As soon as I finished it, my husband claimed it for his car.
The pattern's really easy. All I did was draw a teddy shape on graph paper and work it in double crochet. That seems to approximate to graph squares - not in size, but in proportion. The ears were worked out as I made them, but they worked well, I think. He did look rather like a gingerbread man without them.
I'm glad I made a practice ted, because there are some things I would change next time. I did a little muzzle, which I wouldn't bother with next time - not effective. And I'm wondering if his body's a bit long. Maybe I'll make Grunge Ted a bit bigger, too.
Here's the wool I bought on Saturday for Grunge Ted.
Grey for the body, red for the little grungy t-shirt. And then there's some white felt with sparkles for a logo for the t-shirt. Pretty macho, no? Possibly not, but I really can't bring myself to give my godson something I haven't made. Not when I give everyone else handmade stuff.
Anyway, off to crochet an elephant's bottom, and work out how to convert an elephant pattern to a hippo one. Shouldn't be impossible, I think. I may be overconfident there, but I'll post pictures, disaster or no.