Savannah Chaps is a set of African animals in my Scraps Chaps style. The pattern includes instructions for 4 animals: an elephant, a lion, a zebra, and a rhinoceros. The toys can be knit from a single type of yarn, or from multiple yarns like my Scraps Chaps pattern. They can also be knit from worsted or chunky weight yarn, in order to achieve the two different sizes.
The pattern is experienced-beginner level. The only intermediate skill required is the intarsia on the lion's face, which can be optional. All pieces are knit flat, them seamed, stuffed, and assembled. The lion’s and zebra’s manes are made by knotting pieces of yarn onto the head.
If you’d like to dress your toys, try my Breton Shore outfit.
Elephant: 150 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in main colour (MC)
Lion: 100 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in main colour (MC), 20 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in cream (CC), 25 m of yarn to make a boy lion’s mane (darker shade of MC)
Rhinoceros: 120 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in main colour (MC)
Zebra: 70 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in white (MC), 50 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in contrasting colour (CC)
Notions: stuffing, pair of 10.5-12 mm safety eyes or buttons for each toy, yarn to embroider the face, tapestry needle, small crochet hook for Lion and Zebra mane (helpful, but not necessary)
Needles: pair of 4 mm or 5 mm (US size 6 or 8) knitting needles
(Note: The yarn amounts are given in meters because you can use either worsted or chunky weight.)