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Free Pattern Roundup: 7 Wildly Fun Zoo Animal Patterns

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Vacation!

My husband, our little monkeys and I just got back from a short vacation to our hometown. Between ministry, seminary and parenthood, we’ve been going at too fast of a pace for too long, and it was time for us to stop for a few days to rest and refocus. So, we packed our bags and headed to Michigan for the week.

A Wild Adventure

One of the best parts of our little getaway was our trip to the zoo! We brought along three nieces and a nephew, and had so much fun together. Now, I’m no photographer, so please excuse the lack of quality in the iPhone pics below. But these were some of the highlights! Our zoo has an awesome “Wild Africa” area where you can feed the giraffes. The boys were a little intimidated, so their cousins had fun showing them how it’s done.

Roundup: 7 Wildly Fun Zoo Animal Crochet Patterns | Little Monkeys Crochet

One of the lowlights of the day, and I’m sure many of you parents can relate, was the required trip through the gift shop upon exiting the zoo. We had established up front that we would not be able to buy anything, as we’d already spent a fortune on the zoo itself. Finances and budgets are a tough thing for a 2 and 3 year old to understand, and although we stuck to our guns, our boys left the zoo a little grumpy.

As I drove home, thinking about all of the overpriced stuffed animals, hats and toys that we’d just seen, I wanted to kick myself for not planning ahead. And I don’t mean that I should’ve saved more money for the zoo gift shop; I mean, I should’ve made my boys something! How fun would it have been to get to the end of the zoo, and pull from our backpacks an adorable zebra hat or lemur stuffed animal to present to the boys to celebrate our day together? Seriously, I wanted to kick myself for not thinking of it earlier!

Wildly Fun Zoo Animal Patterns

So, I’ve put together a roundup of 7 Wildly Fun Zoo Animal Patterns so that you don’t make the same mistake I did. And you can be sure I’ll be using this list for inspiration the next time we take a trip to the zoo!

Roundup: 7 Wildly Fun Zoo Animal Crochet Patterns | Little Monkeys Crochet

1. Teddy Bear | Kungen Och Majkis (translation required)
2. Tiger Hat | Repeat Crafter Me
3. Koala Hat | Jenny and Teddy
4. Meimei the Baby Elephant | Look At What I Made
5. Zebra Hat | Repeat Crafter Me
6. Lemur | Ami Loves Gurumi
7. Fox Hat | The Stitchin’ Mommy

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  • Šárka July 15, 2014, 1:51 am

    Oh these are lovely, I sooo have to make that baby elephant 🙂

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 4:47 pm

      It’s a cutie!

  • Carolee July 15, 2014, 8:44 am

    Love, love, love these!!
    I too especially love the elephant. He’s adorable!
    Will have to try them all!!!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 4:46 pm

      You’re welcome!

  • Laura July 15, 2014, 8:44 pm

    I wish that bear pattern was in English!

    • Rebecca July 16, 2014, 9:08 am

      Laura, go to translate.google.com and copy/paste the pattern’s URL. Google will give you a new URL that will take you to a translated page. 🙂

  • jane July 15, 2014, 9:33 pm

    Thanks so much for including my pattern.

    • Rebecca July 16, 2014, 9:21 am

      You’re welcome. Thanks for creating it. It’s adorable!!

  • Jan July 16, 2014, 5:11 am

    Thank you for the patterns,I’m loving the koala hat!Glad to hear that you had a break to recharge your batteries and your trip to the zoo looks like it was great fun!

    • Rebecca July 16, 2014, 9:21 am

      It was a great week! 🙂

  • De'Anna July 18, 2014, 8:08 pm

    Love that idea 🙂 I am sure there will be many more trips.

    • Rebecca July 22, 2014, 4:30 pm

      I hope so! 🙂

  • Ruth Reber January 27, 2015, 8:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing your patterns. Appreciate it. Ruth

  • Suzanne August 22, 2016, 4:38 pm

    I cut and pasted the bear pattern into google translate. It seemed to work well. I haven’t tried the pattern, but it seems to have done a good job of translating from Swedish to English.