This is one of those versatile toys that I think would look good in a wide range of colors, or even a multi-colored yarn. The sample uses Red Heart Super Saver, a washable aran-weight acrylic yarn (the same yarn, in fact, that I used for my popular free pattern Mini Octopus). I made the lizard shown in a nice baby-friendly size, but if you love small toys try working the pattern with thiner yarn and needles. The Friendly Lizard is worked in the round on double-pointed needles from tail to nose, with I-cord legs sewn onto its sides. See all the materials you'll need to make this toy on Ravelry.
This book highlights a wide range of baby items, from toys and hats to sweaters and even blankets, all using one skein of yarn or less. It also features some pretty adorable models! With 101 patterns, One-Skein Wonders for Babies is great resource for all your baby-knitting needs. It's also a great deal; 101 patterns for $18.95 means you pay less than 20 cents per pattern!
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I'm Sarah Gomez, a 16-year-old Christian knitter and beginning sewist.
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