Wild Yak Yak


Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/10/yakety-yak-dont-talk-back.html

PUPPET

Materials Required:
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
“AUNT LYDIA’S” HEAVY RUG YARN,
Article 235
3 skeins Yellow
1 skein each Black, Rust and Red
Aluminum crochet hook size H
Cotton for filling. 15 inch length of medium wire

BODY: With Yellow chain (ch) 30, join to form a ring, ch 1, 1 single crochet (sc) in each st of ch (30 sc), do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beginning of round. 2nd ROUND: Double crochet (dc) in each st (30 dc). Repeat 2nd Round 11 more times. 14th ROUND: 1 sc in each dc, join. 15th ROUND: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc, join. 16th ROUND: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc (60 sc), join. 17th ROUND: 1 dc in each sc (60 dc), join. 18th ROUND: 1 dc in each of the 1st 3 dc, * skip 1 dc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, repeat from * 13 times ending last repeat with 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc (46 dc), do not join, place a marker at beginning of round. 19th ROUND: 1 dc in each of the 1st 3 dc, * skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, repeat from * 10 times ending last repeat with 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc (35 dc). 20th, 21st and 22nd ROUNDS: 1 dc in each sc. 23rd ROUND: 1 sc in each of the 1st 5 dc, * skip next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 dc, repeat from * 4 times. 24th ROUND: 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, * skop next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, repeat from * 3 times, 1 sc in next sc (26 sc), join. 25th ROW: Ch 1, 1 sc in same space, 1 sc in each of the next 14 sc, ch 1, turn. 26th ROW: Decrease 1 st (to decrease: * insert needle in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, yarn over and work all loops at one time), 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc, decrease in next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. 27th ROW: 1 sc in each sc (13 sc), ch 1, turn. 28th ROW: Decrease 1 st in next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, decrease 1 st in next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. 29th ROW: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn (11 sc). 30th ROW: 1 sc in each sc, decreasing 1 st at beginning and end of row. 31st ROW: Repeat 29th row (9 sc). Repeat last 2 rows once, cut yarn.

UNDER SECTION OF MOUTH: Attach Yellow in first free st of 24th round, ch 1, 1 sc in same space, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc, ch 1, turn. 2nd ROW: 1 sc in each sc decreasing 1 st at beginning and end of row, ch 1, turn. Work 1 row even. 4th ROW: Repeat 2nd row. Repeat last 2 rows once. Work 2 rows even, cut yarn.

UPPER INSIDE SECTION OF MOUTH: With Red ch 14, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each st of ch, ch 1, turn. 2nd ROW: 1 sc in each sc decreasing 1 st at beginning and end of row, ch 1, turn. Work 1 row even (11 sc). Repeat last 2 rows twice. Work 1 row even, cut yarn.

LOWER INSIDE SECTION OF MOUTH: With Red ch 10 and work same as upper section of mouth. Sew the 2 sections together leaving 1 st free at each end of upper section of mouth. Place inside of mouth and with Yellow crochet the two sections together.

EYES: With Yellow ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 7 sc in ring, join, cut yarn. Attach Black in any sc, 1 sc in each sc increasing 4 sc evenly spaced, join, cut yarn leaving a length for sewing.

EARS: With Yellow ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 7 sc in ring, join. 2nd ROUND: 1 sc in each sc increasing 7 sc evenly spaced, join, cut yarn leaving a length for sewing.

NOSE: With Black ch 3, join to form a ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join each round. 2nd ROUND: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc increasing 4 sc evenly spaced. 3rd ROUND: 1 sc in each sc. 4th ROUND: Working in sc, decreasing 4 sc evenly spaced, join, cut yarn leaving a length for sewing. Fill with cotton. Sew Eyes, Nose and Ears in position as illustrated.

MANE: * Wind Rust over a 4 inch cardboard 25 times, tie through center at both ends with a 6 inch length of yarn, slip off cardboard and tie in position to center of 1st row of Head Section, skip 5 rows, tie other end of mane to next row above, repeat from * 7 times arranging around Head as illustrated.

WHISKERS: With Rust cut 6 strands of yarn 5 inches in length. Using 1 strand, double in half and knot through one st in 1st row on edge of Mouth, * skip 2 rows and knot another strand in same manner, repeat from * once. Knot 3 more strands in same manner on opposite side of Mouth.

YAK YAK

Omit 1st 8 rounds of Puppet. Complete to correspond. Stuff head with cotton and sew or staple in position to plaque.

ARROW: Cover a 15 inch length of medium wire with Yellow. Secure ends with glue. Bind one end for 1 inch with Rust. Cut 40-3 inch strands of Rust and past in place to other end of arrow.

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