As I browsed Ravelry, I found the perfect pattern, Plush Alligator by Kristi Benedict. It was well worth the $5. The belly is my favorite! This gator is actually quite long, 18 inches, if I remember correctly, but it knits up super fast using a bulky yarn. I used Lion Brand Thick & Quick in white and pink and wooden buttons for the eyes. I'm a total fan of wooden buttons.
If you know a girl who needs a pink gator, let me know, because I'm in the business of making sure every girl has a pink gator in her life. :)
Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday. It's the highlight of my week. You should check it out!