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Cute Critters #10: African Animals: Giraffe, Hippo, Lion, Rhino, and Zebra Patterns

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Crafty Intentions CROCHET PATTERN Cute Critters: Set 10: African Critters Edition (printable PDF-file / 89 pages)

Developed by Megan Lapp aka Crafty Intentions, this pattern is for Five Cute African critters! A Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Rhino, and a Zebra! This pattern is written in U.S. terminology.

This pattern comes with instructions to make cute critters!! The pattern comes with instructions for FIVE different African animals! There is a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Rhino and a Zebra!! Everything you see in the photos is included in the pattern. All instructions are carefully depicted with words and photos! This pattern features clear step by step instruction with a lot of row-by-row photos. The gauge is not crucial to the pattern as long as the stitches are tight enough to hold stuffing.

This pattern is a total of 89 pages containing a full set of written instructions with photographic illustrations, and there are video tutorials for particular steps and stitches available on my YouTube channel. This Pattern consists of ONE PDF File, and the last 27 pages are Text-Only, Printer-Friendly instructions, but I strongly recommend you still refer to the photographic illustrations throughout the pattern if you have any questions.

This pattern is available in English.

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A small creature from this pattern is 6 inches tall from head to foot, 3 inches wide from side to side, and between 3 and 6 inches long from belly to tail (depending on critter).

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Yarn, in worsted weight, all amounts are approximate:

Giraffe: Main Color (front legs, body, rear legs, head, tail): 44 yds

Accent Color Yarn (front legs, body, rear legs, head, horns, mane, tail): 35 yds

Hippo: Main Color (front legs, body, rear legs, head): 55 yds

Lion: Main Color (front legs, body, rear legs, head, tail, ears): 52 yds

Accent Color (head, tail, mane): 15 yds

Light accent color (head): 2 yds

Rhino Main Color (front legs, body, rear legs, head, tail): 52 yds

Accent Color (front legs, rear legs): 5 yds

Dark Accent Color (tail): ½ yd

Horn Color (short horn, long horn): 3 yds

Zebra Main Color (front legs, body, rear legs, head, tail, mane): 45 yds

Accent Color (front legs, body, rear legs, head): 35 yds

G (4.0mm) Hook

12mm black safety eyes (or 15mm colored iris eyes) for Hippo, Lion, and Rhino

15mm black safety eyes (or 18mm colored iris eyes) for Giraffe and Zebra

Darning Needle

Optional Glass Gems for Weight


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• suitable for Intermediate skill level or above

• pattern contains clearly explained instructions for each round

• many step-by-step photos

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**This pattern has been tested!**

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© 2022 Megan Lapp, Crafty Intentions™. All rights reserved. This pattern is FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. The pattern (or parts of it) may not be reproduced, distributed or resold, translated, published, altered, shared or posted (for sale or free) over the internet or offline. You can sell items made from this pattern, provided they are handmade by yourself in a limited number and you give credit to the designer. Please add the following lines to your item description and any item you are selling: “This item is handmade by (your name) from a design and pattern by Megan Lapp, Crafty Intentions™”.

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