FREE PATTERN! Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Doll

Meet Mr. Dumpty, the clumsy, wall-sitting Eggman! He’s the newest addition to my crochet doll collection, but he’s not just an adorable ami. He’s a break-apart puzzle doll!! You crochet six different pieces that fit together to make the distinguished Mr. Dumpty. Set … Continue reading

Little Monsters

No, this post is not about the 1989 Howie Mandel and Fred Savage movie. Although that would be awesome. Instead, it’s about these cute little guys I crocheted for my nephew’s seventh birthday.

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When we asked his mom what he wanted, she said, “He’s really into monsters.” What kind of monsters? Any monsters. Monsters are the thing right now. Since I also knew he was a fan of little plushies, I decided to make these miniature monsters inspired by Stacey over at Fresh Stitches. Here’s her miniature monster:

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It is much more delicate than mine, crocheted with a teensie hook and fine yarn. Mine are chunkier and the stitches are more noticeable.

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But that’s OK! I did have a ton of fun making them. There’s the bottom-tooth guy with the big ears:

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There’s the hairy-top guy with a bullseye.

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And the strange one-toothed fellow with an eyeball cap.

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Of course, this was not the only present that our nephew received, but it added a homemade touch to the gift.

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If you have time and if you haven’t already, you should really check out Stacey’s blog Fresh Stitches, and if you want to know how to crochet little monsters, you can purchase her patterns — she has big monsters, too! Her creative creations are so adorable I just want to jump into a bathtub full of them. They certainly inspired me for my nephew’s gift.

Free Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale Crochet Doll Pattern

It’s Wizard of Oz amigurumi time! There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home … and there’s nothing like a free crochet pattern. Dorothy gale is the dreamy-eyed but courageous heroine of Frank L. Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard … Continue reading

Free Wizard of Oz Cowardly Lion Crochet Pattern

All hail the King of Beasts! The Cowardly Lion is the cutest and cuddliest of Dorothy’s paradoxical companions who accompany her to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz. The Cowardly Lion has an anxiety complex, and he’s totally … Continue reading

Free Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch Crochet Pattern

“HEEEE hee hee hee hee! I’ll get you my pretty!” If any of the characters from The Wizard of Oz has achieved near rock star status, it’s the Wicked Witch of the West. Even though she’s thoroughly wicked in Baum’s … Continue reading

Free Alice in Wonderland Crochet Doll Pattern

I’m thrilled to be sharing my first storybook doll pattern, Alice in Wonderland. I’m so pleased with how this free crochet pattern turned out. If ever a classic children’s book got done, redone, and overdone by illustrators, moviemakers, and TV … Continue reading

Free Wizard of Oz Glinda Crochet Pattern

“Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” Glinda the Good Witch of the South redefined the word “witch” when Frank L. Baum gave her reign over Quaddling Country in The Wizard of Oz — even if she was … Continue reading

Free Wizard of Oz Tin Man Crochet Pattern

Did you know that the Tin Woodman from The Wizard of Oz has a real name? It’s Nick Chopper, a logger from the Land of Oz who was unfortunate enough to get on the bad side of the Wicked Witch … Continue reading

Free Wizard of Oz Scarecrow Pattern

All the way from the cornfields of Munchkin Country, I bring you the lovable and loyal Scarecrow. As the most faithful of all Dorothy’s trio of traveling companions, the Scarecrow’s character accomplishes quite an arc, going from brainless bumpkin to … Continue reading