedom of creativity is key – this means you can make as many or as little bundles of leaves as you like – they are too be placed randomly over the page. The interactive part is the board and the fun ‘feel/touch’ part is the Giraffe.

OPTION ONE:

The Crocodile Stitch

I made 3 ‘bundles’ with 3 different color green yarn.
Following the multiple for the crocodile stitch; I did my bundles as follows:
1  x 31 CH; 2 x 21 CH and just shorten the instructions as I went ‘up’ with each row.

PHOTO AND VIDEO TUTORIAL BY MOOGLY – CLICK HERE!

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OPTION TWO:

The same leave pattern from page one.

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.

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!

The most important part of assembling this page is the positioning of the pieces.
Place your pieces first before sewing to see how everything fits together!

Step One – sew tic tac toe board into position
Step Two – sew giraffe into position – before closing the head part – stuff with
a little bit of fiberfill/ toy stuffing.

Depending on your choice of leaves – sew them randomly onto the page.
I added one in the left hand corner – above the giraffe’s head.
One in the right hand corner over the board, and one in the bottom right hand corner.

Join Me Next Week For Part Three!

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  1. Where can I get part one? I would like to make the whole book. Thank you

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