* monster

Posted on April 28th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Crochet.

Crocheted monster finger puppet. Totally freehanded! I’m still amazed that it even looks anything close to a monster. Since he’s made of thrifted yarn my sister gave me, I suppose he even counts as recycled. Might as well send him in for Month of Softies, right? I’m ambivalent because even though he’s a leap forward in my crochet experiments, he’s not objectively very good. Hmm, I guess he is kind of cute, though.


Great debt of inspiration to Lano Mano, aka Lindsay Packer. I saw her in Martha a few years ago (wait for it… Marthadex says it’s the Feb 2001 issue), with some of her little finger puppets. She called one of her puppets “essence of alligator” and I’ve remembered it ever since as an appealing aesthetic.

6 Responses to “monster”

  1. Sandy Says:

    I think the puppet looks great! And I can’t believe you did that without a pattern! I think you should definitely submit it to the Month of Softies. I need to finish my submission tonight, so I needed a little inspiration, thanks!

  2. alison Says:

    hi! i’ve been reading this for a while, but today i just had to say that i just love your monster!

  3. amanda Says:

    Oh, I love your monster. Definitely you MUST submit it! No pattern? Oh my—you are daring!

  4. kelly Says:

    What great yarn for a fabulous monster! Great job on the free-form crochet!

  5. kathreen Says:

    great colour and texture.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I LOVE this! I can’t wait until I can crochet freehand with no pattern!


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