I is for Iguana
This little guy was inspired by my sons Stuffie named Igby the Iguana. Unfortunately there is a little hiccup in the pattern… I didn’t write it down Actually I did write it down somewhere on a scratch piece of paper that is now long gone. So I had to re-do the pattern and unfortunately wasn’t able to get it exactly as I had it the first time but it is close!!
Iguana Crochet Pattern:
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 10 DC in ring, join, chain 1
Row 2: Make 2 SC in next 3 stitches, chain 1 turn (do not continue around the head)
Row 3: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease
Row 4-5: SC in each stitch across (4 SC)
Row 6: make 2 SC Decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 7-10: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (2 SC)
continue to SC along top of body, when you get to the round head, make 2 SC in each stitch. Now continue along the bottom of iguana body: SC, slip stitch + chain 2 + DC in same stitch, chain 2 and join to next stitch (you have now made one foot), SC in next 3, make another foot (sl st + ch 2 + DC + ch 2 in next), SC in remaining body stitches.
Before fastening off, chain 4, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in next, DC in next (this makes the tail), join to top of body. fasten off.
Attach red yarn along the top. chain 2, SC in second chain, skip a stitch and slip stitch to join (you have now made one hump), continue to make as many humps as you’d like along top.
With tapestry needle stitch orange yarn along body of iguana to make stripes. I found it easiest to make little “V” shapes right under where the spiked humps are.
Make a french knot for the eye.