Animals, animals everywhere… where to start?

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I love making crochet cuddly toys and therefore have no complaints in having plenty to complete this year!

My first animal make for Christmas was a chameleon, and not just any chameleon… a reversible one! This pattern I found in Crocheted Wild Animals by Vanessa Mooncie. I really like this book – it has very clear patterns and plenty of photographic illustrations that are always helpful on a make that has a number of component parts that need assembling. I have previously made the fox from this book and will also be making some of the other animals over the next few weeks.

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I chose a dark blue on one side and a variegated colour of cream to blue on the other for this make.

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With only having made a few simple soft toys in the past, I thought this make would be very difficult, especially with it being reversible and having a number of different component parts to make and attach. However, most of these parts you attached to one another as you went along through the pattern, such as the lower jaw, body and tail. The only separate parts that required attachment on completion were the legs and eyes. Also the process of attaching the two different colours of the chameleon so it would be reversible was surprisingly simple, with clear instructions in the book and the good photos provided.

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I am very pleased with this make, as I wasn’t too sure whether I would be able to do it or not! I also wasn’t sure whether it would actually look like it does in the book… I’m quite proud of myself with this make and don’t think I’ve done too badly! Great make!

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