How To Crochet An Amigurumi Iguana

Have lots of fun creating this amazing iguana designed by Samanta Fornino from @followthecrochet. This is perfect for someone that is looking for a fun project that little ones will love to play with. 

 

Meet the designer 

 

 

Samanta Fornino was born in La Spezia and she started to crochet with her Mum and Grandma when she was only 6years old. 

Samanta helds a bachelor degree in Communication Science and a Masters in “Management del Made in Italy: Fashion, Luxury e Design”. 

Crochet became for her a unique companion, during all her trips around the world  following her husband. Since having her three children, Samanta has dedicated her time to creating accessories for babies. She has published a selection of books and is also featured in crochet magazines on a regular basis. 

 

You Will Need Abbreviations

ch(s) chain(s)

dc double crochet

dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together (to decrease 1 stitch)

dtr double treble crochet

htr half treble crochet

ss slip stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

tr treble crochet

How To Make

HEAD

Start with a magic loop.

Round 1: 6dc into the loop. (6 sts)

Round 2: (1dc in next dc, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (9 sts)

Round 3: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (12 sts)

Round 4: 1dc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 5: (1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (15 sts)

Round 6: (1dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (18 sts)

Round 7: (1dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (21 sts)

Round 8: (1dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (24 sts)

Round 9: (1dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) 4 times. (28 sts)

Round 10: (1dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st) 4 times. (32 sts)

Rounds 11-12: 1dc in each st around. (32 sts)

Round 13: (1dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. (28 sts)

Round 14: (1dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. (24 sts)

Rounds 15: 1dc in each st around. (24 sts)

Round 16: (1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. (20 sts)

Round 17: (1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. (16 sts)

Round 18: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. (12 sts)

Stuff the head.

Fasten off.

 

NECK

Ch15.

Row 1: Dc in first ch from hook, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in each of next 3 ch, 5tr in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in next ch, 4dtr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in last ch.

Fasten off.

 

 

EYES (Make 2)

Start with a magic loop.

Round 1: 5dc into the loop. (5 sts)

Place the safety eyes into the centre of the loop.

Round 2: 2dc in each st around. (10 sts)

Round 3: 1dc in each st around. (10 sts)

Round 4: (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 5 times. (15 sts)

Round 5: (1dc in next st, dc2tog) 5 times. (10 sts)  

Stuff the eyes.

Fasten off.

 

 

TAIL and BODY

Start with a magic loop.

Round 1: 6dc into the loop. (6 sts)

Rounds 2-5: 1dc in each st around. (6 sts)

Round 6: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 5 sts. (7 sts)

Round 7: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 6 sts. (8 sts)

Round 8: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 7 sts. (9 sts)

Rounds 9-10: 1dc in each st around. (9 sts)

Round 11: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 8 sts. (10 sts)

Rounds 12-15: 1dc in each st around. (10 sts)

Round 16: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 9 sts. (11 sts)

Round 17: 1dc in each st around. (11 sts)

Round 18: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 10 sts. (12 sts)

Round 19: 1dc in each st around. (12 sts)

Round 20: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 11 sts. (13 sts)

Round 21: 1dc in each st around. (13 sts)               

Round 22: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 12 sts. (14 sts)

Round 23: 1dc in each st around. (14 sts)               

Round 24: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 13 sts. (15 sts)

Round 25: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 14 sts. (16 sts)

Round 26: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 15 sts. (17 sts)

Round 27: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 16 sts. (18 sts)

Round 28: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 17 sts. (19 sts)

Round 29: 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 18 sts. (20 sts)

Stuff the tail, and continue to stuff as you work.

Round 30: (1dc in next st, 2dc next st) 10 times. (30 sts)

Round 31: 1dc in each st around. (30 sts)

Round 32: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 10 times. (40 sts)

Round 33: 1dc in each st around. (40 sts)

Round 34: (1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 5 times, 1dc in each of next 20 sts. (45 sts)

Round 35: 1dc in each st around. (45 sts)

Round 36: (1dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 5 times, 1dc in each of next 20 sts. (50 sts)

Rounds 37-49: 1dc in each st around. (50 sts)

Round 50: (1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog), 1dc in each of next 20 sts, (1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. (45 sts)

Round 51: (1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog), 1dc in each of next 20 sts, (1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. (40 sts)

Round 52: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog), 1dc in each of next 20 sts, (1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog) 4 times. (35 sts)

Round 53: (1dc in next st, dc2tog), dc in each of next 20 sts, (dc in next st, dc2tog) 4 times. (30 sts)

Round 54: (1dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog) 5 times. (25 sts)

Round 55: (1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog) 5 times. (20 sts)

Round 56: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog) 5 times. (15 sts)

Round 57: (1dc in each of next st, dc2tog) 5 times. (10 sts)

Fasten off.

 

FRONT LEGS (Make 2)

Start with a magic loop.

Round 1: 6dc into the loop. (6 sts)

Round 2: (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (9 sts)

Round 3: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (12 sts)

Round 4: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 3dc in next st) 3 times. (15 sts)

Round 5: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 4dc in next st) 3 times. (18 sts)

 

Divide for upper and lower leg.

 

Upper Leg

Round 6: 1dc in each of next 10 sts, skip remaining sts and ss in first dc. (10 sts)

Rounds 7-9:1dc in each st around. (10 sts)

 

Lower Leg

Work into the remaining sts of Leg Round 5.

Round 6: 1dc in each of next 8 sts, ss in first dc. (8 sts)

Round 7-15: 1dc in each st around. (8 sts)

Stuff the legs.

Fasten off.

 

BACK LEGS (Make 2)

Start with a magic loop.

Round 1: 6dc into the loop. (6 sts)

Round 2: (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (9 sts)

Round 3: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. (12 sts)

Round 4: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 3dc in next st) 3 times. (15 sts)

Round 5: (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 4dc in next st) 3 times. (18 sts)

 

Divide for upper and lower leg.

 

Upper Leg

Round 6: 1dc in each of next 10 sts, skip remaining sts and ss in first dc. (10 sts)

Round 7-12: 1dc in each st around. (10 sts)

 

Lower Leg

Work into the remaining sts of Leg Round 5.

Round 6: 1dc in each of next 8 sts, ss in first dc. (8 sts)

Round 7:1dc in each st around. (8 sts)

Stuff the legs.

Fasten off.

 

TOES (Make 12)

Start with a magic loop.

Round 1: 4dc into the loop. (4 sts)

Round 2: 1dc in each st around. (4 sts)

Round 3: (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) twice. (6 sts)

Round 4: 1dc in each st around. (6 sts)

Fasten off.

Place 3 toes next to each other. Join yarn with a ss to a stitch of one toe.

Round 1: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in same st as ss, 1dc in each of next 2 sts *pick up next toe and work 1dc in each of first 3 sts; rep from * once more to join a third toe. (9 sts)

Fasten off.

Repeat three times more to make 4 toes pieces in total.

 

CREST

Ch42.

Row 1: Dc in second ch from hook, 1htr in next ch, 4tr in next ch, 1dc in next ch, 3tr in next ch, 1dc in each of next 3 ch, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 4dtr in next ch, 1dc in next ch, 1htr in each of next 3 ch, 1dc in next ch, (4dtr in next ch, 1dc in each of next 3 ch), 6 times, 1dc in next ch.

Fasten off.

 

TO FINISH

Sew the eyes onto the iguana’s head (between Rounds 7-12).

Using image as a guide:

Sew the head to the body.

Sew the neck under the head.

Sew the crest onto the body and the head of the iguana.

Sew the legs to the sides of the body.

 

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