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Hello everyone! As August says its last goodbyes, I have been brainstorming fall and winter crochet ideas like crazy. Even though I love designing, I still enjoy working other designers’ patterns as well. One pattern that has really been on my mind is Fibi the Fox, a Lalylala doll. Lalylala has some gorgeous patterns, but the crochet fox really caught my eye so I gave it a try.
I didn’t realized until after I bought the pattern and yarn (which was a rookie mistake on my part) that the yarn it called for was finer than what I had. HOWEVER, since in America worsted weight is the most common yarn weight, I decided to forge ahead, hoping that my finished project wouldn’t be three feet long.
I am SO happy with this project! This finished Fibi is the exact size I hoped it would be, about 19″. Amigurumi and stuffed toys are definitely not my strong suit. In fact, I really struggled sewing all the parts together (making them look pretty, at least).
Also, because of the larger head size due to the worsted yarn, the head was rather wobbly on top. I am not sure if this happens with dolls made with the finer yarn. The thick scarf takes care of any wobbling, but I would be hesitant to make the Mici the Mermaid or Sepp the Seahorse in worsted yarn (or are the heads rather wobbly anyway?). WHEN I make another Lalylala doll, I will make the body less long, and stop crocheting when the body/neck is big wider to hold the head up better.
And since I am still basically failing in my attempt to learn to knit, I opted to crochet the scarf. To make a scarf like mine, Ch 100 and work a hdc in each ch (starting in the 2nd ch from hook). I made the scarf 5 rows wide and weaved in my ends.
I also had to forego the white-tipped tail, simply because I played yarn chicken and lost! Her tail is tipped with all gray, but I think she is still adorable.
I haven’t given this lovely crochet fox to Sis yet. I think I will save it for a while. Sis is not quite two and she might appreciate it a bit more in a few months.
If you are interested in making your own Fibi the Fox, you can get the pattern HERE.
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