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Time
3h00

Cuddly Animals to Crochet
Emilio is a real charmer. He can delight any lady chameleon in moments with his colour changes. They always like it when he chooses their favourite colour. But Emilio's favourite colour is definitely yellow.

Length
Approx. 13in (33cm)

Posted by Search Press Published See Search Press's 192 projects » © 2019 Lucia Forthmann / Search Press · Reproduced with permission. · ‘Cuddly Animals to Crochet’ by Lucia Förthmann ISBN: 9781782215776 RRP Price: £12.99 Publisher: Search Press Available from www.searchpress.com
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  • Step 1

    Body
    The chameleon is worked in one piece from head to tail. Start at the head. Work in rounds. At the end of each round, work 1 sl st into first st in round, 1 ch and turn.
    Round 1: using 3mm (D-3/UK 11) hook and Green/Yellow yarn, work 6 sc 
(UK dc) into a magic ring (6 sts).
    Round 2: inc 1 st six times (12 sts).
    Round 3: *1 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st*, rep from * to * five more times (18 sts).
    Round 4: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (18 sts).
    Round 5: *1 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st*, rep from * to * eight more times (27 sts).
    Round 6: *2 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st*, rep from * to * eight more times (27 sts).
    Round 7: *3 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st*, rep from * to * eight more times (45 sts).
    Rounds 8–14: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (45 sts).
    Round 15: 20 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st, 1 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st, 1 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st, 
20 sc (UK dc) (48 sts).
    Rounds 16–19: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (48 sts).
    Round 20: 1 raised sc (UK dc) around the back in each st of previous round (48 sts).
    Rounds 21 and 22: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (48 sts).
    Round 23: 20 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 2 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 2 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 18 sc (UK dc) (45 sts).
    Round 24–27: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (45 sts).
    Round 28: 18 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 4 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 4 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 13 sc (UK dc) (42 sts).
    Rounds 29–37: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (42 sts).
    Round 38: 19 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 3 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 3 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 
11 sc (UK dc) (39 sts).
    Rounds 39 and 40: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (39 sts).
    Round 41: 17 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 4 sc 
(UK dc), dec 1 st, 4 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 8 sc (UK dc) (36 sts).
    Rounds 42 and 43: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (36 sts).
    Round 44: 3 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st, 1 sc 
(UK dc), inc 1 st, 14 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 
2 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 10 sc (UK dc) (36 sts).
    Round 45: 19 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 6 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 7 sc (UK dc) (34 sts).
    Round 46: 17 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 8 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 5 sc (UK dc) (32 sts).
    Round 47: 4 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st, 1 sc 
(UK dc), inc 1 st, 13 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 
1 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 7 sc (UK dc) (32 sts).
    Round 48: 18 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 7 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 3 sc (UK dc) (30 sts).
    Round 49: 19 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 4 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 3 sc (UK dc) (28 sts).
    Round 50: 5 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st, 3 sc 
(UK dc), inc 1 st, 8 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 
4 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 2 sc (UK dc) (28 sts).
    Round 51: 19 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 4 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 1 sc (UK dc) (26 sts).
    Round 52: 18 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 4 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st (23 sts).
    Round 53: dec 1 st, 14 sc (UK dc), 
dec 1 st, 2 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 2 sc 
(UK dc) (21 sts).
    Rounds 54 and 55: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (21 sts).
    Round 56: 1 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 11 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 2 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st, 
1 sc (UK dc) (18 sts).
    Rounds 57 and 58: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (18 sts).
    Round 59: dec 1 st, 12 sc (UK dc), dec 
1 st twice (15 sts).
    Round 60: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (15 sts).
    Rounds 61–63: dec 1 st, 5 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st twice, 4 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st 
(15 sts).
    Round 64: dec 1 st, 11 sc (UK dc), dec 
1 st (13 sts).
    Round 65: dec 1 st, 5 sc (UK dc), inc 
1 st, 3 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st (12 sts).
    Round 66: dec 1 st, 4 sc (UK dc), inc 
1 st, 3 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st (11 sts).
    Round 67: dec 1 st, 3 sc (UK dc), inc 
1 st, 3 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st (10 sts).
    Rounds 68–76: dec 1 st, 2 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st twice, 2 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st 
(10 sts).

