The Lion and the Elephant

6 Nov

I’ve  touted Susan B. Anderson’s Itty Bitty Hats knitting book in a previous knitting post.  Another great book in her book series is Itty Bitty Toys.  I’ve made several of the toys in this book, but this was the first time I took on one of  the adorable reversible toy patterns.  I chose to make the reversible Lion and Elephant toy for my friend D’s baby shower.

I used KnitPicks Comfy Worsted yarn, a super soft and smooth pima cotton blend yarn.  Each animal is knit up separately. The bottom of the body is knit up like a small baby hat, and the head, ears, tail, arms, and legs are knit separately, stuffed with fiber fill, and sewn onto the body.  Here is a front and back shot of both animals.

To attach them together, you flip the bodies inside out and stitch the centers together towards the base of the heads.

Then the bottom edges are whip stitched together.

Here’s the final product!

If you are a knitter or crocheter and haven’t tried making a stuffed animal, I highly recommend it!  They make for fun projects and great gifts!

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3 Responses to “The Lion and the Elephant”

  1. Sarah November 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Wonderful, wonderful gift! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Angela G November 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    OMG! Adorable! I have never even heard of these little reversible animals. So cute!

  3. bethaustin November 12, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    So darn cute!!!!

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