I found this colorful pair of crocheted poodles at an estate sale.
The context in which I found them, as well as their curious shapes–as if each was designed fit over something, suggested that they had a purpose beyond mere cuteness.
Here’s the smaller one in the setting for which I suspect he was designed–perched on a bathroom counter by the sink.
Here he has been dislodged to reveal what he is hiding, two extra bars of soap.
I suspect he once had eyes, but at least his little red tongue is intact.
His sides are worked in a very attractive crochet pattern, with a long oval forming his back.
Here’s the larger poodle. He has also lost his eyes along the way, but you can just see his little red tongue.
He also hides a bathroom staple.
This side view shows his tail.
His entire body is worked in the same pattern used on his smaller companion’s sides.
I imagine these poodles were created by the woman whose estate was the subject of the sale at which I found them. I hope she would be happy to know they are having their fifteen minutes of fame.