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CROCHETED BEAR (Shown on page 9) Materials needed: Patterns on page 16; any brand of acrylic four-ply worsted-weight yarn—6 ounces of pale blue and 60 yards of ppale yellow; crochet hook, size G; one pair of large oval plastic eyes (see shopping in- formation on page 58), 20mm movable round plastic ayes, or scraps of white and black felt; ‘one 25mm plastic animal nose; scraps of black and yellow felt; fabric crafting glue, or threads to match felt pieces and hand sew ing needle; polyester stuffing; yarn needle. Finished size: Bear stands about 17 inches tall and sits 11 1/2 inches high. Gauge: 4 sis = 1 Inch. Always check gauge before starting project, ‘Note: This project as shown is unsuitable for children urider the age of 3—parts can be pulled off and accidentally swallowed. The plastic nose and eyes can be replaced with {elt ones if desired, and folt pieces can be ‘sewn in place rather than glued to make the toy safer. Hint: Mark last st of first md with a small salty pin. When that st is reachad on next md remove pin, finish ind and mark last st of new ‘nd with same pin. Continue to mark end of ‘each rnd in this manner to make it easier to ‘count stitches and avoid mistakes, HEAD AND BODY ‘With size G hook and pale blue yarn, ch ‘4, SI st in fourth ch from hook to join, form- ing a ing. Rnd 1: Work 3'sc in each ch around. (12) Rind 2: Work 2 sci each at around. (24) Rnd 3: * Work 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st: repeat from * around. (36) Finds 4-17: Work 1 a6 in each st around for 14 mds. (36) Rnds 18-19: * Work 1 sc in next st; skip 1 st and work 1 sc in next st; repeat from * around, (24) (16) ‘nds 20-21: Work 1 so in each st around for 2 rds. (16) Insert stuffing, and shape head and neck. 6 Rind 22: Work 2 sc in each st around. 2) Find 29: Work 1 sc in each st around (@2) Rind 24: ° Work 1 sc in next st, 2 se in next st, repeat from * around. (48) Find 28: * Work 1 sc in each of next 7 sts, 2.8 in 6h st; repeat from * around. (4) Rnd 26: * Work 1 sc in each of next 8 sts, 2'sc in 9th st; repeat from * around. (60) find 27: * Work 1 sc in each of noxt 9 sts, 20 n 10th st; repeat rom * around. (66) And 28: * Work 1 sc in each of next 10 sis, 2s0in Sth st repeat trom * around. (72) Rind 29: * Work 1 sc in each of next 11 ‘sts, 2 sc in 12th st; repeat from * around. (78) Rnd 30: * Work 1 sc in each of next 12 ‘sts, 2 sc in 13th st; repeat from * around. (64) ‘Rind 31; * Work 1 sc in each of next 13 ‘sts, 2.8¢ in 14th st; repeat from * around. (90) ind 82: * Work 1 sc in each of next 14 ‘sts, 2 sc in 15th st; repeat from * around. (96) Find 33: * Work 1 sc In each of next 15 sts, 2s¢ in 16th st; repeat from * around (102) ind 34: Work 1 ac in each of next 31 sts; skip next 20 sts and work 1 sc in each of next 30 sts; skip next 20 sts and work 1 fe in next st. (62) Each skipped section of 20 sts will be used later for the arms. Rnds 35-43: Work 1 sc in each st around for 9 mds. (62) Insert sttfing, and shape the body. Find 44: * Work 1 sc in next st; skip 1 land work 1 8c in noxt st; repeat from * around: end with 1 sc In each of last 2 sts. (42) Rnd 45: Pinch the 44th rd to close; work 1c in each st across, working through matching sts on other side of opening at {same time to.close bottom of body; ch 1, turn @ Rnd 46 (first leg): Working in back loops: ‘of 45th md, work 1 80 in each of next 11 sts, turn work. Working infront loops of 45th rnd work 1 sc in each of same 11 sts. (22) nds 47-66: Working in both loops of ‘each