08 April 2012

a crochet charlie chaplin

It was one of my best friends birthday this week, and we'd already planned to go to a concert together over the weekend. So I realised, what am I going to give him as a birthday present. I tried thinking what he would like? maybe some tea? chocolates? one of my wacky bow-ties?
...and then I remembered his comment on seeing my blog and the crochet version of myself - "love your self-crochet, can you make me a Chaplin doll?"
So I cracked out my black and white yarn, got started, and by the end of the day I had it finished.

He was really happy with it, as you can see. He loves Chaplin and old slapstick style comedy, when I started making it I wasn't sure if I could make it identifiable enough, but he knew straight away who it was. The little crochet Chaplin even treated him to a special birthday dance


  1. What a cutie!! The caracter is surely reconigzable. Congratulations !!!

  2. You did such a great job! When I saw him I instantly recognized him and he is beyond adorably cute!! It makes me wish for one of my own. Keep up the good work.

  3. The best friend is impressed beyond words. Appropriate for a silent movie star. Love it!