This fancy moose took a trip to Germany and came back with a nice pair of lederhosen. See?
Here’s the back story: A childhood friend of mine is having her second baby (boy named Enzo!) in about one month, and her mom had commissioned me in secret to make a crochet plushie for the little one to come. She asked me to make either a moose, owl or elephant with a color scheme of yellow and/or grey. Since we’re from New Hampshire (I’m a transplant in Phoenix), I knew I had to make a moose.
I initially made Enzo’s Moose plain, stark naked. I thought he was cute enough, but felt like something was missing.
I tried adding a bow-tie, but that didn’t seem to do the trick; not enough coverage, still a blushing moose.
That’s when I put some overalls on him and stitched an initial, which added that special touch I was aiming for.
I sent the original (very special) moose on its merry way to New Hampshire.
I have since altered the design to turn the overalls into a pair of lederhosen which are made as a part of the base of the body (rather than made separately like the original moose). I also changed the shape of his head a bit and adjusted the way the arms are attached. I’ve been very pleased with every version of this little bugger.