Long time no pattern, huh. Well, let's remedy that one right now :)
Say hi to Zoe.
I've started a running list of my favorite names and this one's at the top. It was also the name my mom decided to give our dachshund when I was little, so there went any chance of naming a daughter that ;)
She's already at my parent's house right now, so I can't get her exact measurement, but she's a bigger girl, so I think she's at least 7 inches tall. I missed the Rebekah snowflake girl pattern, so I wanted to create another pattern that complimented it, without being too similar. I changed the foot design slightly from how I normally do the feet too. I think I actually like it better.
I ended up using the same yarn to make this one as the yarn that I was sent from Crochet Today! to make the Rebekah prototype for the magazine. It's not my favorite to work with, but I can understand how so many people like using it for their dolls. Perhaps if acrylic yarn didn't burn my hands so much, I might work with it more often, but I really like wool, so I'm not so sure.
The pattern is 6 pages long, with 9 images. I didn't take as many pictures of the making process as I usually do, but I think the one's included will be helpful nevertheless. I did have to end up using Lion Brand Alpine Wool for the embroidered/braided part of the hair. I don't know where the heck the black Red Heart yarn had gone (though I'm pretty sure I donated it with a bunch of yarn I gave away), and the only other yarns I had that were black were 2 hanks of Malabrigo silk/wool blend, and the Alpine wool which is a bulky weight, but I didn't crochet anything with it, only used it to embroider the hair to the wig cap that I'd already made in Red Heart.
Anyhoo, to enter the contest, all you have to do to enter to win a free Zoe pattern is leave a comment and tell me- What was your favorite pet? And if you want to tell me why, that's always more fun. Only one comment counts per person, and no comments will be entered after noon PST January 4, 2010.