Posted on 2 Comments

National Frankenstein Friday


Mary Shelley is the author of the famous novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,” commonly known as “Frankenstein.” She wrote this novel, which was first published in 1818 when she was just 20 years old. The novel is considered one of the earliest works of science fiction and has had a significant influence on the genre.

“Frankenstein” tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a creature through an unorthodox scientific experiment. The creature, often referred to as “Frankenstein’s monster,” is a tragic figure, misunderstood and rejected by society. The novel explores themes of ambition, the consequences of playing god, and the isolation and alienation experienced by both the creator and the created.

Mary Shelley’s inspiration for “Frankenstein” came from a dream she had during the summer of 1816, when she was staying at Lord Byron’s villa in Switzerland. This dream and the discussions with Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley (her husband) about the boundaries of science and the ethical implications of scientific experimentation led her to write the novel.

“Frankenstein” has been adapted into numerous films, plays, and other forms of media, and it continues to be a classic work in the realm of literature and a thought-provoking exploration of the ethical dilemmas surrounding scientific discovery and the human condition.

In the original novel “Frankenstein,” there is no specific mention of the monster’s color. Mary Shelley describes the creature’s appearance as follows:

“His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.”

This description does not specify that the monster was green. The notion of a green Frankenstein’s monster is primarily popularized by various film adaptations of the novel, particularly the 1931 Universal Pictures version starring Boris Karloff, in which the monster’s skin has a greenish hue. The green coloration has since become a recognizable and iconic image associated with Frankenstein’s monster in popular culture, even though it differs from the original description in the novel.

The green version of Frankenstein is a very popular design for crafters, too. Today’s free pattern uses the green monster, but you can make it in pale yellow or very pale gray.

Frankenstein Tumbler Boot

Sugar & Crème Cotton worsted weight yarn:
30 yards Hot Green
30 yards Black
Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Tumbler boot measures approximately 2.25” tall by 3” diameter across bottom. It slightly tapers up to fit tumber and measures 3.5” diameter across top.

Gauge: 5 rows = 1”, 4 sc = 1”


Rnd 1: With Hot green yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), sc 6 in second ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout unless otherwise specified.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 5: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnd 6: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (36 sc). Join with sl st.
Rnd 7: Working in BLO, sc in each st.
Rnd 8: Working in both loops, sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat twice (39 sc).
Rnds 10-12: Sc in each st.
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat twice (42 sc).
Rnd 14: Sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off Hot Green.
Rnds 15-17: With black yarn, sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 17. Fasten off black.
Eyes: (Make 2)
Rnd 1: With Black yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), sc 6 in second ch from hook. Join with sl st. Fasten off Black.
With Black yarn, embroider mouth at Rnd 8 using straight sts.

To download the ad-free PDF version, please visit Frankenstein Tumbler Boot Crochet Pattern

More Frankenstein Designs

frankenstein chair socks
Frankenstein Chair Socks
Frankenstein scrubby
Frankenstein Scrubby Crochet Pattern
Frankenstein eyeglass holder
Frankenstein Eyeglass Holder

Weekly Featured Design

Just a couple days left to get this adorable pattern at half price – Baby Goat in Pajamas.

Find out how to get 50% off this adorable design when you visit Crochet Designer Community on Facebook.

Dollar Days Fall Hop

Today’s design available for purchase for $1 is Helen’s Coasters by Craftopia Collective



Get your coupon code here:




Scrap-tastic Discount Hop


Check out the Mini Christmas Ornament pattern from @startcrochet, today’s deal in the 2023 Scrap-Tastic Discount Blog Hop!

🍁Pattern discounts will be valid for 24 hours beginning at 9am EST on their feature day.


In Case You Missed It

Horny Toad Keychain Crochet Pattern


Roundup of free Reptile Crochet Patterns




Witch’s Cauldron Trick-or-Treat Bag Crochet Pattern




Cats and Kittens




To download the free PDF, join My Fingers Fly Crochet Family on Facebook.

Affiliate Links

This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.


Save money this holiday season!

Sign up for Amazon Prime and get free shipping on thousands of items.




Get a $10 credit at Stickermule.

etsy logo

Thinking of opening an Etsy shop? Use this link to get 40 free listings.



Money Saving Offers


Check out this free app that gets you cash back on gas and other errands! Click this link or use promo code 46ZCG to get an extra 15¢/gal bonus the first time you make a purchase.

Get $20 off your first Uber Eats order of $25 or more at http://Hungry? Get $20 off your first Uber Eats order of $25 or more. Terms apply. Use my code at checkout: eats-lisaf21461ue

Hey! Thought you’d like to try Ibotta, a cash back rewards app that I use to make real money every time I shop for groceries, online purchases, and more! Just use my referral code “eugysjd” at registration. Sign up at →

Join Rakuten and get $30 cash back. Plus earn money on online purchases.

2 thoughts on “National Frankenstein Friday

  1. […] Frankenstein Tumbler Boot Horny Toad Keychain […]

  2. […] Frankenstein Tumbler Boot Airplane Ornament Horny Toad Keychain […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.