Ray the Rhino Free Crochet Pattern


Life is better in colors!


Hi my friends! Happy Tuesday!


I'm finally back home after a great vacation in Mexico where I had the chance to visit some amazing places and enjoy a beautiful weather.


What I will never forget about this week in Mexico are the colors.

We could find vibrant colors everywhere...from the houses, to the traditional clothes, and markets! Red, saffron yellow, baby blue, lime green, fuchsia just to name some!


Today's project is about a colorful Rhinoceros named Ray!

So grab your favorite yarn and hook and have some fun!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) - Light and Dark Gray, Blue, Yellow and White; Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling

DIMENSION: H. 3.5” x L. 5.5”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),

fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner





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BODY (light gray, dark gray, yellow and blue yarn)

Rnd 1: starting off with light gray yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 5 - 15: sc even (24)

Rnd 16: 2 sc inc, 20 sc, 2 sc inc (28)

Rnd 17: sc even (28)

Rnd 18: 10 sc, 8 sc inc, 10 sc (36)

Rnd 19: 17 sc, 2 sc inc, 17 sc (38)

Rnd 20: 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 32 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (42)

Rnd 21: switch to dark gray, 14 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc, 2 sc, 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc, 14 sc (46)

Rnd 22: switch to yellow, sc even (46); start stuffing the head

Rnd 23: sc even (46)

Rnd 24: switch to dark gray, sc even (46)

Rnd 25: switch to blue, sc even (46)

Rnd 26: sc even (46)

Rnd 27: switch to dark gray, sc even (46)

Rnd 28: switch to yellow, sc even (46)

Rnd 29: sc even (46)

Rnd 30: switch to dark gray, sc even (46)

Rnd 31: switch to blue, sc even (46)

Rnd 32: sc even (46); keep stuffing as you go

Rnd 33: switch to dark gray, sc even (46)

Rnd 34: switch to yellow, sc even (46)

Rnd 35: sc even (46)

Rnd 36: switch to dark gray, sc even (46)

Rnd 37: switch to blue, sc even (46)

Rnd 38: sc even (46)

Rnd 39: switch to dark gray, sc even (46)

Rnd 40: switch to light gray, 5 sc, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6, 5 sc (40)

Rnd 41: sc even (40)

Rnd 42: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)

Rnd 43: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 44: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body firmly

Rnd 45: sc dec around (8)

F/O, close the hole, cut the yarn and wave in end.


SMALL HORN (white yarn)

Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 1 sc (6)

Rnd 3: 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc (8)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the horn between rnds # 6-10. Stuff the horn while sewing it.



BIG HORN (white yarn)

Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 1 sc (6)

Rnd 3: 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc (8)

Rnd 4: 3 sc, 2 sc inc, 3 sc (10)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the horn between rnds # 1-6. Stuff the horn while sewing it.



EARS (light gray yarn; make two)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2 - 3: sc even (6)

Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (4)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ears on top of the head between rnds # 15-17.


Embroider the NOSTRILS with some light gray yarn between rnds # 4-6, one stitch apart from the big horn.


Push the needle up to the space you want to have the nostril. Pull the yarn through. Go over two more stitches and insert needle. Pull through. Repeat until you have the size nose you want (I usually do 2-3 passes.)


Embroider the EYES with black cotton thread between rnds # 11-12.


Use some white yarn to embroider the LIGHT REFLECTION.


Embroider the EYEBROWS with dark gray yarn between rnds # 12-14.


Embroider the MOUTH with dark gray yarn between rnds # 3-4.


LEGS (light gray yarn; make four)

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2 - 6: sc even (8)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom part of the body (front legs between rnds # 18-22; back legs between rnds # 33-37). Stuff the legs lightly.


TAIL (light gray yarn)

Leaving a long strand of yarn at the beginning of the chains, work 5 ch; F/O and cut the yarn. Open up the yarn fibers. Use the extra length of yarn on the opposite side to sew the tail to the back of the body between rnds # 42-43.


I can't wait to see your version of my RAY THE RHINO! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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