Sunday, June 28, 2015

Our Pet Rat Made of Yarn


Meet our baby rat made of yarn. She's so sweet, I love her!

We recently caught a rat with babies here at our house. It was the first time I ever had one move in! I used a live trap to catch her and the 2 little ones and I brought them to the woods. It took  a few days to catch all 3. During this time my son got a bit attached. He wanted to go buy a domesticated rat from the pet store. But after a week of trying my hardest to be rid of the rats, I'd rather not! So I figure a rat made of yarn is the best alternative :)

I worked on her for a few hours today but she's not done. She still needs 2 back legs and some whiskers. But tonight, just as I hoped, my son fell in love and
wanted to hold her! And then he fell asleep so I'll leave the rat with the boy until tomorrow :)


Goodnight friends!



30 comments:

  1. Ow! This is so cute ! And I'm really glad to read that there's still people out there who takes the time and patience to catch the rat alive and bring it in the woods rather then cruelly kill it with a trap ! You made my day :)

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    1. thank you!
      And I'm so glad to make your day, that just gave me the biggest smile!
      It was worth the time it took to catch them to see them run free where they belong for sure :)

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  2. Adorable!! I love rats, and this one is amazing!!

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  3. so cute are you going to make a pattern for him

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    1. I most likely will. I want to play around a bit more with the shaping. And I have to get my other promised patterns up first so it'll be a while before I can get to it.

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  4. Hi Sharon

    Such a cute little one He's just too adorable ^_^'
    Can't wait to see him finished
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Sonja xo

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  5. This is really so cute, I love the little feet.

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  6. Åh it's so cute I love all the things you make.

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  7. This really is so adorable! and it's sweet of you to make it for your son since he couldn't have a live rat. I can't wait to see the little guy finished, he's so cute right now!

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  8. Aubrey VillalobosJuly 1, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    You are so gifted!! That is the cutest rat I have ever seen! How long have you been crocheting? This is my 7th year. Going on 8!!!!

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  9. Ohhhh my when I ever saw was so excited about starting one. S it is the most adorable of all the ones I have seen so far. You are so gifted to be able to transfer yarn into the most incredible animals, etc. Will be watching. I need to get pic of my bunny and lion to put on FB.....wow that mane on lion was hard. But you make things look so easy.. Again thanks for being your generous loving self.

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    1. I look forward to your photos! It's always a thrill to see :)

      I'm so glad you like the rat too, that means a lot. I had a lot of fun making her. It's even more fun to watch my youngest son carry her around like a real pet, lol

      Life is good!

      Thank you for all the lovely comments, it made me smile.

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  10. Hi, I was wondering if you sell any of the things you make! I would love to buy some for Christmas gifts! , and you have inspired me to learn to crochet so I will give it a try. you're work is beautiful !

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  11. You are so good. I come from Holland. And im 12 years old and i love to chrochet. I love your patterns.

    Sorry for my bad spelling.

    Demi

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  12. OMGOSH, I would love to make this adorable rat...! Can't wait for the tutorial...! 😎

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  13. Hi Sharon,

    Your I like your rat do you have a pattern or video for that.

    Thanks

    Vasanti

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  14. hi sharon
    i just wanted to say thank you for all you tutorials you have done they really inspired me to learn how to crochet and since watching a few of your tutorials i have now been able to create my own projects and my family and friends love them and it is all thanks to you i cant wait for the tutorial for this adorable rat it is so cute i just love it. I think you are very talented with the things you create and i hope to be just as good as you one day.so just want to say a really big thank you for all your tutorials both on youtube and you written tutorials aswell
    Many thanks kristina xx

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    1. Thank you so much Kristina,

      What an honor for me! I'm so happy to hear that you're well on your way down an awesome crochet journey and you found my tutorials helpful at the start of it.

      Crochet brings so much joy.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it. All the best to you!

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  15. Sharon,
    I raised rats awhile and had a white like you made for your son, I also had one that was white with a brown head, one of my other hobbies is felting so I felted the one that was white with a brown head. His name was Mr, Nibbles. He was a sweetheart, they make wonderful pets and are just as sweet as the ones made from yarn if I could post his pic here and the one I made to resemble him I would!! Thanks you are so fun!!

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    1. that is awesome. I've heard they make really sweet pets.

      I love that name, Mr.Nibbles, so sweet! If you have facebook please feel free to post on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely I would love to see!

      Thanks for the kind words, it's so appreciated :)

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  16. I just love your work I'm always checking for more of your fantastic patterns think you very clever learnt alot from you thank you

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  17. I was wondering if you made this into a pattern. My friend just had her rat pass away and I've been trying to find a pattern to make her a stuffie that's supposed to represent her little departed friend

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    1. no I haven't, sorry!
      If I do end up making it into a pattern it won't be until sometime in 2016 as I'm completely booked up with projects.
      I hope you find a good pattern before then :)

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  18. I used to a few pet rats several years ago, they were totally awesome and loved to ride on my shoulder.
    I'm looking forward to the pattern for your sweet little rat amigurui. She's adorable in the pictures you have posted here.

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  19. I hope you get he pattern up for you rat. It is sooooooo cute. I'd love to make one too.

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  20. It's so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm in love!!!!!!!!
    Will you do the pattern post????
    Thanks for all
    Congratulations

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  21. Hi Sharon!

    I met him recently looking for free patterns, and yours have loved me! They are beautiful, especially this that I've found very sweet! You do not have the pattern for this pet? I love it!

    Thanks!❤

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