Squirrel Picnic

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SQUIRREL PICNIC (the comic): Welcome Party for Eric

The residents of Squirrel Picnic threw a party to welcome their newest member, Eric, to the neighborhood.

Welcome Eric!

But Eric never showed up… Continue reading


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Crochet Your Own Squirrel Friend: Patterns for Hodge and Podge and… Eric?

Thank you for your interest in crocheting a squirrel friend!

This pattern is featured in Squirrel Picnic’s debut story and crochet pattern book, The Big Acorn Race.

The Big Acorn Race by Jennifer Olivarez

Follow Hodge and Podge and their friend Eric as they compete to see who can get an acorn out of a tree first. It sounds simple, but there’s a catch: they aren’t allowed to climb the tree. They each must use their wit and imagination to come up with an alternative solution. What will they invent and who will win?

But the fun doesn’t stop when the story ends! Over 15 crochet patterns show you how to make the squirrels and their inventions, as well as accessories for you inspired by the story.

The squirrel pattern is accompanied by new detailed, full-color tutorials to show you step-by-step how to prepare the squirrel’s eyes, embroider the nose and mouth, and sew a tail that can be detached so your squirrel can be dressed with ease.

In this book you’ll also find patterns to crochet their accessories: a baseball cap, an apron, and a jet pack! You’ll even get patterns to crochet some of the props, like acorns, oak leaves, Tall ‘n’ Fast Flowers, and dragonflies —  now your squirrels can continue the story even after the book is closed. The sky’s the limit to the adventures you can take them on.

So hop on over to Amazon to order your copy today.

For more information on The Big Acorn Race, visit www.bigacornrace.com.

The Big Acorn Race by Jennifer Olivarez