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Raccoon and Red Panda Ice Pop Holder Crochet Pattern

ice pop holder

With record heat over most of the country this summer, it has been so hard to keep cool. I was lucky as a child that my mother always made homemade ice cream for my July birthday parties. This year you can have a Woodland Animal birthday party or a Red Panda birthday party and make these great party favors – ice pop holders! Use the same pattern but add different faces to make either a Racoon or a Red Panda freezer pop cozy.

Ice pop holder measures approximately 5.5” long (including tail).

 Materials:

Cotton worsted yarn

20 yards MC (gray for raccoon, red for red panda)

5 yards CC (black for raccoon, white for red panda)

Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

10-mm black pompom

Two 20-mm sew-on googly eyes

Directions:

TAIL:

Rnd 1: Using CC yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook (4 sc). Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: With MC yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat (6 sc).

Rnd 3: With CC yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (9 sc).

Rnd 4: With MC yarn, sc in each st.

Rnd 5: With CC yarn, sc in each st.

Rnd 6: With MC yarn, sc in each st.

Rnd 7: With CC yarn, sc in each st.

Rnd 8: With MC yarn, sc in each st.

Rnd 9: With CC yarn, sc in each st.

Rnd 10: With MC yarn, *dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat (6 sc).

Rnd 11: With CC yarn, *dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat (4 sc).

Rnd 12: With MC yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat (6 sc). Work remaining rnds in MC yarn.

Rnd 13: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 14: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 15: Working in BLO, sc in each st.

Rnd 16: Working in both lps, sc in each st.

Rnds 17-30: Sc in each st. At end of Rnd 30, join with sl st.

Rnd 31 (Raccoon): Sc in next 8 sts, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch (ear made), sc in next 2 sts, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch, sc in next 8 sts. Fasten off.

Rnd 31 (Red panda): Sc in next 6 sts, switch to CC yarn, sc in next st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch, sc in next st (ear made), switch to MC yarn, sc in next 2 sts, switch to CC yarn, sc in next st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch, sc in next st, switch to MC yarn, sc in next 6 sts. Fasten off.

RACCOON FACE:

Rnd 1: Using MC yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook (4 sc). Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat (6 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (9 sc).

Rnd 4: With CC, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, with MC, sc in next st, with CC, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st. Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

RED PANDA FACE:

Rnd 1: Using CC yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook (4 sc). Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: Using CC yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat (6 sc).

Rnd 3: Using MC yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (9 sc).

Rnd 4: Using CC yarn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st,* with MC, sc in next 2 sts, with CC yarn repeat * to *. Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

Sew face to top of holder beneath ears.

Download the PDF here and get both animals in one pattern:  Red Panda and Raccoon Ice Pop Holder Crochet Pattern

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Narwhal Ornament Crochet Pattern

narwhal ornament

narwhal ornament

Materials:

Sport weight yarn:

50 yards MC

5 yards yellow

1 yard pink

Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil

10 mm googly eyes

Ribbon for hanging

Finished ornament measures approximately 4” long (including tail fin)

 

BODY:

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnds 9-18: Sc in each st.

Rnd 19: *Dec, sc,* 6 times, sc in next 30 sts (42 sc).

Rnd 20: Dec 6 times, sc in next 30 sts (36 sc).

Rnd 21: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat 5 times (30 sc).

Rnd 22:  *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat 5 times (24 sc). Stuff.

Rnd 23: *Dec 3 times, *sc in next 4 sts, dec,* 3 times (18 sc).

Rnd 24: *Dec, sc,* repeat 5 times (12 sc.

Rnd 25: Sc in each st. Stuff.

Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat twice (9 sc).

Rnd 27: Sc in each st.

Rnd 28: *Dec, sc,* 3 times (6 sc). Finish stuffing. Do not fasten off.

TAIL FIN:

Row 1: Fold tail and sc through both sides (3 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, inc, sc, inc (5 sc).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, tr in first st, dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, tr in last st, sl st in last st. Fasten off.

SIDE FINS (Make 2):

Row 1: With MC yarn, leaving 9” length for sewing, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch (4 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 2 sts (3 sc).

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next st (2 sc).

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, dec over last 2 sts (1 sc). Fasten off.

Sew fins to side of body at Rnds 11-15.

HORN:

Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: Inc in first st, sc in next 2 sts (4 sc).

Rnd 3: Inc in first st, sc in next 3 sts (5 sc).

Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 6. Fasten off leaving 9” length for sewing. Stuff and sew to top of head at Rnds 10-12.

ASSEMBLY:

With pink yarn, embroidery mouth at Rnd 4. Cut 12” length of ribbon and pull through Rnd 14 at center top of head. Glue on eyes at Rnds 3-4.

PDF available at Narwhal Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern 

YouTube Tutorial now available using Premier Chameleon yarn – https://youtu.be/II5B7zIHU08

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