Tag: soft toy

Lion and Cat: A Hand Sewing Pattern

I’ve been making Cashmere Critters in some form or another for a few years now.  One design for a bunny evolved into a design for a kitty, and that kitty grew into a lion.  That’s how things roll in my head.  Now, I confess, I’ve become enamored with this little lion and his friend and will soon have a whole pride of the creatures in a multitude of colors.  So I figured it was time to share the love and make the pattern available so you can give these sweet and simple creatures a try to.


Lion Softie Sewing Pattern
This sweet lion works up quickly and is a joy to boot!


With small pockets, these soft toys can serve double duty as tooth pillows, too.

Big Bossy Pig

A jovial friend.

As you know, I’ve been having a great time with all the critters I’ve been making.  While I frequently know what I want to make and seek out the appropriate materials, sometimes the materials talk to me instead.  In fact, they can get rather bossy, really.  That is exactly what happened in the case of the Big Pig.

I suppose I should be polite and tactfully refer to this guy as the Aran Cabled Pig, but he is big, so I’m gonna go with it.  He is a large, cuddly, wonderful guy that shows off some neat knitterly stitching beautifully.  When I found the sweater that I made Big Pig out of I knew it was meant for greatness, just based on the scale of the cables.  This one was going to be larger than my usual Sweet Critter’s life.  I went Super Size.

Big Pig and Mini Me

At the end of the day I always love breathing new life into discarded garments, architectural salvage, the Free listings on Craiglsist, but it is always more rewarding when you end up with a blushing jovial friend in the end to show for it.