“Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball (of yarn, naturally)
Don’t stop me now, if you wanna have a good time, just give me a call…
…. Don’t stop me now (yes I’m having a good time)… I don’t want to stop at all… yeah!”
As well as being a famous Queen quote it also sums up how I feel about crocheting generally so you can imagine I certainly had a blast when I was making my miniature version of Freddie Mercury. A good friend of mine made a special request some time ago and after several months of loitering on the to do list this little project was eventually finished. I loved putting on all the details that really made him special and identifiable. The moustache and hairy chest were the deal clinchers there I think, though of course the signature yellow jacket/white trouser combo helps a lot too!
I thought it would be nice to put this up as a free pattern with a cheeky request for a voluntary (but by no means obligatory) donation to The Mercury Phoenix Trust to show your appreciation of The Man, The Trust, The Good Cause and The Pattern!
The pattern can also be accessed from my free patterns page but I’ve made it super simple by adding the download button to this blog post too. Just scroll down to get your hands on a copy. It’s got lots of step by step photos so don’t be afraid to give it a go.
But first let me show you some more of Freddie’s classic moves!
What a legend!
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Let’s spread the Freddie love all over the planet with the power of crochet!
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Here’s a super cool version by Laura Sutcliffe. Isn’t he just FAB?!!
Come on folks, let’s get a whole bunch of miniature Freddies rocking those hooks!
(For all you Poldark fans I’m planning on making a Ross doll next. It will be crochet therapy designed to assuage these withdrawal symptoms I’m feeling in the eye candy wasteland between series!)