Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 16

Jonah

"The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 'Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.' But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.

"Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

"And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

"Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 'Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.'"



- Jonah 1:1-3, 17; 2:10; 3:1-3


Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 2.25 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 2 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran - Violet
Size F-5 (5.0mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker
Polyester fiberfill or stuffing of choice


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

See this tutorial for a full explanation of Crocodile Stitch.

FIRST TAIL FIN
Worked in the round without turning between rounds.

Ch 10.

Rnd 1. 2 sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in ea of next 5 ch, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch; rotate to work in un-used loops on opposite side of beg ch. Hdc in next ch, dc in ea of next 5 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sc as joining, sc in next 9 st, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 st, sc in same sc as first sc, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off.

SECOND TAIL FIN
Worked in the round without turning between rounds.

Ch 10.

Rnd 1. Worked the same as for First Tail Fin.

Rnd 2. Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sl st in ch-3 sp of First Tail Fin, ch 1, sc) in same sc as joining, sc in next 9 st, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 st, sc in same sc as first sc, join with sl st in first sc, ch 1, sl st in ch-3 sp of First Tail Fin.

Do not finish off.


BODY
Worked in the round in Crocodile Stitch without turning between rounds.

Rnd 3. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) 4 times in ch-3 sp of First Tail Fin, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg ch. 15 dc.

Rnd 4.  Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *6 dc around post of next dc, ch 1, 6 dc around post of next dc, sc in next dc, rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 5 scales.

Rnd 5. Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st as joining, *ch 1, dc in center of next scale, ch 1, 2 dc in next sc, rep from * 3 more times. Ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg ch. 15 dc.

Rnd 6. Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc around post of first dc (the beg ch of the previous row), ch 1, 6 dc around post of next dc, *sc in next dc, 6 dc around post of next dc, ch 1, 6 dc around post of next dc;  rep from * 3 more times. Sc in next dc, join with sl st on top beg ch. 5 scales.

Rnds 7 & 8. Rep rnds 5 & 6.

Do not finish off.

HEAD
Worked in the round.

Rounds 9-13 are worked without joining or turning between rounds. You may find it helpful to mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker in the first stitch to avoid confusion.

Rnd 9. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, 4 sc across first scale, 5 sc across ea of next 3 scales, ch 18, sl st in last sc made, 5 sc across last scale. 25 sc and 1 ch-18 sp.

Rnd 10. Sc in ea sc around, skipping the ch-18 sp and keeping it on the outside of the Body. 25 sc.

Rnds 11-13. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 14. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc; rep from * around. 20 sc.

Rnd 15. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc; rep from * around. 15 sc.

Loosely stuff. Keeping the stuffing loose will help prevent it from showing between the scales. Alternatively, you may choose to stuff with the same color yarn used to make the body.

Rnd 16. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 10 sc.

Rnd 17. *Dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. 5 sc.

Finish off. Block Tail Fins for best results.

Abbreviations
beg          beginning
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
dec          decrease
ea          each
hdc          half-double crochet
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
rnd          round
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
st          stitch

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