welcome, good to see you!
a very small project to work with colors as a change from my black blocks, that was what i was looking for.
a friend of mine has a young dog, his name is balou, a friendly cocker spaniel of about eight months old.
last week we went to the garden center with him and between the countless toys for dogs he liked something which looks like a flattened ball made of fabric. i thought it was pricey and so i figured that i could crochet something similar. friday i started with aqua and gray cotton yarn but then i thought that jacqueline has an only black / white interior without any color, so i started again with ecru, off-white, gray and black.
no short break from black for me, no colors:)
the toy i wanted to make flat and lightweight enough for the dog to hold it easily in his mouth. unfortunately i did not have suitable fabric to make a lining. therefore – to cover up the slightly too large gaps between the stitches in the centers – i crocheted small circles of single crochets and sewn them on with hopefully invisible stitches. i crocheted the sides together except for a small part to fill the toy with yarn ends of acrylic yarn and then i closed the side with some sewing stitches. it doesn’t look like a flattened ball, more like a tiny cushion.
this is the result and let’s hope balou likes it!
back to my black squares.
hope you will have a great week!