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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Chardonnay's mythical cousin: Chablis the Unicorn!

After a period of harassment from children of friends, family and fans, I would like to introduce Chablis the Unicorn. 

This is a simple mod to Chardonnay the Pony- so any of you who have the book can add her to your TO DO lists. 

I have used: 

Cream for the body and head (approx 35g)
Silver hooves swapping to cream for remainder of legs (15g)
Silver mane and tail which can be made a bit longer if desired (approx 10g)

Next. Look up Douglas the Highland Bull and crochet one of his horns but working your dc sts into the back loops only.  This will give you a ridged textured fabric surface which I think befits a magical unicorn horn. I worked the horn in a tiny scrap of oatmeal. 


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Jurassic fever has swept the Studio!

It was only really a letter of time before all the current dinosaur mania seeped through. While in my recent holiday I crocheted a triceratops, brontosaurus, pterodactyl, stegosaurus and t-rex. 

Meet the new #edsdinos crew: 

Victoria the Triceratops 

Stanley the Stegosaurus 

Gregory the T-Rex

Mary the Brontosaurus 

Catherine the Pterodactyl 

Kits (£18) are now available to buy and there's also a special dinosaur bundle to get your hands on an exclusive bonus Anthony the Ankylosaurs pattern.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

A bright holiday wardrobe pattern modification for your #edsanimals

Our NEW super cute 25g mini-balls of coloured yarn have been sitting on the corner of my desk for a few weeks now, and have proved pretty inspiring.  

For the first time TOFT will be introducing bright coloured yarn into its range to accommodate the bright orange, yellow, blue and greens needed in my latest bird collection (book now on pre-order).  At the moment we have yellow, orange and pink available to purchase and the blue and two greens will arrive on a couple of weeks. 

It was only ever going to be a matter of time before I had some fun with these brights and the classic Edward's Menagerie standard form. So here we have it: simple pattern modifications to give your #edsanimals a T-shirt or shorts. 


I selected Austin the Rhino and used my favourite colour to give him a fetching pair of swim shorts. 

Starting in your shorts colour work the standard body up to the start of Rnd 14 where you colour change to your animal's colour. 

Work your bottom legs as normal in your animal's colour and change to your shorts colour at the start of Rnd 14. 

T- shirt 

Here's Piotr the Polarbear and our NEW orange. Start your standard body as normal in your selected animal's colour and colour change to your t-shirt colour at the start of Rnd 16. 

Work your two top legs as normal until colour changing to your t-shirt colour at Rnd 14. 

You'd just need one 25g ball of our NEW yarn to add your shorts or t-shirt to your animal (and still have plenty left for a beak or two!). 

Looking forward to seeing your pictures- I have already had an elephant with a pink T-shirt request from Edward so I had better get back to my crochet!