st, work 1 sc in each st around for 20 ids. (22) Insert stuffing and shape leg as you 0 along. ‘And 67: Work 1 sc in each of next 12 sts, 2:80 in each of next 8 sts, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts. (30) ‘nds 68-69: Work 1 sc in each st ‘around for 2 rds. (30) Break off blue yarn. Rnd 70: Working in back loops only of ‘9th tnd with yellow yarn, work 1 soin each st around, (30) Insert sttfing, and shape foot Rnd 71: Working in both loops, * work. 1 sc imeach of next 3 sts; skip 1 st and work 1 8c in next st; repeat from * around. (24) ‘Rind 72: " Work 1 sc in next st; skip 1 st and work 1 sc in next st; repeat from * around. (16) Rnd 73: Work 1 sc in every other st around. (8) Rnd 74: SI st in every other st around t0.close foot opening, (4) Finish off. Tuck in ‘ends, and shape foot. ‘Second leg: Starting in 1th st of 45th tnd and working in back loops only with blue yarn, work 1 sc In each of 11 sts; turn and ‘work 1 9¢ in front loops of same 11 sts. (22) Repeat rds 47 through 74 to complete sec ond leg ‘ARMS [Left arm: Attach blue yarn in fist skipped ‘st in first section of 34th md and work 1 sc in each st around. (20) Rnds 2-11: Work 1 scin each st around for 10 mds. (20) Insert stuffing and shape arm as you go along And 12: Work 2 sc in each of first 10 sts, 1/0 in each of last 10 sts. (30) nds 13-14: Work 1 sc in each st ‘around for 2 rds. (30) Break off blue yarn And 15: Working in back loops of 14th tnd with yellow yarn, work 1 sc in each st around. (30) nd 16: Working in both loops, * work 1 0 in each of next 3 sts; skip 1 st and work 1 9c in next st; repeat from * around. (24) In- sert stuffing, and shape piece. Rnd 17: * Work 1 sc in next st; skip 1 st and work 1 st in next st; repeat from * around. (16) Rnd 1 ‘around. (8) Rnd 19: Si st in every other st around to close opening. (4) Finish off. Tuck in ends, and shape piece Right arm: Attach blue yarn in first skip- ped st in second section of 4th ind and work 1 8c in each st around. (20) Repeat rnds 2 through 11 of teft arm, ind 12: Work 1 sc in each of first 10 sts, 2.s¢ in each of last 10 sts. (90) Repeat mnds 13 through 19 of left arm. Work 1 sc in every other st (4) Finish off. Tuck in ends, and shape piece. EARS ‘With blue yam, ch 6 and turn, ow 1: Work (1 hde, 1 de) in second ch from hook, 2 tre in each of the next 3 chs, (1'do, 1 hdo) in fast ch. Finish off, leaving the ‘end about B inches long. Thread needle with ‘inch end and sew ear to bear's head. Make ‘and attach second ear in same manner. MUZZLE With yellow yarn, ch 4. SIstin fourth ch from hook to join, forming a ring. Rinds 1-2: Work 2 sc in each st around for 2 rnds. (8) (16) ‘Rnd 3: Working in front loops of second, nd, work 2 hde in each of next 3 sts; ch 2, work 2 hdc In each of the next 3 sts. Work- ing in both loops, continue by working 1 so in each st around. The hdes are ips. The ch-2 will slip over the shank of the nose during assembly. Rind 4: Working in back loops of rnd 2, ‘work 1 sc in each of next 6 sts; then working in both loops of rd 3, work 1's¢ in each of 10 sc to finish the rnd. (16) Rnd 5: Working in both loops, * work 1 se in next st, 2 sc in second st; repeat from * around. (24) Ainds 6-7: Work 1 sc in each st around for 2 rnds. (24) Finish off, leaving the end about 16 inches long. Sip the shank of plastic nose under ch-2 loop in the tid md and slip shank into center of starting chain ring. Push snap ring onto shank to attach. A felt nose can be substi- tuled—see pat Finishing: mds 1 through 6 of muzzle. Shape face. Thread needle with 