2 April 2021

A bit of a change of direction

From time to time over the past week I've been making an elephant.  
My friend along the road had a kit given to her for Christmas and she doesn't crochet.  Shame really but that's life!!  So, she asked me if I'd make it up for her.  Now I do like a kit!!!  

Well I could only do it for a short time at a stretch as the yarn was like rope and the hook was a size 6.  I like tiny, I DO tiny so going to that size was NOT EASY.  

After an hour or so I had to stop as it was making my right arm ache.  I had to scan the instructions as the font was very small but I like working from digital patterns anyway.  Also the instructions left one needing a bit of guesswork too!!!

Anyway here it is in all it's glory.  I don't want to see another kit for a while although I may make him in a smaller size yarn or even thread!!!  


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

He's cute! I agree... thread is much easier to work with than yarn!

Maureen said...

He’s very cute! There’s quite a craze for making amigurumi animals, I recently crocheted Snoopy for my Charlie Brown addicted cousin. As soon as I started I remembered why I had given up crocheting! It hurts my wrist.
Oh well, Snoopy was worth the effort.

Jane Eborall said...

Interesting that you have problems crocheting too, Maureen. I'm fine with 'sensible' thread but this was yarn and very big. Needed a size 6 hook!!! Nuff said!!! I may make him again but in fine thread.

Jane Eborall said...

I SO agree, Diane.

God's Kid said...

Cute! :)

Jane McLellan said...

He turned out well. I’d rather work with finer thread and hook too.

Lavi said...

It turned out quite cute! :)

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