I must admit, I'm a little bit in love with Florian. He's turned out so well, and brought a most welcome smile to my girls' rather grumpy, post-school faces. (They have been waiting, not very patiently, for him to be finished). The shaping in the pattern is so well thought through and his gangly legs are just charming. As someone who loves a good granny square infront of Netflix, a bit of concentration to crochet the more fiddly of the details was definitely worth the effort!
To make Florian, I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Silver for the legs, neck and head (approx. 25g), Clotted Cream for the beak (approx. 5g) and Black (approx. 30g). I used Rowan Super Fine Merino DK in Polar for the wing tips and tail (approx. 10g). I used a 3.5mm hook, instead of the 3mm suggested by the book, because I have found in the past that this creates the best tension for me when crocheting toys.
And of course, congratulations to Alison, who has won the copy of the book! Thanks so much to everyone who entered and left a comment.