The BlanketI crocheted a little blanket for a dear friend who was expecting her first child. Not knowing the sex of the baby I went for something neutral (well, I believe). The blanket is beautiful. I made one just like that already for my SIL and her baby girl (long time ago).
It travelled across the pond, to my favourite city ever, Chicago.
So, inspired by my first efforts to crochet a toy and "gently" challenged by a friend, I found myself on the sofa with a hook again.
This time I tried this beautiful unicorn. It turned out quite well. I found a similar looking on Pinterest and followed instructions. Those were written for experienced crafters and I have to say... I am proud of myself. Instructions for seasoned crocheters mean that there are parts missing as it assumed you know what you are doing. After few frustrating nights, all I have to say is - great challenge and greater accomplishment. Will I do another one soon? Probably not. Maybe. Well, probably...
I used leftovers from my previous project. The Women's Institute Soft and Silky 4ply (white, pink, yellow and lime). It's stuffed with generic toy stuffing from a local craft store.
I gave this toy to a little girl who shrieked with happiness when she saw it and named it Rainbow right there and then. Quite fitting.