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Zara The Zebra

Zara The Zebra is quite shy, but if you’re nice to her, she’ll welcome you into her herd with open arms.

Skill Level: Beginner

The pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms, complete with clear instructions and  pictures to help you along the way. Zara The Zebra is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds. I suggest using a stitch marker or different color yarn to keep track of each round. Zara The Zebra is crocheted in worsted weight yarn and is approximately 7 inches tall.  Be aware that size may vary depending on the yarn and hook size used. Gauge is not particularly important, just be consistent with the tension you are using. And most importantly, have fun!

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Zara The Zebra Pattern Essentials

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Techniques

  • Magic Circle
  • Single Crochet
  • Single Crochet Increase
  • Single Crochet Decrease (I like to use an invisible decrease)
  • Fastening Off
  • Changing Colors
  • Attaching Parts

Abbreviations

  • sc – single crochet
  • st/sts – stitch(es)
  • inc – increase (add 2 stitches into a stitch)
  • dec – decrease (join 2 stitches into 1)
  • R1- round 1
  • (  ) – repeat this group of stitches

Zara The Zebra Pattern Example

6 sc into a Magic Circle  {6 sts}
R1 starts with 6 single crochet in a magic circle
Alternate way to begin:
chain 2, sc 6 times in 2nd chain from hook  {6 sts}

(inc, sc in next 2 sts) 2 times {8 sts}
(2 single crochets into a stitch, then single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches) – repeat that sequence a total of 2 times for a total of 8 stitches

(dec, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times {18 sts}
(join 2 single crochets into 1, and then single crochet in next 2 stitches) – repeat that sequence a total of 6 times for a total of 18 stitches

If a round states to work in the back loop only, go back to working through both loops after that Round, unless specified.

Helpful YouTube Tutorials:

How To Start A Crochet Amigurumi Piece – Magic Circle/Adjustable Ring Tutorial: https://youtu.be/aOSTJasSaPM

Tutorial on How To Close An Amigurumi Piece: https://yarnsociety.com/tutorials/how-to-close-an-amigurumi-piece

Changing Colors In Amigurumi: https://youtu.be/J4CTLDeVykc

Zara The Zebra Full Pattern

  • Using color gray
  • R1: 6 sc into a magic circle {6 sts}

    Alternate way to begin: chain 2, sc 6 times in 2nd chain from hook {6 sts}

  • R2: (inc) 6 times {12 sts}
  • R3: (inc, sc in next st) 6 times {18 sts}
  • R4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times {24 sts}
  • R5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times {30 sts}
  • R6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times {36 sts}
  • R7: (inc, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times {42 sts}
  • R8: (inc, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times {48 sts}
  • R9: (inc, sc in next 7 sts) 6 times {54 sts}
  • R10: (inc, sc in next 8 sts) 6 times {60 sts}
  • R11-13: sc in next 60 sts {60 sts}
  • Change to color white
  • R14: (dec, sc in next 8 sts) 6 times {54 sts}
  • R15-16: sc in next 54 sts {54 sts}
  • R17: (dec, sc in next 7 sts) 6 times {48 sts}
  • R18-19: sc in next 48 sts {48 sts}
  • Change to color gray
  • R20: (dec, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times {42 sts}
  • R21: sc in next 42 sts {42 sts}
  • Change to color white
  • R22-23: sc in next 42 sts {42 sts}

    Optional: Mark R24 with a stitch marker - this is where you'll place the eyes later in the pattern.

  • R24: (inc, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times {48 sts}
  • R25: (inc, sc in next 7 sts) 6 times {54 sts}
  • R26: (dec, sc in next 7 sts) 6 times {48 sts}
  • R27: (dec, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times {42 sts}
  • Change to color gray
  • R28: sc in next 42 sts {42 sts}
  • Place 12mm safety eyes between R24 and R25, leaving 8 stitches between the eyes. Secure the eyes and begin to stuff the head, continue as you crochet.
  • R29: (dec, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times {36 sts}
  • R30: (dec, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times {30 sts}
  • R31: (dec, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times {24 sts}
  • R32: (dec, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times {18 sts}
  • R33: (dec, sc in next st) 6 times (12 sts}
  • R34: (dec) 6 times {6 sts}
  • Fasten off and leave a long piece of yarn to sew the head shut.

    If you need help in closing an amigurumi piece, refer to my tutorial link in the "Pattern Example".

  • Weave the rest of the yarn into the head and set aside for assembly.