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SQUIRREL PICNIC (the comic): Hodge’s Super Bowl Party

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Football Jersey for Your Squirrel Friend Crochet Pattern

Squirrel Football JerseysSuper Bowl fever has made its way to Squirrel Picnic, which is after all located just outside of Denver. Hodge is planning a Super Bowl party for next Sunday and requested that I make an Elway jersey for him and a Peyton Manning jersey for Podge (she was torn between #18 and #24 for the longest time because she really thinks Champ Bailey is the cutest, but Hodge talked her into a Manning jersey). And I’m sure you’re not surprised that Eric wanted a Seahawks jersey. Currently no one at the picnic is talking to him, but that’s not much different from how things usually are around here. If he wants to be invited to the Super Bowl party, I think he’s going to have to do something extremely nice for Hodge.

Now you too can make a football jersey for your squirrel friend in time for the Super Bowl!

Note: This is one of those accessories for your squirrel friend that requires a detachable tail. My squirrel pattern includes instructions on how sew buttons to the tail to make it detachable. This way you can take the tail off, slip on your squirrel’s jersey, and reattach the tail to the squirrel’s bottom and head with the buttons.

Football Jersey for Your Squirrel Friend Crochet Pattern

Difficulty rating 2

Materials

(A) Small amount of worsted-weight yarn in your team’s color (for the Broncos use Caron Simply Soft in Pumpkin and for the Seahawks use Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue)
(B) Small amount of worsted-weight yarn in your team’s second color (for the Broncos use Caron Simply Soft in White and for the Seahawks use Caron Simply Soft in Limelight)
C-2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Gauge

5 sc = 1 inch
5 rows = 1 inch

Instructions

Front:

With A, ch 12.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, ch 1, turn. (11)

Row 2: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-5: Rep row 2.

Beginning divide for neck:

Row 6: Sc in next 5 sc, turn. (5)

Row 7: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 8: Sc in ea sc across, turn.

Row 9: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 10: Sc in ea sc across, turn.

Row 11: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc. (2)

FO.

Second side of neck:

With RS facing, pull up a loop at the end of Row 5, ch 1.

Row 6: Sc in next 5 sc, turn. (5)

Row 7: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 8: Sc in ea sc across, turn.

Row 9: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 10: Sc in ea sc across, turn.

Row 11: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (2)

Row 12: Sc in next 2 sc, ch 7, sc in next 2 sc, ch 1, turn.

Back:

Row 13: Sc in next 2 sc, sc 7 into ch-sp, sc in next 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (11)

Rows 14-21: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 22: Sc in ea sc across. FO.

Sleeves:

Pull up a loop at the end of Row 6, ch 1 and sc in that st.

Sc in the st at the end of ea row over the next 12 rows, ch 1, turn. (13)

Sc in ea sc across.

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Repeat on the opposite side.

Finishing:

Using the long tails, sew side and sleeve seams.

Using B, add a sc edging around the neck opening and a slst edge to the sleeves.

Using B, embroider your player’s number.

See a mistake or something I overlooked, please let me know in the comments or at squirrelpicnic{at}gmail{dot}com. Thanks!