I found this great book called Cuddly Crochet by Stacey Trock. In it, she has patterns for the cutest little stuffed animal creations for your little one. I made this for Sweetpea:
Isn't it the cutest little bird you've ever seen!?!? It measures about 5 inches tall. I changed the color from blue to green, used a cotton worsted weight yarn, and is stuffed with bamboo stuffing I found at JoAnn's.
I did learn some things, though, for when I make more of them. The first, and probably most important, is to keep your stitches as tight as possible. In some places, you can see the stuffing through my stitches. The second is to be more careful about how I attach the wings so they are symmetric - not lop-sided as mine are. But, I know that Sweetpea will love it! And I think it turned out pretty darn cute! And that's what matters!
Happy Earth Day everyone!