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Ah, Minecraft. The amazing computer program that blends creativity and video games so seamlessly that even Mom approves. And she shows her approval by knitting creepers for her kids. Because she sucks at building anything on the actual game. Virtual blocks and pretend pickaxes only confuse her, but she is a whiz at creating stuff with wool (and I don’t mean wool blocks on a screen), so she plays along with her needles instead of her keyboard.
Introducing my little knitted creeper. As seen on Ravelry here
There are several patterns to chose from on Ravelry (look here) but I decided to wing it when I didn’t see one that fit in the palm of the hand.
And it was a simple thing to figure out, anyway.
It’s basically a bunch of blocks put together just right. Here’s how I did it, in case you want to make one like it.
Knit Creeper Pattern
yarn – I used Mosaic Moon Licorice Twist DK in the colorway “Lime SS Trim For Sweet Cream Scoops”, but any sturdy, DK yarn will work.
needles – size 3 DPN’s (or a size that will produce a nice, tight gauge)
gauge – not critical, but you want it tight and small-ish
CO 10, knit 12 rows stockinette stitch
Pickup stitches along each side of square (8 stitches along sides and 10 along end) and begin working in round.
Purl first round
Knit 8, purl 1 four times (repeat row 12 times)
Bind off 27 purl wise
Knit across flap (back and forth in stockinette) 12 rows
Stuff and sew shut
CO 20, join in round
Knit 4, purl 1 four times (repeat that round 11 times)
Bind off 15 purl wise
Knit flap back and forth 7 rows
Bind off, sew shut
Stuff and attach to head at center bottom
LEG repeat four times
Pick up four stitches from center out of bottom of body, CO 1
Work flap 7 rows st at
Work as for head, adjusting for smaller stitch count
Repeat leg three more times –
Use tail of one leg to tie inner corner of each leg together to firm up base
Duplicate stitch face on (I used Mal sock black held double)
Give to resident Minecraft enthusiast and enjoy the happy.
My heart was pounding in my chest. My palms were sweating. I could barely breathe.
Carefully, I double checked the blue lines of thread that ran up the front of my colorful knitting.
Taking the scissors in my hand and inhaling a deep, steadying breath, I put the steel to the wool.
And then I cut it.
I think I might have started to black out a little, so I paused and waited for my sight to return.
Seeing the shiny silver scissors eating up my knitting made me a little nauseous, but I carried on and cut up the entire length of my sweater.
My hand was shaking as I set the scissors down next to my carefully constructed knitting. I stepped back and leaned against the china cabinet for a moment.
Then I looked at my work and I was happy.
My first steek was a success!