Carlisle Crocodile - felt softie pattern (digital PDF pattern)

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Meet Carlisle Crocodile!

He's going to a birthday party and he's bringing a big gift. He hopes his is the biggest present of them all. :-)

Get ready to settle in for a bit of handsewing with lovely wool felt. Embroidering on wool felt is a joy – a total delight for the eyes and the fingers.

Plus – handsewing is portable. Take it with you to soccer games, Girl Scout meetings, you name it.

It’s also faster than you think. Carlisle only takes a few evenings to make!

What You Get

* A digital file, ready to print.
* Full-sized pattern pieces for Carlisle, his hat, and his gift. No need to enlarge anything!
* A 14-page pattern loaded with full-color step-by-step photos and very clear instructions. You’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing things right.
* Links to videos teaching you all the techniques you need to know to complete the project. You can totally make this!

What You’ll Need

* 1 sheet of felt for Carlisle
* smaller pieces of felt for the gift, hat, collar and tie
* embroidery thread to match the felt
* 2 4.5mm safety eyes
* 1 pipecleaner
* small piece of white baby rickrack
* polyfill stuffing (I like Soft Touch Poly­fil Supreme Fiberfill)
* 4 3/8″ buttons
* freezer paper (optional, but recommended)
* Sulky Sticky Fabri­-solvy (optional, but recommended)


The finished Carlisle is 8 inches tall (not counting his party hat).


This is a very easy pattern – appropriate for beginners. Can you whipstitch? Then you can do this! (Not sure if you can whipstitch? The pattern includes a link to a video showing how – and I teach the stitch to kids as young as 3. You can totally do it!)

This pattern is really perfect for portable work – or handwork while you watch TV. You’ll be whipping up a horde of party animals in no time! Get the pattern now. (And I actually mean now. It’s an instant download.)

© Wendi Gratz 2014
This pattern is for personal use only and is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern. You may, however, sell things you make with the pattern, as long as you are making them yourself.

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