MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART FOUR

My Jungle Playbook Part Four – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jungle Playbook Part Four, 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) – white & black; various green for grass; and a small amount of grey (2) for Hippo puppet.

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:
*4 pairs of googly eyes (12 mm)
*2 pairs of googly eyes (10 mm)
*thread and needle
*craft glue/ or a hot glue gun

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:
4 Shaped Zebras
Grass
Hippo Finger Puppet
Zebra Finger Puppet

NOTE: This page is worked on the back of the Hippo page. Or if you have made 6 separate pages – it is the fourth page.

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Shaped Zebras:

Yarns – black and white

NOTE: for ALL the shapes I changed color AFTER each row/round – I DID NOT cut my yarn but worked it in along the back of each row or round.

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.

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);
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Square:

CH 13

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (12 SC);
ROW 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (12 SC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Rectangle:

CH 19

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (18 SC);
ROW 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (18 SC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Triangle:

CH 15

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (14 SC):
ROW 2: SC2tog; work 1 SC into next 10 SC; SC2tog (12 SC);
ROW 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (12 SC):
ROW 4: SC2tog; work 1 SC into next 8 SC; SC2tog (10 SC);
ROW 5: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (10 SC):
ROW 6: SC2tog; work 1 SC into next 6 SC; SC2tog (8 SC);
ROW 7: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (8 SC):
ROW 8: SC2tog; work 1 SC into next 4 SC; SC2tog (6 SC);
ROW 9: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (6 SC):
ROW 10: SC2tog; work 1 SC into next 2 SC; SC2tog (4 SC);
ROW 11: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC until end (4 SC):
ROW 12: SC2tog x 2:
ROW 13: SC2tog;
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

Zebra Faces: (make four)

Yarns – white

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: SL ST into next SC;
work [ 1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC] into next SC;
work 2 DC into next 2 SC;
work [1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next SC;
SL ST into each of the remaining SC all around until you reach the 1st DC your worked;
SL ST into this DC and CH 4;
SL ST into 3rd CH from hook;
work 1 HDC into same DC as 3 CH;
SL ST into next 3 STS;
SL ST into next DC and CH 4;
SL ST into 3rd CH from hook;
work 1 HDC into same DC as 3 CH;
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

With a small amount of black yarn embroider some nostrils.

Grass:

Yarns – green

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

CH 21/11/30/15

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’)

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: place your Zebra Shapes randomly on your page and sew into position:
sew on the heads – use photo as guide.

STEP TWO: adding some legs: cut a piece of yarn approx 10/15 cm; fold in half:
insert hook into a ‘loop’ or stitch and pull the yarn thru;
make a short chain and fasten off; knot the leftover tails and trim.

STEP THREE: cut a few yarn tails and pull thru a ‘loop’ or stitch to create a tail

 Glue 12 mm googly eyes onto faces.

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

STEP FOUR: sew the grasses on randomly beneath/over your Zebras – use photo as guide.

ZEBRA AND HIPPO FINGER PUPPET:

yarns – Zebra: black and white; Hippo – 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.

Zebra and Hippo:

Mouth:

CH 5

RND 1: work 2 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into next 2 CH; work 4 SC into last CH;
continue along the bottom of the CH; work 1 SC itno next 2 CH; work 2 SC into last CH.
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.

For Hippo Only: before sewing mouth onto face – with a small amount of white yarn;
join with a SC into a bottom stitch (work into the back-loop) – SL ST into next 1 or 2 STS; then work another SC into the next ST. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears:

Join white/grey yarn into a ST on top of the head;
*CH 4; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook;
work 1 HDC into same DC as 3 CH;*
SL ST into next ST and repeat from * to *
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

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