I made a crochet dog for my friend. This is supposed to look like her dog Bear, but Bear is a much thinner dog.
I already gave this little dog some liposuction (with a crochet hook and a couple of stitches) but she is still way too fat.
It could have been even worse. Check out my first try for the legs:
I used some Gala yarn that I really love. It’s kind of an eyelash chenille, and it’s perfectly soft for making little animals. But of course, it’s impossible to see what I’m doing as I crochet along. I ended up poking my hook through anything that would hold it, and instead of four or five stitches per round, it ended up double that. So I made new legs, focusing on making them smaller.
I’ll save those huge legs and make something else with them. Maybe a couple of tiny mice or something like that. I only have an eensie weensie bit of yarn left, so it will have to be something tiny.
I still need to find some eyes for mini-fat-Bear. Real Bear has amazing golden eyes. They are really beautiful, so I’m rooting through my buttons to find something just right.
I ended up using two buttons layered together for her eyes. Well, four buttons, I guess.
Here she is, all fat and jolly!