16-inch end and whipstitch muzzle to front of bear's head. Glue or sew eyes to hea Felt eyas can be substituted for plastic on jee patterns, Cut inner ears from yellow felt, and glue or sew in place. Cut mouth pleces from black felt, and glue or sew in place. Use photo as.a guide in placement. ll INNER EAR Cut 2—yellow felt @.) MOUTH Cut 2 of ‘each piece black felt —_—_—— CROCHETED ELEPHANT (Shown on page 9) ‘Materials needed: Patterns on page 17: any brand of acrylic fourply worstec-weight yarn—8 1/2 ounces of gray and 20 yards of Pink; erochet hook, size H; one pair of 24mm Trovable plastic eyes, or soraps of both white and black felt; one gray and one pink folt “square”, plus scraps of black; fabric craft- ing glue, or threads to match felt pieces and hand sewing needle; polyester stuffing; yarn needle. Finished size: Elephant stands about 14 Inches tall Gauge: 7 sts = 2 inches. Aways check (gauge belore stating project. Note: This project as shown is unsuitable for children under the age of S—parts can be pulled off and accidentally swallowed. Felt places can be sewn in place with matching throad rather than glued and eyes can be replaced with felt ones to make this toy safer. Hint: Mark last stof fest rd with a small safety pin. When that st is reached on next md remove pin, finish md and mark last st of new md with same pin. Continue to mark end of ‘each rnd in this manner to make it easier to ‘count stitches and avoid mistakes. HEAD AND BODY With size G hook and gray yarn, ch 4. Si st in fourth ch from hook to join, forming aring. Rinds 1-3: Work 2 sc in each st around for 3 mds. (@) (16) (32) Rind 4: * Work 1 sc in ach of next 3 sts, 2 s¢ In next st; repeat from * around. (40) nds §-17: Work 1 scin each st around for 13 mds. (40) Insert stuffing, and shape head. Rind 18: * Work 1 sc in each of next 2 ‘ts; skip 1 st and work 1 sc in next st; repeat from * around. (30) Rnd 19: * Work 1 sc in next st; skip t st and work 1 sc in next st; repeat from * around. (20) Rnds 20-21: Work 1 sc in each st around for 2 rds. (20) Rnd 22: Work 2 sc in each st around. (40) Rind 23: Work 1 sc in each st around. ) Rind 24: * Work 1 so in next st, 2 sc in ‘next st; repeat from * around. (60) iS ‘Work 1 sc in each st around. \ Rnd 26: * Work 1 sc in each of next 9 ‘sts, 28c/in 10th st; repeat from * around. (66) ‘Rnd 27: * Work 1 sc in each of next 10, ‘sts, 28c in 11th st; repeat from * around. (72) ‘Rnd 28: * Work 1 sc in each of next 11 sts, 2cin 12th st; repeat from * around. (78) ‘Rind 29: * Work 1 sc in each of next 12 ts, 2 scin 13th st; repeat from * around. (84) ‘Rind 30: * Work 1 sc in each of next 13, sts, 2scin 14th st; repeat from * around. (90) Rnd 31: * Work 1 sc in each of next 14 sts, 2:scin 15th st; repeat from * around, (96) Rnd 32: * Work 1 sc in gach of next 15 sc in 16th st; repeat from * around. ste, (102) nd 99: Work 1 sen each of nxt sts; skip 25 sts and work 1 sc in each of next 26 ‘sts; skip 25 sts and work 1 sc in each of next 17 sts. (52) Each skipped section of 25 sts willbe used later for the arms Finds 34-39: Work 1 sc in each st around for 6 rnds. (52) Insert stuffing, and rape the body. Rr (first leg): Work 1 sc in each of a oni scin last a Rnds 41-54: Work 1 sc in each st around for 14 ends. (26) Insert stuffing, and shape Jeg es you go along. Break off gray yarn. Rnd 55: With pink, * work 1 sc in each of next sts, skip 1 st and work 1 scin next st; repeat from * around; end with 1 sc in last ‘st—this last st will be unnecessary when making arms: (20) ‘Rind 56: * Work 1 sc in each of