Naughty people on facebook are always sharing different patterns that they see. Some I can scroll right past, but many catch my attention and require further investigation. One of these was the Ragdoll Fox pattern by Spin A Yarn Crochet (https://spinayarncrochet.com/ragdoll-fox-free-crochet-pattern/). This little fellow looks cute and easy to make, so I decided to give him a go.
He was fairly easy to make up – his parts were all fairly basic. My only criticism is that my belly patch and eye patches did not turn out at the correct size (they are slightly smaller than they should be), but that may have been due to using a different brand yarn from the rest of the project.
Putting him together was fun! Most of him was crocheted together, which is what I prefer – it seems to be quicker than sewing. I also like the “flat” look it gave him on the edges, enhancing the ragdoll effect. His head, however……oh wow, this was a bit fiddly (and in the designer’s defense, she did say it would be!). Because I am a bit of a skim reader, I had to unpick a bunch of crocheting and start it again before it was completed, but in the end, it didn’t take too long. I had visions of having to spend days constructing this critter, and, in reality, it only took a few hours.
And I can already attest to his popularity with kids – my daughters were fighting over who is going to claim him before he was even finished!