My niece was having a baby (she had a baby boy), and I wanted to give her something special for her baby shower. She loves all things Star Wars, and specifically Baby Yoda/Grogu from The Mandalorian show on Disney. I just knew she would love a crochet lovey.
The first attempt wasn’t quite right, so of course I had to make a second one. They were both cute, but I think the second one turned out better. I ended up keeping the first one, long enough to take it to Disneyland. After that, I gave it to my sister for her grand baby.
Here is a surprise gift I made for my son last Christmas. I had learned one of his favorite characters from the video game Kingdom Hearts is Sora. I wanted to try my hand at making him. I very rarely use patterns for my creations. Most of what I make is my own design, and I use the term ‘design’ loosely here because I usually just go… But I do plan, mostly in my head, but sometimes on paper. This one was mostly in my head. I started by looking at many photos and sometimes videos of the character.
Then I looked at crochet examples of the character from other people. This allowed me to 1) figure out what important characteristics should be included and 2) ideas on how to implement, or not implement, certain techniques. Then I thought on it all before I got started.