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
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.
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