Tapirus vellus

a felt-toy pattern

As mentioned with Tapirus cutieus, I love tapirs. All four extant species. The genus Tapirus is a 5 to 11 million years old! Homo (of Homo sapiens fame) is only 2 million years old. The like to be in or near water, so the above is one of my pattern tests with fire lilies, which aren’t a thing as far as I know.

This adorable toy has optional felt wires inside so, when it sits up, you can bend the arms down, too! This pattern will be available some time in 2024. What a beaut!