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Forget Karma, These Tiny Crochet Chameleons Will Save Us All … Now With a Pattern To Try

Forget Karma, These Tiny Crochet Chameleons Will Save Us All … Now With a Pattern To Try

Knitters, here’s a knit version for you!

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!

We are all chameleons …

Freestyle crochet by Owl_Victorika. Maker Aimee Helbert has released a pattern of her version.


PATTERN: Leo the Tiny Chameleon by Aimee Helbert.

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38 Comments

  1. Where can I get the pattern for these cute chameleons?

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  2. I’d also love to get the pattern! Major cuteness!

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  3. Is there a knit version?

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  4. Where can I get this pattern???

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  5. Those are so adorable! Are you able to share the pattern ? Thank you so much!

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  6. Also looking for the pattern in English, please.

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  7. Could i please get the pattern.. crotched and kmitted if available..

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  8. These chameleons are great do you have a pattern for them in english?

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  9. I’d love a pattern too if available!

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  10. I would love this pattern in English, please! My grandkids would love that !

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  11. I would love an English crochet pattern for this if there is one.

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  12. So many requests for the pattern. I don’t see any answers. Is the pattern available, it would be such a shame not to share this beautiful artwork

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  13. I believe the original artist is not from USA and in the original post she says there is no pattern available. (I want it too!)

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  14. Ok, so no pattern…what do you think the legs and tail are covering? Clearly she’s used embroidery floss, but do you think there is wire under there? These are too adorable!

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    • amy crochet a chain and wrap it with embroidery floss, it should be firm enuf not too need wire.

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      • Do you think that’s how she did the tail, too? First tacking it into shape, then wrapping it? Or vice versa?

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      • Do you think that’s how she did the tail, too? First tacking it into shape, then wrapping it? Or vice versa?

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        • wrapping it first I would think and then tacking it. that way you use the tail end of thread to tack it into place before burying it into the body of the animal. at least that is how i would tackle it

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      • That’s a great idea…never would have thought of it. I was thinking pipe cleaners with the fuzz removed, then wrapped.

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  15. try Pinterest

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  16. I went to her page and translated it. The materials include wire and a brooch pin.
    The legs and tails look like wrapped wire to me. Even some of the mouth details look like wrapped wire.
    She definitely uses embroidery floss and does some of the detail work with embroidery.

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  17. I would love to have the pattern

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  18. Was wondering if the pattern is available. English please. Thank you

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  19. pls link the ravelry pattern

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  20. Very Cute!!! Russians are so good at needlework! Are you going to sell the pattern in English? Thank you!

    Sandra

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  21. Do a google search: Crochet chameleons, then scroll thru all the pictures. Some of them are sooo cute. For sale or pattern sale.

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    • Very cute! Thanks!

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  22. I’d love a pattern too if available!

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  23. bonjour , il serait possible d avoir le tuto merci bcp

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    • Danielle

      ce n’est pas possible, je suis désolé. le fabricant ne l’a pas rendu disponible.

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  24. HELLO, MY NAME IS KELLY DANCZA. I LOVE THE CROCHETED CHAMELEONS, IS THERE A PATTERN AVAILABLE? THANKYOU

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