MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART SEVEN

MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART SEVEN

My Jungle Playbook Part Seven – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jungle Playbook Part Seven, 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) – grey (I used two variants); mixed colors for bird 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:
*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
*Approx 10 cm grey decorative rope/or ribbon
*2 small brown beads
*Hook & Loop White Dots (recommended size 16 mm)
*or buttons/press buttons.

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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:
Elephant
Fish & Bird
Elephant Finger Puppet

INSTRUCTIONS:

Elephant:

Head:

Yarn grey

Make a magic ring;

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 11 DC into ring; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH;
RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 2 DC into each ST all around (24 DC);
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH;
RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 1 DC into next ST.
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * all around; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH;
RND 4: CH 2; work 2 HDC into first ST; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS.
*Work 2 HDC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * all around.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Trunk:

Yarn grey

CH 22

Work 1 DC into 4th CH from hook; work 1 DC into next 8 CH; work 1 TR into next 10 CH.
Fasten off and leave a tail long enough to sew the short end.

Ears: (make 2)

Yarn grey

CH 4

ROW 1: Work 5 DC into 4th CH from hook; TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 2 DC into each ST until end (12 DC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 1 DC into next ST.
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end (18 DC); TURN
ROW 4: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end – continue to work SC evenly along the bottom edge.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Body

Yarn grey

CH 17

ROW 1: Work 1 DC into 4th CH from hook; work 1 DC into each CH until end (15 DC); TURN
ROW 2-15: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (15 SC); TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Bird: 

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.

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 the elephant body onto the bottom left of the page.

STEP TWO: Sew the ears on the side of the face – sew through ONLY the front-loops of the face!
You will need the back-loops to sew your face onto the page!
Sew face onto the page.

STEP THREE: Weave the grey rope/ribbon or crochet chain (approx 20/30 CH);
thru the DC and TR stitches – see photos

 

On each side of the rope/ribbon or chain knot a a bead (alternatively – you can
also attach the rope/ribbon or chain at the top of the trunk – leaving only the
bottom part to pull.
The trunk should be able to move freely up and down the rope/ribbon or chain.

For your elephant:

Glue a 12/15 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

 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  (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.

ELEPHANT FINGER PUPPET:

Yarns grey

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.

Trunk:

CH 11

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into next CH; work 1 HDC into next 6 CH;
work 1 DC into last 2 CH.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Ears: (Make Two)

CH 4

ROW 1: Work 5 DC into 4th CH from hook; TURN
ROW 2: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew ears and trunk into position onto the top part of the body.

TIP: when sewing the trunk – weave the tail thru the back and give some pull – this will shorten the trunk and give it a bit of shape.

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 Eight!

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