Crochet A Zoo Playmat by Megan Kreiner

Crochet A Zoo Playmat

Crochet
August 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
2800 - 3160 yards (2560 - 2890 m)
Finished Size: Approx 41" x 65"
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This pattern is available for free.

This generously sized blanket has eight little habitats that should make all your zoo animals feel right at home. Decorate with trees, rocks, and shrubs; and then personalize this blanket with the name of your favorite zookeeper. When playtime is done, you can roll up the blanket with all your animals tucked inside for easy storage!

MATERIALS
Yarns: Worsted-weight yarn in the following colors and approx amounts:

  • Dark brown 14 oz (400 g), 680 yds (624 m)
  • Medium green 10.5 oz (300 g), 510 yds (468 m)
  • Gold 10.5 oz (300 g), 510 yds (468 m)
  • Yellow 10.5 oz (300 g), 510 yds (468 m)
  • Dark green 7.0 oz (200 g), 340 yds (312 m)
  • Light green 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yds (156 m)
  • Blue 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yds (156 m)
  • White 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yds (156 m)
  • Light gray 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yds (156 m)
  • Black 10 yds

Hooks: I-9 (5.50 mm) or J-10 (6.00 mm) crochet
hook, or size required for gauge

Embellishments: 8½“ x 11” sheets of craft felt in
the following colors and amounts:

  • Medium green, 5
  • Brown, 3
  • Light green, 2
  • Dark green, 2
  • Light gray, 2
  • Dark gray, 1
  • Black, 1
  • Desired color for zoo sign, 1

FABRIC BACKING FINISHING OPTION

Visit the 2kiwis blog for tips on how to create and attach a fabric backing made from “jelly rolls”!