84: Mr Penguin

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My colleague Laura from work went off for her maternity leave a couple weeks ago and she loves penguins. Therefore it was obvious that I should make her a crochet penguin for her baby! This pattern was a really well thought out one.

53: Peacock & Bumble Bee

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I had a request to make a crochet peacock and a bumble bee for a friend at work. I used the same base for the peacock that I used for the chicken bean bags and then added 3 crochet feathers to the base. The bumble bee was much simpler – just a matter of working [...]

50: Fantastic Mr Fox

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I couldn’t wait to make this fabulous pattern by Jackie Laing in Inside Crochet. An easy enough pattern – just working in rounds really. I used an inexpensive acrylic wool mix yarn in the three different colours. My son kindly agreed to share Mr Fox with Grandma (because she fell in love with Mr Fox [...]

47: Stegosaurus

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As soon as I saw this dinosaur in Simply Crochet, I knew someone who would love it… yup, my toddler Leon! He even chose the colours. I used some of my mass supply of Wolle Roedel cotton dk yarn and some polyester stuffing. Sewing each of the spines took a while so I don’t think [...]

6: Mohair Amigurumi Rabbit and Bears

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I made these beautiful stuffed animals from a Rowan mohair yarn – quite tricky to crochet with but the end result was amazing. Some of my friends got these as Christmas gifts one year. I used small buttons for their noses and eyes and stitched a little belly button on each animal too! The patterns [...]

5: Amigurumi

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I made these funny looking creatures when getting hooked (excuse the pun!) on amigurumi (the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals). I used Debbie Bliss cotton DK to crochet these, which is a bit of a luxury but it is really good quality cotton yarn. Amigurumi are such fun to make and [...]