I thought I would start with my Gecko crochet pattern. I've written it in both UK & US terminology. The UK version is below, and the link for the downloadable US version can be found at the bottom of the page.
If you notice any errors or something doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll amend the pattern.
Gecko by Ellie Skene
6mm Safety Eyes
4mm crochet hook
Yarn in colour and weight of your choice (I used Double Knit Acrylic Yarn)
Inc – increase – 2 dc into the dc of the previous row
Dec – decrease – crochet 2 dc together
1dc – stitch 1 double crochet into the double crochet of the previous row
2dc – stitch 1 double crochet into each of the next 2 double crochets of the previous row
Pattern (UK Version)
Head & Body
The head and body are worked continuously in the round. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.
1 6 dc into Magic Circle (or 2nd chain from hook if you prefer to start with 2 ch)
2 Inc, 1dc – 3 times (9)
3 1dc, Inc, 1dc - 3 times (12)
4 1dc into each dc of previous row (12)
5 1dc, Inc - 6 times (18)
6-8 1dc into each dc of previous row (18)
9 Dec, 1 dc – 6 times (12)
10 1dc into each dc of previous row (12)
* Add safety eyes at this stage between rows 5 and 6
11 Inc, 3 dc – 3 times (15)
12-13 1dc into each dc of previous row (15)
14 2dc, Inc, 2 dc – 3 times (18)
15-16 1dc into each dc of previous row (18)
* Lightly stuff the head
17 1dc, Inc, 1dc - 6 times (24)
18-19 1dc into each dc of previous row (24)
20 3dc, Dec, 3dc – 3 times (21)
21 1dc into each dc of previous row (21)
22 Dec, 5dc – 3 times (18)
23 1dc into each dc of previous row (18)
24 2dc, Dec, 2dc – 3 times (15)
25 1dc into each dc of previous row (15)
* Stuff body
26 Dec, 3dc – 3 times (12)
27-29 1dc into each dc of previous row (12)
30 1dc, Dec, 1dc – 3 times (9)
31-33 1dc into each dc of previous row (9)
* Stuff rest of body
Continuing to do 1dc in each dc of previous row, decrease every 10 stitches until you reach 5dc left, fasten off and sew end of tail closed.
Legs – Make 4
Chain 6, in 2nd chain from hook 1 dc in each chain until end (5) (this is the leg)
Ch 4, in 2nd chain from hook 1 slip stitch in each chain until back at the leg, slip stitch into last chain (3) (this is the first toe) – Repeat this 3 more times = 4 toes
1 dc in each chain on opposite side (5)
Fasten off. Fold leg in half lengthways and sew together. Attach to underside of body.
Variations – For spotted gecko, crochet a series of small circles (either 6dc or 12 dc) in a contrasting colour and sew on.
Downloadable PDF US Pattern - https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3-6DTXywCYtNXZUdkE4dWVkQ00
Downloadable PDF in UK terminology - https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3-6DTXywCYtbTVWcnhUbDBkSkk
If you have any problems with this pattern, or notice any errors, please contact me either through Cosy-A-Go-Go, Ravelry or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are free to share, copy, distribute and publish pictures of any geckos you make. You may not sell or claim this pattern as your own. You may, however, share the pattern freely, but please respect my rights and give me credit as the designer. A link to my blog would be appreciated.
You are free to make and sell geckos made from this pattern, provided you do not mass-produce the items made.