Someone in my house is obsessed with pirates. I don't think that I need to name names. I believe we have already had several posts about this matter. And as you may know, I have been doing quite a bit of crocheting lately. While I was crocheting the baby legs, Tab has been begging me to crochet him a sword. I tried telling him that he would be sad with a crocheted sword as it would be pretty pathetic and flimsy. So I decided to try my hand at crocheting him a pirate. I scoured the web for a free pattern but could only find one on Etsy. I decided that I couldn't afford the cheap pattern because I could totally figure it out myself. So I gathered the yarn that my mom gave me when I was visiting in May and set to it. I absolutely refuse to link you to the inspiration as mine looks nothing like it and is completely horrible by comparison.
Now, here he is. Tab has named him Captain Slobs, which is what he calls himself.
A little closer up. (I should have used a single crochet as my base stitch, alas)I love how the eye patch lifts up.
Mostly, I am just really proud of it, egg shaped head and all, because of this.I couldn't get him to hold still for a picture because he was swinging it around and hugging it. He has been carrying it everywhere with him since I gave it to him this afternoon. We were walking to the park and he slung him over his back and wrapped the guy's arms around his neck as he was walking. I wish that I would have had my camera with me.