And here is something not so wet after all, the crochet otter pattern!
What can I tell about the process of making this crochet otter? It might have been one of the most difficult patterns I have made so far. Not specifically in designing the shapes, but more because I had a hard time making the otter in my recognizable style. He tended to become much more realistic then I prefer. In the end I do think I managed to make him the right kind of doll and I am very happy with the result. Basil looks quite quirky and playful, despite him being a standing animal. Because especially British crocheters have asked me if could make an otter sometimes, I decided to give this crochet otter a very British name. And after all, he is a European otter.
Basil’s head and body are made in one piece, to gave him that straight and slender otter shape. He is about 6,1 inch/ 15,5 cm tall. To make the tail stay in its bendable shape, I have used a pipe cleaner. Here is another picture of Basil and below it you can find the links to the pattern.
Where you can get this pattern.
The crochet pattern for this whimsical and cheerful otter, you can find in my shop and in my shop at Ravelry. The pattern contains a clear description of how to crochet and attach the animal with example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. It tells you what materials you need, the Lopi colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make this little slippery friend.