For Make It! Challenge #9, Daniel requested I crochet him a Mr. Potato Head doll. He was kind enough to let me decide on the accessories. I had a ton of fun thinking up new parts and facial features to make!
It is interesting to see all the different parts that Hasbro has come up with for Mr. Potato Head since he was invented in 1952. The first Mr. Potato Head kits came with ears, eyes (two pairs), facial hair (eight pieces of felt), feet, hands, hats (three), mouths (two), noses (four), and a pipe. Today, any Mr. Potato Head fanatic could show you an elaborate collection of accessories. Some of my favorites include party hats, pierced ears, handcuffs, bare feet, a pirate’s peg leg and eye patch, and a hockey player’s gap-toothed grin.
But with all the characters Hasbro has made into potatoes, I think there are a few opportunities they missed. What they need is a VIP (Very Important Potato) line of celebrity potatoes. Just picture it: Tiger Spuds, Morgan Fryman, Spuddy Holly, Elisabeth Shue-string Fry, Oprah French Fry, Vladimir Poutine, Mashton Kutcher, James Hashbrowns, to name a few (thanks to Becky for many of these ideas!). In the end, for this challenge, I decided on making Channing Potatum, Tater Swift, and Barack Au Gratin for my real-life celebrity potatoes. And then I threw in Harry Potater, because, well, Harry Potter’s name just screams make me into a potato.
Unfortunately due to licensing concerns, the pattern to make Mr. Potato Head: VIP Edition is no longer available. My apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
July 10, 2014 at 4:21 am
hehe what an awesome request!! 🙂
July 10, 2014 at 5:09 am
Hahaha These are awesome! Nearly spat my coffee out seeing them, great work!
July 10, 2014 at 8:12 am
Your comment made me smile so big. Sorry about the coffee… but that’s an awesome compliment.
July 10, 2014 at 6:29 am
very cute. thank you for the pattern. I just love your squirrels and all your sayings and stories. thank you, debi Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:59:48 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 10, 2014 at 8:11 am
Thank you, Debi, for your kind words. I’m so glad you like Squirrel Picnic. That’s very nice to hear. 🙂
July 10, 2014 at 6:51 am
This is amazing! You are so so so creative, Jennifer!! 🙂 I love Tater Swift! The possibilities here are endless!
July 10, 2014 at 8:09 am
Thank you, Grace! That means a lot to me. I know what you mean about all the possibilities. I wish I could have made many more! Maybe I will someday. 🙂
July 10, 2014 at 9:20 am
Love it! Now I can’t eat potatoes any more without thinking about your Mr. Potatoe Head! Thanks you so much for all the funny potatoes!!!!
July 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm
Haha! You’re so very welcome. I’m happy to spread funny potatoes around the world! 🙂
July 10, 2014 at 11:11 am
Thanks for this pattern, Jennifer. Between this and the Sleepy Z’s my grandson will have an amazing birthday!!!
July 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Wow! You have one lucky grandson! Thanks so much for making my patterns. It truly touches my heart. 🙂
July 10, 2014 at 11:30 am
These are the greatest! Vladimir Poutine made me laugh out loud! I am looking forward to trying this one. I already have oodles of ideas for potato pun names. Thanks for the inspiration!
July 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm
You’re welcome! You’ll have to let me know what other celebrity potato names you come up with. They’re so much fun to think up!
July 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm
OMG this is awesome! 😀
Jennifer your creativity has no boundaries !!!
You are amazing
July 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm
July 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm
Another classic improved upon! Well done, Jennifer!
Someone needs to make shirtless Vladimir Poutine… riding on (who else?) Rainbow Donkey!
July 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm
I’ve had that exact thought! Well, it was either Rainbow Donkey or a great white shark. 🙂
July 11, 2014 at 11:40 am
Can’t get over how hilarious and awesome this is. Love love love your creativity 🙂
July 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Thanks Patricia! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Mr. Potato Head was so much fun to make!
July 13, 2014 at 6:37 pm
I laughed out loud for Obama….too funny….love the ears….great, great, job!!
July 14, 2014 at 3:40 am
March 10, 2015 at 5:49 am
I love this pattern!
I send you mail, because I’d like to translate it to Spanish and publish in my blog.
Thank you! ^_^
March 10, 2015 at 7:55 am
Hi Marta! Thank you for contacting me about translating my Mr. Potato Head pattern into Spanish. I think that’s a great idea! As you said in your email, please be sure to credit Jennifer Olivarez for the design and link to the pattern on my website. I can’t wait to see your Mr. Potato Head!
July 13, 2015 at 9:18 pm
Thank you for this lovely. Brings back a lot of very happy memories of my childhood.
July 20, 2015 at 4:49 am
You’re very welcome, Barbara! It’s one of my favorite toys from childhood too. 🙂
October 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm
Do you think it would be possible to make the base potato and add Pikachu ears and a tail? I would love to be able to!
October 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm
That’s a great idea! Mr. Potato Head and Pikachu have a very similar body shape, don’t they. 🙂 If I were you, I’d crochet it in yellow and cut the ears, arms, legs, and tail out of yellow felt. You could even add two little red rosy cheeks out of felt. What fun!