Turning one of my book characters into a toy

Recently I was handed a sheet of paper and told by him-in-doors “this is for you to fill out.” When I looked down I saw the words ‘bucket list.’ So over the last couple of weeks I’ve been adding things as they’ve occurred to me. One of those things was to have one of my book characters turned into a toy. Knowing this was unlikely to happen with my traditionally published picture books I looked at the picture books that have been published as an eBook or an app. I soon decided the character from two of my books (‘Clever Rabbit’ and ‘The Best Rabbit’) may just work.

The Best Rabbit by Lynne Garner

Page from ‘The Best Rabbit’

So I grabbed my crochet hook, some orange, yellow and red yarn and got crocheting. I must admit I’ve surprised myself as I’ve never turned an image into a 3-D object before. I’m now looking at my other characters to see if I can repeat the process and once my brain has chugged for a while and worked out what I need to do I may just give it a go.

Clever Rabbit by Lynne Garner

My version of the rabbit who features in two of my eBooks and apps

If you’d like to have a go at crocheting this chap then the pattern can be found here.

Now where’s that bucket list? What else can I tick off?