Monday, January 26, 2009

*Zackie Zebra* (free pattern)


May I introduce you Zackie, she is wild and beautiful and young zebra, living somewhere in Africa and she is also my free pattern of January as promised last week.
The pattern isn´t tested, so if you find any errors, please tell me... I hope I´ll see many beautiful and wild zebras soon.

Tässä on Zackie Seepra, joka elää savannilla Afrikassa. Ohje on englanniksi, mutta jos joku tahtoo ohjeen suomeks, niin pistäköön kommentia, niin voin postata sen jossain vaiheessa suomenkielisenä.Zackie Zebra

You need:
Black and white cotton yarn
A pair off 3mm needles
Safety eyes
Stuffing and tapesry needle
A bit of black felt for the ears

Legs (make 2):
In black, CO 9sts, P1 row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k1*, repeat to the end. P1 row (in total 17 sts)
Next row: K1, m1, k6, m1, k3, m1, k6, m1, k1. P1 row (in total 21sts)
Next row: K6, skpo twice, k1, k2tog twice, k6.
Next row: P6, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p6
Next row:K6, slip 1, k2tog and pass the slipped st over, k6.
(If you want to make thinner legs, decrease 2sts on the next K row)
St-st making stripes of two rows for 15 rows. Cast off.
Sew the back seam of the legs and stuff firmly.

Body:
With white cast on 21sts. P1 row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k4* repeat to the end. Change to black (from now make stripes for 2rows) P1row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k5* repeat to the end. P1 row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k6* repeat to the end.
St-st 12-14 rows.
Next row: K1, *k2tog, k4* repeat to the end. P1row.
Next row: K1, *k2tog, k3* repeat to the end. P1 row.
Next row: K1, k2tog to the end.
Break off the yarn and pull yarn through the stitches that left to the needle. Sew the back seam off the body and stuff.

Head:
Make stripes of 2 rows. With black CO 13 sts. P1 row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k1* repeat to the end. P1 row.
Next row:K1, *m1, k3*, repeat to the end. P1 row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k4* repeat to the end.
St-st 11 rows.
Next row: K1, k2tog 7 times, k12, k2tog 7 times.
St-st 5 rows.
Next row: K1, k2tog 4 times, k8, k2tog 4times. Make the last 4 rows in black.
St-st 3 rows.
Next row: K1, K2tog to the end.
Break off the yarn and pull yarn through the stitches that left to the needle.
Sew the back seam of the head, if you use safety eyes attach them now. Stuf the head.

Arms (make 2):
Make stripes of 2rows. Cast on 10 sts with white.
Begin with P row, st-st 19 rows.
Next row: K2tog to the end.
Break off the yarn and pull yarn through the stitches that left to the needle. Sew the seam and stuff the arms.
Finishing:
Sew the legs and the arms to the body. Cut small felt triangles(ears) and attach them above the eyes. Cut pieces abot 5cm(2 inches) from the black and white yarn (this is the mane) and knot the them tightly below the ears. Sew head to the body. Make a tail from a piece of black yarn.

Abbreviations:
K = Knit
P = Purl
st = stitch
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together, P2tog = purl 2 stitches together
M1 =
Increase or make 1. You can use a technique you prefer, I use this: From the front, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into back of loop
st-st = stocking stitch, K on the right side, P on the wrong side
CO = Cast on.