Lizzie Lizard (free pattern)

Here is the lizard pattern as promised, I try to add a pdf to my Ravelry store (you can find me, with the username Minttusuklaa)
Lizard



You will need:
DK yarn, two colours. 50g of MC 1 and a little bit of MC2
Filling
3mm needles and DPNs
Safety eyes (size of choice, I used approximately 18mm/20mm)

Abbreviations:
MC1 main color 1
MC2 main color 2
K knit
P purl
M1 make one
kfb knit front and back of the st knitwise
Kwise knitwise
Pwise purlwise
CO cast on
st stitch
st -st stocknitte stitch
k2tog knit 2 together
k3tog knit 3 together
skpo, slip 1 knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
psso pass slipped stitch over
yrn yarn round needle

Head:
CO 13 sts with MC1. P1 row
Next row: K1, [m1, K3], repeat [_] to end. P1 row
Next row: K1, [m1, K4], repeat [_] to end. P1 row
Next row: K1, [m1, K5], repeat [_] to end. P1 row
Next row: K4, m1, K1, m1, K15, m1, K1, m1, K4. St-st 5 rows
Next row: K6, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k13, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k6. P1 row
Next row: K6, k2tog 3 times, k11, k2tog 3 times. P1 row
Next row: K6, slip one, k2tog, psso, k11, slip1, k2tog, psso, k6. St-st 3 rows
Next row: K2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2. P1 row
Next row: K2tog, k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog. st-st 7 rows
Next row: K2tog, k11, k2tog. P1 row
Next row: K2tog, k9, k2tog. P1 row
Next row: K2tog, k7, k2tog.
Next row: k2tog pwise, p5, k2tog pwise
Next row: k2tog, k3, k2tog
Next row: k2tog P wise, p1, k2tog pwise . Cut yarn and pull it thorugh remaining stitches.
Chin:
CO 9 sts with MC1. P1 row
Next row: K1, [m1, K2], repeat [_] to end. P1 row
Next row: K1, [m1, K3], repeat [_] to end. St-st 3 rows
Next row: K1, [m1, K4], repeat [_] to end.  Change to MC2. St-st 13 rows
Next row: k2tog, k17, k2 tog. P1 row
Next row: k2 tog, k1, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k1, k2tog. P1 row
Next row: K2tog, k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1, k2tog. P1 row
Next row: k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. St-st 7rows
Next row: K2tog, k5, k2tog. P1 rows
Next row: K2tog, k3, k2tog.
Next row: k2tog pwise, p1, k2tog pwise.
Cut yarn and pull it through remaining stitches

Sew both head piece and chin piece together rigth sides facing each other. Leave cast on seam open. Turn rigth side facing outside. Insert safety eyes to the place of your choice (where the eyes look best), I used the decreases as a mark for eyes. Stuff. Closte the cast on seam as well.


Body:
Cast on 9sts with MC1. Beginning with P row, st-st 5 rows.
Next row: K1, m1, k7, m1, k1. P1 row
Next row: K1, m1, k1, m1, k7, m1, k1, m1, k1. P1 row
Next row: K1, m1, k13, m1, k1.
Next row: P1, m1 pwise, p15, m1 pwise, P1.
Next row: K1, m1, k17, m1, k17. St-st 3rows
Next row: K1, m1, k19, m1, k1. St-st 7rows.
Next row: K1, skpo, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog. P1 rows. Repeat these two rows 3 times
Next row: Cast off 5sts knitwise, knit to end.
Next row: Cast off 5sts pwise. P to end.
Place remaining stitche on holder, these will form the tail
Stomach
Cast on 9sts with MC2. Beginning with P row, st-st 5 rows.
Next row: K1, m1, k7, m1, k1. P1 row
Next row: K1, m1, k1, m1, k7, m1, k1, m1, k1. P1 row
Next row: K1, m1, k13, m1, k1.
Next row: P1, m1 pwise, p15, m1 pwise, P1.
Next row: K1, m1, k17, m1, k17. st-st 13 rows
Next row: K3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k5, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3. P1 row.
Next row: K3, skpo, k7, k2tog, k3. P1 row.
Next row: Cast off 5sts knitwise, knit to end.
Next row: Cast off 5sts pwise. P to end.

