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Safari Playmat & Accessories

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Coats & Clark

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver®:
    8 skeins Buff Fleck A
    1 skein of Spring Green B
    1 skein of Coffee C
    1 skein of Café Latte D
    1 skein of Bright Yellow E
    1 skein of Black F
    1 skein of Cherry Red G
    1 skein of Turqua H
    1 skein of Soft White I
    1 skein of Medium Purple J
    1 skein of Aspen Print K
    1 skein of Frosty Green L
    Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: L-11 & G-6
    Stitch marker
    Yarn needle
    Fiberfil

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: 9 sts = 4"; 6 rows = 4" in alternating rows of single crochet and double crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches
Bpdc
(back post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from back side of work to front and to back again around the post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook). Skip the stitch "in front of" the Bpdc.
Fpdc (Front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook).
Lpst = Wrap working yarn over index finger, insert hook in next stitch, grab yarn from behind finger and draw through stitch, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook. Note: This creates a loop on the wrong side of the fabric.
sc2tog (single crochet 2 together) = [Draw up a loop in next st] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Notes
1. Rug is worked with two strands of yarn held together and larger hook. All other pieces are worked with a single stand of yarn and smaller hook.
2. Gauge is not critical for this project. Work all pieces, that will be stuffed, so that the stuffing will not show through stitches.

RUG
With larger hook and 2 strands of A held together, ch 67.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc) and in each remaining ch across, turn—65 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 4–61: Repeat last 2 rows 29 times. Do not fasten off.
Border
Round 1:
Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around entire outer edge of piece, working 3 sc in each corner; change to 2 strands of B in last sc; join with slip st in first sc, turn.
Round 2 (wrong side): With B, ch 1, Lpst in same st as joining and in each remaining st around; join with slip st in first st. Fasten off.

LONG ROAD
With smaller hook and one strand of D, ch 19.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn—18 sc.
Rows 2–58: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each st across, turn.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Refer to photograph, sew road across rug, covering (approximately) Rows 32–39 of rug.

MEDIUM ROAD
Make same as long road through Row 40. Sew from top edge of rug down to long road and about 3" (7.5 cm) from side edge.

SHORT ROAD
Make same as long road through Row 26. Sew from lower edge of rug up to long road and about 3" (7.5 cm) from side edge (opposite side edge from medium road).

LAKE
With smaller hook and one strand of H, ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in each of next 2 ch, sc in last ch, turn—6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 3-5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, turn—12 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, turn—15 sc.
Row 8: Repeat Row 3—17 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, turn—18 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 11 and 12: Repeat Row 3 twice—22 sc.
Row 13: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 8 ch, sc in each sc across, turn—31 sc.
Rows 14–31: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 32: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each remaining sc across, turn—30 sc.
Row 33: Ch 1, sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn—29 sc.
Rows 34–37: Repeat Rows 32 and 33 twice—25 sc at the end of Row 37.
Rows 38–41: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 42–48: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn—11 sc at the end of Row 48.
Rows 49–52: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 53–55: Repeat Row 42 three times—5 sc. Do not fasten off.
Border
Round 1:
Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around entire outer edge of piece, increasing as needed to keep piece flat; change to one strand of B in last sc; join with slip st in first sc, turn.
Round 2 (wrong side): With B, ch 1, Lpst in same st as joining and in each remaining st around; join with slip st in first st. Fasten off.
Sew lake to rug, above the long road and to the side of the medium road.

COCONUTS (make 2 for each small palm tree, and one for large palm tree or as many as desired)
With smaller hook and one strand of C, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rounds 2 and 3: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining 6 sts and pull to gather.

SMALL PALM TREE (make as many as desired)
Frond (make 2 for each tree or as many as desired)
With smaller hook and one strand of B, ch 6.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 6, sc in next ch] 3 times, ch 6, (sc, ch 6, sc) in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, [ch 6, sc in next ch] 4 times. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to tree.

Trunk (make 1 for each tree)
Beginning at top of trunk with smaller hook and one strand of D, ch 8.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—7 sc.
Rows 2–15: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, change to A in last sc, turn.
Row 17: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn—14 sc.
Row 18: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times, turn—21 sc.
Row 19: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 20: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times, turn—28 sc.
Row 21: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 22: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 23: Working both loops, [sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 7 times, turn—21 sc.
Row 24: Ch 1, [sc2tog] 10 times, sc in last sc, turn—11 sc.
Row 25: Ch 1, [sc2tog] 5 times, sc in last sc—6 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through last 6 stitches and pull to gather. Continuing with tail, sew side edges of lower section together, and stuff very lightly. With D, sew remainder of side edge together, stuffing as you go. Sew all fronds to top, gathering top as you sew. Sew coconuts to top of trunk, below fronds. Weave in ends.

