I asked my coworker what her friend's least favorite color was, but unfortunately, she didn't know, so I decided to just make it a classic grey koala. I think he turned out super cute... even someone who hates koalas has to smile at this guy!
Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather (body)
170 g / 315 yds @ $3-ish?
Knit Picks Brava in Asphalt Heather (nose)
Dye Lot 8829
100 g / 218 yds @ $2.99 each
pattern: "Sam the Koala" by Stacey Trock, $4, available here or on Ravelry
finished size: forgot to measure... probably about 6'' tall
hook: J (6.0 mm)
yarn used: ?? (pattern calls for 90 yards of main color and 5 yards of nose color... that sounds about right)
duration: March 8-24, 2014
- This is my first time crocheting a freshstitches pattern to gauge, which means I went up two hook sizes to a J hook. It is much softer than my usual little crocheted friends.
- Because this is for a baby, I did not use plastic "safety" eyes (which aren't truly safe because baby can still chew them off their posts). Instead I used black fingering weight yarn and a D hook, I made a magic loop and did 6 sc in the loop, then fastened off.
- For some reason in these pictures it looks like the eyes aren't lined up, but I swear they really are....
And look! I earned a stamp in my freshstitches passport for crocheting baby-safe eyes!