Color: Faded Denim
Pattern: (affiliate link) Vanna's Choice: Easy Crochet Critters
I love this pattern book! It basically uses single crochet -- although you do need to know how to increase or decrease. (A basic explanation is included in the book.) Like 99% of crochet patterns out there it is written in "crochet shorthand", but if you aren't familiar with the terms they are easily googled!
I have made a giraffe with this pattern before. (Check out the full post here.) This time I used a smaller hook and I think my stitches are a bit tighter. Of course, this makes the giraffe a little smaller.
Here's one more picture of me with the giraffe. My talented sister, Sarah, took this picture when I was pregnant with Dominic. She is the artist behind the camera in all of these shots, actually! I love that you can see Catherine frolicking in the background.
I love sharing my projects at various parties like these.