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Knitted Alligator

Knitted Alligator

Create an easy and quick knitted alligator with this free knitting pattern. You kids will love it and its a great idea for a gift. By Debra L. Rodriquez

 

Knitted Alligator  Materials

  • Needles: US 9 Straight

Gauge is not important for this pattern

  • Yarn: 100% Wool for felting
  • 1 skein Lion Brand Wool in Sage
  • 1 skein Lion Brand wool in Scarlet (85grams / 158 yards per skein)

Additional Materials:

  • Wool Roving for needle felting details Embroidery Floss DMC #33641
  • Yarn needle

 

Knitted Alligator Top Body Instructions

Cast on 10 Stitches

Rows 1-10: Work in Stockinette Stitch

Rows 11-20: Work in Stockinette Stitch, Increase 1 stitch at the beginning and end or each Right side row starting with Row 11

Rows 21-28: Work in Stockinette Stitch

Row 29: Knit 5, Make bobble, Knit 9, Make bobble, Knit stitch

Row 30: Purl

Rows 31-36: Work in Stockinette Stitch

Row 37: Knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2 together, Knit 6 – 18 stitches

Row 38: Purl

Row 39: Knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 4, knit 2 together, Knit 5 – 16 stitches

Row 40: Purl

Rows 41-48: Work in Stockinette Stitch

Row 49: Cast on 10 stitches, Knit all stitches

Row 50: Cast on 10 stitches, Purl all stitches

Rows 51-56: Work in Stockinette stitch

Row 57: Bind off 8 stitches, Knit to end

Row 58: Bind off 8 stitches, Purl to end

Rows 59-68: Work in Stockinette Stitch

Row 69: Cast off 8 stitches, Knit all stitches

Row 70: Cast off 8 stitches, Purl all stitches

Rows 71-76: Work in Stockinette Stitch

Row 77: Bind off 8 stitches, knit to end

Row 78: Bind off 8 stitches. Purl to end

Rows 79-86: Work in Stockinette Stitch, knit 2 together at beginning and end of every Right side row

Row 87: Knit 4, Knit 2 together, Knit Stitch

Row 88: Purl

Rows 89-109: Work in Stockinette stitch decreasing as follows:

Row 93: Knit stitch, Knit 2 together, Knit 3

Row 98: Purl 4, Purl 2 together, Purl 3

Row 103: Knit 2, Knit 2 together, Knit 2

Row 105: Knit 2, Knit 2 together, Knit 2

Row 107: Knit 2 together, Knit 1, Knit 2 together

Row 109: Knit 3 together

Break yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure

Weave in ends

 

Alligator Knitted Underbody Instructions

Cast off 6 stitches

Rows 1-10: Work in Stockinette Stitch

Rows 11-20: Work in Stockinette Stitch, Increase 1 stitch at beginning and end of all Right Side rows

Rows 21-35: Work in Stockinette Stitch

Row 36: Knit 5, Knit 2 together, Knit 3, Knit 2 together, Knit 5

Row 37: Purl

Row 38: Knit stitch, Knit 2 together, Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Knit stitch

Row 39: Purl

Rows 40-72: Work in Stockinette stitch, decrease by knit 2 together at the beginning and end of every Right Side row until 7 stitches remain

Row 73: Purl

Row 74: Knit 3, K 2 together, Knit 2

Row 75: Purl

Rows 76-96: Work in Stockinette Stitch and reduce by Knit 2 together once in rows 80,85,90,95

Row 96: Knit 3 together

Break yarn leaving an extra long tail to seam edges of top and bottom together.

Pull tail through last loop on the needle to secure

 

Embroidery Instructions

With 6 strands DMC floss in color #33641, Embroider around the bobble eyes and along the mouth and

feet as shown in the diagram.

Embroider X’ s to stitch snout closed and along the edges of each of the feet.

Needle Felting Instructions

With white wool and needle felting tool. Needle felt the whites of the eyes and 6 teeth on  either side  of  the mouth just below the embroidery line.

Needle felt iris of the eyes with dark brown wool.

 

Seaming edges

 

With Right Side facing and starting at the tail end, use an extra long-tail from the underbody to stitch edges of top to the underbody. When you  reach each of  the legs, be sure to fold them to the inside before stitching edges together.  Once you reach the snout, weave yarn along the underbody only leaving an opening at the end of the snout to be used for stuffing later.  Continue seaming along the other edge until you reach the end of the tail. Cut yarn if necessary and weave in the remaining ends.

Reach into body thru snout opening and grab the tail end, pull right side out.

 

Machine felting instructions:

Here are all you need to know to create make your felted knitting project come to life!!

Put the piece in the washer along with a pair of jeans to add in agitation for the felting process. Put a washer on smallest load setting and set for Hot Wash, Cold Rinse at the longest/heaviest wash cycle. Check piece prior to rinsing cycle, if additional

felting is needed, start wash cycle over prior to rinsing.

Allow the piece to go through the full rinse and spin circles.

When the washer finishes, remove the piece and block if necessary. Lay flat to dry.

One piece is dry, stuff with polyfill, cotton batting, or your choice of soft filler.

Stitch snout closed with embroidery thread.

Follow diagrams and instructions for embroidery of additional details and needle felting.

Bobble Instructions

Use the straight stitch to embroider around the back half of the bobble like sunrays- and secure it more firmly to the head. Use the backstitch to connect each of the straight stitches along the bottom of the bobble and then backstitch over the top of the bobble to make definition between the lid and eye area.

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