Galoshes the Snow Leopard

Galoshes the Snow Leopard is the first of several snow-themed animal blankie buddy designs to be released during the 2015-16 Winter Months! He is also the 7th Zoo Animal Blankie. He features details spotting, a thick tail, and a striking yet sweet face.
This is a crochet pattern and not a finished item.
14 page PDF instant download
American Crochet Term
In-line color changes required
Simple Sewing and Embroidery
Optional fabric for chest
detailed pattern notes and full assembly instructions
Photo-tutorial for the original leopard spot stitch featured on the blanket and tail.
surprisingly few ends to sew in!
all crochet parts! Safe for all ages!
medium weight yarn and polyfil!
Difficulty Rating: 

Medium (#4 weight) yarn in:
White – 300yds
Silver – 100yds
Black – 120yds
Small amounts of blue or gold for eyes and dark gray for nose
G/6 4.00mm crochet hook
Stitch Markers
Long Straight Pins
Tapestry Needle
White Felt Square (optional)

Stitches Used:
MR – Magic Ring or Circle
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sk – skip
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
Hdc – half double crochet
Hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
Dc – double crochet
Tr – treble
Lsc – Long Single Crochet – Work a single crochet into the indicated stitch 1 row below, pulling the stitch tall to match the height of current row.
Ldc – Long Double Crochet – Work a double crochet into the stitch indicated on the indicated row below. Be sure to pull your stitch tall so it is the same height as the other stitches on the current row.
KNOT – A way of securing a dropped color eliminating the need to cut and rejoin. Pull out a large loop and pass the work (or ball of yarn) through. Pull the loop tight right again the work.
BLO/FLO – back/front loop only
RS/WS – right/wrong side

FO – finish off

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