    Round 77: dec 1 st, 6 sc (UK dc), dec 
1 st (8 sts).
    Rounds 78–91: dec 1 st, 1 sc (UK dc), inc 1 st twice, 1 sc (UK dc), dec 1 st (8 sts).
    Round 92: dec 1 st, 4 sc (UK dc), dec 
1 st (6 sts).
    Round 93: dec 1 st, 2 sc (UK dc), dec 
1 st (4 sts).
    Round 94: dec 1 st twice (2 sts).
    Secure the yarn and fasten off.

  • Step 2

    Front Legs (make 2)
    Work in spiral rounds. This means the rounds are not finished with a sl st, nor do you work a turning ch at the beg of a new round.
    Round 1: using 3mm (D-3/UK 11) hook and Green/Yellow yarn, work 6 sc 
(UK dc) into a magic ring (6 sts).
    Rounds 2–14: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (6 sts).
    Round 15: inc 1 st twice, 4 sc (UK dc) 
(8 sts).
    Round 16: inc 1 st four times, 4 sc 
(UK dc) (12 sts).
    Rounds 17 and 18: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (12 sts).
    Round 19: work into the back bar of the stitch only: dec 1 st six times (6 sts).
    Round 20: *skip 1 st, 1 sl st*, rep from 
* to * twice more (3 sts).
    Secure the yarn and fasten off.

  • Step 3

    Back Legs (make 2)
    Work in spiral rounds. The rounds are not closed with 1 sl st, nor do you work a turning ch at the beg of a new round.
    Round 1: using 3mm (D-3/UK 11) hook and Green/Yellow yarn, work 6 sc 
(UK dc) into a magic ring (6 sts).
    Rounds 2–9: 1 sc (UK dc) into each st of previous round (6 sts).
    Work rounds 10–15 following the instructions for rounds 15–20 of the Front Legs. Secure yarn and fasten off.

  • Step 4

    Eyes (make 2)
    Round 1: using 2.5mm (B-1/UK 13) hook and Green/Yellow yarn, work 13 dc (UK tr) into a magic ring. Join in a round with 1 sl st into the first st. Secure yarn and fasten off.
    Pupil
    Round 1: using 2.5mm (B-1/UK 13) hook and Black yarn, work 6 sc (UK dc) into a magic ring (6 sts).
    Join in a round with 1 sl st into the first st. Secure the yarn and fasten off.

  • Step 5

    Comb
    Work in rows. Work 1 ch at the end of the row and turn the work.
    Join Green/Yellow yarn to the middle 
of round 20 of the body (the round of raised sc (UK dc), and work along the 
top of the chameleon‘s head towards the nose:
    Row 1: 1 sl st, 1 sc (UK dc), 1 hdc 
(UK htr), 6 dc (UK tr), 1 hdc (UK htr), 1 sc (UK dc), 1 sl st (12 sts).
    Row 2: 1 sl st, 1 sc (UK dc), 1 hdc 
(UK htr), 2 dc (UK tr) in 1 st, 4 dc (UK tr), 
1 hdc (UK htr), 1 sc (UK dc), 2 sl st (13 sts).
    Secure the yarn and fasten off.

  • Step 6

    Finishing off
    Sew the eyes to rounds 11–16 of the head on the sides so that the comb is right between them. Then sew a pupil to each eye. Using White yarn, embroider two French knots to each pupil, then two semi-circles around the eyes.
    Sew the first round of each front leg to rounds 24 and 25 of the body using whip stitch. Bend the leg in the middle so it arches towards the tail, and secure to the body with a few stitches. Sew the back legs to rounds 43 and 44 of the body in the same way, with the bend pointing towards the head. Turn the last rounds of the body into a tail, by pressing them together and lightly coiling them. Secure to the body and within the tail with a few stitches.

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