Today, Rex will become obvious to what he is. Your Rex may even be female. His neck is too short to reach reach the ground. Poor rex. Today, you will realize that Rex is tall, he will be about 21” front top to bottom. Let’s give Rex the rest of his body.
Clue #7 – Neck & Body, Make 1
Beginning at top of Neck and leaving a long tail, with A, ch 24, slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and each ch around – 24 sc. Place marker for beginning of round.
Rounds 2-24: Working in continuous rounds, sc in each sc around.
Round 25: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 30 sc.
Round 26: Sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 12 sc – 36 sc.
Rounds 27-28: Sc in each sc around.
Round 29: Sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc next 6 sc, sc in next 15 sc – 42 sc.
Rounds 30-31: Sc in each sc around.
Round 32: Sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 18 sc – 48 sc.
Rounds 33-42: Sc in each sc around.
Round 43: [Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog] around – 42 sc.
Round 44: [Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog] around – 36 sc.
Round 45: [Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog] around – 30 sc.
Round 46: [Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] around – 24 sc.
Stuff Neck and Body.
Round 47: [Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] around – 18 sc.
Round 48: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] around – 12 sc.
Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
Insert fiberfill firmly. Using long tail, sew Neck and Body closed. You will need to ensure the neck can stand firm, even with a head on top before closing it off.
Clue #7 – Horn, Make 2
With B, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 2: Working in continuous rounds, 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4: Working in back loops only, [sc2tog] around – 6 sc.
Rounds 5-6: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Stuff with fiberfill.
Let’s start doing the assembly and final touches to your Rex.
Clue #8 – Sew legs onto the body.
Clue #9 – Sew tail to body.
Clue #10 – Sew head to the top of the neck firmly. He will look more adorable if his head is slightly turned to one side of his body.
Clue #11 – Sew horns onto the top of the head.
Clue #12 – Sew ears directly beside the horns on both sides of the head.
Clue #13 – Embroider a few loop stitches with A in between Horns on Head. This will create a tuff of hair on the head.
Clue #14 – Sew spots randomly all over the body. If you need more spots, just make more.
Clue #15 – Mane, With B, ch 35.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, skip 3 sts, *7 dc in next st, skip 3 sts; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st.
Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Sew Mane down center of Head and Neck.
It’s time now for us to build our own African safari in our gallery. We will start collecting your finished creatures. Snap a photo and email is to MikeysHelpDesk@hotmail.com. We will be waiting for your creations. You have until 11:59 pm, EST on May 6th, 2014 to submit your finished creature. You can submit as many as you want.
You can embellish your creature with more items BUT all of the components that we have given out must be completed and on your creature first.
If you have done multiple creatures and they are all identical, you will need to snap a photo of all you creatures together to verify there is more than just one.
One randomly selected winner will be chosen to receive a fully loaded Red Heart Yarn Bag with Crochet Crowd Gifts. Random choice winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014.