Today is the day! The free crochet pattern download is finally finished, and I love him to pieces. He turned out a little harder than I was planning, but in going back through the pattern, I have reworded a few things from
This was a great little project. I’m happy to have a new free crochet pattern available, and designing it slowly as a crochet-a-long was a treat. It’s like I ended up with this neat pattern, while feeling like I didn’t really do that much work to get it. Once this week’s work is through, you’ll have your very own Knotty Knucklehead. These are very huggable monster dolls, and I will be adding this original (along with cool variations) to the shop.
Aside from eventually having to get ready for school, my schedule is wide open for the next couple of weeks. I’ve been waiting for this time for a few months now. I have so much good crochet fun going on in the background. This “downtime” really will help me pull it all together. Knotty Knucklehead turns into a doll today, and all we have left are the eyeballs… which may take another 2 weeks. Stay tuned for all the great stitching.
Sorry about being a day late this week. My pug had surgery, and I had to take care of picking him up yesterday. I decided to keep these feet more on the simple side. I was thinking about adding a little applique to Knotty Knucklehead’s body later, but I have a feeling I’m going to have to see him/her stuffed before I can make that call. These feet work up really quick. I was a little nervous, because I was playing yarn roulette (when you’re not sure if you have enough yarn or not) with that second foot. I made it though! Woot!
I’ve headed straight for the hands and arms this week. The idea was to avoid getting stressed out over the feet design, because I thought that’s what would happen. This week’s hands and arms actually helped me figure out what I am going to do with the feet, so I’m pretty happy about the decision. These worked up pretty quick. I’m loving how they turned out.
My kids go to the library on Wednesdays to play chess. Dr. Destructo is a 6 year old chess professional in training, and Kiddo takes all the credit for teaching him. It’s quiet, and they love it. I’ve been doing a lot of my designing at the library table in the magazine section while waiting for them. It’s been pretty great. Last week Knotty Knucklehead received some much needed legs. You’re going to make part of them today. I can tell already that the feet are going to jam me up (and probably make me curse out loud quietly to myself), so enjoy this cheerful, frustration free version of the crochet-a-long this week. It will definitely may change when I get to the feet.
Alright. The original idea I had for Knotty Knucklehead has gone out the window. I must have ripped out 20 rows/rounds of this thing. Then I scribbled out my notes, cursed for a bit, collected myself, and started to think. The good news is, I like where this is going even better than the original idea. The bad news is, I worked on this more than I had originally planned. Oh darn. I had to spend more time crocheting. Yeah. It was horrible. (Horrible is code for not horrible, but since you can’t hear sarcasm on the internet I’m trying to clear that up… and now I’ve typed the word horrible enough where it doesn’t even look like a real word anymore. Google assures me it is, and I’m spelling it right. Good.)
I am just loving this little project. It’s a great way to break up the other work I’m doing. The Knot By Gran’ma Crochet-As-I-Design-Along (or a crochet-a-long with a twist) has hit week three (Woot! Woot!). This week was a quick little week for Knotty Knucklehead, because I had so much work to do on my Great White Shark Hat crochet pattern. So far, this design is following what I have in mind for him/her.
It’s here! The Knot By Gran’ma Crochet-As-I-Design-Along (which is really just a crochet-a-long with a twist that allows me to continue to be a disorganized crochet designer) is officially starting. I have tried to make all of the crochet work as clear as possible. There are pictures of the parts that I thought might be difficult to understand in the wording to show you what I’m doing, and every little detail (well everything that I could think of) is written out in the pattern. The goal is to make these (and all of my) crochet patterns as easy as possible for you all to follow. The goal is to keep the crochet work awesome. That’s the new goal of all my future crochet. I’ll go into that more somewhere else though. Today is about the start of my Crochet-As-I-Design-Along.