Category Archives: Stuffed Animal

Melman the Giraffe

A nephew said his favorite animal was a giraffe. Thankfully Paola Navarro from Delicious Crochet came up with a fun pattern! I started this project on a road trip in November. It was a quick pattern, except for all the spots!

The pattern initially called for stitched on spots, but I decided to crochet spots and sew them on. I wanted it to look more “realistic” so the spots had to be somewhat close together. That meant more spots! I looked at pictures of giraffes and their spots pretty much cover 90% of their bodies including almost the whole leg and face. I got a little tired of spots and thought this was sufficient!

I need to go back and put in two indentations. Giraffes have two sectioned feet.

 

 

 

I cropped the mane close as I wanted it to stand on its own. The legs were attached so that they would move.  When you pick it up, the legs straighten. The legs look fine on the giraffe, but making them, I thought the back legs were chicken drumsticks!

A friend said she though he looked like Melman from Madagascar. Not a bad resemblance!

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn, marigold yellow and chocolate brown, and a sized e hook.

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Pony in Pink

Another pony for a niece for Christmas. I chose the pink to go along with the variegated yarn. Reminds me of the colorful “My Little Pony”.

This is a pattern from Delicious Crochet. The yarn is Red Heart Supersaver, pink, cream, and variegated.

 

 

 

 

 

This pony is crocheted in parts and sewn together. It uses single crochet and slip stitches exclusively, in other words, an easy project! I used a size e hook.

 

Sitting, the pony is one foot tall.

 

 

 

 


Dragon

The completion of the dragon makes 7 of 10 Christmas projects for nieces and nephews complete. This was a fun project, but a little more awkward to make than previous projects. The body of the dragon is made from the nose to the tail. This is not a problem until about half way (the stomach area). Then the project becomes too long to sit in the lap easily! Because it is stuffed as you go, you need to put the dragon between the legs to work comfortably. I did that part while on a road trip. Not the best space saving project in tight quarters of a vehicle!

This project was crocheted with Red Heart Supersaver yarn, blue, light blue, and tan. I used a sized e hook. Even so, it’s about 3 feet long and 11 inches tall.

 

 

 

After I started my nephew said he wanted a black dragon! This took a while to crochet, and I still have a couple other projects to make before Christmas. A blue one will have to do!

The pattern is from Delicious Crochet. It’s all single crochet and slip stitch. This is done in parts and stitched together.


Llamas for Two

A friend of mine adores llamas (don’t we all). For her second baby, soon to join the world, I decided to make her one. A nephew also asked for a llama, and I made him one too. I worked on them both at the same time, for some reason, and now I’m ready to work on something other than a llama!

I did a little research and found that llamas have two toes. I’m embarrassed to say that the previous llamas I made had three!

My nephew specifically requested a white llama with a blue hat. I may stitch his name on the hat.

I think the pink hat turned out especially cute. Hopefully the doctor is right that my friend is having a daughter!

The pattern for the llama comes from Paola Navarro of Delicious Crochet. I used Red Heart speckled yarn for the llama, Red Heart variegated yarn for the hats, and a sized E crochet hook for everything. The hat pattern turns out way too big, so I had to modify it to fit.


Unicorn in Turquoise

One of my nieces asked for a unicorn for Christmas. I originally did a white and pink unicorn, but when I put this pony together, it begged to be a unicorn as well! My mother was taken with the turquoise in the store. I was a little hesitant, but after consideration, I decided to give it a try. It became one of my favorite ponies so far.

This pony is from Paula Navarro at Delicious Crochet. Completed it sits about a foot high, not including the horn. The horn I added myself. The turquoise and variegated yarns are TLC Essentials and the cream and brown are Red Heart. I crocheted the pony with a size E hook. I differed from the pattern in the eyes. I made it two rows high instead of three.


Project 1 – Her Little Pony

Ten projects due for Christmas. One down, nine to go. This little pony was made for a niece that loves horses. It was tempting to keep for myself since I never got one as a child, but I think my niece will appreciate it more. Thanks to Paolo Navarro from Delicious Crochet for the pattern. The pattern was detailed and full of pictures. The only change I made was to add a star to the forehead of the pony.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a sized E crochet hook.

Star

Pony

Llamita

I made a llama for my sister.  My nephew saw it and wanted one. Thus began the request from the nieces and nephews for crocheted stuffed animals! No big deal except there are 10  of them(6 girls/4 boys)! And now the crafting has begun, to make ten projects by Christmas.

Llama

This is the llama I made for my sister. My nephew requested one with a blue hat.

The llama is special to me as I saw many in the two years I lived in Bolivia. These particular hats are everywhere as well. (Except those don’t have holes for the ears!)

This was made with Red Heart yarn using a size E hook.

Llama Backside