Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes comic strip

Last month my coworker sent me this pattern for crocheting a stuffed animal Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes for his son. I actually have never read any of the Calvin and Hobbes comics, but I knew of it.  When I saw the pattern, I was a little confused because I didn't recall seeing Hobbes as a stuffed animal until my boyfriend explained to me that Hobbes IS a stuffed animal, just that Calvin's imagination shows us Hobbes as a "real" tiger. 

It's been a while since I last crocheted a stuffed animal, and I have to say I'm very anal when it comes to accuracy and making sure it at least looks like the comic. This Hobbes pattern by Sukigirl was a great and easy to read pattern.  I completed it successfully and was very proud of it! So happy with it I wished I could keep it.........

I actually also ended up making a red scarf on my own for Hobbes, which wasn't a part of the pattern.  Please see the completed work below :)

Pattern