This crochet pattern is a brand new design for Christmas 2013! This set includes the patterns for a donkey, 3 travel bags (messenger, duffel, and canteens), and two camels - one sitting and one standing. The messenger and duffel bags are made with an open top so you can stick verses in them to compliment any advent activities your family may be doing. This nativity set is an awesome way to play through the story of the nativity with your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
As I pondered what playscape to make for my first LARGE design project, I settled on the nativity. I thought I'd love it for our children even if no one else ever purchased the patterns! Patterning this set has become a labor of love. Each animal/figure has taken 15-25 hours to pattern and has been through multiple iterations until I was in love with the final figures! Nativity set # 3 is in process - three Kings are on their way!
Sitting camel measures: 3.5" tall x 7" long Standing camel measures: 6" tall x 7" long (has pipe cleaners in legs for extra support) Donkey measures: 5" tall x 6" long Please note that baby Jesus is not included in this set but is in photo # 5 for size reference.
***********This listing is for the PDF Crochet Pattern not the finish product***************
All my patterns are original and are designed to be small enough for busy mom's to find time to complete them in small windows of time. I am well aware of the difficulty in completing larger crochet patterns! These finished pieces are best for children over the age of 3 or those who will not be tempted to put pieces in their mouths.
This is an intermediate level crochet pattern. You should be comfortable with increases and decreases, magic loop, and working in a continuous spiral. Not so sure? YouTube is your friend! I learned all my crochet from YouTube videos. Go for it!
This design and the written pattern are original to me but you are more than welcome to sell the finished crochet products! Attribution details are in the pattern.