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Crochet Zingy pattern

on August 2, 2012

This is my first try at writing a crochet pattern so I really hope it works. Please let me know if you have any issues and I’ll try my hardest to work it out.

I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in shade 1256 Jaffa, some oddments of white and black DK from my stash (for some of the eyes and noses) and black and white felt (for most of the eyes and noses)

Here goes:

For the body:

Using orange yarn and a 3.5mm hook, make a magic circle and dc6 into it

Round 2: inc. around (12 sts)

Round 3: (dc, inc) around (18sts)

Round 4: (dc2, inc) around (24sts)

Round 5: (dc3, inc) around (30 sts)

Round 6: dc tbl around

Round 7: dc around

Round 8: (dc4, inc) around (36sts)

Round 9: dc around

Round 10: (inc, dc5) around (42sts)

Round 11: dc around

Round 12: dc around

Round 13: (dc5, dc2tog) around (36sts)

Round 14: dc around

Round 15: (dc2tog, dc4) around (30sts)

Round 16: (dc3, dc2tog) around (24sts)

Round 17: (inc, dc3) around (30sts)

Rounds 18 – 27: rep. rounds 7 – 16 (24sts after round 27)

Start stuffing your Zingy now and add a little more after each round (where possible)

Round 28: (dc2tog, dc2) around (18sts)

Round 29: (dc, dc2tog) four times, dc2tog to end (11sts)

Round 30: dc2tog (dc2tog, dc) three times (7sts)

Round 31: dc around

Round 32: dc2tog twice, dc3 (5sts)

For the eyes (make two):

Using white yarn and 3.5mm hook, make a magic circle and dc6 into it

Inc around (12sts)

Cast off

Using black yarn and 3mm hook, ch3, ss to join and cast off

Attach the black pupil to the white and attach to your Zingy

For the nose:

Using black yarn and 3mm hook, ch2

Dc into 2nd ch

Cast off

Attach just below the eyes of your Zingy

To complete:

Tightly tie a length of orange yarn around the neck of your Zingy

For a Big Zingy:

Use a 4mm hook for the body and the whites of the eyes and a 3.5mm hook for the pupils and nose

For a Baby Zingy:

Using orange yarn and a 3.5mm hook, make a magic circle and dc6 into it

Round 2: inc. around (12 sts)

Round 3: (dc, inc) around (18sts)

Round 4: (dc2, inc) around (24sts)

Round 5: dc tbl around

Round 6: dc around

Round 7: (dc3, inc) around (30sts)

Round 8: (inc, dc4) around (36sts)

Round 9: dc around

Round 10: (dc2tog, dc4) around (30sts)

Round 11: (dc3, dc2tog) around (24sts)

Round 12: (dc2tog, dc2) around (18sts)

Round 13: (inc, dc2) around (24sts)

Rounds 14 – 19: rep. rounds 7 – 12 (18sts after round 19)

Start stuffing your Zingy now and add a little more after each round (where possible)

Round 20: (dc, dc2tog) four times, dc2tog to end (11sts)

Round 21: dc2tog (dc2tog, dc) three times (7sts)

Round 22: dc around

Round 23: dc2tog twice, dc3 (5sts)

 

I’m so excited to publish this, I just hope it works properly

 

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