LARGE PALM TREE (make as many as desired)
Frond (make 4 for each tree or as many as desired)
Make the same as small palm tree fronds.

Large Frond (make 2 for each tree or as many as desired)
With smaller hook and one strand of B, ch 11.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 6, sc in next ch] 8 times, ch 6, (sc, ch 6, sc) in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, [ch 6, sc in next ch] 9 times. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to tree.

Trunk (make 1 for each tree)
With smaller hook and one strand of D, beginning at top of trunk, ch 15.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—14 sc.
Rows 2–27: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 28: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, change to A in last sc, turn.
Row 29: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn—28 sc.
Row 30: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 14 times, turn—42 sc.
Row 31: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 32: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 14 times, turn—56 sc.
Row 33: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 34: Ch 1, working in front loops only, ch 1, [sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 14 times, turn—42 sc.
Row 35: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 36: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, sc2tog] 14 times, turn—28 sc.
Row 37: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 38: Ch 1, [sc2tog] 14 times, turn—14 sc.
Row 39: Ch 1, [sc2tog] 7 times—7 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through last 7 stitches and pull to gather. Continuing with tail, sew side edges of lower section together, and stuff very lightly. With D, sew remainder of side edge together, stuffing as you go. Sew all fronds to top, gathering top as you sew. Sew one coconut to top of trunk, below fronds. Weave in ends.

JEEP
Note:
Sides, front, back, bottom, and hood of jeep are all double-layered. Two pieces are made and then joined around edges and stuffed. This makes the jeep sturdy.

Side (make 4)
Beginning at front edge with smaller hook and one strand of G, ch 10.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—9 sc.
Rows 2–8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, sc2tog, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—6 sc.
Row 10: Do not ch 1, skip the sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sc, turn—4 sc.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, sc2tog, turn—3 sc.
Rows 12–14: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—4 sc.
Row 16: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in last 3 sc, turn—5 sc.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, turn.
Row 18: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch, sc in next 5 sc, turn—9 sc.
Rows 19–23: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sc, turn.
Fasten off.
Joining Round: Hold two side pieces together, matching sts. With one strand of G and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc anywhere in edge of pieces, sc evenly spaced all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner and stuffing lightly before closing completely. Repeat to join other two side pieces.

Front (make 2)
With smaller hook and one strand of G, ch 10.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—9 sc.
Rows 2–12: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Fasten off.
Joining Round: Hold two front pieces together, matching sts. With one strand of G and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc anywhere in edge of pieces, sc evenly spaced all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner and stuffing lightly before closing completely.

Back (make 2)
Make same as front.

Hood (make 2)
With smaller hook and one strand of G, ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—10 sc.
Rows 2–8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Fasten off.
Joining Round: Hold two hood pieces together, matching sts. With one strand of G and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc anywhere in edge of pieces, sc evenly spaced all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner and stuffing lightly before closing completely.

Bottom (make 2 – 1 with F and 1 with H)
With smaller hook and one strand of yarn, ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—10 sc.
Rows 2–23: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Fasten off.
Joining Round: Hold two bottom pieces together, matching sts. With one strand of G and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc anywhere in edge of pieces, sc evenly spaced all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner and stuffing lightly before closing completely.

Assemble Body of Jeep
Arrange front, sides, and back into a square. Take care that openings in sides match. With G and sewing through 2 loops, sew corners together. With G, sew hood to top of sides and front. With G, sew bottom to bottom of jeep, take care to place H-colored side of up, so that it forms the inside floor of the jeep. Weave in ends.

Grill
With smaller hook and one strand of I, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—6 sc.
Rows 2–6: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across, turn.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Using photograph as a guide, sew to front center of jeep. With F, embroider 2 vertical lines evenly spaced on front of grill.

Headlight (make 2)
With smaller hook and one strand of E, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Round 3: Working in back loops only, sc in each sc around.
Round 4: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 4 times—8 sc.
Fasten off. Stuff and sew to front of jeep, sewing one headlight to each side of grill.

Wheel Front (make 5)
With smaller hook and one strand of H, ch 2.
Round 1 (right side): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc. Fasten off.
Round 3: With right side facing, join I with sc in any st, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times—18 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc. Fasten off.
Round 5: With right side facing, join F with sc in any st, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times—30 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

Wheel Back (make 5)
With smaller hook and one strand of F, ch 2.
Round 1 (right side): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc.
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Hold one wheel front and one wheel back with stitches of last round matching. With tail sew pieces together, stuffing piece before closing. With I, sew through both thicknesses, between Rounds 2 and 3, sewing around in a circle to pull center of wheel in. Sew one wheel at each corner of sides of jeep. Sew one wheel to back of jeep.

