We all fell in love with Maria’s knitted dog from handspun wool and wanted to take it home. She has this marvellous way of bringing any knitted persona to life so you see the personality and interact with it. it’s to do with how she embroiders the features but then in the way she puts the knitted or crocheted persona together so that it has movement in the parts which makes you think it is going to come to life.
There are lots of free dog patterns on In the Loop Knitting. You , too , can make your own best friend.