There is a crochet story behind the Zombie Football Player Dolls. So seven years ago (more of my old is showing) I was contacted by Carrie Harris, author of, “Bad Taste and Boys.” Her book was coming out, and she needed a Zombie Football Player Doll crochet pattern so she could make a bunch of zombie football player dolls to give away when her book came out. It all sounded pretty good, and our zombie doll was born. There was a KBG interview and everything. Good times.
So many years ago, I designed this hat. I didn’t have a winter hat at the time and thought this would be awesome. It was totally awesome, aside from my lack of experience writing and designing crochet patterns. The hat was always a little snug, and I’m pretty sure the yardage wasn’t figured out correctly. We were holding 2 different yarns together as one (which I’m a huge fan of), but it seemed like the hat was harder than it had to be in those areas.
Today is finally the day that you can make your very own Larry Monster. He’ll hold your stuff, and look awesome doing it. He’s a bit functional art, a bit monster cozy. Mine holds my remote controls in the living room, so I don’t have to worry where the kids or cats may have placed them… a place for everything. I love him.
Man, this is an old design. It was originally published in January of 2009. Can you believe that? It’s been missing from the crochet pattern shop for a long time. There’s a push (from me) to update any old crochet patterns that I still love, and this one made the list. It’s been simplified and is back up in the shop(s). The skull square used to be one of my best sellers. I’m happy to have it back, but I really can’t wait to see what kind of cool skull stuff you all make out of it.
Everybody changes their mind. It seems to happen frequently, over here, at Knot By Gran’ma. This time is no exception. The original plan to have a crochet pattern for the hat that the Holiday Monster Doll wears, only in a human size(s), has been changed. I can’t get through the hat. It’s endless row upon row upon row, and boring me out of my mind. It’s been quite the effort to only do work that makes me happy. The hat(s) weren’t doing anything close to bringing happiness… only dread… and doom… and gloom. This is why the plans changed.
It feels like I’ve been working on releasing this pattern for more months than I care to admit. This has been one heck of a ride and probably the most fun I’ve had in designing a crochet pattern… ever. This
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 yarn. It’s so soft. I just want to sleep on a pile of this yarn. That’s not weird, right? Did I mention that it is so soft? It is. Really. Soft. There’s 314 yards of this lightweight yarn. I managed to spin a fingering weight yarn for the first time. This yarn. It may have also turned my right arm/hand into The Claw forever.
This crocheted Great White Shark hat has been my baby this week. The hat has been ripped out a few times to get it just right. There has been cursing and giggling. My kids and Hubs probably think I’m a little off (I am, and they’ve known for years.), and now we have amazing headgear for next year’s Shark Week. Maybe everyone will have one by then. It’s been crocheted along with episode after episode of Shark Week, and I’m just ecstatic with the results.