A few months ago I finally learned how to read and follow a crochet pattern. Ever since then I've been churning out hats, booties, bears and doilies... it's quite addictive! Anyway, I just wanted to share a photo of my latest make. It's a gorgeous hippo that my son has christened Helena. I purchased the pattern online from a very clever lady who designs her own crochet and knitting patterns for people to buy. Her business is called Heidi Bears and if you're a yarn enthusiastic, or even a beginner like me, I would highly recommend taking a look at some of her wonderful creations.