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
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!
Thanks! I’m so happy this brought back some pleasant memories for you!