Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oogely Snake Bookmark / toy

Oogely Snake Bookmark / Toy

-Use a “E” Crochet Hook
& permanent marker or beads for the eyes.
Fiber-Use baby or fingering for a bookmark,
and Worsted Weight to crochet as a toy,
and small amount of red embroidery or #3 red thread.

(Use variegated, multi colored or camouflage yarn
for a “snake skin” look.)

Bookmark Version-
With baby yarn or fingering weight yarn, chain 60
and turn.
Slip stitch first ten chains. SC in chain 11 to 60.
In that same last chain (chain 60)-Seven dc and
end with a slip stitch in that same stitch. Tie off
and weave the loose yarn ends into the “head” to hide.
Cut about a finger length of red embroidery or #3
thread--fold in half. Insert crochet hook in end of
middle “Dc” of the head, hook the red thread at the
fold/loop and pull the loop through the stitch, then
reach over, grab the two red thread ends and pull
those two ends through the loop (tassel style),
to create the snakes “forked” tongue.
Trim “tongue” so the ends are even.
Use permanent marker to make eyes(especially if going
to a place with small children--for safety.)
Or--sew / glue on beads, wiggle eyes, ect…for the eyes.

Toy Version--
For a larger snake more suitable for smaller children
use worsted weight yarn.

Chain 60, turn.
Slip stitch first ten stitches. Single crochet stitches
11 to 20. Half Double Crochet stitches 21 to 56.
Single crochet stitches 57 to 60.
Complete the snake head, tongue and eyes, the same
as in the Bookmark Version.

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