No matter what your craft is. Be it knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, silversmithing, drawing, papercrafting. Anything.

It is important, every now and again at least, to push ourselves and go outside of our comfort zone.

Not that long ago I posted about my first ever crochet square. And just before that I also posted about a charity called Hug in a Blanket UK.

Well in the group a request came up for people to make a few “specials”.

Not just any specials though.

It was a request for a cartoon character called Zog.

If you don’t know who Zog is (I didn’t), the easiest way is to say he is an orange dragon.

Have a look on Google.

Now think about how you would start making him!

I was feeling brave and pledged to make a Zog. #famouslastwords

I don’t really remember what I did. I have no idea what stitches I made either. But here is the photo progress of Zog…

I started by drawing him out on a 15cm square piece of scrap paper.
Next I started to “colour in” the sections one by one, but with crochet.
Next a body, foot, and tail emerged!
And another foot.
Then an arm. As you can see I’m going over the lines a bit XD
Another arm, and the start of the head. The head was the most difficult part and took a few attempts to get a bottom jaw I was happy with.
The top of his head and the start of his eyes.
Started sewing him down on to his square. Added most of the wings.
Finally he was given ears, a horn, and a back-stitch black outline.

Zog took me the best part of my crafting time for a week before he was completed.

And whilst I’m looking forward to some simpler crafting time for a bit, I’m glad I pushed myself to try making this.

What was the last project you pushed yourself on? Let us know in the comments.

Best wishes, Sam xox

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