Forget Karma, These Tiny Crochet Chameleons Will Save Us All … Now With a Pattern To Try
UPDATE APRIL 2019: The maker, Victoria Melnikova, is now on Etsy!
JANUARY 2018 UPDATE: I shared these sweet miniature chameleons last year and they quickly become very popular throughout the knitting and crochet community. The maker was inundated with requests for the pattern and it became clear that it was not something she wished to do. I encouraged her to consider it, mostly because I knew she could make a little money, and she was reluctant for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that English is not her first language. At one point in the middle of the frenzy (if it’s happened to you, you know that “going viral” is both a blessing and a curse) she used the word “knit” to explain her freestyle process and she was immediately called out for being a fake, which is so not the case. Some languages do not make a distinction between “knit” and “crochet,” so please, before you angrily call out someone who’s clearly a non-English speaker, check yourself. Empathy can go a long way.
This maker, Victoria Melnikova, has decided not to release a pattern but all is not lost. Maker Aimee Helbert has released her version and although it’s not a perfect copy of Victoria’s original freestyle design, it’s the closest I have seen. Leave a comment below if you have other leads! And knitters, here’s a knit version for you!
We are all chameleons …
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