My first published toy design is available in the Summer 2010 issue of Crochet Uncut.
Everyone needs a cuddly little friend to keep them company. I was inspired to create this design by my 2 sons. They love having a toy along on our hikes and this fella fits nicely in their back packs. He is also washable, a definite plus with my little mud monsters.
This is a quick crochet project that only takes a bit of yarn. The sample for the pattern has 45 yards of Lion Brand Jiffy (bulky) and 40 yards of Vanna’s Choice (worsted). Scrap substitution is fine too, though I would recommend double stranding for the body circle if using worsted to sub the bulky weight yarn.
I’m thinking I’m going to be making a bunch of these little guys in the next few months. With embroidered eyes they would be fabby baby toys and wouldn’t take up a lot of room in a diaper bag.
I hope everyone enjoys making their own Flat Fuzzy Friends and shares photos on Ravelry.
Also, if you are looking for a way to make your favorite hook more comfortable I have an article on modifying hooks in this same issue.