Time for crochet

If asked what I prefer knitting or crochet, my first response will be knitting. Then I have to qualify that answer – garments, socks, shawls are best knitted. Crochet is very different and is wonderful for fine lace, Kippahs and softies – or hug-able animals.

Sometimes I see a pattern and that is exactly what I want -no need to put my own stamp on it, such was the case with
Fatty Lumpkin

Just like the original
Just like the original

At my local JoAnn’s I found wonderful baby skeins of colorful acrylic yarn. Yes, for soft toys, acrylic is great .  I followed the 24 page instruction booklet to a tee,  no getting extra creative here.

African flower, a wonderful  new take on the granny square
African flower, a wonderful new take on the granny square
building the pony from the back legs up
building the pony from the back legs up

Kudos to Heidi Bear for designing this  pony, I am always happy to pay for other peoples’ hard work.  I wouldn’t have the patience to figure out how to put this together.

Stuff as you go, otherwise it just won't work
Stuff as you go, otherwise it just won’t work

The eyes aren’t the animal eyes you can buy and insert, they are simply black buttons.

I wasn’t sure where this little fellow was going to end up living. With friends having babies, there would always be a good home for this fellow.  Those babies will get something else, this pony isn’t going anywhere.

Hubby loves his new toy
Hubby loves his new toy

 

 

 

 

 

Leah

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