Frilled Lizard EXPANSION PACK by June Gilbank

Frilled Lizard EXPANSION PACK

Crochet
October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
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This pattern is available from planetjune.com for $3.00.

Please note this is NOT a complete pattern: this is an EXPANSION PACK for my Iguana pattern. It includes all the modifications required to crochet and assemble a Frilled Lizard in full display mode, with gaping mouth and fully-spread ridged frill.

Size: approx 15โ€ (38cm) long with tail fully extended; 9โ€ (23cm) excluding tail

Yarn: worsted weight yarn in brown, with small quantities of yellow or pink for the mouth and orange or red for the frill.

Hook: E US/3.5mm crochet hook

Additional info: Youโ€™ll also need 2 pipe cleaners to make the legs poseable. The ends of the pipe cleaners are protected, but please be sensible and donโ€™t use this as a baby toy unless you skip the pipe cleaners and stitch the legs into position instead.

Difficulty: This expansion pack pattern is intermediate level, but only because of the frill, which requires both changing colours and using different stitches (not just amigurumi-style single crochet). Please donโ€™t be intimidated if youโ€™re new to this type of crochet, though, as Iโ€™ll walk you through developing your crochet skills as you crochet the frill:

  • In addition to my usual full written instructions and charted stitch diagrams for the frill, Iโ€™ve included instructional appendices for the frill for right- and left-handers.
  • Each appendix walks you through the frill row by row via a special colour-coded stitch diagram for the row and a photo of the frill at the end of the row.
  • If youโ€™re printing the pattern, save paper and ink by only printing the right- or left-handed appendix as applicable (or donโ€™t print either, if you donโ€™t need the additional instructions).

You can buy the Iguana pattern together with this expansion pack at a reduced price here.

Or if you already have the Iguana pattern, the pattern link on this page will let you buy just the Frilled Lizard Expansion Pack.

What is an Expansion Pack?

  • An Expansion Pack is an add-on to an existing PlanetJune pattern.
  • The Expansion Pack lets you modify or add to the original pattern to create something else.
  • You cannot use the Expansion Pack alone - you must also purchase the original pattern in order to be able to complete the pictured items in the Expansion Pack pattern.

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