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Congo The Gorilla
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 80895AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 4 in. (10 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (A)

860-151 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Charcoal Grey

Dark gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

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


INSTRUCTIONS



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
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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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