Crochet Nativity– Donkey & The Lamb

Ooooooh lookey here!! It’s time for my cute daughter’s birthday again and so you know what that means— a few more pieces for her nativity.

Just look at this little cutie! Awwwww….

This little guy is soooo adorable, I have to tell you–he was hard to give away.

And now we have handsome Mr. Donkey. He turned out a bit bigger than I expected. No, like bigger than Joseph. *Sigh.* That’s what happens when you don’t have the original pieces to use as a reference. GIANT stable animals. We’ve decided to pretend that everyone is kneeling–except the huge animals.

I must say, THIS nativity set has a ton of personality.

And I love it.

Crochet Nativity- The Shepherds

Our lovely little Crochet Nativity adventure began last year. The very next thing that happened after that sweet baby arrived in the manger–was those lovely little shepherds showed up.

But my poor daughter April had to wait a whole YEAR to get these little guys to come around. A few pieces each year, for her next birthday is about as good as I can do.

Totally worth the wait—wouldn’t you say?

The basic Nativity pattern is found HERE. Of course, I mess around with it in my own way. Heh, heh.

Pokemon “Squirtle”

This little do-dad is probably everyone’s favorite Pokemon. His name is, of course Squirtle. He looks like a turtle–but he sort of spits water–if I understand correctly. Hence the name…Squirtle.

I always try to picture the little folks that stay awake all night to think up these wacko names. And there are billions of them…so, yeah…lots of people staying up very, very late. But I digress.

This little fella has a cute blue curly tail…

and a sweet brown turtle shell–like a backpack.

I usually do the eyes in felt because it’s waaay easier to get them to look right if you can be precise with this feature alone. You can forgive a lot in a character recreation, but if the eyes are wrong, then…why bother to go to all the work?

Thank you, thank you WolfDreamer for writing this pattern. It’s for SURE I’m not reinventing THIS wheel.

Not too bad…right?

Vaporeon

Ahhhhh…sweet little Vaporeon. She’s an evolution of the Pokemon Evie. And while I have never really studied the zillions of different Pokemon that are out there in the world–it seems that the more I crochet for friends and family, the more I’m asked to crochet…for friends and family. Haha.

So, be impressed that I now know several different ones quite intimately, indeed.

I started with several patterns that I found online and improvised as I went along.

Longer legs than the pattern calls for? I can do that.

A more majestic head fin? No problem

A cuter mouth?  Got it.

Slightly poky spine plates? Check.

More elaborate collar? Check.

A more fishy tail? And double check.

This little thing was actually hard to send away to it’s new home. I’d grown rather attached to her by the time I’d finished. In the end–I swallowed hard and boxed her up. I’m sure she’s happy with her forever family now and I’m on to my next project.

Never a dull moment.

Diglett Evolution

When I made the last Diglett for Beckham’s Birthday, I wasn’t particularly satisfied. He was cute enough, but only just barely. I wanted him to be cuter.  I wanted him to look like the Diglett I would have made if I wasn’t in such a hurry. It was keeping me up at night.

I mean it.

Then, Rhenny-boy showed me this evolution of Diglett called Alola.

Recognizing my chance to make the changes I wanted…

I kidnapped him.This little guy totally got a make-over. He has a new nose, new felted eyes, new lumpy, bumpy,  more stable dirt and LOOK…

He even has HAIR!! This is the cutie that I wanted to make if I’d have not had to rush so much at the end. So incredibly much more huggable than the last guy.

Best of all, Beckham loves him and I can finally, finally get some sleep.