André The Anteater by Irene Strange

André The Anteater

August 2018
all 3 are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
3.0 mm
219 - 273 yards (200 - 250 m)
42cm long from nose to tail not including tongue
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André is an anteater with a hidden surprise - he has a really long moveable tongue that can slide in and out of the mouth with the help of a retractable keychain hidden inside the body! You can see it in action here.

The instructions are written in US crochet terms, with step by step photos detailing how to make the pieces and finish the toy. The tongue can be made with a retractable keychain or with a bit of elastic. There are also directions how to make it without any moveable parts.

André wears a removable bib and has a few little ant friends to keep him company.

When made in 4-ply or DK-weight cotton the finished anteater will measure about 42cm/17 inch tall from nose to tail tip, not counting the tongue.

You’ll need to know how to:

・make a Magic Ring
・work in a round
・single crochet
・foundation single crochet
・invisible decrease/ invisible sc3tog
・chain stitch
・slip stitch

You will need:

A selection of 4-ply or DK cotton yarns
50gr for the main colour and small amounts of the others
30gr of Faux Fur yarn for tail, e.g. James C. Brett Faux Fur in H4 (Brown/White mix)
Retractable key chain or some Elastic
3.5mm hook
12mm black safety eyes
Toy Stuffing
Darning Needle
2 small beads for ant eyes
3.00mm hook for the ant.