Weekend Showcase: Hatching Dinosaurs

Like many of my projects, a friend sent me a request: dinosaurs hatching out of eggs. And so these guys were born.

Comprising a stegosaurus, brontosaurus, pterodactyl, t-rex, and triceratops, the quintet hatches out of eggs sealed with Velcro tabs.  I love these fist-sized guys, but I’ve also made miniature ones of thread and big ones. For a while, this was my best-selling item on Etsy. And they’re so cute, it’s hard not to see why.

Weekend Showcase: Hedgehog

I’m working my way through a bunch of requests, and first on my list is this little hedgehog.

Crochet hedgehog Crochet hedgehog

I’m still working out the quirks and rough edges, but he was too cute not to share. This guy was made with sport and worsted weight yarns, but of course I’ve made a tiny one with thread and a jumbo one with bulky chenille.

The body, limbs, and snout were made with single crochet stitches, and the back is puff stitches. Like most of my patterns, he worked up quickly and was fun to make.

Saturday Showcase: A is for Alligator

First in my quest to make something for every letter in the alphabet is this guy. Green crochet alligator on white background

This original version has a binder clip in his mouth so that when you squeeze his head, his mouth opens. It was also worked with his head made first, starting at the top of his mouth. The back and stomach were made next, with the tail worked off them and the head sewn on, but I’ve since reworked the pattern so that the head is worked off the body, with nothing to sew on. This pattern is both cute and quick to make – my favorite combination.

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