This is an unexpected followup to my dragon toy
. Shortly after I finished that, my mom called me and asked, "Do you have any ideas for birthday presents for your sister?" I said, "Uhhhhhh...," since I had totally forgotten that her birthday was coming up. I decided quite quickly that I wanted to make her a toy though, since I'd had so much fun with the dragon. Whipped this design up at work the next day and have been working on it ever since - it was only about a week after her birthday that I finished it...!
It's made with something black and white, Red Heart yarn I think, and Lion's Tiffany, Lame', and Glitterspun. Oh did I love the Tiffany for this application. The Lame' was kind of a pain to work once I got up towards that point, as it's rather stiff, but the stiffness did have an advantage: I didn't have to stuff the horn to get it to stay up! Also I used two buttons and some polyfil stuffing.
And then, of course, I thought, "Hey, deadline's not past yet - may as well upload pics." So here they are!
(I didn't really think this was going to become a trend, but about halfway through the unicorn a hydra design suddenly popped into my head, and I realised I was on my way towards writing the niche-est craft book ever: crochet mythological animal toys.)