Description: Arrow is not really sure where his name came from; one day he just remembers hearing two young little girl voices declare that his name was Arrow. He remembers happy times with his best friend, a cat named Bow, who didn’t really know how her name came about either. It might have been because he was long and she was kind of plump, but it really didn’t matter. They were loved and to the two little girls, who fought over them and traded ownership back and forth, they were real. And he and Bow had many stories and many, many fun times together. Now in his new spiffy form, Arrow feels something is not quite right. The little girls are grown up and love him just as much in this new form, but his long-time companion and best friend Bow is missing. He spends every moment not with the girls, searching for Bow. He knows that someday, somehow he will find her. And then, once again, it will be the four of them: Him, Bow, and the girls. And everything will be perfect.
(Arrow is named after a stuffed dog my sister and I had when when we were very young. The original Boe and Aero are still with me. I hope that someday Arrow will find his Bow.)
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
19” long from nose to tail
Worsted Weight Yarn
– 415-500 yards of Color A (tan).
– 8 yards of Color B (brown).
– 9 yards of Color C (black).
Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein — Old Gold (A); Cascade 220 Heathers — Japanese Maple (B); Cascade 220 — Black (C)
Crochet hook, size G (4.0 mm)
Locking Stitch markers
Yarn needle for sewing
Gauge is not a critical factor for this project. If desired, it can be made with any size hook and with any weight of yarn. Adjust hook size/yarn size to obtain desired fabric. I am a very tight crocheter and you may find that you need to go down a hook size or two to eliminate unsightly holes in your toy. You may also require more yarn than I use. Testers used up to 100 yards more than I did, hence the range in the yardage listed above. My gauge for this pattern was 6 st/in