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Monster Madness

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I’m a bit late with this post but wanted to give a heads up to anyone who doesn’t already know that the Amigurumi Monsters book is now available to order from amigurumipatterns.net

The pre-sale phase lasts until Wednesday 23rd August, 2017 so if you like to get a bargain follow the link above and it will take you straight to the ordering page.

As well as getting your hands on my pattern for Jeepers and Creepers you’ll also be able to crochet all these other crazy characters to keep them company.

I think you’ll agree there’s something there for everybody, as long as they like monsters of course. But then who could resist when they’re all as cute as these?

One of the things I love about monsters is the endless colour combinations. I couldn’t resist making a whole rainbow of mine. Here they are with a bunch of spare eyeballs that they rounded up during one of their more mischievous moments.

Jeepers and Creepers have an urge to herd things. They’re like the monster equivalent of a sheepdog, though they’re much too tiny for a flock of sheep to take any notice of as they easily get lost in the long grass.

Did you ever wonder what that noise coming from under the bed was? Were you brave enough to take a look in the middle of the night? If you were very quiet and very quick you may have glimpsed one or two of these cheeky monsters staring back at you in wide-eyed wonder.

Their three big eyes help them to peer about in the gloomy spaces under your furniture where they spend a lot of their time indulging their herding instinct by rolling up household fluff into dust bunnies. Even if you’re not fast enough to see these shy little monsters for yourself you may well have found a dust bunny or two to prove their existence. There are certainly plenty of those sneezy, wheeze inducing things in my house, but then that’s hardly surprising when there are so many members of Jeepers and Creepers family living under my roof – though my lack of passion for vacuuming when there’s crochet to be done also adds to the problem, I’m quite sure!

Their pattern was kindly tested for the book by three different crocheters and these are the results…

From left to right these goggle eyed creations were made by Stephanie, Iris Dongo and Stephanie Plets. Thank you ladies, you did an awesome job!

Wanting to have my fair share of the fun I also volunteered to test a pattern and got to make Toby the Triclops by Noah (Younique Crafts).

Toby is a very, very cuddly kind of monster – even his eyeballs are squishy! Two of my under-bed-sweepers were thrilled with their new pal and scurried on over for a big cuddle. They’re not really bothered about personal space and just assume every monster they meet wants a squeeze!

Toby looks a bit startled by this, but then he looks a bit startled by most things. That’s what happens when you can’t blink because you’ve got no eyelids.

I loved him so much I made another. This time, instead of DK yarn and 3 mm hook I used 4 ply yarn and a 2 mm hook.

Toby is convinced it’s his long lost little sister, Tabitha. She’s was too young to remember them being separated so she can’t say for sure but knows that she has always dreamed of having a big brother. I have to say, there is a very striking family resemblance so Toby may well be right!

A family re-union is always a lovely occasion but now Jeepers and Creepers are feeling a bit left out.

Oh well, they’ve always got each other – and million dust bunnies- to play with.

If you still haven’t had enough of making monsters after you have diligently made your way through this newest book, I’m currently finishing writing up a few more patterns for strange and alien looking creatures so keep your eyes peeled for more news about that coming very soon!

Author: mojimojidesign

Hello! I'm an amigurumi enthusiast, pattern writer, craft addict and cat fanatic, writing and musing about all those things and more from time to time.

10 thoughts on “Monster Madness

  1. Oh I love the little stripey monsters. To me they look like three-eyed bugs. I am so happy I’ve found your patterns again! I lost them for a while, but made the nesting owls (a couple of years ago, would it have been? I can’t remember when you put them here), one for myself and three for my sister for a present. Love them (I can see one on my bookshelves right now!). I tracked down the eyes, then the seller ran out of them and I hunted everywhere for more. I’ve now got an ‘eye stash’! πŸ™‚

  2. Ah yes they are rather bug like, and they scuttle about like bugs too (at least they do in my imagination!). Well done finding the eyes again. The right notions make a big difference to the finished amigurumi. I tend to buy in bulk when I find what I like as it can be really awkward if things disappear offline as they are prone to do. I feel reassured by my large stash of almost everything I could possibly need. I don’t collect shoes or handbags, my indulgence is craft supplies!

  3. I’m so glad you posted about this – I almost forgot to buy the book – horror of horrors! πŸ™‚
    I had actually sworn that I wasn’t going to buy any more, at least until I’d crocheted one thing out of each of the other amigurumi patterns books I keep buying, but I just can’t resist them – especially your little monsters! πŸ™‚
    I sorted out my yarn stash – and all the other stuff needed to make amigurumi things – the other day, so at least I know I’ll be able to start making as soon as I get the PDF through – and I’ll enjoy that wonderful new-book smell when the printed version gets here, too! Lol

    • Your to-do list just got a bit longer then! Well done sorting out your yarn stash. Bet that feels really to good to have everything to hand and where it should be. I love that yarn tidy feeling though it never lasts very long here! I’m looking forward to getting my printed version too. Think I might be making a few more monsters from it when I get me some down time πŸ™‚

      • My to-do list is longer than me, and I’m 5’2″ tall! Lol
        I don’t ever think I’ll clear that list – but it’ll be fun trying to πŸ™‚
        While checking my stash, I also noticed that I’m almost out in certain colours and brands of yarn, so it looks like I’ve got more shopping to do that buying more eyes to make my monsters with! Lol

  4. Sweet. I ordered a copy of the book last week.

  5. Just ordered my PDF and Book..saved it to my Thumbdrive and printing it off tomorrow morning. I’m so excited to make your Patterns as well as a few others, but I fell in love with the cute little 3headed monsters.. so did my grandson.. can’t wait to make them and share on IG.. have a Great Night

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