Newest Critter

This is a fun pattern to follow from The Little Crochet Farm, if you want to whip up a turtle someday. It seems like children can never have too many stuffed animals.

Have you ever noticed the different ways children hold onto their stuffed animals? A rabbit will dangle towards the ground except for the arm that is being held onto very tightly. Others can be cradled like a baby. Some get so much love, they need to be repaired. Our family went through a streak where stuffed critters were coming over to our house on a regular basis.

“It needs surgery, Grandma,” my grandson announced one day, as he opened a big bag and pulled out a large, gray elephant. “It’s starting to get too skinny.” I carefully placed more stuffing inside and did a tiny repair close to its tail. It was practically back to normal. Only a few of us know where the stitches are. The ones that need mending are the most loved.

This turtle is living with my grandson now. I noticed, this newest critter gets held close, tucked in between the fold of his arm. I’ll hold onto the extra yarn, in case it needs some extra stitches someday. 🙂

I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they,
who are so fresh from God, love us.
~Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop, 1840


2 thoughts on “Newest Critter

  1. The turtle is adorable! While reading your post, I pictured my two boys as youngsters with one of their favorite stuffed animals and how many times they needed to be repaired. Pleasant memories. Thanks for sharing, Mary Ann!

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