MY JUNGLE PLAYBOOK PART NINE

My Jungle Playbook Part Nine – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jungle Playbook Part Nine, 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 single of googly eyes (10 mm)
*Plastic Key-rings

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:
Macaw Pocket Bird
Construct The Playbook

INSTRUCTIONS:

Macaw Pocket Bird:

Body: (make 2)

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);
For the 2nd BODY PIECE ONLY; TURN

RND 7: work 1 HDC into next St; work [1 HDC; 1 DC] into next ST; work 1 DC into next 3 STS;
work 2 DC into next ST (8 STS); TURN
RND 8: work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 DC into next 6 STS (8 STS); TURN
RND 9: work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 DC into next 3 STS; work 1 HDC into next 3 STS (8 STS); TURN
RND 10: work 2 HDC into first ST; work 1 DC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next ST; work 1 SC into next 3 STS; SL ST into last ST; TURN
RND 11: SKIP SL ST; SL ST into next 3 STS; work 1 SC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; SL ST into last ST.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on one piece.

Sew the two pieces together, but leave an opening on one side – see photo above.

Beak: Join yellow yarn into a ST on the ‘front’ of the face.
CH 3; work 1 DC into same ST; CH 3; SL ST into next ST;
CH 2; work 1 HDC into same ST; CH 2; SL ST into next ST;
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Wing:

Make a magic ring

ROW 1: CH 2 (does not count as a ST) ; work 6 DC into ring; TURN
ROW 2: CH 1; work 2 HDC into each ST (12 HDC);
continue working along the bottom of the half circle.
Work up 8 SC along the bottom; TURN
work into front-loops only
CH 1; work 1 SC into same ST; work 1 DC into same ST; work [1 DC; 1 SC] into next ST;
*work [1 SC; 1 DC] into next ST; work [1 Dc; 1 SC] into next ST.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into last ST.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Join yellow yarn into back loop and work 1 SC into each loop (8 SC); TURN
CH 1; work 1 SC into same ST; work 1 DC into same ST; work [1 DC; 1 SC] into next ST;
work into front-loops only
*work [1 SC; 1 DC] into next ST; work [1 Dc; 1 SC] into next ST.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into last ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join blue yarn into  yellow back loop and work 1 SC into each loop (8 SC); TURN
CH 1; work 1 SC into same ST; work 1 DC into same ST; work [1 DC; 1 SC] into next ST;
work into front-loops only
*work [1 SC; 1 DC] into next ST; work [1 Dc; 1 SC] into next ST.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into last ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew Wing to side of body.

Head Feathers: 
Join blue yarn to top of head;
CH 10; work 3/4 SC into each CH until end;
SL ST into same ST as join;
CH 10; work 3/4 SC into each CH until end.
Fasten off and weave int ends.

Tail Feathers.
Join yellow yarn  just bellow the wing;
CH 20; work 3/4 SC into each CH until end;
SL ST into same ST as join;
CH 15; work 3/4 SC into each CH until end;
SL ST into same ST as join;
CH 20; work 3/4 SC into each CH until end;
Fasten off and weave int ends.

Glue one 12 mm googly eyes onto face.

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

BUILDING THE PLAYBOOK:
There are several ways to build your book –
One: Plastic Key-rings
Two: Ribbon
Three: Can whip stitch the pages together with a thicker yarn (chunky)
Plastic key rings – approx 15 depending on the size (mine is 4 cm in diameter)

 Carefully insert each key ring through a SC starting from the last page and
working towards the first page. Space each key ring about 1 cm – 2 cm apart.
Depending on how many keys are needed 🙂 mine for this book is about 4 cm apart.

 

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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.

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