Happy new year! Lets start the new decade with a brand new pattern - a cute little raccoon. They're one of my favorite animals and I'm so excited to share the pattern with you.
Who doesn't love the adorable "trash pandas" with their beautiful markings, stripy tails and cute little ears! Which I tried to recreate as best I could, even if the face does look more like a teddy bear - I just couldn't make the smaller, more tapered muzzle work.
The yarn I used was Scheepjes 'Stone Washed' - a beautiful cotton and acrylic blend. I really love the way it looks, so much softer than a solid black and gray would've been.
It's not difficult to crochet and works up using just single crochet stitches, but it does include color changes, some less common crochet techniques (crocheting around the ears) and some simple embroidery, nothing too complicated.