Hydra the African Flower Large Ogopogo by LineandLoops
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Hydra the African Flower Large Ogopogo

Crochet
February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
2.5 mm
US
This pattern is available for C$7.25 CAD buy it now

From the deep dark depths of Okanagan Lake in BC, Canada, comes Hydra the Large African Flower Ogopogo, parent to Ogie the small ogopogo and cousin to Nessie from Locke Ness.

This pattern for my African Flower Large Ogopogo is my third pattern. I have tried really hard to make it visually easy to follow, as well as written instructions. (Although I am a big visual fan, so my photos may say more.)

I would greatly appreciate it if you respected my pattern(s). It’s insane how much time, effort and hair pulling goes into each new creation and pattern.

Please do not sell, copy, post, share my patterns with friends, family or the monkey down the street. Please credit me as the designer and feel free to share your creations with me! I would love to see what you make!

Please note: downloadable PDF ONLY of the pattern instructions making your African flower large ogopogo…no hardcopy/finished item. The pattern is available only in English :)

I have tried really hard to correct all the error (grammar and instructional) as possible. I originally created the ogopogo as a request for a friend, and it seems to be quite a HIT! I cannot tell you the exact amount of yarn to use. It is a great way to use up all your leftover yarn. I prefer to use 2.5mm hook and fingering/sock/sport/sometimes DK weight yarn.

Some important things to know when making your ogopogo…

1.First read the whole pattern through and have a good understanding of how your ogopogo is assembled.
2.It’s best if you know how to make the African flower motifs. I have tried really hard to describe the process in making them… but I am new to designing patterns, so I’m sure I missed something… hopefully I didn’t.
3.I use the “join as you go” method as described in Heidi Bears Designs. If you don’t know it or are not comfortable with that method, then I suggest sewing it together.

Material needed:

The ogopogo that has been crocheted for this pattern was made using sock weight/DK. Using this weight yarn will give you a ogopogo. approximately 30cm long, 23cm tall, 7cm wide.

Written in AMERICAN CROCHET TERMS

Crochet Hook 2.5mm

I like my stitches TIGHT. So adjust your hook to the weight of your yarn and to your skill level.

Polyester toy stuffing

Scissors, blunt end Needle used for sewing in ends and sewing fins on

Eyes (9mm plastic safety eyes or wire-looped eye buttons are my preferred).

NOTE BUTTON OR EYES CAN BE A SAFETY HAZARD FOR SMALL CHILDREN! If this toy is for a child, perhaps crochet eyes and sew them on. Still create eye sockets before embroidering the eyes on…this adds character to your creation.

Basic Crocheting Skills: Chain stitch (ch) , Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st), joining a chain to make a ring, joining in a new color yarn

If you find an error or a step that doesn’t make sense, message me, and I will try to help you as best as I can.

Cheers,
Tasha 