all together now :D

All togeth­er now, plus bonus pattern!

A mosa­ic of the 12 Days of Wood­land Crea­tures (and Their Favourite Things) project :D



Don’t they look so fes­tive together?

Actu­al­ly, I’d like to fea­ture your cre­ations on this blog! Much like the pho­to gallery we cre­at­ed before with the week­end craft-along par­ty. Feel free to send me pic­tures of every­thing you made from this project or just your favourites :) If you just found out about this project and want your pic­ture to be fea­tured, no wor­ries about mak­ing the whole series — make your favourite crea­ture and send me a pic­ture :D

Many of us have shared pic­tures in the Rav­el­ry group, but if you’re not on Rav­el­ry or in the group you can also send me a link to pic­tures of your cre­ations (if it’s post­ed online) in the com­ments below, or email pic­tures to me at genuinemudpie[at]gmail[dot]com. I will link your pic­ture to your web­site or blog as well if you send me the URLs to them.

Please send links or pic­tures to me by Novem­ber 12 :)

And I thought it would be fun to show you the “behind the scene” of all the writ­ten pat­terns ‑ jum­bled dia­grams and notes on scrap pieces of paper on the cof­fee table. Not sure why I nev­er use a prop­er piece of paper or a note­book. I always jot down ideas and stitch pat­terns on ran­dom pieces of paper I find around the house. So, shar­ing pat­tern here is also ben­e­fi­cial for me, because these scrap pieces of paper get thrown out. I just go back to my own blog posts to fol­low the pat­terns if I need to remake something.

Photo 2014-10-23, 4 29 38 PM

And final­ly, bonus pat­tern — a new and improved squir­rel pattern :)

The white squir­rel was one of the first crea­tures I made for this project, and since then I’ve devel­oped a slight­ly dif­fer­ent way to make ani­mals, which makes the ani­mal looks a bit more plump. And of course, the tail with loop stitch!

Photo 2014-10-29, 4 44 20 PM

I used:

Worsted weight yarn in grey and brown

Small black beads for eyes

Nee­dle and thread for sewing and embroidering

3.5 mm hook



Round 1: 5 sc in mag­ic ring, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 2: ch 1, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * once more, 2 sc in next sc, sl st in first sc to join (8 sc).

Round 3–4: ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join (8 sc).

Row 5 (ears): press head flat, with stitch on hook at the right top cor­ner, cro­chet through both lay­ers of head. ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 1, sl st in same sc, sl st in next 3 sc, ch 1, sc in same sc where last sl st was made, ch 1, sl st in same sc, fas­ten off, weave in ends.


Round 1: 4 sc in mag­ic ring, don’t join.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around, don’t join (8 sc).

1 sc in each sc around until piece is 3/4″ inch­es tall.

Decrease round: *sc in next sc, 2 sc tog in next sc* repeat from * to * two more times

1 sc in each sc around (6 sc), fas­ten off, leav­ing a tail for sewing.


The tail has quite a bit of shap­ing using increas­es (2 loop stitch­es in one stitch) and decreas­es (2 loop stitch­es togeth­er over 2 stitches).

This is what I mean by 2 loop stitch togeter (2 lp st tog): insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, insert hook in fol­low­ing stitch, make loop stitch as usu­al, and pull through all loops on the hook as you fin­ish off the loop stitch.

Row 1: leav­ing a long tail for sewing, ch 2, 2 sc in sec­ond ch from hook, turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sk first sc, 2 lp st (loop stitch) in next sc, turn.

Row 3: ch 1, 2 lp st in first st, lp st in next st, turn.

Row 4: ch 1, 2 lp st in each of next 2 st, turn.

Row 5: ch 1, 2 lp in first st, lp st in next st, 2 lp st tog in next st, turn.

Row 6: ch 1, 2 lp st tog over next 2 st, lp st in 2nd st in the 2 lp st tog just made, 2 lp st tog over next 2 st, turn.

Row 7: ch 1, 2 lp st tog over next 2 st, 2 lp st in next st, turn.

Row 8: ch 1, lp st in first st, 2 lp st tog over next 2 st, turn.

Row 9: ch 1, 2 lp st tog over next 2 st, fas­ten off, weave in end.


Sew on eyes and embroi­der nose with brown yarn. Sew head to body. Sew tail to body.


Wish­ing you a hap­py week­end! Look­ing for­ward to see­ing crea­ture pics from you! :D


2 thoughts on “all together now :D

  1. I absolute­ly love all your crit­ters! Do you have them pub­lished in a book? I would love to pur­chase the writ­ten instruc­tions for ALL. please let me know I’m very interested.

  2. Hi Cathy, thanks so much for your inter­est in my pat­terns! I haven’t yet put them togeth­er in a book but that’s a good idea! I will def­i­nite­ly con­sid­er it for a sum­mer project… in the mean­while, if you click on the first link in the post you’ll see all the crea­ture pat­tern posts grouped together.

Comments are closed.