I made a gorilla based on the pattern for “Mango the Orangutan” from Stacey Trock’s Crocheted Softies.

The pattern was off in a few ways – for instance the snout part did not match what is shown in the picture.  I improvised by adding another row to make it longer and a row of decrease to cinch it enough to have a shape once it was stuffed.  The book called for a furry yarn to make the body, which is not readily available at your basic craft store, so I used the Red Heart® line instead.  I also tweaked things here and there to make it work better for me.

I think the Orangutan, in this case, came out as more of Gorilla!  Where are my bananas!?!?!



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