During the last few weeks I’ve been slowly working on a few new patterns. They aren’t my usual baby blanket patterns. They are crochet animal patterns. I’ve been making knitted and crochet animals for a few years now and a while ago I realized that I can easily create my own. I’ve made some monsters for my Etsy shop so making animals shouldn’t be a problem. And it hasn’t been. I’m loving creating these guys.
It all started when James and I were laying with one of his stuffed Giraffes. It’s just a simple toy and as I was looking at it I realized that I could crochet this exact Giraffe. Everything about it down to the ruffle on the back of its head. And that got me think that I could create a bunch of other animals too. But I wanted to start with the Giraffe. I used the basic shape of his toy and started writing a pattern. Then I had more ideas for more animals and now I have a handful of animals that I want to create. But in the last month of so I’ve only had time to finish four. However, only two of them are ready for purchase.
Two New Patterns Available
- Giraffe: This is George the Giraffe. I made him used worsted weight yarn and a G6 hook. The finished Giraffe can be found in my Etsy shop. The pattern can be found on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy.
- Owl: Olivia the Owl. She is made using worsted weight yarn and a G6 hook. She can be made with or without the wings. The finished owl can be found in my Etsy shop. The pattern can be found on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy.
I’m still in the process of seaming and photographing a Rhino made with chunky yarn. I also have to make sense of my notes and write the pattern for the Rhino and a Monkey that I was able to finish last week. By the end of the summer I would like to have about a dozen stuffed crochet animal patterns available. Looks like I’m in for a busy summer – it’s a good thing I love what I do!
What crochet animals would you like to see?