Red Heart Super Saver Tracy the Tiger

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by Nancy Anderson, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Tracy the Tiger

The Red Heart Super Saver Tracy the Tiger is a sweetheart, not a meanie! Kids will love this tiny tiger that is easy to knit! Consider making all the entire safari of animals available on A.C. Moore's website!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 22 sts and 20 rows (about 4 inch) in Stockinette stitch to knit a tiger that measures approximately 7-1/2 inch tall. If the needles listed under supplies do not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special abbreviations: increase - knit into the front and the back of the next stitch (1 stitch increase). mm - millimeter Notes: Body components are worked separately and are sewn together using cast on and bind off ends. Stuff body components firmly with poly-fil as they are are worked.
  • 2
    Head: With 10 yards of Soft White, cast on 6 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. Round 1 (Right side): Work Increase around: 12 sts. Rounds 2-4: Knit around, at end of Round 4, drop Soft White. Round 5: With Carrot, knit around. Round 6: (K1, work Increase) around: 18 sts. Round 7: (K2, work Increase) around: 24 sts. Round 8: (K3, work Increase) around: 30 sts. Rounds 9-16: Knit around. Round 17: (K3, K2tog) around: 24 sts. Round 18: (K2, K2tog) around: 18 sts. Begin stuffing Head firmly with poly-fil as Rounds 19-21 are worked. Round 19: (K1, K2tog) around: 12 sts. Round 20:(K1, K2tog) around: 8 sts. Round 21: K2tog around: 4 sts. Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 3
    Body: With Carrot, cast on 6 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. Round 1 (Right side): Work Increase around: 12 sts. Round 2: (K1, work Increase) around: 18 sts. Round 3: (K2, work Increase) around: 24 sts. Round 4: (K3, work Increase) around, drop Carrot: 30 sts. Round 5: With Black, knit around, drop Black. Round 6: With Carrot, knit around, drop Carrot. Rounds 7-17: Repeat Rounds 5 and 6, 5 times, then Round 5 once more. Round 18: With Carrot, (K3, K2tog) around, drop Carrot: 24 sts. Round 19: With Black, knit around, drop Black. Round 20: With Carrot, (K2, K2tog) around, drop Carrot: 18 sts. Round 21: With Black, knit around, drop Black. Begin stuffing Body firmly with poly-fil as Rounds 22-24 are worked. Round 22: With Carrot, (K1, K2tog) around, drop Carrot: 12 sts. Round 23: With Black, knit around, cut Black. Round 24: With Carrot, K2tog around: 6 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 4
    Legs (Make 4): With Carrot, cast on 6 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. Round 1 (Right side): Work Increase around: 12 sts. Rounds 2-5: Knit around. Round 6: (K4, K2tog) around, drop Carrot: 10 sts. Round 7: With Black, knit around, drop Black. Round 8: With Carrot, knit around, drop Carrot. Begin stuffing Leg with poly-fil as Rounds 9-24 are worked. Rounds 9-24: Repeat Rounds 7 and 8. Cut yarn, leaving a 10 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 5
    Ears (Make 2): With Carrot, cast on 6 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Row 1: Purl across. Row 2 (Right side): Knit across. Rows 3-6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2. Bind off all sts in purl. Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end, fold Ear in half diagonally and sew edges together; fasten securely, leaving yarn end for sewing.
  • 6
    Tail: With Carrot, cast on 3 sts. Row 1 (Right side): Knit across, slide sts to opposite end of needle, do not turn. Rows 2-15: Repeat Row 1. Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 7
    Finishing: Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with long cast on and bind off ends, assemble Tiger. Sew Head, Legs and Tail to Body. Sew Ears to Head. Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with a 12 inch length of Black, embroider stripes. Thread yarn needle with 12 inch length of Black embroidery floss and embroidery needle, embroider Eyes, Nose and Mouth on Head.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Soft White 104212435
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Carrot 104212423
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Black 104212432
  • Susan Bates Double Point Knitting Needles Silvalume 4 pc. 3.75 mm 5 US 104236213
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Susan Bates Stitch Holder 4-1/2 cm (1-3/4 inch) 104236462
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 310 Black 104230534
  • Yarn Needle
  • Embroidery Needle
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