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Free Crochet Pattern: Congo The Gorilla

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Pattern #: 80895AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 4 in. (10 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 9 mm diameter
Fiberfill stuffing
 

Congo The Gorilla

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

HEAD AND BODY
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 8 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 16 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 20 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 28 sts.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 32 sts.
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around - 36 sts.
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 40 sts.
Rnds 11-19: Sc in each st around.
Following package directions, attach safety eyes.
Rnd 20: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Stuff piece firmly.
Continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 21: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnd 22: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 23: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 24: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 sts.
Rnd 25: (Sc2tog) around - 6 sts.
Fasten off.

NOSE
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch.
Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, (2 sc in next st) twice, sc in each of next 2 st, 2 sc in last st - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st) twice, sc in each of next 4 st, 2 sc in last st - 16 sts.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch.
Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around - 8 sts.
Rnd 3: (Sc2tog) around - 4 sts.
Fasten off.

ARMS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 4: Sc in each of next 5 sts, (2 sc in next st) twice, sc in last 5 sts - 14 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in each of next 5 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in last 5 sts - 12 sts.
Rnd 6: Sc in each of next 4 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in last 4 sts - 10 sts.
Rnds 7-18: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: (Sc2tog) around - 5 sts.
Fasten off.

LEGS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnds 1-3: Rep Rnds 1-3 of Arms.
Rnd 4: Sc in each of next 4 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in each of last 4 sts - 10 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in each of next 3 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in each of last 3 sts - 8 sts.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Lightly Stuff Nose and Ears and sew to Head. Lightly stuff Arms and Legs and sew to Body. With A, embroider straight st nostrils. With B, embroider straight st eyebrows.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Congo The Gorilla Reviewed by anita ballestero on 2011-10-10 *****
this pattern was so easy but I do agree you have to do it where there is no interuption and nothing else to do as I was doing it in between work hours and had to restart the arms several times. I was also asked to turn this pattern into the "See no evil, Speak no evil, Hear no evil" monkey and will show pictures as soon as i'm done. it's turning out very cute. It's being done in a Lime Green and pistachio yarn as the girl it's for loves green. hope to share pictures soon.


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