Pinky the Lamb »
Type of item: Toy
What was your inspiration?
Quick and easy Christmas present.
What are you most proud of?
Had never made a toy before, and never heard of the loop stitch. Learnt a lot doing this. Confirmed that I still like crochet more than sewing!!!!!
Love the final product, will do more for presents.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Read the instructions carefully. I looked for loop stitch instructions on the internet, which confused me, because these loops are done using the thumb and pulling the loop forward. Instuctions on page 5 could be clearer, but practice and you will get it right.
I chose to stuff the head after round 20, but then continue (1sc,sc next 2st together). It was a neater look than sewing the ends together.
Definetly crochet ends in as you are going, it saves having to turn the pieces inside out to sew in ends.
I thought Pinky looked better without the bell.
I sewed the mouth one stitch at a time as it wont get pulled off by a child.