Updated: Aug 3, 2022
Meet Flora the Fox. She's a stuffed fox doll made with love and care. Flora Fox would make the perfect addition to any baby nursery or as a kid's birthday gift. This doll is squeezable and soft, making them great gifts for children. Flora is made from high quality 100% cotton yarn, and filled with hypoallergenic fiberfill. So if you don`t use sequins (as I did) your doll will be safe for babies.
I would recommend this pattern to crocheters with intermediate crochet skill as making her lasts quite a while. But this is the only reason. I used the most basic crochet stitches so a beginner can make it easily too.
I tried to reduce the sewing by making the head and the body to be a single piece. And I will show you a great method to prevent the head from tilting backwards. I call it neck stiffener but if you know a better word to name it please let me know below in the comment section.
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I designed a tube-like shape that I call neck stiffener:
¨ This will be a tube-like shape, that needs to be inserted into the neck after the head is filled and most of the body part is already done
¨ Must be filled very firmly- seeing the filling is not an issue at this point, it is a must :) - if it is done as written it will prevent the head from tilting backward
¨ Insert it into the neck after Row 49 - - approximately half of it goes into the head and half of it stays in the body (In the Ad-free PDF pattern there are several photos about this step)