When I first wrote the fox pattern almost three years ago, I really wanted to use worsted weight yarn, but couldn't find a yarn thick enough in the right colors, so decided to crochet my fox holding two strands of yarn together. Which made the photos a bit confusing for some crocheters. Also, I wasn't really happy with the colors, I thought the photos could be better, pattern just a tad more clear and concise in places. Plus the neck joint was causing a bit of trouble for some of you. And we can't have that, now can we.
I just love all kinds of yarn, from humble rustic wool to luxurious silk, from traditional flax to acrylic and nylon, not to mention exotic fibers like milk protein. There's no better way to spend an afternoon than going to yarn stores and looking and feeling and oohing and aahing and, more often than not, bringing home bags full of beautiful yarn. Although I usually have no clear picture in mind what projects I am going to use it for. And as you may have guessed, my yarn stash pretty quickly grew out of its designated storage area.
Which lead to a new rule - no new yarn will be bought until I can fit it all back in the boxes. I could have gone around it by just getting more boxes and taking over the living room or giving away some of the yarn, but the sensible thing was to use it up. And the sensible route I went.
Going through it I found quite a large collection of fingering weight cotton yarn, which is a bit too fine to use when taking photos for patterns, but perfect for making really cute and small, but detailed toys - my favorite kind. It was quite relaxing mixing patterns and just crocheting and not having to think about explaining each detail, although I found myself doing it anyway.
In Estonian folklore foxes are depicted as clever and a bit mischievous, always able to outsmart everyone. But just look at this guy, such an honest face :)
I have used doll joints before to attach the arms and legs. But this time I added a neck joint as well, so the fox can turn his head. I love using plastic doll joints they are easy to install, washable and durable. But cotter pin joints, buttons and thread or just thread will work great as well, if you can't get your hands on plastic joints.
If you would like to make your own, grab a copy of the pattern from HERE.
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