Sunday, 13 July 2008

A Frog or Puddock

Here is the completed Puddock. He's a tiny bit older than his new owner, who he's going to meet today.

All animals are essentially tubes. I started behind the eyes, witha provisional cast on. I decreased and then increased to shape the neck, and closed the bottom. Then I put in most of the stuffing and picked up again at the start - his eyes are essentially just buttonholes, with the cables giving them a bit of shape. I stuffed him well and made a sort of sock toe for his face. Next I made four legs, two long and two short, grafted their toes and sewed them on. Lastly I made two crochet circles for his eyes, and sewed them in. Right, off we go.

5 comments:

Johanna said...

THIS. IS. TOO. CUTE!!!!!!!

And PUDDOCK!!!! What a NAME!!!

[ok, I'll calm down now...]


Just precious Ms. H!

Mtnhighmama said...

Adorable! Your directions make it sound so easy, and make my fingers itch to be holding some yarn.

Cie said...

It is brilliant, thank you! There's a picture of him with it here.

msHedgehog said...

Oh Cie, I love the picture. I'm going to do a seperate post about the blanket, now that it's not a secret any more. Is it ok if I include the picture?

@Johanna, puddock is a Scottish word for frog; Cie, who I knit with, taught it to me, and "frog" means something to knitters.

@mtnhighmama, I kept enough notes that I think I probably could write a properly detailed pattern. But it is, pretty much, that simple. All the increases and decreases were symmetrical and on alternate rows. If you could make a figure-of-eight cast on work (which I've never yet managed to do) you wouldn't even have to bother sewing up the bottom of his toes.

I thought about going to 33pp tonight, but now I think I'm going to Ravelry instead.

tangobaby said...

That is adorable! You are so talented!!