Zebra Trophy Head

This pattern was designed by
Vanessa Mooncie and shared with permission on Underground Crafter.

Zebra trophy head by Vanessa Mooncie on Underground Crafter ~ Free Crochet Pattern
Zebra trophy head by Vanessa Mooncie on Underground Crafter ~ Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern by Vanessa Mooncie originally appeared in the book Animal Heads: Trophy Heads to Crochet and is shared with permission from GMC Publications.

The direction of the zebra’s stripes is determined by the shaping of the head, crocheted in rounds and short rows. The mane is made by attaching tassels to the stitches and brushing through the yarn to tangle the fibres and help it stand on end.


  • Finished Size: Approximately 23in (58cm) from the tip of the nose to the base
  • Tension (Gauge): 14 sts and 15 rows to 4in (10cm) over double crochet using 4.5mm hook


  • Wendy Mode Chunky, 50% wool, 50% acrylic (153yd/140m per 100g ball), or any chunky yarn:
    • 3 x 100g balls in 202 Vanilla (A)
    • 4 x 100g balls in 220 Coal (B)
  • Wendy Serenity Super Chunky, 10% alpaca, 20% wool, 70% acrylic (87yd/80m per 100g ball):
    • 1 x 100g ball in 1712 Jet (C)
    • 1 x 100g ball in 1701 Chalk (D)
  • Oddments of DK yarn in brown (E) and black (F)
  • 3mm (UK11:US-) and 4.5mm (UK7:US7) crochet hooks
  • Blunt-ended tapestry needle
  • Toy stuffing
  • 2 circles of mount board, measuring 12 1⁄4in (31cm) in diameter, for the base
  • 2 pieces of mount board, measuring 23⁄8 x 63⁄4in (6 x 17cm), for the ears, with one short end of each cut to form a pointed arch shape
  • Stranded embroidery thread in black
  • Embroidery needle
  • 0.75in (2cm) brass curtain or roman blind ring
  • Hairbrush and watered-down PVA glue in a trigger-spray bottle (optional)

Skill Level: Intermediate

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