One bad thing about Ravelry is it opens you up to new things you haven't seen before. For example, while browsing the groups, I came upon one called Amigurumi. What is that? The picture on the group button was a cute teddy bear. I checked it out.
Amigurumi is a style of Japanese crochet for toys or dolls. The toys are made with just single crochet and are very simple to do. Here is a Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amigurumi
I thought those projects sure are cute but they are crochet and I don't like to crochet but the bug was planted in my brain. I did find some patterns that are for knitting but not many. When I found Kerochan pictured above I fell hard. He is a little animal from the Card Captor Sakura anime/manga. I had to make him. Of course I used the excuse that it was made for Mica. Here is a link to the Kerochan pattern: http://www.wists.com/mzkitty/c128e33b4da1030e28532303558e0d23?offset=0
I had to use stash yarn because I didn't have any yellow feltable yarn and was too embarassed to go into River Knits for it. You see I gave Elizabeth and Amanda a really hard time this summer when they were on a crochet kick.
After making Kerochan, I have not felt the need to make any more amigurumi of course I have been very careful not to visit the Amigurumi group on Ravelry any more.
Here is a link to another cute pattern for amigurumi. Thankfully I have not ordered this pattern yet. http://www.craftyalien.com/component/page,shop.browse/category_id,6/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,1/
Laura, I have seen some really cute octopus, squid and seahorse patterns like this.