Remember a while back, I made this snail for my sister-in-law? She suggested one in the colours of Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants for my nephew, as he loves Gary. She sent me a picture, as I didn't know the character, but I decided that the shape of the other crochet snail just wasn't right for Gary.
I thought there was bound to be a pattern online for him, but I really struggled to find one so in the end I made it up as I went along. Hence why it took me so long as I had a fair few struggles and ripping it back along the way! But now he's finally done, I think he looks quite like the image my sister-in-law sent me, don't you think?
It wasn't feasible to make the eye stalks as thin as the cartoon version, not with crocheting them and wanting them to stand up. I actually crocheted around a turquoise pipe cleaner to make them, which means they can be bent and moved around which is a good feature.
Now he's finally done, I'm quite pleased with him. He's a little wonky I think, and not perfect, but I hope he looks like Gary!
What do you think - do you like him?!
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