Earl the Baby Armadillo by Kate E. Hancock

Earl the Baby Armadillo

September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.25 mm (D)
both US and UK
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This is Earl, a baby nine banded armadillo. Earl loves to play with his mother Tilda. They spend their days curled up and snoozing in their burrow and their evenings slurping bugs like noodles. Their favourite pastimes include hide and seek in the undergrowth and making mud pies.

You can find the pattern for his mother Tilda here

Or buy both patterns at a reduced price. Just add both Tilda and Earl patterns to your Ravelry cart and 50% off the second pattern will be automatically deducted at checkout, no code needed.

Earl measures about 6 inches across in a DK yarn, but can be made from any weight yarn and appropriate hook for different sizes. It is an easy pattern to follow with plenty of photos and diagrams and you will always be welcome to contact me for any extra help.
This pattern is available in US and UK Terminology and you will receive a download link to both files.

This is an Intermediate skilled pattern as stitches required include:

• Slip Stitch
• Chain Stitch
• Double Crochet (UK) Single Crochet (US)
• Half Treble Crochet (UK) Half Double Crochet (US)
• Treble Crochet (UK) Double Crochet (US)
• Increasing
• Decreasing
• Treble Cluster (UK) Double Cluster (US) This stitch is explained in the pattern

Materials needed:

• 60g of DK weight yarn Main Colour (I used Beige)
• 25g of DK weight yarn Contrast Colour 1 (I used grey)
• 20g of DK weight yarn Contrast Colour 2 (I used white)
• 3.5mm (E) crochet hook
• Small amount of black and white yarn (for crochet eyes option) or
• 2 x 20mm safety eyes
• Toy filling
• Yarn needle
• Stitch markers