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.
The Knotty Knuckleheads have been shrunk down. I’ve been working on designing a smaller monster art doll, in the hopes that I could spread out my pricing for everyone to enjoy. It has definitely been a success. The crochet pattern for the smaller monster has been written down, and I can easily make more of the little guys. The slightly larger collectible monster (because that’s what these are at these prices) has a crochet pattern in my head, and now I have to get that on paper too. Another monster should be showing himself/herself sometime this week.
In setting up my wholesaling, I’ve been doing a little reworking. I raised my retail pieces so I could add them to my wholesale linesheet. I wasn’t going to, because I wanted to sell them at wholesale costs myself and “make some money”. Well, that’s totally hypocritical seeing my stance on pricing crochet work and whatnot. It’s also no way to build my brand and actually pay myself for my talents.
These Knotty Knucklehead monster dolls are so much fun to make. I can’t get over it. I whipped these 3 knuckleheads up for a craft show, in the hopes that they would sell and this week’s update would be boring. That didn’t happen at all. The monster chapstick holders were a hit though. Go figure.
The week before a show is always a little more hectic than usual. There is work strewn about everywhere, I tend to curse a little more, and I find myself doing things that have nothing to do with crochet work. We always manage to find a major life chore to throw in during the week too. This week has been no different that what happens every week before a show.
I am catching up on all of the work that fell behind. Important items have been prioritized, and non-essential or stressful things have been cancelled or deleted. It feels good. Here’s what last week’s creativity looked like in photos.
Ever wonder how much you can feasible create in a set amount of time? I was curious to see what I could manage in a 2 week period. Apparently quite a bit of crocheting can be completed. My new dolls are available for you (I added in my original Monster Puppet and Knotty Knucklehead… which were NOT crocheted during this time), and I’ll be seeing if I can recreate the productivity over the next 2 weeks. We’ll see.
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.