This is Gus. He’s an adorable little baby platypus that I made for a design contest. The contest was at http://www.amigurumipatterns.net/ and it was for a parent and a baby. That means there is a mommy platypus pattern that just needs to be typed up. I didn’t win the contest, but I really liked coming up with new features. The flippers are so cute, I now have ideas for ducks and flipper monsters.
I used a slicker brush that you use to groom dogs to give the yarn a fuzzy texture. I wasn’t positive that I like it. Thankfully, Mac, one of my new puppies, decided to steal it so I had to make it again. I like the non-fuzzy version better. Gus is available as a .pdf download in my available patterns and at my Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy shops.