The alligator won with 78% of the vote. Taking advice from comments; we will name him Abner and hopefully he’ll hang from the ceiling of a mad scientist’s work room.
The pattern suggests that you use:
Abner should be 21.5 inches long when he’s done. The head and body are one long piece then the four legs are done and sewn on and then the rest of the details are added.
The embroidery is done with a “fly stitch” and we’re given these instructions:
That should be interesting (she says in the most Minnesota way possible).
Next Week: Questionable Crafts from March 1974 – what were those crazy crafters making besides alligators?
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.