After reading Frog & Toad: A Knitted Toy Pattern Review you will have all the information you need to start your next toy knitting project. Find the yarn I used, the tutorials I depended on and the new material I used for stuffing these two amphibious friends.
I don’t remember the first time I saw this pattern, but I do remember when I decided that I had to make them.
Scrolling through Instagram, a photo of a pair of dapper amphibians stopped me in my tracks. I recognized the characters right away as Frog and Toad from the popular children’s books.
My own children loved the stories of these two friends and the adventures they had together. And I had to have them in my life in knitted form.
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A Girl’s Best Friend Shawl is a gorgeous pattern from Isabell Kraemer. You will find a full review, but more importantly tips and tricks for making your very own shawl.
I’m not a collector of yarn.
You would probably disagree with me if you saw my stash.
But stick with me for a moment while I explain.
99.99% of all the yarn I purchase is for a specific project(s). I find yarn I know I will use and then, when it goes on sale, I will buy quite a bit to “fill the larder” up, to use a cooking analogy.
I’m able to shop my own stash any time I’m ready to cast on something new.
But my last project broke all of my own carefully constructed rules.
In the Ultimate Knitting Toys Resource post I will share my favorite resource for all things toy knitting. I have never found something quite so comprehensive and I think you are going to find it a gold mine of information as well as inspiration.
The Ultimate Knitting Toys Resource is disguised as an ordinary, albeit adorable, pattern book. Based on the cover, you would expect to only find knitted patterns of animals like a mouse, a fox, and a dog. While you will definitely discover those, there is so much more to Knitted Animal Friends by Louise Crowther.
In my Jetkat Knitted Bunny Pattern Review I share all about this challenging, but delightful project. There are definitely positives and negatives. I not only learned a few new knitting techniques, but I created a toy that I shall cherish forever.
You know the feelings….intimidation, frustration, indignation. But slowly those emotions begin to morph into hope, optimism and finally confidence. I regularly experience this combination of mental states while knitting or crocheting toys. And time and time again I’ve learned to never judge a project at the beginning.
In this review of the Little Cotton Rabbits Textured Dresses pattern, I’m sharing everything I love about it. Spoiler alert… there’s a lot of gushing. You will also get to see my newest fox, Fern, and the inspiration behind her.
Is it possible to love the Little Cotton Rabbits any more? I didn’t think so until I purchased the Textured Dresses pattern and fell hard. The simplicity and beauty of these patterns has captured my imagination as well as my heart.