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Knotty Beastie
January 8 2017
January 14 2017
Project info
Knotty Beastie
Inner Beast by sharon maher
Hooks & yarn
463 yards = 1.59 skeins
Crazy Yarn
109 yards in stash
0.44 skeins = 85.8 yards (78.5 meters), 44 grams
Scheepjes Colour Crafter
none left in stash
0.99 skeins = 324.8 yards (297.0 meters), 99 grams
Paradise Fibers in Spokane, Washington
December 31, 2016
Scheepjes Colour Crafter
3556 yards in stash
0.16 skeins = 52.5 yards (48.0 meters), 16 grams
Paradise Fibers in Spokane, Washington
December 31, 2016

I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it, and I knew I had to make one. I loved the funny/quirky look of it, and I loved what it represented. For many years I’ve been grappling with a fierce “inner beast” (which I’ve thought of as my “inner critic”), and I loved the idea of making an outer inner beast :)

I crocheted a heart that I put inside her (3rd photo), because I think even the inner beastie has a heart :) I made the heart in the same style as the beastie, with different yarns and with knots on the outside. I left the yarn ends loose because I figured they’d be heartstrings :) And then I pulled those ends to the outside of the body and knotted them there (4th photo), so I’d be able to tug on her heartstrings :)

The colors in the main (1st) photo are too dark. The close-ups show the colors better.

I used furry yarn to crochet the first two rounds of the head, so the beast would have some tufts of hair.

I wrote a limerick about my inner beastie:

I’m making my own Inner Beastie.
The colorful yarns are a feastie!
She’s thoroughly knotty
All over her body,
But savage? No, not in the leastie!

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by Scheepjes
100% Acrylic
328 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: January 5, 2017
  • Finished: January 14, 2017
  • Updated: January 17, 2017