Canadian Moose Sighting

Jeanne and I were walking along minding our own business when suddenly out of nowhere this moose showed up!
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Ok maybe not... but this moose is on his way to Canada nevertheless. Awhile ago Jeanne and I were talking about bartering our talents, you see she is wicked talented with knitting but when it comes to cute crochet creatures I'm the lady to call. When she found out her friend was expecting she wanted to knit the baby a sweater but also send a fun toy. This is where I come in. Being as stereotypical as possible I decided to make Maple the Moose... I mean come on, they're Canadian! All Canadians must love maple syrup and moose...meese...mooses...Right?
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The pattern involves a LOT of pieces... and sewing them together was a bit of a pain. But in the end I was really happy with the results.

Want a tip for giving your characters more personality? Try sewing their parts on a little off kilter. No really it's super cute! Check out the head... you may notice it's a little off to the side, doesn't it just give him a little extra cuteness? I'd like to think so :)

Is this your first time crocheting amigurumi style? Check out this free tutorial on how to get started! There are a ton of great tips and tricks, plus a free pattern for a penguin!



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Jeanne said...

LOVE HIM! Thanks!

Sandy said...

Cute but how about a bear? Canada has them too and I like bears.

Hmmm I think I know what to make you for christmas! Now to go find a pattern :)

Hannah said...

Eek, -so- adorable! This makes me want to craft again like crazy.. Man, it's been a long time since I picked up my hooks or needles. I needed this brilliant reminder.

Corrie said...

LOVE it! Thank you so much!!! I DO love me some Moose! (yes, sterotypes are correct!) And thanks for the baby safe eyes, very thoughtful!

natalie@thesweetslife said...

so so cute! :)

Bee said...

You are so talented it hurts. So adorable!!

I am so so glad you liked it!! And I always use safety eyes for kids stuff, can't be too careful! :)

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