10.18.2008

hooked on (d)elmo

A sweet 2 year old came to our house and just stole our hearts with her absolute cuteness. Tiny curls sweeping her head, wearing adorable little girl Elmo pajamas....what is not to like about this endearing little young lady? Well, come to find out she is obsessed with a certain, red Sesame Street character. And since it is her birthday tomorrow -- and since I have shopped every store for an Elmo she doesn't have -- I came to one conclusion: make one for her. But where does one find a crochet pattern for Elmo?

Paging through my CROCHET YEARBOOK vol. 1, I found an adaptable pattern. Hmmmm. Can Elmo spring from this Kathy Kitty? Squint a lot and it looks workable. A stitch here and there to sort of change the shape and here is......


(D)elmo. Elmo designed by Dawn becomes --> (D)elmo. I know, pretty bad, but my kids were quick to point out that his head is more round than the actual Elmo, whose head, I'll admit is more oval.

But kids, work with me and my creative license to change a few things. ....... in other words--'fly by the seat of my pants' as I try my hand at crocheting something w/o a pattern. *grin*


10 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You are a clever girl! I love D'elmo. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have a 2 year old granddaughter who would love this! blessings, marlene

Jackie said...

I love it! It is a great likeness of Elmo. How nice of you to do this for her, she will be thrilled! I think any child would be thrilled.

Quiltersal said...

Oh, my gosh, he is so cute. I'm not ordinarily a fan of Elmo but yours is adorable. Good job!

jacquie said...

it's fantastic...who doesn't like elmo? she's going to love it.

Ivory Spring said...

Wow, Dawn - I am thoroughly impressed. This is probably the most beautiful Elmo I have ever seen!

Thank you for visiting, and leaving the sweet comment -- I really appreciate it!

Robyn said...

Dawn I think D'Elmo is absolutley brilliant!!!!
I bet the little girl loves him.
Wonderful work.

(this reminds me many years ago of a bear I made my then young son...no buy, no pattern, so I made him too...wooohooo!)

Good on ya girl...love love love your creativity ***thumbs up***

Dandelion Quilts said...

I think he looks perfect. :) You are so clever.

meggie said...

I also think it is perfect! I am sure that little angel will LOVE D'elmo!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love this - looks like a Delmo to me! Great job - and you don't have to go buy it. Very clever of you!
Kris