Book Review & Giveaway - The Big Book of Knitted Monsters

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

i love me some cute monsters. especially knitted ones by rebecca danger. i heart rebecca.

*this giveaway is now closed. thank you for all of your entries.*


i was thrilled when i found out she had released a book called "The Big Book of Mischievous Monsters", filled with the imaginative little creatures she brings to life! i thought a giveaway and review was in order :) now you can have a whole book filled, 20 monster patterns to be exact, to whip up for you, your friends and their friends!
i've been hooked on her work, patterns and sense of style since i first spotted those adorable, melt your heart - bunny nuggets!


i'm having a hard time deciding on which one to start with! mackenzie and i cannot make up our minds! i'm drawn to so many of them. i think my favorite part of the book are the names. hilarious. so funny. each of these little monsters have fun names that have to do with a theme. like.....


...baldwin the bathroom monster, lurleen the laundry monster, dot the dress up box monster, hugo the couch potato monster, tony the toy box monster, claude the closet monster and the list goes on...ahhhhdorable! so funny. i swear these monsters really do exist in my everyday life..haha.

the book also has some giggle moments. you get a glimpse of rebecca's wit and humor throughout the book in her writing and her knitting & finishing guidelines. i brought my copy out to knit night and we had a good chuckle over it. i personally loved her section on the magic loop method as i've yet to try it but am dying to. she's got tons of info on how to whip up these monsters and all her tips and tricks for finishing, eyes and other handy snippets of info.


if you've got a soft spot for knitted monsters "The Big Book of Knitted Monsters"is the book for you. there's a pattern in here for anyone and all skill levels. and guess what, because rebecca is so awesome we've even got a giveaway for you guys today too! wanna hear about it? here ya go...







- one lucky winner will win a copy of "The Big Book of Knitted Monsters" by Rebecca Danger!!!! woot! woot!







- simply pop on over to rebecca's shop "danger crafts" and then come back and tell me why you love to make knitted toys & monsters.
- follow with google friend connect and/or subscribe to luvinthemommyhood and leave me another comment telling me you did that too :)







- all comments must include a valid email address or you will be disqualified.
- giveaway is open until may 24th, 2011 at midnight pacific standard time.


that's it folks :) good luck and happy monster making!!! a huge thank you to rebecca for being so awesome and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! on your new baby boy - presley! he's so adorable!! enjoy this time hun and welcome to the "mommyhood" :P sorry...couldn't help myself..haha.

you can find all things rebecca here...

*blog *etsy shop knitting or sewing *ravelry *book

p.s. make sure you check out her shop filled with sewn monsters too! so cute!

94 comments:

  1. toys are generally fast and easy and they're just so honking cute! especially these monsters - I want to make myself one (or all)! rethahase AT gmail

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  2. These are so crazy cute! I've been knitting for almost a year and have always wanted to try my hand at a soft toy/monster. My kids would love them. My email is jraten(at)surewest(dot)net.

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  3. alrighty, so i don't knit, but i have friends that do and would love to give them the book so they could make some super cute little monsters for my little people to love!
    thanks,
    shana
    kirbyandshana {at} gmail {dot} com

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  4. i follow your blog (on my blogger dashboard)
    thanks,
    shana
    kirbyandshana {at} gmail {dot} come

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  5. I am in love with the moster who has a pouch with another monster in it! Too cute!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    - jen

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  6. I love knitted toys because they're so child friendly! And I love Rebecca's stuff because it's cute and a bit unusual too. Knitted monsters are way better than boring ol' dogs and teddy bears. cltrash at ymail dot com

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  7. I'm follow you! cltrash at ymail dot com

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  8. I love knitting toys but I love giving them away better!! My three year old lit up when I gave her the Shaun the Sheep I knitted for her. Now she sleeps with it. So sweet.

    jberkom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. Well I haven't even begun to try to knit something like an animal, but would love to knit Olivia the Audacious Monster, for obvious reasons (my little Olivia).

    alisa@bleske.com

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  10. PS: I subscribe via google reader AND am a fb follower. :P

    alisa@bleske.com

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  11. Rebecca's shop has been in my Etsy favorites for ages! Love her knitted monsters. I love knitted toys because they are so soft and baby friendly. I am a hopeless knitter, but am trying to improve, and I would LOVE this book!

    missa.moe@gmail.com

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  12. I am dying to knit the monster with the spotted eye and big ears. It looks just like my boston terrier, Beasty. She could be straight out of that book! eleanorsweets@gmail.com

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  13. Oh! I love Rebecca's monsters! I knitted my daughter the "Daphne and Delilah" mommy and baby monsters and I'd love to make some of her other adorable patterns!

    cbraden7@gmail.com

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  14. I follow with Google friend connect! :)

    cbraden7@gmail.com

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  15. I love her designs! I made a couple of her free rav patterns but I've been eyeing the book!! Knitted toys are so much fun and I love gifted special knitted toys over mass produced stuffed animals any day.
    rachel(at)housefullofjays(dot)com

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  16. I'm a follower!
    rachel(at)housefullofjays(dot)com

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  17. I subscribe to your blog through Google reader.
    missa.moe@gmail.com

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  18. oh. my. goodness. what ADORABLE creations in her shop!! i haven't knit any monsters, but i'd love to step up my knitting game and try it! i've just been playing it safe with scarves and cowls, but i'm ready for something new. my kids would LOVE these!