next 3 sts; skip 1st and work 1 scin next st repeat from * around. (16) Add additional stuffing at this time, if needed. Rnd. 87: Work 1 sc in every other st around. (8) And 58: SI st in every other st around to close leg opening. (4) Finish off, Tuck in fends, and shape leg. ‘Second leg: Starting in 26th st of 40th md with gray yarn, work 1 sc in each st around. (26) nds 2-18: Work 1 sc in each st around for 14 mds. (26) insert stuffing, and shape leg as you go along. Break off gray yarn. ‘nds 16-19: Repeat inds 55 through 58 of first leg. ARMS ‘Attach gray yar in first skipped st In fist ‘section of 33rd rnd and work 1 8c in each st around. (25) nds 2-8: Work 1 sc in each st around for 7 mds. (25) Insert stuffing and shape place as you go along, Break off gray yarn. ‘Rinds 9-12: Repeat mds 55 through 58 of first leg. Work second arm in same man- ner, starting in first skipped st in second sec: tion of 33rd rnd. EARS ‘With gray yam, ch 4. SI st in fourth ch tom hook to join, forming a ring. Rnds 1-3: Work 2 sc in each st around for 3 ras. (8) (16) (32) ‘And 4: * Work 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2.80 in next st; repeat from * around. (40) ‘nds 6-9: Work 1 6c in each st around for 5 rds. (40) ‘And 10: Work 1 8c in every other st for 46 sts: work 1 sc in each of remaining sts. (32) Rnds 11-13: Work 1 sc in each st around for 3 mds. (32) Rnd 14: * Work 1 scin each of the next 2:sts; skip 1 st, work 1 sc in next st; repeat from * around. (24) EYEBROW Cut 2—black felt Rind 15: Work 1 sc in each st around. (24) Finish off, leaving the end about 8 inches Jong. Flatten ear to shape. Thread needle with @-inch end and sew ear to side of elephant’s head. Make and attach second ‘ar in same manner. ‘TRUNK ‘With gray yam start to chain about 10 Inches from end of yarn; ch 4, sist in fourth ‘ch from hook to join, forming a ring. The 10:inch end will be used later to curve trunk. Rnd 1: Work 2 8c in each st around. (8) Rnd 2: * Work 1 sc in next st, 2 8c in next st; repeat from * around. (12) ‘Rnd 3: Working in front loops of second md, work 1 hde in each st around: si st to join, (12) This is trunk opening edge. ‘Rind 4: Working in back loops of second ‘nd, work 1 so in each st around. (12) nds 5-6: Working in both loops, work 1 8c in each st around for 2 mds. (12) nds 7-16: Work 2 so in first st and 1 ‘s¢ In each remaining st of rnd for 10 rnds. (93) (14) (18) (16) (17) (18) (18) (20) (21) 22) Insert stuffing, shaping trunk at same time. Rind 17: Work 1 sc in each of first 7 sts. Working in front loops of tnd 16, work (1 8¢, ‘1 hde) in next st, (1 hdo, 1 de) in next st, 2 dein each of next sts, (dc, 1 hdo) in next st, and (1/hdo, 1 sc) in next st. Working in both loops again, continue to work 1 sc in ‘each of the last 7 sts. Finish off, leaving the fend about 16 Inches long. Curve trunk: The 10-inch end of start- ing chain should be on inside of trunk. Pull this end, causing trunk to curve. Shape trunk ‘and when desired shape is reached, tack this ‘end to inside of trunk, holding trunk in posi- tion withthe other hand as you stitch, Thread needle with 1éinch end and use it to sew trunk to front of elephant’s head. Sew both loops of first 7 sts, back loops of next 8 sts ‘and both loops of last 7 sts to attach trunk to head. Finishing: Glue or sew eyes in place. Cut felt pieces according to patterns, and {glue or sew in place. See photo for place- ment. Gray yarn and @ whipstitch can be used to attach inner ears and pink tummy. ‘A large blanket stitch can be used around toanails. See color photo.