5.11.2010

Squirrel Pattern

Plush Squirrel


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!

Squirrel


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!

11 comments:

casserole said...

He is SO cute!!! I linked to your project on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-squirrel-softie/2010/05/14/

--Anne

Claire said...

Adorable! (Got your pattern via craftzine.)

Claire

saffiertje said...

found this cutie on craftgossip! This is soooo cute! gonna make this for school for the animal theme...
love miranda

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, what a cutie! Thanks so much for sharing this little guy, I'll be linking.

2 Young Hinks said...

He's super cute and so generous of you to share squirrel pattern with us - thank you, look forward to trying to make him!!

Little Green Doll said...

Thank you!! it's a lovely pattern!!

three critters said...

I had been looking for a squirrel pattern for the longest time and this is perfect and so sweet, thanks and once I make it I will show it to you first thing :)

Emily said...

Cute! I am so making one (or more!) of these for our baby's nursery!

Sarah said...

I'm so excited to find this our babies nursery is squirreled themed, and this guy is just too cute. I was looking at the pattern & I am just a new sewer & i can't figure out what RSF means. It's probably so obvious, and I will be surprised I couldn't figure it out.
thanks for the cute pattern.

Sarah said...

I figure it out sorry for the silly question. RSF right side facing.

Dani said...

Just found your blog via Pinterest and I've been looking for a squirrel pattern to make for my baby girl and I LOVE this one! I think I'll be making one before I go to bed tonight :). Thank you so very much for sharing this pattern - I really, really appreciate it!