Paul and Cori

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

crochet me some jungle friends

Bennett just turned 1. For his birthday, Doni asked if I could crochet him some jungle animals for his jungle themed bedroom. A monkey, a lion, a hippo and a giraffe (not too big and not too small). How fun, and what a great idea! I knew I had patterns for a monkey and a lion in my crochet today magazine, they were small, so I just needed to use a larger hook to make them bigger.
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I went right to ravelry.com to look for the giraffe and hippo patterns. You can almost find any pattern, or at least an idea of how to make it on your own, on ravelry. It is an awesome community site. I did find the patterns I was looking for, and even though the final sizes of the animals were not mentioned, I had a feeling they were too small as well. I was right, for the giraffe I simply used a larger hook, just like with the other 2 animals. The hippo was even too small for that, so I used an extra large hook (9mm!) and 2 strands of yarn. This gave me an opportunity to give the hippo some character. The monkey had pants, the lion an awesome mane, I made spots for the giraffe, so using 2 colors was a way to make the hippo fun and cute too.
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I love the way they all turned out! The lion is a little top heavy, but his huge head is so cute I don't even care! Ellie loves the monkey so much, she has stolen it, and hasn't let Bennett play with it at all. She even sleeps with him :) So for her birthday, I am making a girl monkey :) I hope she will love it just as much!
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1 comment:

  1. Oh man that hippo is the cutest thing ever! :D

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