The Art of Darkness

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April 16th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Crocheted DinosaurWe’ll pause for a moment to let the utter squee-ness of this image fully wash over you.

Now then.

Talented fiber artist Kelsey creates ridiculously adorable little crocheted critters, including snakes, jellyfish, and various dinosaurs (I think my very favorite are the triceratops). She posts about them and her other artwork on Tumblr and sells them in her Etsy shop, where she also offers a small selection of patterns. I love how blorpy and winsome they all look.

One Halloween* she teamed up with graphic designer Hannah Eaton to present a trio of adorable little portmanteau monsters: The colorful Batterfly, three-headed Tortoisnail, and serene Owlpaca. They’ve sadly long since sold out, but the photos are still an excellent source of inspiration.

I’m not sure if she does custom patterns or not–the site isn’t clear on that point–but I’d love to see a little spider or bat done in this style.

In any case, if you’re a fan of crocheting and/or amigurumi, the site is a great idea resource. So cute.


*Holy carp do I hate Tumblr. Not only is there never an “About” page–I only know this artist’s name because she happens to mention it on Etsy–but none of the posts have dates. So I don’t know offhand which Halloween this was. Just…some Halloween.

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