This was a project that could have been the coolest, but simply got away from me. The Knotty Knucklehead Dolls started as a crochet-along, in an attempt to gain more blog and shop attention. There were a bunch of folks that took me up on this weeks long crochet-along, which ultimately ended with a free crochet pattern for everyone after it ended. These are cute dolls. They’re easy enough to not get bored, but complex enough to have to use your brain a little when crocheting them.
This poncho design was the most challenging piece of 2017. The math involved was insanity at best, for someone who has not been in a math class for over 20 years. There were probably almost the same amount of rows that were ripped out, as there are completed rows on the poncho. I may have sounded like a sailor during the times I was actively working on this poncho. Now it’s been completed and is with its new owner. It’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to start the second one so it can be turned into a crochet pattern.
My monster doll finally got himself some fancy arms! I had to go into my project bag and find the arms that I made him from when I first started this crochet pattern. If you’ve been crocheting along through Patreon, you might have to do the same thing. The time lost looking for his arms was totally worth it. Look how regal and might he looks with his new frilly underarms now that his arms are sewn onto his body. Frickin’ cool.
It’s week #3, and this guy is so freakin’ cool. We’re adding the eyelids, nose, teeth, and lips this week. It makes such a difference in the doll once they have a face. This part is going to take a little patience, but it’ll all be worth seeing your monster doll come to life as you’re stitching.
I was going to finish this doll’s eyelids, teeth, and mouth for this week; the body being left open was really bothering me. We’ll get to the face details next week. I promise. The legs/bottom area was giving me a
This doll was originally going to be something completely different. I’m not sure what happened between the head and upper body, but it’s not going in the direction I had originally started. I should probably get back to sketching out
Since my last post about tentacles, I’ve had a lot of time to figure out how I wanted to continue to use them in my crochet work. Fortunately (and unfortunately) I’ve had A TON of downtime while recovering from my surgery.