Introducing Ben Fox – Cute Crocheted Animals

28/09/2016 · 14 comments

in Crochet,Cute Crocheted Animals,My Books

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Seeing as this week we have had ‘International Pirate Day’ I thought it only fitting that I should introduce you to a star of my new book Cute Crocheted Animals. If any animal has the swagger and daring zeal of a pirate, surely it must be a fox. Ahoy there Ben Fox!

The photo is my original drawing for the design and you can see how he turned out – not too far off the mark.

In the book I introduce both a girl and a boy in each animal. I had in mind our son for the character of this cheeky chappie. Little B has the most amazing playful imagination and can quite happily spend an hour in his own company thinking of stories and adventures to embark upon.

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The head of each animal is worked in the round.  Both fox faces have a more advanced technique of changing the colour mid-way in the round to create the flash of white fur on the chin. Even I need to use stitch markers for this process – so don’t feel discouraged. But the over all look is well-worth the patience.

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The Clothes

I hope you can spot form these photos that the trousers and the shorts have a cheeky wee hole where you can pop the tail through. For climbing the rigging on your pirate galleon you will need a swishy tail for balance.crochet-fox-ben-cute-crocheted-animals

Most weekend I am found in a Breton stripe t-shirt and so this was one of the first garments I made for the new book. Ben Fox also has a rather jaunty pirate bandanna, with handy holes for his ears. If you know me – you would guess that designing these little clothes made me giggle. The basic question; ‘What would a pirate fox wear?’ just tickled my sense of humour.

If you have spotted a favourite animal in the last few weeks do tell me. Indeed if you have any animal ideas for a future book I would love to hear.

 

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