Hi, recently I crocheted the Thomas and Friend with crochet hook 4 mm instead of 4.5 mm (The Thomas from the free pattern was crocheted with 4.5 mm) and I must say it is really nice compact work ;) Below I show you the photos and I tell you in short about improvements I made, what I changed in the second version of the train. After testing the pattern once again I admit that The Thomas has no errors now. Have a nice crocheting!
I worked with crochet hook 4 mm.
I used a piece of thick felt for the bottom of the train and for the wheels (you have to measure the base and the wheels to adjust the size). Felt insert gives your Thomas a thick stable bottom.
I admit that using HDB and Alize Softy (not only HDB) for this project is a good decision.
FINISHED SIZE with 4 mm crochet hook:
45 cm long, 40 cm tall with a chimney, 30 cm without chimney.
Links to the pattern for Thomas in 3 parts:
Presentation on YouTube - Polish & English