Tuesday, 31 January 2012

No knit knitted monster

I am in love with those cute little knitted monsters I've seen around cyber-world.
But I can't knit.
I could crochet one.
But I can't be bothered.
What to do?

Why, CHEAT, of course!

First steal find yourself a suitable knitted thing which you don't want anymore. I scored a charity-shop scarf (60 pence, I kid you not).

Woolly scarf-monster

Next, draw a monster-ly template and cut out 2 pieces from your knitted thing.

Woolly scarf-monster

With wrong sides together, sew around the edge, but not all the way - leave a small gap for stuffing later (remember, wonky sewing is very necessary- monsters are not pretty).
Now turn out the right way.

Woolly scarf-monster

Experiment with different 'looks' for your monster with things from your stash.

Woolly scarf-monster

Attach whatever to your monster. I stitched mine, but glue would be easier.
Stuff and sew closed the opening.

Woolly scarf-monster

Admire your cleverness.
If you are truly naughty, tell people you knitted it yourself.
Bad girl.

Xx   

26 comments:

  1. Very funky! Love the stripes from that scarf - what a bargain find! Great idea to use that - much quicker than knitting/crocheting it yourself!
    Maria x

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  2. Haha - that's brilliant! I know exactly the knitted monsters you mean, I really want one too but can't knit properly, I will have to have a go at this.
    x

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  3. This is too adorable! I think cheating was just fine in this instance.

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  4. Cheating! I love it ;-) It's creative manipulation/recylcing, call it what you will!

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  5. Love it. Can't believe you got that scarf for 60 pence - if I was you, I'd be so keen to tell everyone about the bargain, I could never say I'd knitted it!
    Jane x
    PS You know you really could knit it - you're a clever maker, and could learn in no time at all

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  6. Ha! Love these and their wonkiness! I applaud your effort to make them without having to learn an entirely new skill!

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  7. What a cute little monster-guy! I love the photos of your experimenting with his 'look'! :-)
    This is a brilliant idea - and it's not cheating! It's being CLEVER!!!
    Carly
    x

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  8. That happy little monster needs a friend! :)

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  9. Cute!! I love the facial expression!

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  10. He's adorable, and nice lateral thinking using the scarf!!!

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  11. This is a brilliant idea! The cheat's way but Much quicker!!

    Ashley xxx

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  12. Adorable.... I may have to "borrow" your idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Brilliant! I can knit and yet I still just found myself eyeing up the stripy scarf the husband has left carelessly on the hall table ;D

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  14. You cheater! :D
    But this cute little rebel is way to bad for a honest mum. I love it!

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  15. That's a funky little monster you have created! Monsters former life as a scarf was lovely, all those beautiful colours.
    Anne xx

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  16. You can't beat cheating, lol! What a fabulous scarf to find for that price, love the colours in the stripes :-)
    Your monster is very spiffy and cute and looks as good as the 'real' knitted ones but so much quicker and cheaper too!
    love Lori xx

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  17. Love the monster and who cares if it is a slight cheat when he looks that cute :) Hope you don't mind but I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Sam xx

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  18. Dang, that's clever! Excellent work, dear. :)

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  19. flippin lovely.....I've got loads of tops/jumpers I could play with to make these monster guys xx Thanks for sharing this.

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  20. Hi Sarah... Just popping by to tell you that I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award if you would like to pop over to my blog and collect it...and the rules! :)x

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  21. That's a cool one! ;)
    Just wanted tell you that I've given you that award as well. Hop over to k-town to grab it! :)

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  22. Great blog Annaboo, makes me laugh. Glad to find you via Barbara. :-)

    Have a great day!

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  23. Hello
    I have just nominated you for The Verstile Blogger award. http://harryradishbean.blogspot.com/
    Pass it on
    Hxx

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  24. How did I miss this post - aaargh! Your monster is absolutely adorable. What a totally brilliant idea. And such perfect timing as I'm just having a wardrobe cleanout so will keep all my knitty things and have a go at making some! Hope you're having a lovely week hon. See you again soon. Leah x

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  25. I want one! Seriously, I think I may get the kids making these next week - a nice easy project on the sewing machine for little people. They can even draw the pattern piece themselves. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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  26. Love Love Love your blog - I can't walk away ;) my girls saw these and they have made it to our "must do" list!

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