Karla over at Itsybitsyspidercrochet asked me today what inspired me to create my creature for the give away. I hadn't really thought about that until she asked. I made these monsters, heads really, for my third graders last year at Halloween. They were a hit, I really enjoyed making each on unique. I knew then that I wanted to create a monster with a body but just didn't have the time. After school ended this year I picked up Cherrycola, a Red Heart variegated yarn. I loved the colors and one night just sat and began crocheting a head. I didn't use a pattern, just stated a ball like all the others, but I decided to add increases around where I thought the mouth would be. I knew when it was done that he had to have a body. That is when I got out a pattern by roxycraft.com, Big Blue, and modified it to fit my purposes. I liked how the body started at the neck and worked down incorporating the legs as you crocheted. I wanted his body to be more rounded, so I increased whenever I felt like it and decreased to get back to a round where the legs would start. The arms where trail and error, finally I figured out what I wanted. I think I am happiest with his 12 fingers, we've been high 12ing all day:) The mohawk was actually my sisters idea, she also wanted me to add a sweater but I thought the strange symbol and neck collar would work too.