Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium

I’ve really enjoyed the Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium book by Kerry Lord because of the flip pages but also because it’s so versatile. With the experience under my belt, I’m able to modify the patterns to fit my needs while keeping the basic body shape. The kids love it because they can create monsters without even a stitch of crochet.

I created one for my this for my dear friend Janice. The two-suction-finger hands are one of my favorites to crochet.
I made this one for my friend Jennifer. This was the first time I did the furry feet and I often wonder how those loops stay in – especially when they’re cut. How is that done!? I made up the ears and scarf to go with.
This is mostly my creation but still using the same basic body from the book. She took over a year because I didn’t like working with the soft yard that made up the body – its was so dense and difficult to see that I had to mark every-single-hard-to-find-stitch as I went. A massive headache and was so thrilled when finished.

Donkey Tomte Cthulhu

Here are a few various crochet projects that I’ve worked on this season. Hope you enjoy the inspiration.

This donkey is to fill out my nativity scene. I used the pattern book from Nativity Crochet kit by Kati Galusz. All of the people are finished so I’m going back to add animals. I made a lamb (shown in the corner) but the yarn makes it difficult to see so I’ll be making another one of those. I didn’t have a grey in my stash so I might make another donkey in that color next season. We’ll see.
This is a Swedish Tomte that I made and created the pattern myself. I used yarns from the stash.
This is one of my favorites and is a Cthulhu pattern from Rural Rebellion. It was simple to put together except for the tentacles and wings which were difficult to look relaxed and coordinated but luckily no one was watching. It went together in a day. I made all the parts then stitched the wings and arms into the body as I went along. It’s quicker than to come back in and attach them later and I feel that I get a better grip.
Last on the list is a small hat for a Calico Critter bunny. I thought the yard was too thick but hay, it’s finished and it mostly fit.

Penguinish Monster

I don’t really have a good name for this monster but it seems to look like a penguin monster. This is another monster from the Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium by Kerry Lord crochet pattern book.

The yarn is baby blanket yarn so it’s really soft but it was bulky to work with. The hook size was recommended as M but I used a L – but even then it was too large so I removed about a dozen rows from the standard body form.  Turned out great and A+ approved by my kids.