Tail
Move sts on holder (from the body) to dpns:
First row, knit from the body piece with MC1 to 2 dpns: K2, m1, k3, m1, k2, cast on 1 kwise (5 sts now on 2 needles), knit from stomach piece on 1 dpn: k2tog, k1, k2tog, cast on 1 st kwise (4sts).
Next row:k3, m1, k4, k3, k2tog x2. Arrange tail sts on dpns  so that you have 5-5-4 sts on DPNs and the beginning of the next row is the center of body piece (so back of lizard’s body). Work the tail in round.
Knit 5 rows
Nr:k2 tog from needles with 5sts (12 sts in total)
knit 9 rows
Next row: k2tog at the beg of each needle
Knit 9 rows
Next row: k2tog at the beginning of each needle
Knit 7 rows
Next row: k2tog x3. Cut yarn and pull it through remaining stitches. Stuff the tail at this point.

Legs: (make 2)
Cast on 14 sts.
Beginning with P row, st-st 11 rows
Next row: K4, m1, k 6, m1, k4. St-st 3rows.
Next row: k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k4, k3tog, k3
St-st 9 rows. Cast off. Sew the back seam of legs now.

I found it easier to attach legs to the body at this point. I turnef the body piece (with the tail sutffed), so that right sides were facing each other. Then insert the legs inside the body piece and sew to the cast of edges on body. Attach legs a little bit in front of the tail (tail will then turn to behind and look more natural). Sew the legs to body. And the sew also the side seams firmly at this point. Pay close attention to neck part while sewing, so that there are no holes.
Stuff the legs.

I made my version of bobble stitchs for fingers and toes.

Finger ”stitch”: knit front and back of the stitch twice (4sts in total). Turn and p4. Slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over, [k1, slip stitch over the knitted sts], repeat until 1 sts remains.

Toe ”stitch”: Knit front and back of the stitch twice, knit once to the front of the sitch (5sts in total), turn and p5. Slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over, [k1, slip stitch over the knitted sts], repeat until 1 sts remains.

Feet (make 2) With MC1
Cast on 6sts. Beginning with P row st-st 3 rows.
Next row: K1, [m1,k1], repeat to end. st-st 3 rows.
Next row: k1 make one finger stitch, knit to end. (For other foot on this row, knit to last 2 sts, then a finger stitch and k1). P1 row.
Next row: K1, [toe stich, yrn, knit2tog], repeat [3times], k1.
Beginnign with P row st-st 3 rows.
Next row: K1, k2 tog to end. St-st 3 rows.
Cast off kwise.
Fold right sides facing each other, sew other side seam. Turn rightside out. There are small holes between toes now, sew the close and you can shap the toes at this point and sew them in place. Turn rightsides facing each other, sew the otehr side seam. Turn and stuff, sew the cast on edeges together. Sew feet to the legs.
Okay arms are tricky, I was too lazy to make separate hands. So this requires some handsewing skills to shape the hand.

Arms (make two with MC1)
CO 12 sts. Beginning with P row st-st 11 rows.
Next row: K3, m1, k6, m1, k3. P1 row.
Next row: K2, slip 1 st, k2rog, psso, k4, k3tog, k2. St-st 11 rows.
Next row: K1, [k2tog, k1] to end. (7sts). P1 row
Next row: [kfb, k1] twice, kfb, k1, kfb. (11sts in total). P1 row.
Next row: K1, make one finger st, knit to end (other arm: knit to last 2 sts, finger st, k1). P1 row.
Next row:K1, [finger st, yrn, k2tog] repeat 3 times, k1. St-st 3rows.
Next row: k1, k2 tog to end. P1 row.
Cast off kwise.

Finishing of arm and hand:
Fold the hand right sides facing each other, sew the other hand seam. Turn around. Finish fingers like toes, turn around and sew the other hand seam (rigths sides facing each other). Turn around. Fold arm in half and sew the hand cast off edge to arm back seam so that you can stuff the arm. Sew the back seam of arm (with wrong sides facing each other and I used my finger as a helper). Stuff and attach firmly to the body.

Eyelids (optional)
Cast on 5sts, with MC1
P1 row.
Next row: K1, m1, K3, m1, K1.
Cast of knitwise.
Sew on eyes to a position you want.

Okay done!
-          Minttusuklaa