amigurumi rainbow zebra and black and white zebra

Say hello to Ziggy the crochet Zebra, our newest sophisticated addition to the Juna series. We love the spiky mane and the adorable bow tie in this free crochet pattern. He has a quirky rainbow counterpart and we think they both look great together! Which one suits your style more?

This free pattern works up fast, is a good beginner amigurumi pattern, and so cute! Lets get started on our amigurumi zebra!

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Materials

  • Yarn: Less than 100 grams of DK yarn in black and white and a small amount of red for the standard zebra. Less than 100 grams of DK yarn in white and a small amount in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple for the rainbow zebra.  
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Two 10 mm safety eyes or you can crochet eyes for children under 3
  • Embroidery thread in white and pink for standard zebra and black for rainbow zebra.

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in a spiral.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

DC: Double crochet

Finished size: Approximately 8 inches tall.

Method

Note: The instructions for the crochet zebra will have the yarn colour for the standard black and white zebra written first and, where the rainbow zebra yarn colour is different, it will be written after, separated by a /.

Muzzle

Use black yarn for the standard zebra and white for the rainbow zebra.

Round 1: Chain 6. Starting from the second chain from the hook, 4 SC, 3 SC in the next chain as your work turns. Now continue on the other side of the chain. 3 SC and INC in the last chain (12)

Round 2: INC, 3 SC, (INC) in each of the next three stitches, 3 SC, (INC) in each of ethe next two stitches (18)

Round 3: SC, INC, 3 SC, (SC, INC) three times, 3 SC, (SC, INC) twice (24)

Round 4: 2 SC, INC, 3 SC, (2 SC, INC) three times, 3 SC, (2 SC, INC) twice (30)

Round 5: 3 SC, INC, 3 SC, (3 SC, INC) three times, 3 SC, (3 SC, INC) twice (36)

Round 6-8 (3 rounds): SC in each stitch around (36)

Round 9: (4 SC, INVDEC) six times (30)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

amigurumi zebra

Legs (make 2)

Stuff legs lightly as you go.

Begin with black/red

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 5: SC around in BLO (24)

Change to white

Rounds 6-7 (2 rounds): SC around (24)

Change to black/orange

Rounds 8-9 (2 rounds): SC around (24)

Change to white

Rounds 10-11 (2 rounds): SC around (24)

Change to black/yellow

Rounds 12: SC around (24)

Fasten off for the first leg. Leave a long tail for sewing to sew the hole between the legs when joining.

Repeat rounds 1-12 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.

Body

Now we will join the legs

Round 13: Sl st into the first unworked stitch of the first leg. SC in the remaining 23 stitches of the first leg and the 24 stitches of the second leg. (48)

Change to white

Round 14-15 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to black/green

Rounds 16-17 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to white

Rounds 18-19 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to black/blue

Rounds 20-21 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to white

Round 22-23 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to black/purple

Rounds 24-25 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to white

Round 26-27 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to black/red

Rounds 28-29 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to white

Round 30-31 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to black/orange

Rounds 32-33 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to white

Round 34-35 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to black/yellow

Rounds 36-37 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to white

Round 38-39 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

Change to black/green

Rounds 40-41 (2 rounds): SC around (48)

At this point, stuff the muzzle and sew it on between Rounds 29 and 37, centered to the front of your zebra.Now that you have your muzzle in place, insert your safety eyes between Rounds 36 and 37 so that they are evenly spaced on either side of the muzzle, approximately 14 stitches apart. Embroider on nostrils, mouth, and eyebrows for the rainbow zebra and a white accent on the eye of the standard zebra. Stuff the body.

crochet rainbow zebra eye placement

Change to white

Round 42: (6 SC, INVDEC) six times (42)

Round 43: (5 SC, INVDEC) six times (36)

Change to black/blue

Round 44: (4 SC, INVDEC) six times (30)

Round 45: (3 SC, INVDEC) six times (24)

Change to white

Round 46: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 47: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to black/purple

Round 48: INVDEC six times (6)

Fasten off. Insert needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close.

Arms (make 2)

Begin with black/green.
Round 1:
6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (5 SC, INC) twice (14)

Round 4-5 (2 rounds): SC around (14)

Change to white

Round 6: (5 SC, INVDEC) twice (12)

Stuff the bottom of the arms lightly.

Round 7: (4 SC, INVDEC) twice (10)

Change to black/blue

Round 8-9 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (10)

Change to white

Round 10-11 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (10)

Change to black/purple

Round 12-13 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (10)

Change to white

Round 14-15 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (10).

Change to black/red

Round 16: SC in each stitch around (10).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the arms onto the body between Round 28 and 29, aligning the colours together.

Ears (make 2)

Use black for standard zebra and white for rainbow zebra.

Round 1: 6 SC in a magic circle (6)

Round 2: (SC, INC) three times (9)

Round 3: (2 SC, INC) three times (12)

Round 4: (3 SC, INC) three times (15)

Round 5-6 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (15)

Round 7: (3 SC, INVDEC) three times (12)

Round 8: (2 SC, INV DEC) three times (9)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the head between the second black/blue and white rounds near the top.

Mane

Cut strands 6 inches long in black and white for the standard zebra and therainbow colours and white for the rainbow zebra. Latch the colours on from the top all the way down to the mid-back with about ten strands of white on the front of the head and then two strands in each row (so four strands per colour block), matching the colour of the row. (See our Noor Kozu Palm Pal doll pattern for instructions on how to latch hair onto a doll.) Trim the strands to make them even.

amigurumi rainbow zebra from the side

Note: Be careful when trimming the strands and go slowly. You can always cut them shorter later but once they’re too short, you can’t do anything to fix them!

Tail

Use black/blue.

Row 1: Chain 12

Row 2: Starting from the second chain from the hook, 11 SC

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Cut three strands of white yarn, approximately 3 inches in length. Fold them in half and latch them through the end of the tail and cut them so they are approximately a quarter inch each. Trim the tail to your desired length. Sew the tail on between Round 20 and 21.

Bowtie

Using red

Chain 20 and sl st to the first chain, being careful not to twist.

Round 1-2 (2 rounds): Chain 1, 2 SC, 6 DC, 4 SC, 6 DC, 2 SC, sl st to the first SC.

Fasten off and leave a long yarn tail. Wrap the yarn tail around the centre of the bow several times and sew the bowtie under the muzzle of your zebra.

crochet zebra

Your Ziggy the crochet zebra is now complete! We hope you enjoyed this crochet zebra free pattern! We would love to see your finished amigurumi zebra, so share them on our Facebook group Amigurumi with Chai Coffee Crochet or tag us on Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet We like to share a selection of makes from our patterns in our stories and highlights.

If you enjoyed this pattern, why not try some of the other amigurumi animals in our Juna series?

Juna Series crochet animals