Monday, February 13, 2017

LITTLE COBRA

This is a miniaturized version of a cobra that I made for an Etsy customer of mine.  Whereas the larger version was over three feet long, Little Cobra is only about a foot long.

MATERIALS:
Worsted Weight Yarn:  Black, pewter gray, yellow, perfect pink, baby pink, and white.
E crochet hook
Polyester Fiberfil
Tapestry needle
Floral wire (optional)

BODY:
Rd 1: With black, 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
Rd 2: sc in each sc around.  (6)
Rd 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc.  (7)
Rd 4: sc in each sc around.  (7)
Rd 5: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc.  (8)
Rd 6: sc in each sc around.  (8)
Rd 7: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc.  (9)
Rd 8: sc in each sc around.  (9)
Rd 9: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc.  (10)
Rd 10-50: sc in each sc around.  (10)
BEGIN STUFFING BODY FIRMLY.  CONTINUE STUFING BODY AS YOU GO ALONG.
OPTIONAL:  INSERT FLORAL WIRE TO GIVE TAIL POSABILITY.
Rd 10-70: sc in each sc around.  (10)
DO NOT STUFF ANY FURTHER.
Rd 71: Slip st in first sc, ch 1, turn; sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 3 sc, change to black, sc in next 6 sc, slip st in first sc.  (10)
Rd 72: Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 3 sc, change to black, 2 sc in next sc, slip st in first sc.  (14)
Rd 73: Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 5 sc, change to black, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 3 sc, change to black, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, slip st in first sc.  (18)
Rd 74: Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 7 sc, change to black, 2 sc in next sc, slip st in first sc.  (22)
Rd 75: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 7 sc, change to black, sc in next 5 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 3 sc, slip st in first sc.  (22)
Rd 76: Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 3 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 9 sc, change to black, 2 sc in next sc, slip st in first sc.  (26)
Rd 77: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 9 sc, change to black, sc in next 5 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 3 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 3 sc, slip st in first sc.  (26)
Rd 78: Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 3 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 11 sc, change to black, 2 sc in next sc, slip st in first sc.  (30)
Rd 79: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next sc, sc change to pewter gray, sc in next 7 sc, change to black, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 5 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 3 sc, slip st in first sc.  (30)
Rd 80: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 3 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 5 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 5 sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, slip st in first sc.  (30)
Rd 81: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 5 sc, change to black, sc in next sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 6 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 3 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 2 sc, change to black, sc in next 4 sc, slip st in first sc.  (30)
Rd 82: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 18 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 9 sc, change to black, sc in next 3 sc, slip st in first sc.  (30)
Rd 83: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 4 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 7 sc, change to black, sc in next 19 sc, slip st in first sc.  (30)
Rd 84: Ch 1, turn; (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 7 sc, (sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 2 sc, change to pewter gray, sc in next 3 sc, change to black, sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog) twice, slip st in first sc.  (22)
Rd 85: Ch 1, turn; (sc2tog) twice, change to pewter gray, sc in next 3 sc, change to black, (sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 3 sc, (sc2tog) twice, slip st in first sc.  (14)
Rd 86: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, (sc2tog) twice, change to pewter gray, sc in next 3 sc, change to black, sc2tog, slip st in first sc.  (10)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Sew up center of HOOD to cause a tube equal size of the TAIL.  Weave in ends.  Stuff tube firmly.  OPTIONAL:  Insert floral wire in each edge of center tube.

HEAD:
MOUTH (MAKE 2):
Rw 1: With perfect pink, ch 4, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch, sc in each of free loops of foundation 2 ch.  (6)
Rw 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc.  (10)
Finish off.

TONGUE:
Rw 1: With baby pink, ch 8, slip st in second ch from hook, slip st in next ch, ch 3, slip st in second ch from hook, slip st in next ch, slip st in next 5 ch.
Finish off.  Weave in ends.

LOWER JAW:
Rw 1: With pewter gray, ch 4, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch, sc in each of free loops of foundation 2 ch.  (6)
Rw 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc.  (10)  Change to black.
Rw 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc around.  (10)
Rw 4: Holding magenta MOUTH and LOWER JAW together and working through both thicknesses, ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.  (10)
Finish off.  Weave in ends.

UPPER JAW:
Rw 1: With black, ch 4, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch, sc in each of free loops of foundation 2 ch.  (6)
Rw 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc.  (8)
Rw 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc.  (10)
Rws 4-5: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.  (10)
Rw 6: Holding MOUTH and UPPER JAW together and working through both thicknesses, ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.  (10)
Finish off.  Weave in ends.  Sew MOUTH together sew through end of TONGUE when stitching through center of MOUTH.

BACK OF HEAD:
Rd 1: With black, work 11 sc evenly around the edge of UPPER JAW, work 7 sc evenly around the edge of LOWER JAW.  (18)
Rd 2: sc in each sc around.  (18)
Rd 3: (sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog) around.  (16)
BEGIN STUFFING HEAD FIRMLY.  CONTINUE STUFFING HEAD FIRMLY AS YOU GO ALONG.
Rd 4: sc2tog around.  (8)
Finish off leaving a long tail.  Weave tail through sc of Rd 4, pull tightly and secure.  Sew HEAD to BODY.

EYES AND FANGS:
Embroider EYES and FANGS on HEAD of COBRA.

This pattern is an original pattern and is © by Christjan Bee (February 2017). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

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