An original realistic crochet amigurumi Iguana lizard pattern by June Gilbank.
My design is based on the Green Iguana, which lives in rainforests in Central and South America. The Green Iguana is about 2 metres long, and is easily recognised by its dewlap (the loose skin under its chin), the row of spikes down its back and its very long tail. Despite its size and fearsome appearance, it is primarily a herbivore.
Yarn: worsted weight yarn in medium and dark green, or use one shade throughout if preferred
Hook: US E / 3.5mm
Additional info: You’ll also need 2 pipe cleaners to make the legs poseable. The ends of the pipe cleaners are protected, but please be sensible and don’t use this as a baby toy unless you skip the pipe cleaners (tips for how to omit them are given in the pattern).
Size: approx 15” long with tail fully extended; 9” long excluding tail
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