Friday, May 30, 2014

Steve the Monster

Steve the monster was created in a lab up north.

He is the magnum opus of a crazy scientist who has been working towards creating an evil monster to do his bidding...

Just kidding-

Steve was designed by me when I found out that I was going to have my own section at the art show for all the stuffed creatures I have made. I had a few of my previous projects, but I needed a bigger piece to stand out.

Thus... Steve.

This is Steve. He was inspired by some of the "kawaii" Japanese monsters and characters I have seen on the internet. My friends all say he looks like Domo, but that was completely unintentional. This was my first attempt at using knitting in amigurumi, but it is basically all crochet except the knitted pouch.

Another inspiration for Steve was a beautiful bag of rainbow cotton yarn I got in a Mill End bag at AC Moore.

I knew I had to do something with this yarn more special than just the washcloths I was making to sell at the local farmer's market. I had also scored some Loops and Threads Impeccable from the $1.29 sale, so I am basically overflowing with yarn. This project was great to use some of my newly acquired yarn!

This pattern for Steve is a little more complicated than my normal patterns. I spent a lot of time on it, and added little tips and tricks along with it. Because of this, I have made the pattern for sale instead of free. 

The pattern is available here on Ravelry, and here on Craftsy. I hope you check out the pattern and give me feedback.

Anyway, I have some pictures from the art show I'd like to share!

It was so exciting to see peoples reaction to my stuffies! I hope you enjoyed this post, and keep an eye out! Summer is here and I am going to begin posting yarn and pattern reviews. Thank you for reading, and have an amazing day.


Bonus picture of me and my best friend from the art show

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