Colour Pop Chameleon by Irene Strange

Colour Pop Chameleon

Crochet
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
131 - 153 yards (120 - 140 m)
36cm long measured along the spine to uncurled tail tip
US
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Chameleons are so colourful and fun - now we can work one up in no time using a mixed colour yarn or get extra detailed with a bit of crochet colour work!

The Colour Pop Chameleon pattern includes two versions of the design, one made in a single multi-colour yarn and one where two colours are mixed together to create the pattern along the back.

The instructions are in US crochet terms, with additional charts for the colourwork option, there is also a blank template for the main body if you want to design your own colour pattern. There are step by step photos detailing how to make the pieces and sew together the toy.

When made with DK weight yarn and 3.50mm hook the finished chameleon will measure about 36cm long from nose to the tip of the tail.

You’ll need to know how to:

  • make a Magic Ring (this is how i make a magic ring)
  • work in a round
  • single crochet
  • increase/decrease
  • invisible decrease/ invisible sc3tog (photos included)
  • crab stitch/reverse single crochet
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch

You will need:
For single-yarn chameleon
Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK - Fruit Salad (045) 60gr/120m/131 yards
For a two-yarn chameleon
Rico Essential Cotton DK - Lemon (62) 43g/112m/123yards
Rico Essential Cotton DK - Salmon (23) 10g/26m/28yards
Pair of 10mm black safety eyes
Wire or pipe cleaners to make him pose-able
Toy Stuffing
Scissors
Darning Needle
Sewing Pins