I had an urgent request and we dashed to Bicester to buy wool, Miss E decided and chose the colour but the yarn was too thick, I explained he'd be big, but she said OK.... well at the time she did!
It's Sarah Horrock's pattern which you can buy on Ravelry. I used 130 g of the stylecraft chunky in meadow green and a 5 mm hook. He weighs 176 G so that must be the eyes, pipe-cleaners and stuffing being 46g and the green yarn being 130g.
If you're not in a hurry I recommend you make him in DK or even 4 ply and a much smaller hook say a 3 mm for DK and a 2 mm for 4 ply? Then he'll be cute but appropriately small.
He's got pipe-cleaners in all 4 legs and in his tail, but it was so long and heavy that I had to sew the curl in place.
I love his toes, he had distinct 3 toes per foot. They were crocheted in but I also enhanced them by embroidering over the top making a V to pinch the toe out more clearly.
He's going to the party with Tangled next Saturday but afterwards he'll be Miss Y's as she's fallen for him and wants him as an early X-mas present?!
These are the toes before stuffing or embroidery.
Took about a week of a little crochet in the late evenings to complete?
Hello and welcome to my homely world in a small Oxfordshire town in 2013.I am a full- time working mum.
Very proud of 2 gorgeous girls , a fabulous if very stubborn wire haired standard dachshund bitch and her daughter : the daughter takes after her dad so they are very different; a wonderful( well 99% of the time anyway) and long suffering husband.
This is to be my diary of events for a creative crafting sort of person with all the happenings that occur in this day and age in English family life.I am very much learning as I go along, my eldest is my first at all the things that occur in a young person's life as it's all very different from when I was a little girl and I did not grow up in England.
Totally obsessed with textiles and the making of things- anything!
My passion is to make things with yarn or fabric or thread : any textile crafts or beads too.