Study Buddies

Need some moral support during those long study sessions? Come by the Marston Services Desk and borrow a cuddly critter to keep you company! All the friends below are available for up to 2 hours at a time. Check here to see who’s available!

Interested in making your own study buddy? Choose the “pattern” link beneath each photo for instructions where available! Please note that all patterns will open a webpage from outside the University of Florida.
All our Study Buddies are handmade from 100% mercerized cotton yarn, filled with polyester fiber fill.

My name is *Lewis*


Lewis is a limited-time buddy joining us for the fall! There’s no pattern for this one, but feel free to send me an email with any questions!

Manta Ray

I’m on loan from the crochet coral reef project, hosted at Marston in 2011.

A crochet toy Manta Ray with a blue body and light green belly



I’m on loan from the crochet coral reef project, hosted at Marston in 2011. (Yes, I’m knitted!)

A knit toy octopus with an orange body

About the Maker

Hi! I'm CJ, a staff member at Marston since 2021! During the pandemic I taught myself to crochet to pass the time, but now it's one of my favorite hobbies! I was inspired by the plant study buddies available at Library West to make a crew of cozy critters for our patrons, to help keep you company during those extra-long study sessions and bouts of finals cramming. I hope you enjoy them, and keep a look out for more new friends! You might even get a sneak peek of one if you catch me crocheting at the Service Desk. 🙂