The Art of Darkness

600 Monsters Strong

January 23rd, 2013 by Cobwebs

Knit MonsterNow here’s a cause we can get behind: 600 Monsters Strong is an organization whose stated goal is “Bringing friendly handcrafted monsters to children in need worldwide.” It was formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, and they focus on kids whose lives have been marred by gun violence.

They create their monsters from “approved” patterns on Ravelry (I guess to prevent confusion over what an appropriately friendly monster might look like), and ship them off to kids in need. Some of the group’s completed monsters can be seen on their Instagram page. Those are some mighty huggable monsters.

Giving away monsters to needy kids sounds like a worthy goal to me. If you don’t want to get involved with the group at large, a local children’s hospital or homeless shelter would be very grateful for such a gift.

(via MAKE)

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3 Responses

  1. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Sounds like it’s time for me to break out my much-neglected crochet hooks.

  2. xJane Says:

    D’aww!

  3. Sisifo Says:

    The one you’ve pictured here reminds me of a part on Hell Boy 2.
    “I’m not a baby. I’m a tumor.” Haha.
    Monster toys rock.

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