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  19. i'm a google reader follower!
    julie28richardson@hotmail.com

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  20. I have to say that I have never made knitted toys or monsters but after looking at danger crafts cute little shop I think that I'm going to have to start! My boys would love these! I hope win the book! :)
    twins-squared@hotmail.com

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  21. I am already a followr of Luv in the Mommyhood!
    twins-squared@hotmail.com

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  22. I love to knit different stuff for my nephews - they would love these! thanks for the giveaway.
    butler83atoaldotcom

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  23. Most kids love to cuddle... and I love to make things that facilitate more cuddle! hilarywlemon at gmail

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  24. I love love love danger crafts, I have a number of her patterns but I don't have the book yet. I basically have stopped knitting other things besides monsters. They are quick, easy to make, they use whatever yarn I have because there is no gauge, and they last longer as baby presents because the babies can't grow out of them. Monsters are the best!

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  25. I forgot to put my email for the last post and I wanted to say i was a follower

    mmwatkins at gmail . com

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  26. I love knitting monsters for my little guys! They loved the bunny nuggets and chick chunks in their Easter baskets and Louie the Lovebots for V-day!
    kwalsh717 at gmail.com

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  27. I love knitting Rebecca's monsters! My 9mo. old loves his Chubby Chirp and my 5yo daughter brings her bunny nugget (she named her "sweet tooth") everywhere with her. I love that I was able to make something that both of my kids have fallen in love with! (which now means that my daughter wants me to knit her one of every pattern!)

    cmp214(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I'm subscribed to your blog through Google Reader :)

    cmp214(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. these make great gifts for my young nieces and nephews.Now that I am a Mom too I am sure my daughter will have lots of monsters in her bed with her at night!
    christysallay(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. because they're friggin adorable! and great stash busters. and great toys for my kiddos. and great gifts for other kiddos.

    LOVE this book.

    katrinashook(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. following you on bloglovin'

    and i'm loving your blog :)

    katrinashook(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I love making toys because then I have something to entertain myself with... I know they're supposed to be for the kids but I like a good snuggly animal in bed too (preferably one that doesn't have to smell like wet dog or yuck husband BO.)

    lumiya2643@gmail.com

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  33. I follow you!

    lumiya2643@gmail.com

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  34. One of the things I love about these patterns is that the bulk of the yarn is up to you. I have a lot of yarn in my stash and these look fun to knit and a great way to whittle down the stash

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  35. I'm a blog follower!!!

    jennifer.chorazy@gmail.com

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  36. I love to knit and have been trying to expand into little monsters like this! Having this book would be a great start!

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  37. So cool! I don't knit but have a best friend that does, who spoils my children with her knitted greatness. I would gift the book to her, so she can spoil my babies with lots of knitted monsters!

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  38. I've crocheted toys, but never knit them and would love to try because these are just too cute and I think my kids would love them!

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  39. I love knitting toys because you can customize it to your child. So much fun to create!

    meganniccolls@gmail.com

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  40. omg!!!!!! i just fell in love w them , i want them all!!!!!!!!! not only would i love them but i have 3 kids that would love them i am 100% sure. i would love love love that book. my email is yayapr_26@yahoo.com and i am a blog follower of your blog and have you on fb as well. thank you so much for introducing her to us :-)

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  41. I have been wanting this book for weeks! I just started knitting toys for all my friends who are having babies and I love it! I'm a huge fan of her designs. My email is nikki@nikkilynn.org, Thanks!

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  42. Oh by the way, I'm a follower on facebook and through google reader. nikki@nikkilynn.org

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  43. Oh these are so fun. I love Daphne and Delia! Oh and Frances and Esther and Jerry... These would be so fun to make for my boys!
    alanna at fotherby dot com

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  44. And I follow you on Google and FB!
    alanna at fotherby dot com

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  45. So fun! I love the Esther the Eccentric Elephant Knitting Pattern. Really getting into knitting and these would be great!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  46. @Pattij
    I love knitting toys for my granddaughters. It has inspired them to want to learn. These patterns are unique and adorable.
    marcydoane@yahoo.com

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  47. I LOVE making toys! My little guy also LOVES receiving them haha. We have a good understanding that way ;) I love Rebecca Danger's patterns. seriously uber cute!! I'm in!
    gunderson.rj@gmail.com

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  48. also, I've google friend connected you! FIRST one! yippee!

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  49. I love knitting Rebecca's monsters (and also robots and alpacas!) They make the greatest gifts! I've been lusting after the book since it came out!

    brookeali(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. I love making knitted toys (and clothes, accessories, etc) for my kids because one day, when they're adults, they will cherish what I've created, knowing that I've put love into every stitch. Rebecca's toys are fun -- since my son's room is full of elephants, I'm partial to Rebecca's Esther the Eccentric Elephant pattern.

