Hello there! We seem to have a critter stuck in this book…
No, wait… It’s just being helpful and marking my place in the book. How considerate!
I made this for a swap, and since kittykill have received I can post this helpful critter in its own thread. It was a fun pattern, but not very quick to make for me since I needed to take frequent breaks to keep my hands happy.
I used this pattern. It’s free with ads, or I could have bought it as a pdf on ravelry. The pattern was well written and with plenty of good quality pictures for the tricky parts.
There are tons of bookmark patterns for all kinds of squished critters and characters on the same site. The gecko and rat are free, but given the quality of the patterns I wouldn’t mind paying for it. The only tricky part would be to decide what to get… There are so many!
I think I used the yarn Catona from Scheepjes, a yarn very similar to Catania. It could have been either, to be honest. I’ve got both yarns mixed in the same box since they’re the same weight cotton.
The hook size (2,5 mm) is smaller than I usually use for the yarn, but I like the result. A bit hard to push the hook through at some points since the fabric was very stiff. The result was worth it even if it was tough to work with.
Modifications: I crocheted a flower using a similar method as for the fingers and toes for some extra flair. I used plastic eyes instead of using knotted yarn for the pupil.