Z is for Zebra: Crochet Zebra Applique

Z is for Zebra

WOW! I can’t believe this is the last day of my animal appliqués! I hope you have enjoyed this series and stay tuned for the reveal of my Animal Alphabet Afghan in the next couple weeks! This Zebra is actually the same pattern as my Giraffe appliqué so that makes it easy :) You could probably use this pattern for a variety of other animals as well!

– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Chocolate and White and Black.
– Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
– Tapestry needle
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Zebra Applique Pattern:
Starting with black…
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 5 SC in ring, pull tight but don’t join, chain 1 turn
Row 2: 2 SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 3: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Continue to SC across flat side of half circle. You should have 6 single crochets along this edge.
Switch to white yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 4-8: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 9: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 10: SC in each stitch across (4 SC), chain 3, turn
Row 11: HDC in second chain (of the chain 3), slip stitch in last chain, join in same stitch with a slip stitch (you have now made one of the ears), slip stitch across row, in last stitch chain 3, HDC in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch in last chain, join in same stitch with slip stitch. Fasten off leaving long tail.

Tie on black yarn in the middle of the ears to create a mane.

With your tapestry needle, stitch on black stripes. Add black eyes as well and two little white nostrils. Weave in loose ends.

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  1. says

    Thank you very much for sharing this animal appliqué alphabet. Your generous creativity and hard work will be appreciated and used by many. I certainly look forward to putting the cute lil guys to work on some of my projects I'm making for some friends!

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