Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Do you want to build a Snowman?

   One day I was thinking about crocheting a snowman. We don't have any snow right now, but it would be perfect for this time of year. I was looking online for some inspiration and I came across a free pattern for Disney's Olaf from the movie Frozen. Click here to go to the pattern. I love how it came out (after a few boo boos that I had to fix).

   When I put the eyes on, I started my count from the wrong side and ended up with an upside down head. Whoops! I probably would've put it together like that had it not been for my daughter who pointed it out. I almost gave up on it at that point because you can't remove safety eyes without cutting the plastic piece off and the head was already stuffed and closed off. There was no way to get to it. Luckily, the felt piece for the mouth was big enough to cover it. So I glued it on with some fabric glue and you can't even tell where I messed up. (Unless you feel for it.) I opted out of making the crochet arms. They just hung there, and I didn't like that. I had some leftover brown pipe cleaners from my Baby Groot project and stuck it through his body. It took a minute to figure out his fingers. In all the pictures I saw of Olaf, he has 4 fingers, so I cut another piece of pipe cleaner for each hand and twisted them together. Overall he is very top heavy and floppy, but I actually got him to stand up for his photo shoot. I was thinking next time instead of sewing his head on, maybe I'll use velcro so it can be detachable.

   Looking at the bottom half of his body gives me ideas for Baymax from Big Hero 6. Stay tuned.




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