I've crocheted a lot of things for our kids in the past, especially for Christmas. For our daughter, it's been everything from a stuffed horse with a matching hat, dress, and shoes to crochet cookies. So when she requested some supplies for one of her favorite stuffed animals, I couldn't wait to go yarn shopping.
Our daughter absolutely loves this stuffed dog. When you pet the dog's back, she will either bark or whine. I snuck the puppy out of her room while she was sleeping so I could take some pictures. The whole time I tried on her coat, she was barking. ha!
I ended up crocheting the puppy a coat, a matching bed and blanket, and some doggy bowls. I hope she likes them!
She also has a small crochet dress from the horse I made her three years ago. She's always wishing she had another dress that's a little bigger to use with other dolls or animals. So I made her one of those as well.
I can't wait for her to open the gift on Christmas!
I'm crocheting some gifts for our kids this year. I've crocheted a lot of animals for our son, ranging from Dory to a bunny rabbit. He will often put in a request for a new crocheted critter and has kept each one I've made for him. This year, since ocean animals are his favorite, we thought we'd add an octopus to his collection.
This pattern from Delicious Crochet was incredibly detailed and I absolutely love how this guy came out. And it's not small, either. I should have measured it, but you can see my hand in the picture below to get an idea of the size. My husband and I have him hiding in the back of the closet and can't wait to see our son's face when he opened the box at Christmas.
I'm going to take a couple of days and then start working on the gifts for our daughter. I'll share pictures of those once they're finished as well. :-)
I crocheted a Nemo plush for our son last Christmas. He has loved the movie, Finding Nemo, for years and I thought it would be a fun addition to his stuffed animal collection (including crocheted jellyfish and turtles). He was thrilled. I originally was going to crochet a Dory to go with it, but couldn't get the pattern to work out. I eventually decided to just go with the Nemo.
The last couple of months, he's been asking me to crochet a Dory. The last time we went to the store, he asked for blue yarn for me to use. Yesterday, I took out my yarn stash and went to work. For hours, he stood nearby, jumping in excitement. He watched as the fish took shape, helped me stuff the body, and hovered as I made the fins. By evening, the cute blue tang you see in the picture above was ready.
Our son was so excited. He had the two fish swimming through the air, chasing after each other. Nemo and Dory got tucked into his bed with him last night. Seeing the light in his eyes was worth every stitch that went into that crocheted fish.