I think I have mentioned before that I am a huge fan of the television show Supernatural. Because of that, the fandom has a particular love for moose. One of the first amigurumi I learned to crochet was a moose to represent the fandom. However, the further along I’ve gotten in my crochet journey, the more that pattern isn’t always my favorite. So, one of my dear friends suggested I try a moose chibi (or a baby moose).
What an interesting concept…
The original moose pattern I started with
I love the smaller chibi animals – I think they are just cute as a button: I mean, I love stuffed animals of all shapes and sizes, but there is just something about a chibi. In looking for a pattern, I found out that one of my favorite designers, One and Two Company, had the absolute perfect option. I reached out to a friend of mine and asked her if she would be willing to be a Lil’ Luvvies mama for the finished product and she agreed. Everything in place, I got to work.
I was so excited to work on this that I put other projects to the side just so I could get everything done on him.
As this was a first attempt, my efforts weren’t perfect (hence asking my friend to be the adoptive mama), but I had a blast and learned so much to make better for the next time around.
From the very start I could tell he was going to be about the perfect size, and look at that little face….too precious. This is one of the reasons I adore One and Two Company’s patterns, all their little faces are able to contain such a wide of expressions that can be easily switched with one or two stitches, or a smaller eye.
Adding the (admittedly crooked) antlers and the ears just added so much more to his little character. I can’t tell you how many times I just had to give him a good squeeze because he was so stinking cute.
The body was a little strange. His head isn’t supposed to sit completely centered, it is almost like he continually is sticking his neck out – or like he is trying to win a race by a muzzle. Whether that is something to do with my interpretation of the pattern, or if it is something that I misread I can learn that from practice.
Finally he came together. He took much less yarn (as a chibi) and far less time (again, he’s a baby) for me to create than my larger scale versions, but I am so happy with him. I just want to give him all the cuddles in the world.
Because of how floppy his arms and legs are, it is almost like he can walk on all fours (as you can kind of see from the picture above), or he can sit and be adorable.
I even gave him a dashing little scarf – because every moose needs to accessorize. And, of course I think he has a little personality. To me, he is inquisitive, but shy.
On my Instagram I posted this picture and titled it as his first selfie – it does kind of look like he’s waving. Because I know he already has an adoptive mama waiting, I didn’t give him a name, and I finished him late, so Desi wasn’t up to give him a name either.
Of course, him having an adoptive family doesn’t mean that I can’t get some snuggles in with him – and you can almost see how long the scarf it (the lighting in my living room is getting awful) – the scarf almost touches the top of my shirt.
He’s definitely a cutie. I had so much fun making him – I think this is easily my new favorite moose pattern. I can’t wait until next week at this time when I can give him to my friend and see how much she loves him. It is going to be awesome.
Hugs and cuddles,