Steering Wheel
With smaller hook and one strand of H, ch 12; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, sc in each remaining ch around—12 sc.
Round 2: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 3: Slip st in each sc around. Fasten off. Sew steering wheel to inside edge of hood, to one side.

ROWBOAT
Note:
Sides, back, and bottom of rowboat are all double-layered. Two pieces are made and then joined around edges and stuffed. This makes the boat sturdy.

Side (make 4)
With smaller hook and one strand of J, ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—20 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 19 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—21 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 18 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, 2 hdc in last sc, turn—22 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 18 sc, hdc in next 3 sc, 2 hdc in last sc, turn—23 sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 18 sc, hdc in next 4 sc, 2 hdc in last sc, turn—24 sts. Fasten off.
Joining Round: Hold two side pieces together, matching sts. With one strand of J and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc anywhere in edge of pieces, sc evenly spaced all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner and stuffing lightly before closing completely. Repeat to join other two side pieces.

Back (make 2)
With smaller hook and one strand of J, ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—10 sc.
Rows 2–8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Joining Round: Hold two back pieces together, matching sts. With one strand of J and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc anywhere in edge of pieces, sc evenly spaced all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner and stuffing lightly before closing completely.

Bottom (make 2)
With smaller hook and one strand of E, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—8 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—10 sc.
Rows 4–8: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn—8 sc.
Rows 10–12: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 13–20: Repeat Rows 9–12 twice—4 sc.
Row 21: [Sc2tog] twice, turn—2 sc.
Row 22: Sc2tog—1 sc. Fasten off.
Joining Round: Hold two bottom pieces together, matching sts. With one strand of E and working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc anywhere in edge of pieces, sc evenly spaced all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner and stuffing lightly before closing completely.

Assemble Boat
Arrange sides and back into a triangle. With J and sewing through 2 loops, sew corners together. With J, sew bottom to bottom of boat. Weave in ends.

Oar
With smaller hook and one strand of D, ch 3.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn—2 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn—4 sc.
Rows 3–6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 7: [Sc2tog] twice, turn—2 sc.
Row 8: Sc2tog, turn—1 sc.
Rows 9–26: Ch 1, sc in sc, turn.
Row 27: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc, turn—2 sc.
Row 28: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn—4 sc.
Rows 29–32: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 33: [Sc2tog] twice—2 sc. Do not fasten off.
Edging: Fold piece in half, bringing Row 1 up to meet Row 33 and matching sts and ends of rows. Working through both thicknesses, work sc evenly spaced around oar section (wider end) and slip st around handle section (thinner end). Fasten off.

HUT
Roof
With smaller hook and one strand of L, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: Lpst in each st around.
Round 3: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Round 4: Repeat Round 2.
Round 5: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 6: Repeat Round 2.
Round 7: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc.
Round 8: Repeat Round 2.
Round 9: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.
Round 10: Repeat Round 2.
Round 11: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—36 sc.
Round 12: Repeat Round 2.
Round 13: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—42 sc.
Round 14: Repeat Round 2.
Round 15: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—48 sc.
Round 16: Repeat Round 2.
Round 17: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—54 sc.
Round 18: Repeat Round 2.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bottom
With smaller hook and one strand of K, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc.
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.
Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—36 sc.
Round 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—42 sc.
Round 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—48 sc, TURN.
Row 9: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), working in front loops only, dc in each sc around, turn.
Rows 10–18: Ch 2, [FPdc around next dc, BPdc in back around next dc] 24 times, turn.
Fasten off.
Lower Edging
With right side facing and working in free loops of Round 8, join C with sc in any loop, 2 sc in next loop, [sc in next loop, 2 sc in next loop] 23 times; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Door
With smaller hook and one strand of C, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn—8 sc.
Rows 2–6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assemble Hut
With K, sew top of bottom of hut to Rnd 17 of roof (working under edge of roof). Stuff hut and roof before closing. Sew door to front of hut.

BUSH
Branches

With smaller hook and one strand of D, [ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across] 8 times, place a marker in last sc made. Do not fasten off.
Base
Row 1:
Work 8 sc evenly spaced across ends of branches, turn.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, turn—8 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Leaves
With smaller hook, join one strand of B with slip st in marked sc of branches, working around outer edges of branches, *ch 3, slip st in next st; repeat from * across edges of all branches. Fasten off. Roll up base and use tail to sew securely, arranging branches above base.

FINISHING
Weave in any remaining ends.

Rug measures 31 x 41", not including border.
One small palm tree measures 7" tall.
One large palm tree measures 10" tall.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C, … = Color A, B, C, …; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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Date published: 2013-06-21