21.2.18

Alligator

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UK terminology
FINISHED SIZE: approx. 10 in / 25.5 cm long


Materials:
  • worsted weight yarn: Green, Black, White
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • fiberfill

Abbreviations:

MR = Magic Ring
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
Inc = 2 sc in one stitch
Dec = sc2tog or invisible decrease
sts = stitches
F/O = Fasten Off


Instructions:


EYES

Make 2.
With Black, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook.)
Sl st in first sc.
F/O.
With yarn needle and White yarn, stitch a highlights on each eye.


TOP OF HEAD

With Green, Ch 11.
R1: (Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 8 ch, Inc in last ch.) Repeat in unworked loops on opposite side of chain. (24)
R2: Sc 24. (24)
R3: (Inc, sc 10, Inc)x2. (28)
R4-5: Sc 28. (28)
Fold piece and working through sts on both sides at the same time, sc across. (14)
F/O.


FRONT LEGS

Make 2.
With Green, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook.)
R1: Sc 6. (6)
R2: Inc, sc 5. (7)
R3: Inc, sc 6. (8)
R4: Inc, sc 7. (9)
R5: Inc, sc 8. (10)
R6: Inc. sc 9. (11)
R7: Inc, sc 10. (12)
R8: Sc 12. (12)
R9: (Dec)x6. (6)
Fold piece and working through sts on both sides at the same time, sc across. (3)
F/O.


HIND LEGS

Make 2.
With Green, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook.)
R1: (Inc)x6. (12)
R2-6(5 Rnds): Sc 12. (12)
Add fiberfill.
R7: (Dec)x6. (6)
Fold piece and working through sts on both sides at the same time, sc across. (3)
F/O.


HEAD, BODY & TAIL

With Green, start by repeating R1-5 for top of head.
R6: Sc 28. (28)
R7: (Inc, sc 12, Inc)x2. (32)
R8-19(12 Rnds): Sc 32. (32)
R20: Sc 2, holding F/O edge of Top of Head next to working sts, sc 14 through both pieces, sc remaining sts of round. (32)
R21: (Dec)x3, sc 6, (Dec)x4, sc 10, Dec. (24)
Add fiberfill. Continue adding fiberfill until fastening off.
R22: (Inc, sc 3)x6. (30)
R23: (Inc, sc 4)x6. (36)
R24: (Inc, sc 5)x6. (42)
R25: (Holding F/O edge of one of the Front Legs next to working sts, sc 3 through both pieces, sc 18)x2. (42)
R26-29(4 Rnds): Sc 42. (42)
R30: (Dec, sc 5)x6. (36)
R31-36(6 Rnds): Sc 36. (36)
R37: (Dec, sc 4)x6. (30)
R38-39: Sc 30. (30)
R40: Sc 29, holding F/O edge of one of the Hind Legs next to working sts, sc 1 through both pieces. (30)
R41: Continuing to sc through both Hind Legs and working round, sc 2 through both pieces, sc 14, holding F/O edge of one of the Hind Legs next to working sts, sc 3 through both pieces, sc 11. (30)
R42-45(4 Rnds): Sc 30. (30)
R46: (Dec, sc 3)x6. (24)
R47-50(4 Rnds): Sc 24. (24)
R51: (Dec, sc 2)x6. (18)
R52-55(4 Rnds): Sc 18. (18)
R56: (Dec, sc)x6. (12)
R57-59: Sc 12. (12)
R60: (Dec)x6. (6)
F/O, thread yarn through remaining sts.


ASSEMBLY

Sew eyes to top of head.


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