because every girl needs a pink gator

12:19 AM

When my friend, Stacy, called me in October telling me that the only gift her daughter requested for Christmas was a pink alligator, I knew I needed to help her out.  I mean, every girl needs a pink gator, right?

pink gator

As I browsed Ravelry, I found the perfect pattern, Plush Alligator by Kristi Benedict.  It was well worth the $5.  The belly is my favorite!  This gator is actually quite long, 18 inches, if I remember correctly, but it knits up super fast using a bulky yarn.  I used Lion Brand Thick & Quick in white and pink and wooden buttons for the eyes.  I'm a total fan of wooden buttons.

awesome belly

wooden eyes

If you know a girl who needs a pink gator, let me know, because I'm in the business of making sure every girl has a pink gator in her life. :)


Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.  It's the highlight of my week.  You should check it out!

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  1. And yes, that is the new spelling of 'awesome'... ?? :)

  2. Oh, Jen!! Another masterpiece!!! LOVE that little pink gator! I just had a request from my daughter for another bunny (so the Littlest Man will have one to match his big brother's Coco O'Hare). Maybe... I could interest them in a gator! Too cute!! Very well done. blessings ~ tanna

  3. That is really cute! You do such a great job with your knitting!

  4. So cute! Gotta love kid's imaginations. Happy weekend!

  5. Your gator is adorable! And I love that that is the one thing that little girl wanted for Christmas!

  6. haha .. do I know a girl who would like one ... ehh ... I know me. That's really a lovely gator!

  7. She's a lucky girl having a Momma who makes her such sweet things ;} Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

  8. CUTE - that is what we all need!!

  9. LOL, well done! that is such a cute story and project! thanks for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  10. That gator is surely the pride of your friend's daughter now! So sweet. :) You should link that up to Pink Saturday.

    Have a great weekend,

  11. Oh yes... every girl needs a pink gator! Love it! And the belly is so sweet! :)

  12. Well, I think now I can say that I have seen everything! Does she (the gator) giggle when you tickle it's tummy? *smiles*

  13. How cute is that! I am sure she just loves it to pieces. :)


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