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Today ends the Jungle Animals Teething Rings Series. I had so much fun making all of these adorable teething rings, and I hope you all enjoyed them as well! The final pattern in the series is the Zebra Teething Ring!
This pattern is probably the most “difficult” of all the patterns in the Jungle Animals Teething Rings Series. The only reason the Zebra Teething Ring is difficult, though, is that you have to remember at all times what round/row you are on. There is a lot of color changing. But it’s fun!
Color changing doesn’t have to be difficult, by the way. There a so many great tutorials on different techniques. The technique that I decided to use is a jogless color change, which is #2 in this post. I definitely recommend it, because it will give your work a neater look.
There are plenty of different methods to color changing, so you’ll always want to find whatever you are the most comfortable doing. I highly recommend checking out Sewrella’s blog post of the 5 Best Ways to Change Color in Crochet. Some of the techniques she provides I have yet to try, but am definitely planning on looking into more. So check them out and see what you like best.
So, find your favorite color changing technique, get some grey, white, and black yarn, sit back, and make an adorable little zebra. I know you’ll love this little guy just as much as I do. Happy Crocheting!
The Zebra Teething Ring
Black, White, and Grey 100% Cotton Yarn (I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in Black, White, and Pewter)
2 8mm Black Safety Eyes (optional)
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together/single crochet decrease
hdc – half double crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
Round 1: Work 6sc into a magic circle, do not join. (Place stitch marker in last sc of round)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *2sc, sc 3* around 3 times (15)
Round 4: *2sc, sc 4* around 3 times (18)
Round 5: *2sc, sc 5* around 3 times (21)
Round 6: *2sc, sc 6* around 3 times (24)
Rounds 7-8: sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to join at the end of round 8. (24)
Round 9: Switching to white and cut grey, sewing in ends, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st. (24)
Round 10: sc in each stitch around, join with sl st. Switch to black yarn, but do not cut white. (24)
Round 11: In black, *sc2tog, sc 10* twice, sl st to join (22)
Round 12: sc in each stitch around, sl st to join. Pull up white yarn, do not cut black. (22)
Round 13: In white, *sc2tog, sc 9* twice, sl st to join. (20)
Round 14: *sc2tog, sc 8* twice, sl st to join. (18)
Round 15: sc in each stitch around, sl st to join. Pull up black yarn. (18)
Round 16: In black, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join. (18)
Sew an X on either side of nose in black yarn.
Add eyes between rounds 14 and 15 about 3 stitches apart (1 stitch between the eyes).
*If not using safety eyes, sew eyes using black yarn in spot where safety eyes would have been inserted.*
Round 17: *sc2tog, sc* around 6 times, sl st to join. Pull up white yarn and cut black, sewing in ends. (12)
Stuff with Poly-Fil.
Round 18: In white, sc2tog around, sl st to join. (6)
Finish off and sew ends.
Ears (Make 2):
Round 1: Starting with White Yarn, work 6 sc into a Magic Circle, do not join (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around, switch to Black Yarn (12)
Round 3: Using Black yarn, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join. (12)
Leaving a long tail for sewing, cut yarn.
Fold ears with right side out and crease with wrong side on the inside.
Sew ears with wrong side facing (on the inside of crease) on either side of the head about 4 stitches from each eye and only around black rounds 16 and 17.
Using Black Yarn, chain 10.
Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook and across (8)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew main onto head from right between ears (front of round 17) down to the back between rounds 12 and 13.
Attaching to Ring:
Row 1: Connect Black yarn underneath mane at about row 12 and across with 6 sc, turn.
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each stitch across, switch to white yarn, turn.
Row 3: Using White Yarn, ch 1, sc in each stitch around, turn.
Row 4: ch 1, sc in each stitch across, switch to black yarn, turn.
Row 5: Using Black Yarn, ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.
Row 6: ch 1, sc in each stitch across, switch to white yarn, turn.
Row 7: Using white yarn, ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.
Row 8: ch 1, sc in each stitch across, switch to black yarn, turn.
Row 9: Using black yarn, ch 1, sc in each stitch across.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Fold attachment piece over teething ring from behind and toward the front.
Sew closed and finish off.
Check out the other patterns in the Jungle Teething Rings Series: The Koala Bear Teething Ring & The Monkey Teething Ring & The Lion Teething Ring & The Tiger Teething Ring.
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