    And I've connected to luvinthemommyhood via Google friends (just don't hate me for not having a profile pic!).

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  51. I would love to make these monsters for my grandsons. I love them because they look so cuddly, soft and fun. Plus they look like a project I could do with pulling my hair out!

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  52. I would love to make the monsters in this book! I have two sons, ages 4 and 2, and another son due in August. These monsters are perfect for them (and I love to knit too!).

    kjdangol(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  53. Also, I subscribe to your blog...it's fantastic!

    kjdangol(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  54. My kids would love for me to knit them a little monster. Gotta win this book!!
    mhchong@aol.com

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  55. I also follow your blog.

    mhchong@aol.com

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  56. I love knitting monsters because I can make something that is totally unique and mistakes don't matter.

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  57. I love knitting monsters because I can make something that is totally unique and mistakes don't matter.
    knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. I'm a subscriber.
    knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. Nothing's more fun than making monsters! A ferocious little plush monster is the perfect thing to cuddle!

    Demonite8 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  60. Why is a no brainer in my house hold -my son adoresany toy I make for him -tkaes all of them to bed with him every night

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  61. So far I've only knitted one toy - a teddy bear, for my son and it turned out so cute. I'm somewhat new to knitting so I was very proud of myself and there's just something about a handmade toy that makes it that much more precious, meaningful and fun. I would love to win this book so that I could knit some monsters for my little guy. Thanks for the chance.
    nlczerw(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I am also a follower. Love your blog.
    Thanks.
    nlczerw(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. What an awesome book! I've been reading Rebecca's blog for a little while, but I have yet to learn to knit. It's something that I would love to do this year. Maybe a copy of her fabulous book would give me just the motivation I need!

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  64. Aaaand, I follow your blog via Google Reader.

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  65. Esther the elephant is toooo cute! lynzward@Hotmail.com

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  66. I knit, but confess that I have never knit a little monster. I think it's time to change that!!! Hope I'm the lucky winner!

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  67. I also follow your blog! I love it - very inspiring!

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  68. I must admit that I am not a knitter, but my oldest, dearest friend IS, and I think she would love to knit monsters for the small people in her life. *I* would love her to knit monsters for my small person! courtney dot goodey at gmail dot com.

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  69. I have a little boy, need I say more?? :) It's so hard to find cute (but not to cute!) things that I can make for him! :D
    chrisandkrystamcrae at Gmail

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  70. I follow you via feed reader :)
    chrisandkrystamcrae at gmail

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  71. Her stuff is so cute! I love the little teeth. Would love to win this book and make some.
    brendadeibel@hotmail.com

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  72. I am a follower too...
    brendadeibel@hotmail.com

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  73. I love making toys because I love the smile of the children when I give them as gifts. Especially at the sick children..

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  74. I follow

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  75. I've actually never made a knitted monster but am dying to learn!

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  76. I'm a follower!

    juliapolinsky@gmail.com

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  77. These monsters are so awesome! I love making stuff like this.

    juliapolinsky@gmail.com

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  78. I love Rebecca Danger's patterns! I've made some of the Bunny Nuggets, and they are just too cute. I have the Chubby Chirps on my list as well. I love knitting toys because they are quick, and just so cute! How can someone NOT like a toy? Thanks for a great giveaway. :)

    alexandyj@gmail.com

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  79. How cute! I'd love to knit Olivia the Audacious Monster for my friends' daughter. And maybe one for me too... Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. I follow your blog with Google Reader.

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  81. I follow your blog with google reader!
    Clouds_Silver_Lining(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. I grew up with stuffed toys and using my imagination. THAT is why I love making stuffed toys. I've not made a monster yet at this point, but they are so adorable that I would love to. I have lots of new nieces and nephews entering this world, and that have entered it already. Everyone should have a stuffed friend to help their imagination grow!

    Clouds_Silver_Lining(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. I love knitting and especially for my two little boys! I would make the whole slew or gang of these monsters for them!! Thx for the awesome giveaway, hope we win!!

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  84. And I am now a google follower!

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  85. I have so many wool odds & ends just screaming out to be made into one of the cute little monsters! These adorable designs would be the perfect thing to put an end to their lonely existence in the no man's land of my knitting baskets.

    I follow your blog: karen scott at got spot dot com

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  86. So cute! I'm a knitting newbie, but those monsters would be just the motivation I need to get knitting! Cynthiawallace22(at)gmail

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  87. I havent knitted up a toy yet but would love to and those little monsters look too cute not to knit :)
    myredwellies@hotmail.co.uk

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  88. Oh I follow now on google reader :)
    myredwellies@hotmail.co.uk

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  89. Rebecca's monsters are so adorable! I love how each one has his/her own personality. These would be so fun to knit for all the little people in my life! I know that they would cherish their very own monsters! ljess_89@hotmail.com

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