InstructionsI used the Flower Power children's afghan from Crochet Gifts to Go which I purchased from House of White Birches. I added the animals myself and used a circle as the basis for each face. After the faces and ears were done then I embroided the faces on - I hated the stitches showing on the back so I made another circle and whipstitched them together to cover the ends.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Whimsical, Casual, Cute
yarn, crochet hook, scissors
What was your inspiration?
Connor - My sister choose a jungle animal theme for her baby's room and I thought wouldn't it be cool to have an animal afghan with animals that you could play with when you are old enough to crawl.
What are you most proud of?
The animals!! You can pull their ears - the lion has a loopy mane - the panda is black and white which is suppose to enertain babies - the elephant has a trunk that you can raise and lower as Mommy makes elephant noises and his floppy ears can be pulled on - the tiger has cute stripes and little ears to pull - the monkey was the first animal and I loved the way his face turned out and yes he has little ears to pull too.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid to try, try again - my husband encouraged me to keep redoing the faces until I loved each one - also keep in mind babies put everything in their mouths - so I embroidered all the facial features so I don't have to worry about my nephew swallowing eyes or noses.