It took me a long while to get this pattern ready, and even longer to finish the Dudes themselves. I think that the koala, the first of the three, had been done for about a year before the other two were made. I had originally planned two sets of critters, but I had ideas for two more that I really wanted to make, so I had a huge problem deciding which two of the eight dudes that would have to be left out. Until I suddenly had an idea for a ninth dude, and the problem was solved 🙂
They are here! In time for Halloween and everything 🙂 Frankenstein’s monster, a zombie, and a black cat to be the witch’s familiar.
This is the last set of Halloween Dudes as far as I know. I have not planned any more, and honestly I wouldn’t know what to make. I think I’ve pretty much made all the critters I can for this holiday. I hope you like them 🙂 I wish I could get a picture of all nine dudes together, but sadly I’ve stashed them all at my grandmother’s house, so that will have to wait until I go home next time.
You will perhaps notice that the cat eyes seem bigger than the eyes on the other two, and that’s because they are 🙂 The solid black eyes are 10.5mm and the cat eyes are 12mm, because that was the closest I got. I tried 9mm cat eyes, but they looked really beady and not very suitable at all. Besides, bigger eyes adds to the cuteness factor 😀
And I have a new pattern for you! Didn’t think I’d make it, but I did 🙂 Crocheted until my wrists hurt these last couple of days (seriously, there is great pain in my left wrist), and I finished a whole new set of Cute Little Halloween Dudes:
A ghost with ball & chain, a crow and a little witch with her broom. These are the first Dudes I’ve ever made accessories for, it was fun 🙂 Also, I should say that the ghost in this set is by far the most complicated Dude pattern I’ve written, and I hope I have explained it clearly enough. As always, please let me know if there’s a problem, I’d love to get some feedback on my patterns 🙂
The pattern is up on Ravelry now, and I’ll add it to my Etsy shop tomorrow morning (it’s getting late and I have school tomorrow). Promise 🙂 I know it’s a little late to post a Halloween pattern just eight days before the holiday, but I hope that some of you will have time to make something from it anyway. If not, there’s always next year 😛
By the way, there will be another set next year, too. Probably the last of the Halloween sets, but who knows. My original idea for this set was to make a cat familiar for the witch, but after trying out the various cat eyes that I have, I realized that none of them were right. Instead I made a crow, because last year a friend suggested that I make a crow companion for the scarecrow from vol.1, so I did. The cat will come next time, along with two other creatures 🙂
There is a scarecrow, a vampire bat and a cute little imp. The bat wings require some shaping (i.e. counting), but other than that, these Dudes are on the same difficulty level as all the others. Hope you like them 🙂
Ps.: I have another set planned, but time will tell if I can get them ready within reasonable time for anyone else to make them. Have lots of homework to do as well…