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Star Gift Book 150- Hand Puppet or Stuffed Wild Yak Yak


Make a Puppet or A Stuffed Wild Yak Yak
What wild game hunter wouldn't want this ferocious beast hung in his den or bedroom.





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 the beginning of each 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 dc 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 dc.
23rd ROUND: 1 sc in each of 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 next 5 sc, * skip next sc, 1 sc in each of 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 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 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 next 9 sts, 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 st, 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 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 ending 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 of the upper section of mouth. Place inside of mouth 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 4 sc evenly spaced, join. (11 sc)
3rd ROUND: 1 sc in each sc, increasing 7 sc evenly spaced, join, 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, decrease 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 1 st in 1st row on edge of Mouth * skip 2 rows and knot another strand in the same manner, repeat from * once. Knot 3 more strands in the same manner on the opposite side of Mouth.
YAK YAK
Omit 1st 8 rounds of Puppet. Complete to correspond. Stuff head with cotton and sew or staple into 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 paste into place on other end of arrow.


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