TW: Excellent workmanship, terrifying result
Crochet babies might not seem too awful by concept alone, but as you’ll soon find out, the reality is a twisted mix between Chucky and every nan’s knitting pouch.
Posting to the “Yaasss Witches” Facebook page on February 26, an anonymous person wrote “Cute crochet babies” alongside a series of images.
Four photos show various baby crotchets, and we can’t imagine any child willingly snuggling up to them at night. One image shows a baby wearing a jumpsuit that reads ‘Ich Bin euer kuschelbaby’, which in German means ‘I am your cuddly baby’.
Another image, which many have compared to Chucky, has tufts of orange hair and a small yellow blouse. Perhaps the most gruesome image is a close-up of a baby, its eyes seem to be following you.
The post has since amassed over a million likes, 82,000 shares and 260,000 likes. Predictably, most of the comments are shocked, with one writing: “I love them weirdly – they look like tiny skin grafted babies – kinda, still cute, but reminiscent the answer “what happened!?”
The Best Commentary award goes to this full 360: “My mom crocheted, so I know it took a lot of work! But they kinda look like burns.”
Another asked “Are these horror movie props?” which received 7k likes.
Others rightly praised the craftsman’s dedication to the project. “It takes a lot of skill to make these babies, I would love to learn. I love to crochet!” wrote a fan. Another commented, “Thank you for making these babies, hope people have more compassion.”