The quickest of the softies, these little owls can be made even quicker with the use of safety eyes but I opted for stitching on felt pieces. Each of their faces turned out a little bit different but I think it adds to their character.
Pattern: Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar on Ravelry
The first section (the face and belly) required concentration but the hedgehog’s back worked up very fast as it was mostly repetitive.
Pattern: Hedgehogs by Purl Soho
I modified this pattern to make a small fish using an aran weight yarn. I reduced the number of stitches and rows. e.g. I cast on 38 stitches to start the tail and did a few calculations about where to skip rows.
The pattern suggests that the tail is stuffed but I decided to sew the join between the tail and the body to leave the tail open – I thought it would be fun for the kids to play with this way.
One day I’ll make a full-sized version!
Pattern: Knit Fish by Kat Lewinski on Ravelry
These little guys were the most time-consuming because there was a fair amount of fiddling around and joining of limbs and careful stuffing but they were still fun to make. I’m impressed that with a bit of yarn and some needles you can make such a good representation of an alligator!
Pattern: Baby Gators by Anna Hrachovec on Ravelry