These puppets may be my all time favorite crochet pattern design that I have ever come up with. Scratch that. They are my all time favorite design. I’ve been quietly designing and testing these patterns for the KBG Patreon page. I wanted to make a really cool crochet pattern for anyone who supports my Knot By Gran’ma crochet pattern designing. These guys fill that goal.
There is so much laughing and funny looks around here. This puppet has been pretty fun to make, and it’s cracking me up. She’s been out on the coffee table for a few weeks now. No matter how many times I see her, it’s still a little unsettling that there’s a head just laying there. She’s waiting for a body… I have to make her a tentacle body like the original puppet, and I think I’ll add a human body too (I’ll figure out how to make them interchangeable). It’s going to be awesome. But for now, she’s just a floating head; hanging out on the coffee table for us to play with.
These are so awesome. I’ve been stuck for a few days, waiting for my print Grimeclaw crochet patterns to be finished. I figured I should work these hand and finger puppets out in the meanwhile. My other option was a dishcloth crochet pattern, and I just wasn’t feeling it. Probably because dishcloths equal cleaning, and I’m not too excited about cleaning in general. Eyeball monsters won. Did I mention that they were awesome? I love these. I’ve been spending the past week messing around, throwing impromptu lip sync puppet shows to whatever is playing off of my Spotify… in between the designing and computer work. So. Much. Fun!
This is the crochet pattern design that just won’t quit. I revealed my Larry the monster last week. He holds your stuff. The crochet pattern (and eventual kit) will enable you to make your own Larry to hold your stuff. I figured I was pretty much ready to finish getting the crochet pattern together, and figure out the details that will allow me to make Larry into a crochet kit. Then I threw some yarn into my original Larry and turned my plans upside down. I will still have Larry the monster as a crochet pattern and a crochet pattern kit. First I have to see if Larry can also be a yarn bowl for a different kind of kit and as an add on to the crochet pattern.
This is the year. It’s been decided. I’ll have a book out by the end of the year. It’s going to be a self published, crochet pattern book. It’s called, “Monsters That Could Totally Eat You.” I’m going to have it available as a real life book and an ebook (I can do both, right?). This is a very exciting time, and I’m not sure why I’ve been making excuses as to why I couldn’t start right away. I tend to sabotage myself when it comes to projects that I really want to complete. Anyone else do that?
2015 was the year of feeling behind, frazzled, and not in control of anything as far as my personal life goes. I am happy to see it go hoping for a better feeling 2016. The holidays flew by in a whirl of crochet chaos, pattern writing, food cooking, crying over the stress of eating at other peoples’ houses, and too many gifts. But I made it. I’m still smiling, albeit a bit more twitchy than I started the year, and have a game plan for next year brewing.
Here he is! My Holiday Monster doll, in his full glory, is finally revealed. It’s been really hard to keep him a secret. I’m so in love with this design that I wanted to share him as soon as he was finished. I was good though, and waited until today. Now I can’t wait to see the finished Holiday Monster dolls from the participants of the Holiday Monster Crochet-Along (2015). Woot.