Friday, May 17, 2013
If you have been following my blog than you can probably guess that the alligator is part of my Jungle Mat project. I have always been terrified of alligators and crocodiles since my brothers convinced me our very cold brook was full of them and they would creep into the house at night and eat me if I wasn't wary. True love wins and I couldn't make a jungle set without an alligator. While this pattern was not in the original free Joann's pattern, I did find it in A Zoo For You (Leisure Arts #5152) that I have used for several of the other animals in this project.
He was the most challenging of the animals to date, as I had to get his scales on correctly. Even with that challenge, he worked up quickly and despite my dislike of the creatures, he is a great addition to the project.
I got tired of waiting for a library copy to preview and took a chance and ordered Crochet a Zoo: Fun Toys for Baby and You online. It arrived yesterday and I can't wait to try out the baboons and the rangers. (Technically, they are zookeepers, but I am making a jungle, so they will be rangers.) I will post about my results.
If you arrived here looking for free patterns you may be interested in the following blog pages:
Dinosaurs and Dragons
Knit and Crochet Food Patterns Great for Play Food
Crochet and Knit Puppets
Crochet Amigurumi Animals and Stuffed Animal Free Patterns
Knit Amigurumi and Stuffed Toys
Crochet and Knit Amigurumi and Other Dolls
Knit and Crochet Toys
Teddy Bear Patterns and Clothes
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