Zebra Pattern

Hi Guys,

Today I’m bringing you a Zebra pattern! This Zebra was a co-creation made by Sharon Ojala and me. Sharon has a collection called Little Bigfoot, which is composed by many different animals! However, she didn’t have a Little Bigfoot Zebra pattern, so, I asked her permission if it was possible to modify her Bear pattern to create a Zebra and she was to kind for giving me her permission! ^^ What I created it was only the head, the zebra mane and the tail.

If you want to do the complete collection created by Sharon, please, visit her blog, amigurumitogo.com, where she has a lot of beautiful crochet patterns!

Also, if you wish, you can like her pages on Facebook, Amigurumi Freely and Amigurumi for Hire.

Thank you so much Sharon for being so kind to let me contribute to your collection! I wish you the best! ^^

Materials:

– Black and white yarn;

– Black felt or Safety eyes;

– White felt;

– Hairbrush;

– Fiberfill;

– 4mm or 3.75mm crochet hook;

– Tapestry needle;

– Contact glue (it is only necessary if you are going to made the eyes using felt);

 

Notes:

– I worked joining rounds. I recommend you to use this method, because if you don’t, the stripes will be irregular and won’t look good;

– To make the stripes I crocheted 2 rounds using black yarn and then 2 rounds using white yarn;

– I used a 4mm crochet hook, but, Sharon collection uses a 3.75mm crochet hook, so, if you are going to make her collection, I recommend you to use the 3.75mm hook;

– For sewing the pieces together you will use the tapestry needle;

– To make the eyes you can cut two small balls of black felt and then glue them to the face or you can make the eyes using safety eyes;

– To make the nose you can cut two “x” of white felt and glue them to the face or you can sew the two “x” on the face using white yarn.

– Everytime I will do a crochet work, the first thing I do is take a look in the entirely pattern before start doing it, so, I can have an idea of how the pattern works. Well, I recommend you to do the same;

 

Update (06.06.2015): Hi Guys! I want to thank you all for being so kind and for all the kindly words you sent me by comments or email! Recently, I’m having a hard time to answer all the questions sent to my email and the comments. I’m sorry that I’m not able to answer your doubts. However, if you have any doubt, I’m sure that it is worth to leave a comment here, because even if I can’t answer you, I’m sure that someone in the community will try to help you out ^^

 

Subtitles:

st = stitch

sc = single crochet

2tog = 2 stitches together

ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch
Pattern:

– Head (designed by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão):

*Start using the black yarn.

* Make the three first rounds with black yarn.

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)

Round 3: 2 sc, then 2 sc in next st (16)

Round 4-6: sc in each sc (16)

Round 7: 2 sc, then 2tog (12)

Round 8: 2 sc, then 2 sc in next 3 st, then 7 sc (15)

Round 9: 2 sc, then 2 sc in next 6 st, then 7 sc (21)

Round 10: sc, then 2 sc in next st, then 5 sc, then 2 sc in next st, then 5 sc, then 2 sc in next st, then 7 sc (24)

Round 11-13: sc in each sc (24)

Round 14: 2 sc, then 2tog (18)

Round 15: sc, then 2tog (12)

Round 16: 2tog (6)

Finish off.

 

– Ears (designed by Sharon Ojala):

* Make the round 1 using the white yarn, then, use the black yarn to make the second round.
Round  1: magic circle with 6st (6)
Round 2: ch1 turn, 2sc in each st (12)
finish off, leave long tail for sewing.
** sew ears in place before putting in mane

-Body (designed by Sharon Ojala):

*Start using the black yarn

Round 1: magic circle with 6st (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Round 3: 1sc in next st,   2sc in next st (18)

Round 4: 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)

Round 5-7: 1sc in each st for 3 rows (24)

Round 8: 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
Round 9: 1sc in each st (18)
Round 10: 1sc then 2tog (12)

Round 11: sc in each sc (12)
***stuff body
Leave long tail for sewing. Sew head and body together

-Legs (designed by Sharon Ojala):

*Start using the black yarn

Round  1: Magic circle with 6 st (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Round 3: 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
Round 4-6:  1sc in each for 3 rows (18)
Round 7: 2tog 4 times, 1sc in next 10st (14)
Round 8: 2tog 5 times, 1sc in last 4st (9)
*** stuff foot. No need to stuff legs
Round  9-13: 1sc in each for 5 rows (9) sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing
TIP *** stuff the foot only to give it shape, if you over stuff the foot it will look like a ball instead of a foot. No need to stuff the legs

-Arms (designed by Sharon Ojala):

*Start using the black yarn
Round 1: magic circle with 6 st (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Round 3-4: 1sc in each st for 2 rows (12)
Round 5: 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 6st (9)
Round 6: 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 3st (6)
***stuff hand

Round 7-10: 1sc in each st for 4 rows. No need to stuff arms. sl st into next st and finish off, leave long tail for sewing. Sew to body just under the head

** Here it is a photo tutorial, needed to make the tail and mane, of how you pull the yarn through the stich and then tie a knot:

 

– Tail (desiged by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão):

*Start using the black yarn

Round 1:  5 sc in MR (5)
Round 2-8: 1sc in each st for 10 rows (5)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

**To make the hair at the end of the tail you will need to cut some pieces of black yarn, because you will pull it through some stitches on the end of the tail. Pull the black yarn through each stich and then tie a knot. Do it as many times as you wish, until you think that is enough. After that, untangle the yarn and then brush it with the hairbrush.

-Mane (desiged by Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão):

To make the zebra’s mane you will use black yarn. Cut many pieces of black yarn, because you will use them to pull through some stitches on the back of the zebra’s face. You will pull the yarn through each stich in two vertical rows starting from Round number twelve from head until the neck. After pulling the yarn through one stich you will tie a knot. After you finish this part, you will untangle the yarn and then brush it with the hairbrush. Finally, cut the excess until you get the mane on the desired height.

This Pattern was created by Sharon Ojala and Ana Amélia Mendes Galvão. Please, if you use this pattern, give us the credits; If you wish to share this pattern, you may create a link to my blog, but please do not post it on your site; You may not sell this pattern; You may sell any itens made from this pattern, just give us the credits.

 

6 Responses so far.

  1. Conni says:

    May I ask how tall the Zebra is?

  2. I have made a few animals from the Little Bigfoot collection and wanted to make a zebra as well. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern.

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