After all the baking, I’ve moved back into the realms of toy making. This time I decided to get the crochet hooks out and found a rather cute little lion project in an old issue of Lets Get Crafting magazine.
My daughter is obsessed with all things feline at the moment, so this seemed like the ideal project for her.
It hasn’t taken me very long to make up, but the stuffing and sewing together of the limbs was a bit fiddly. I love the mane though and I am going to try and incorporate this new stitch style into some of my other projects in the future.
I love this magazine for all the hints and tips when knitting but particularly for crochet. I still consider myself a novice crocheter, so any help with new stitches is always welcome. The patterns in this magazine have helped me learn and practice.
After finishing the lion, I decided to put together all the toys I’ve made using patterns from the LGC magazines. This is my little selection that I’ve made for Alice over the last couple of years.
It’s nice to see them all together and to compare how I have improved with my amigurumi crochet animals too. The little blue bird (chirp) was my first ever try at amigurumi and when he sits next to the lion, the difference is quite striking – well I think so. So much so, that I have sent a copy of this picture to the magazine!. Fingers crossed it might make it into the next issue.
Not long to go now until the end of the summer break, and I’m now working on a couple more projects to use up some of the yarn stash in the craft room!