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Gradually fill some poly stuffing in the animal when working.
Beg every sc round with 1 ch (this does not replace first sc) and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Turn every sc row with 1 ch - this ch does not replace first sc on row.
Dec 1 sc by working 2 sts tog.
This is done as follows: Insert hook in first st and pull thread through, insert hook in next st and pull thread through, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
Worked from the top of head, down the neck, along the body and out to the tail. Work the legs separately and fasten. Work spikes at the end.
READ FILLING TIP!
HEAD, BODY AND TAIL:
Ch 4 with army green on hook size 3 mm / C and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET TIP!
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: * Work 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 9 sc.
ROUND 3: * Work 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 12 sc. Turn piece and work back from WS.
ROW 4-6: Work 3 rows with 1 sc in every sc back and forth (= opening for snout, which is worked later).
ROUND 7: Now work in the round again (insert 1 marker at beg of round). Work the first 2 sc tog – SEE DECREASE, then 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc and work the last 2 sc tog = 10 sc.
ROUND 8-14: Work 1 sc in every sc in the round without finishing every round, then work 1 sc in each of the first 5 sts to end up mid on top of neck - now rounds beg her.
ROUND 15: 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 4 sc, 1 sc in each of the last 3 sc = 14 sc.
ROUND 16: Work the first 2 sc tog, then 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, and work the last 2 sc tog = 16 sc.
ROUND 17: Work 1 sc in each of the first 14 sc, turn with 1 ch. Then work back and forth a piece for chest.
ROW 18 (WS): Skip the first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 19 (RS): Skip the first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 20 (WS): Skip the first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROUND 21: Now work in the round again - work sc around the entire opening - inc evenly so that there are 20 sc in total, then work until mid under belly.
ROUND 22: Work 1 sc in every sc but in 2 sc mid on top of back work 2 sc = 22 sc – insert 1 marker in the middle of these sc.
ROUND 23-25: Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 26-29: Work 1 sc in every sc but dec 1 st on each side of marker mid on top of back (i.e. dec 2 sts on every round). After 29th round 14 sc remain.
ROUND 30-33: Work 1 sc in every st but dec 1 st mid on top of back (dec alternately before and after marker). After 33rd round 10 sc remain.
ROUND 34-36: Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 37-42: Work 1 sc in every sc but dec 1 sc mid under tail on all rounds.
After round 42 there are 4 sts remaining. Cut the yarn, baste the yarn end around the opening, tighten tog and fasten.
Work 10 sc with army green around the opening at the front of head. Work 1 round with 1 sc in every sc, then 1 round where all sc are worked tog 2 by 2. Cut the yarn, put some poly stuffing in snout, baste the yarn end around the opening, tighten tog and fasten.
Ch 4 with army green and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 5 sc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 10 sc.
ROUND 3-6: Work 1 sc in every sc, fasten off.
Work a total of 4 legs like this. Fill some poly stuffing in them and sew them to the underside of body.
Work spikes on the back with lime on hook size 3 mm / C as follows: Work 1 sl st at the tip of tail, * ch 3, in the first ch work 1 dc, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'' and work 1 sc *, repeat from *-* until where tail beg. Continue to work as follows: * ch 3, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'' and work 1 sc *, repeat until mid back of head and finish with 1 sl st. Fasten off.
Embroider eyes and mouth with black.
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