Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rubio - the Red-Eyed Tree Frog




This is Rubio. So named because of his 'ruby-red toes', (and he has red in his name and rubies are red...shhh, don't tell her I told you that.) Rubio belongs to my oldest daughter.(10) He is the love of her life. Rubio is a wee little lad measuring only 2 inches. I worked hard to get him like that. I used sport weight yarn and an E-4 hook just for that request. He's perfect for perching upon shoulders and squishing into pockets.

Rubio's toes were a pain!  There are 12 of them did you notice? They are considerably bigger than his body which 'she' just loves. I didn't plan it that way, I just didn't have any sport weight yarn in red, oh excuse me, ruby-red. But I have to say I love how they turned out. Since his creation I have found a pattern that is significantly more challenging and so much more life-like.  I'll take him on soon. I love the eyes, but the toes, oh the toes! :P
One word of advice...crochet tight! Those legs are tiny (less than an inch) and get "gap-py" quick. Is "gap-py" a word?  


~S

1 comment:

  1. "Gap-py" is a word in my world of crochet (happily). Just finished my dish rag Amigurumi:D
    Mama

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