Monday, February 16, 2015

Blue Elephant

This sweet little elephant is waiting to be named by Julia when she comes home next weekend. It was supposed to be a surprise, but I'm really bad at keeping secrets. I texted her a pic last night!

 This is my first attempt at amigurumi. I haven't even picked up a crochet hook in over a year. This is a free pattern from Lion Brand, but you'll need to sign up for a free account first. Here's the link on my Pinterest board. The pattern calls for two colors, but I only had one.

She only took a couple of hours to make while watching SNL40. I need to work on placement of parts (one leg doesn't touch the ground) and reducing the gaps where batting shows through. She might need a little flower behind her ear.

I'll leave you with my favorite baby elephant pic from our safari.


Janet Ann said...

Way cute little elephant! Julia will love it! So happy for you that she is coming home!

Jodi said...

Sweet little guy, or gal, I suppose! I like the one color better. I always told/tell Tara her surprises ahead of time, too. Oh, well, it's still fun, right? My husband was glued to the TV watching SNL last night - so Downton, which was my pick, got DVR'd - thank God for DVRs!