Back in January (on 9th to be precise) I showed you this photo of a crochet WIP.
Pattern is “Little Ella in her monster suit” by Litlle Aqua Girl, and published in the Monster Amigurumi book.
I actually started crocheting this a few days before Christmas, just as a small crochet project to keep my hands busy . . . and then it got put on hold (because I suddenly got carried away with knitting). This month saw me hooking a few hours here and there . . . and after much fiddly sewing together, I am very pleased to share with you my monster happy dance.
Here is “Little Ella in her monster suit”, posing beside a 1 litre bottle of milk, to give you an idea of scale. I crocheted using a 4ply (I think) and with a 2mm hook, to keep her as small as possible. That made for a lovely finished size, but didn’t help when it came to crocheting all the fiddly bits. In fact, my little Ella isn’t quite the same as the pattern photo. Monster horns didn’t work out identical sizes to start with (no idea how that happened) and I didn’t bother adding stripes to either horns or arms. I also omitted a few pink spots, because by the time I got to those, all I wanted to do was get this project finished lol.
I think little Ella is rather cute, and definitely learned a few more crochet techniques along the way. I love how she stands nicely, with the tail helping her to keep balance . . . and the fact her monster suit has a working hood.