Monster Mans!

This is one of the crafting projects I’ve been working on lately. These little “monster mans” (as I call them) are what I used for stocking stuffers for my co-workers. They were inspired by this crochet pattern over here. While I didn’t follow the pattern precisely for most of them, I think they came out fairly well. I’ll be offering this style craft as a donation incentive eventually – I simply have too much other crafting for Christmas to promise anything this month.

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This is the first one I made; he lives on my monitor at work. I did not stuff him well enough, and he is inside out. The others are all better!
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This is the other blue/green/yellow yarn I used. This is Red Heart Super Saver brand yarn, like many of the others.
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There is great variety of googly eyes available now. Pretty awesome. Check out those eyelashes!
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I think the button eyes are a bit weird. I’ll have to experiment with using felt circles behind the buttons so they look like pupils.
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I think this one looks like camo. Kinda.
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Another very masculine color. Most of my co-workers are men, because I’m a programmer.
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This one is my favorite, so I gave it to the guy who had the roughest year. It can’t help much, but at least he has more desk friends.
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This one turned out to be a super fatty. I’m not sure what happened. I do like the safety eyes look, though. Googly eyes are easiest, but safety eyes are probably nicest.
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The last one! And the only one I made with a solid color instead of a variegated yarn. I enjoy working with the multi-colored yarn, but it’s nice to make solid color things, too.
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Group shot! With quarter, for scale. These are about two inches tall, so not very big, but they are about a handful each.

 


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