Archive | November, 2012

Crochet Elmo v2

8 Nov

After making the first soft toy Elmo, there were a few niggly things that annoyed me about him. His mouth was perpetually wide open, he couldn’t sit up because his head was too heavy, and there was no way to access the inside of his torso to re-stuff his neck after my daughter carried him around by the neck a few times and the stuffing moved around. So when a friend asked me if I could make her daughter an Elmo for Christmas, I really wanted to improve on the first attempt.

Introducing Elmo 2.0:

Elmo 2.0 can sit unassisted!

Elmo 2.0 has a zip on the back so he can be re-stuffed.

And Elmo 2.0’s mouth is a lot more closed so that it doesn’t look like he’s screaming all the time (unlike Elmo 1.0 on the right).

I can’t wait to see what Elmo 2.0’s new owner thinks of him at Christmas time!