MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART EIGHT

MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART EIGHT

My Jungle Playbook Part Eight – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jungle Playbook Part Eight, 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) – brown and greens;
beige/tan for tent; red; yellow; orange and black.

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:
*1 pairs plus 1 single of googly eyes (10 mm)
*1 pair googly eyes (12 or 15 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:
Small Parrot
Peek A Boo Tiger
Tent
Trees & Leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

Tent:

CH 21

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (20 SC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 1; work 2 SC into first SC; work 1 SC into each SC until LAST 2 SC; SC2tog (20 SC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (20 SC); TURN

ROW 4 – 21: Repeat rows 2 & 3.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Front Panels:

Right:
CH 11

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (10 SC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 1; work 1 SC until each SC until LAST 2 SC; SC2tog (9 SC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (9 SC); TURN

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until there are ONLY 3 SC LEFT; work 3 rows – 1 SC into each;
LAST ROW: SC3tog.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Left:
CH 11

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (10 SC); TURN
ROW 2: SC2tog; work 1 SC into each until end (9 SC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (9 SC); TURN

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until there are ONLY 3 SC LEFT; work 3 rows – 1 SC into each;
LAST ROW: SC3tog.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Trees And Leaves:

Bark – CH 31 (make 2)

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 for each tree – two 13 CH (large) and two 11 CH (small) – you can make more!
Yarn 2 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.

 

Tiger:

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);

Ears – CH 3; SL ST into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into next SC; SL ST into next 5 SC;
CH 3; SL ST into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into next Sc.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Embroider with back yarn stripes all around the face.

Glue 12 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

Bush:

With yarn make a magic ring

[CH 11; work 1 SC into each CH (10 SC); SL ST into ring] x 5 times
SL ST into first CH of first CH 11;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into next 3 CH; work 1 HDC into next 3 CH; work 1 SC into next 3 CH; CH 3; SL ST into 2nd CH from hook; continue done the side;
work 1 SC into next 3 SC; work 1 HDC into next 3 SC; work 1 DC into last 4 SC.
*SL ST into first CH of next 11 CH;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into next 3 CH; work 1 HDC into next 3 CH; work 1 SC into next 3 CH; CH 3; SL ST into 2nd CH from hook; continue done the side;
work 1 SC into next 3 SC; work 1 HDC into next 3 SC; work 1 DC into last 4 SC.
Repeat from * 3 more times.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

The Parrot:
With red yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 17
Row 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end (16 SC), turn
Row 2: CH 1, work 1 SC into next 12 STS, turn
Row 3: SL ST into next 4 STS, work 1 SC into next 8 STS, turn
Row 4: CH 1, work 1 SC into next 8 SC, turn
Row 5: CH 1, work 1 SC into next 8 SC, turn
Row 6: SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, SC2tog
Row 7: SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, SC2tog
SL ST all around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Wing:
With yellow yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic ring
Row 1: Work 6 SC into ring, turn
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST, work 2 HDC into next ST, work 2 HDC into next ST, work 2 SC into next ST, work 2 SC into last ST, turn
Row 3: SL ST into each ST until end.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

Embroider a yellow beak with long stitches onto the front part of the head.Glue on the Stick Em Eye ( or add any eye of your choice)
With some blue yarn, SL ST into a few STS at the bottom of the wing.
Sew wing onto parrot.

Glue a 10 mm googly eye onto face.

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

To Make The Doll:
Doll Instructions – Part Eight Of The Dollhouse Playbook

Shorts:
With yarn, CH 21
Row 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end (20 SC) –
continue working in the round
Rnd 2: SL ST into 1st SC worked, CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (20 SC)
Shaping  1st Leg –
Rnd 3: SL ST into 1st SC worked, CH1, work 1 SC into next 10 SC – continue working the round
Rnd 4-5: SL ST into 1st SC worked, CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (10 SC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Shaping  2nd Leg – 
Rejoin yarn into the first ST next to the 1st leg, work up 10 SC all around,
Rnd 23: SL ST into 1st SC worked, CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (10 SC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Jacket:
With yarn, CH 22
Row 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 4 STS,work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into last 3 STS, TURN (29 SC)
Row 2: CH1, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 6 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 7 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 6 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into last 3 STS, TURN (37 SC)
Row 3: CH1, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, SKIP 8 STS, work 1 SC into next 13 STS, SKIP 8 STS, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, TURN (21 SC)
Row 4: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST (21 SC), TURN
Row 5: CH 3, work 1 DC into same ST. work 1 DC into each ST until last ST, work 2 DC into last ST, TURN
Row 6-7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST until end, TURN
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Rejoin yarn into any ST at the arm hole – work up 12 SC
Rnd 2: 1 SC into each SC (12 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat for other arm.

 

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: Sew trees to each side of the page

STEP TWO: With a darker yarn SL ST all round the Tent Pieces.
Sew the larger piece to the page – leaving the left side open to form a pocket.
See photo.

I used the the ‘outside loops’ of the SL ST stitches to sew the front panel to
the main tent piece. It should be able to flap open.

The second panel is sewed to the page on one side only; See photo.

STEP THREE: Sew the leaves onto the trees.
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’.Attach the leaves into position.

 STEP FOUR: Sew the bush onto the page – sew only the bottom part of the
two lower leaves to the page.

Sew the Tiger to the page ‘behind’ the bush.

 STEP Five: OPTIONAL! – Perch your Parrot in the Tree!


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  (on on top for the bird and one on the river for the fish).
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.

TIGER FINGER PUPPET:

Yarns orange

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/Nose:
Embroider with beige a nose/mouth onto the face.

 

Ears:

Join orange yarn into the ST at the side 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 black yarn embroider a few stripes 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.

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