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Crochet Gecko Bookmark Toy

Leyla
Leyla
Mar 24, 2024 04:57 AM
Crochet Gecko Bookmark Toy

Discover the enchanting world of crochet with our delightful Gecko Bookmark Toy! This unique creation combines the practicality of a bookmark with the whimsical charm of a crochet toy. Handcrafted with love and attention to detail, this adorable gecko is sure to bring a touch of joy to your reading adventures. Say goodbye to boring bookmarks and say hello to our Crochet Gecko Bookmark Toy! This cleverly designed accessory adds a playful twist to your reading experience. Made from soft and vibrant yarn, this little gecko is not only a practical tool to mark your pages but also a delightful companion that will make you smile every time you open your book. Its intricate crochet design showcases the artistry and skill of our talented artisans, making it a truly unique and eye-catching piece. Whether you're an avid reader or simply looking for a charming gift for a bookworm in your life, our Crochet Gecko Bookmark Toy is the perfect choice to add a touch of whimsy to your reading routine.

MATERIALS:

Small amount of worsted weight yarn
F (4.0 mm) Crochet hook
Yarn needle
Marker
Wiggle eyes (6 mm)
3 inch piece of red yarn for tongue
Craft glue

GAUGE:


Not important.


GECKO INSTRUCTIONS:

Chain 55. Place a marker in the 21st chain from start of ch.

TAIL: 2 single crochet in the 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc each of next 10 chains (to create corkscrew effect); single crochet in each remaining chain (22) to the marker.


BODY AND LEGS:

Remove marker. Slip stitch in ch where the marker was, half double crochet in next ch, double crochet in next 4 ch.

Leg 1: Ch 10, dc in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch in each of next 2 chs (1st toe); *ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook, slipstitch in each of next 2 chs** (2nd toe); repeat from * to ** for 3rd toe. Slipstitch in the 6th ch of the ch 10 (first ch by the first toe), slipstitch innext ch, sc in 4 chs. Slipstitch in side of the dc at the base of the leg. Pull the slipstitch tight.

Dc in 7 chs.

Leg 2: Ch 10, dc in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch in each of next 2 chs (1st toe); *ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook, slipstitch in each of next 2 chs** (2nd toe); repeat from * to ** for 3rd toe. Slipstitch in the 6th ch of the ch 10 (first ch by the first toe), slipstitch innext ch, sc in 4 chs. Slipstitch in side of the dc at the base of the leg. Pull the slipstitch tight.

Head: Dc in 1 st, hdc in 1 st, 2 dc dec over next 4 sts. Hdc in 1 st, slipstitch in last ch, ch 1. Working in the unused loop of starting ch and over the tail. Slipstitch in same st as last slipstitch. Hdc in next st, 2 dc dec over next 4 sts. Hdc in next st, dc in 2 sts.

Leg 3: Ch 10, dc in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch in each of next 2 chs (1st toe); *ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook, slipstitch in each of next 2 chs** (2nd toe); repeat from * to ** for 3rd toe. Slipstitch in the 6th ch of the ch 10 (first ch by the first toe), slipstitch innext ch, sc in 4 chs. Slipstitch in side of the dc at the base of the leg. Pull the slipstitch tight.

Dc in 7 chs.

Leg 4: Ch 10, dc in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch in each of next 2 chs (1st toe); *ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook, slipstitch in each of next 2 chs** (2nd toe); repeat from * to ** for 3rd toe. Slipstitch in the 6th ch of the ch 10 (first ch by the first toe), slipstitch innext ch, sc in 4 chs. Slipstitch in side of the dc at the base of the leg. Pull the slipstitch tight.

Dc in 3 chs, hdc in next ch, slipstitch in last ch..

Fasten off and weave in end.

With the remaining tail, weave through the back of the sts to the 3rd st from front legs. Sew across to the corresponding st on other side of neck. Weave in end.


FINISHING:


With yarn needle pull red yarn through the st under the point of the Gecko’s head. Glue in place. I used a plastic clothespin to hold the red yarn together close to the head, just the yarn not the head. Don’t use a wooden clothespin, ask me how I know.

Glue on eyes.

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