Off the Shelf: The Wizard of Oz

Except for “Alice in Wonderland,” I’m not sure if any children’s classic has been illustrated so prolifically as “The Wizard of Oz.” I wonder how illustrators feel when they get the opportunity to create renderings for timeless classics. Do they … Continue reading

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 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 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 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