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!