I just can't resist a contest - I don't know why. So when I saw the plush squirrel contest at Brooklyn General, via angry chicken, I just had to make one. It ends May 15th - so there's still a little time left!
I put it together over the weekend, first intending it to be a patchwork squirrel. But, since it was last minute and everything, I didn't bother to make a prototype of the pattern. Needless to say, a pretty little patchwork block ended up in the junk pile. I had to make the squirrel three times before I got it right!
It reminded me that figuring out a pattern is kind of like a puzzle, and it's a bit of fun I kind of take for granted. I always enjoy sharing these little victories with you, and I thought this would be a good one to share. The instructions are short, and I didn't make process pictures as usual - but I've got a tidy little pdf pattern made up to share (updated April 2011 - just for prettiness :). No rush, it's not going anywhere - you can download it here. And don't forget to share your squirrels in the wewilsons flickr pool!