Zachary Zebra

This pattern was drafted by Ruth Norbury. You can download a PDF of this pattern at her ravelry site.

Zachary Zebra

This is a little zebra ball!

Zachary is made using black and white yarn. He is about 10cm long and is worked in double knitting acrylic on a size 3.5 hook. He has 2 6mm safety eyes, but you could use French knots instead.

Abbreviations

  • * indicates to repeat this section
  • sc = single crochet Rnd = round st = stitch sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together

Body and Head

Rnd 1: In black 6sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st, ss (12 sts) Change to white
Rnd 3: * 2sc in next st, sc in next st * (18 sts)
Rnd 4: * 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts * (24 sts) Change to black
Rnd 5: * 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts * (30 sts)
Rnd 6: * 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts* (36 sts) Change to white
Rnds 7-16: sc in each stitch (36 sts) Rnd 7,8,11,12,15,16 in white. Rnd 9,10,13,14 in black. Add the safety eyes if you are using them, bear in mind that the stitches will have a stepped effect where you change color, make this the underside. Start to stuff the body as you go.
Rnd 17: In black *sc2tog, sc next 4 sts* (30 sts)
Rnd 18: *sc2tog, sc next 3 sts* (24 sts) Change to white
Rnd 19: *sc2tog, sc next 2 sts* (18 sts)
Rnd 20: *sc2tog, sc next st* (12 sts)
Rnd 21: *sc2tog* (6 sts)
Chain 7, turn sc 7
Fasten off

Ears

make one white and one black
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: sc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts (8 sts)
Fasten off

Legs

Rnd 1: In black 6sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sts) Change to white
Rnd 3: sc (back loop only) in each st (12 sts)
Rnd 4: sc in each st (12 sts) Change to black
Rnd 5: sc in each st
Fasten off

Nose

Rnd 1: in black 6sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12 sts)
Rnd 3: sc in each st (12 sts)
Fasten off

Finishing

Attach ears, nose, and legs using the picture as reference. Sew shut the hole at the back using the yarn at the base of the tail.

Add a tassel to the tail by wrapping black yarn around your index and middle finger around 6 times. Bunch it together and wrap one end around the top. Thread the loose end through the wrapping with a needle to secure it. Cut the bottom loops and sew onto the end of the tail using the loose end as shown in the pictures. Secure the end by threading it through the wrapped section.

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