Happy, happy 6th birthday to my beloved niece (Niki's daughter), Charlotte! In honor of Charbunkle's birthday, I crocheted her this puppy named "Skye" from the Nick Jr. show "Paw Patrol".
Back when Charlotte & Peter first started watching that show last year, I looked around on the interwebs for Paw Patrol crocheted goodies, but I didn't find much because the show was still a bit too new. Since then, I've seen a few Paw Patrol amigurumis float across my Pinterest boards, but none turned my head like this pattern by Nipiti, which I bought on Etsy.
As usual, I used Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart With Love yarns, but I also mixed in some beige Caron One Pound yarn that I've had in my stash for a while. Actually, that yarn might have come from Niki when she handed down all of her worsted weight stash to me!
And of course, I used my beloved safety eyes. The pattern calls for the kind of safety eyes that have irises around the pupils, and the pattern author even used the appropriate pink-irised eyes to match the animated version of Skye, but they look a bit too albino to me, so I went with plain old black.
I love the cute little tail!
Hopefully Skye arrives in the mail today and breaks my streak of always sending late birthday gifts!
The hat and goggles are so much fun. Nipiti wrote a really great pattern. I highly recommend it!
Happy birthday to my favorite (ok, ONLY) niece in the entire world! Your Auntie Ernie loves you so much and wishes she could be there to celebrate with you. Enjoy the rest of your visit with Grandma JoJo!