This puppy used to be a pair of gloves. I sewed him up with some brown thread, added a button, and stuffed him with cotton balls.
The instructions are in a book called Sock and Glove, by Miyako Kanamon. It has photos and instructions to make all kinds of small soft animals from old gloves and socks.
Guess what! Two of the projects from the book are available online from Martha:
If you want a handmade knit gift, without the knitting, then this one is for you. I learned how to knit a few weeks ago, and I can see why people like it. It’s definitely a soothing process. But knitters are very patient people, and this little guy was quicker.