After years of crochet, during the last 2 years I sort of switched my focus to weaving and knitting. Nothing like a really fun project to remind me why I fell in love with crochet in the first place. Knitting is definitely better for some things, but I love the cute animals that I created in crochet for this project.
This blanket is for my friend's expected nephew. When I heard that they were planning a Noah's Ark theme, I found a cute pattern and just had to buy it. This is how it turned out. I followed the pattern pretty exactly, but used my own color combinations. I added the little lion, using fun fur for the mane. I wasn't in love with the turtle in the pattern, so I improvised the cute sea horse instead. Then I made a cute matching cap and decorated that with a little lion of its own.
Just finished it tonight, and I must say I'm rather pleased with the results. Hope the little guy likes it when he arrives this summer!