MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART SIX

MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART SIX

My Jungle Playbook Part Six – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jungle Playbook Part Six, 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 (light and dark); beige and golden brown; greens for grass

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 20 cm brown decorative rope/or ribbon
*2 small brown beads

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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:
River
Crocodile Movable Applique
Lion
Grass

INSTRUCTIONS:

River:

Yarn blue – changed yarn after each 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;
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Crocodile:

Yarn green

CH 26

Work as follows:
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 HDC into each CH until last CH;
work 4 SC into last CH; continue working along the bottom of the chain;
work 1 SC into each CH until end – continue in the round; SL ST into FIRST SC;
CH 3; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook (picot made);
work 1 SC into next 5 STS; work 1 HDC into next ST;
CH 3; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook (picot made);
work 1 DC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next ST; work 1 SC into next 3 STS.

*CH 3; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook (picot made); work 1 SC into next 2 STS.
Repeat from * until end of top.
CH 3; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook (picot made) – this is the TAIL!
Continue working in the round all along the bottom – SL ST into each ST.
When you reach the ‘nose’ – fasten off and weave in all ends.

Grass: (Make 2)

Yarns – green

NOTE: the grass is made in free-form – meaning you can chain any length of CH

CH 21

This is worked over 21 CH:
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, work 1 HDC into next 2 CH, work 1 DC into next 5 CH, SKIP 2 CH, SC into next, CH 7
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, 1 HDC into next CH, 1 DC into next 2 CH, SKIP 2 CH, SC into next, CH 9
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, 1 HDC into next 2 CH, 1 DC into next 3 CH, SKIP 2 CH, work 1 SC into last CH
Continue along the bottom and work 1 SL ST into each CH
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

How to free-form:
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook;
work 1 SC into next [2/3/or 4] CH;
work 1 HDC into next [2/3/0r 4] CH;
work 1 DC into each of the remain CH (except for the first ‘grass’)

Lion:

Body:

Yarn Beige

CH 13

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (12 SC); TURN
ROW 2-10: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (12 SC); TURN
ROW 11: CH 1; work 1 SC into next 2 STS;
work 1 HDC into next 2 STS;
work 1 DC into next 4 STS;
work 1 HDC into next 2 STS;
work 1 SC into last 2 STS.

SL ST all around piece; SL ST into first SC worked on last row.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Head:

Yarn 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. Repeat from * all around (36 SC);

NOTE: my lion does not have ears – the reason for this is because my daughter wanted something else then crochet for the ears – (I just did not have it in time for the release of this part)!
However I will give instructions if you would like to crochet ears:

Work [1 SC; 2 DC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into 6 STS; work [1 SC; 2 DC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into the remaining STS all around.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

The Mane:

Yarn golden brown

CH 30

SL ST into first ST to form a ring;

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 1 SC into each CH all around (30 SC);
For all the remaining rounds work into the BACK-LOOPS only!
RND 2: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 4 SC. Repeat from * all around (36 SC);
RND 3: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 5 SC. Repeat from * all around (42 SC);
RND 4: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 6 SC. Repeat from * all around (48 SC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

There are quite a few options to make the hair:

Option 1: Loops
Great Tutorials:
Freshstitches – How To Crochet The Loop Stitch

PlanetJune – Video Tutorial

Option 2: Make tassels!

Option 3: Crochet wavy hair – work back in reverse thru each front loop and crochet 3/4 random STS into loop – for exp: [2 SC; 1DC] or [1 Sc; 1 HDC; 1 DC; 1 SC] or 3 HDC and so on!

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 river onto the bottom right of the page – leave the top part
open like a pocket.

STEP TWO: Sew some stitching for legs and feet onto the body of the lion (optional);
sew body into position just above the river.

STEP THREE: Embroider a nose and a mouth onto the lion’s face.
Sew the lion’s face just above the body – see photo.
Please NOTE: sew face to the page using the 3rd row! Leave the outer part –
so that the ‘mane’ can fit over it!

The mane should be able to fit over the face and fit securely behind the last
few rounds.

STEP FOUR: Sew grass onto the page – see photo for positioning.

STEP FIVE: Attach/Knot one bead to the end of the decorative rope or ribbon.
Optional – crochet a a single chain of about 40/50/60 CH.
Use your river to measure the length.

Starting at the left side – weave the rope/ribbon/chain thru the 4th row – see photo;

Then weave it thru your crocodile! See Photo!
Then weave thru the right side of the 4th row – working from the inside to the outside.
Tie your bead!

Your crocodile should be able to move side to side if you pull on the ends of your
rope/ribbon or chain.

Glue a 10 mm googly eye onto face.

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

For your lion:

Glue a 12/15 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

 NOTE:  Leave the left part of the page empty as shown in photo above!

LION FINGER PUPPET:

yarns beige and golden brown (mane)

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:

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);

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Join golden brown yarn into any outside loop of round 4;
work [1 SC; 1 DC; 1 SC] into each loop all around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Embroider a nose and mouth with some black yarn; then sew face onto body – only the ‘face’ part and not the mane!

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 Seven!

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