Hi, My Name Is Sammy

April 25, 2007 at 8:00 pm 5 comments

sammy striped crochet dog softie

Well, I finally finished my striped crochet dog softie and decided to go with the black tail. I made a black-tipped stripe tail, but the way the black contrasted with all the bright colors and matched the ears and paws convinced me that black was the way to go. I also made him a nice blue collar and onto it I fastened one of my papier mache baubles instead of a dog tag. I’m going to put him up for adoption at my etsy shop over the weekend.sammy striped crochet dog softie

I used old pantyhose and fiberfill to stuff him. And when I say old pantyhose, well I can’t remember when the last time I wore them at all! I did remember that my grandmother used to crochet us cats and stuff them with old pantyhose. I’m the oldest of four girls so you know we save a lot of our old pantyhose for her and she returned the hose inside wonderful, cuddly crocheted cats. I don’t have the cat she made me anymore, neither do two of my sisters. One sister still has hers. I live in Texas. My three sisters all live in Ohio. I asked the sister who still has her cat if I could borrow it to study and try to recreate. She asked if I would return it. I said maybe. She said no. And so that’s how my crocheted critter creations began and I swear it looks like I’m addicted.

So I’ll end here and go to my studio to work on the non-crocheted big mouth cat pins I’m working on. And I must start the papier mache dogs that I have been commissioned to make. Busy, busy. (more pictures on next page)

sammy striped crochet dog softie

sammy striped crochet dog softie

sammy striped crochet dog softie jewel closeup

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  • 1. Show Me Your Ami... « All In A Day’s….  |  May 2, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    […] Patti Haskins has a couple of super fun and colorful crochet cats.  One of her colorful creations was posted recently on the Softies Central website. […]

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  • 2. Nonoa  |  June 5, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    CUTE! Is there a pattern?

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  • 3. phaskins  |  June 5, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks Nonoa. I’m afraid there’s really no pattern, I make it up as I go along and I’ve never written a pattern, but you’re not the first to ask. Maybe someday I’ll figure out how to write a pattern. : )

    Reply
  • 4. Spencer  |  January 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    great work. Hope you don’t mind me asking is this dog for sale? Spencer

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    • 5. phaskins  |  January 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm

      Hi Spencer,
      Thanks for your nice comment, I don’t mind you asking if it is for sale. He WAS for sale, he has been sold for some time now. I have other critters for sale, you can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pattihaskins
      If you want one that looks like Sammy, you can order a custom critter and instead of me matching the pictures of a live critter, I will match my pictures of Sammy and make a critter that looks like him.
      Thanks,
      Patti

      Reply

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