You’d be smiling too if your species was perfected 200 million years ago (way longer than those hairless bipedal mammals that are still trying to figure out how not to blow themselves up).
Grinnin’ Gator is knit mostly in one piece on double pointed needles (or circulars & Magic Loop). There’s only ONE seam in this pattern (hurray!). Stitch descriptions and lots of photos are included, and email support is available. Gator rates about a 6 on cheezombie’s difficulty meter.
Finished size depends on needle and yarn size, but the example is knit on US size 3 needles with worsted weight cotton yarn, and is approximately 8 inches long and 2 inches tall.