"Hello, my name is... John Merrick... and I'm... very pleased... to meet you."
Joseph Carey Merrick (often wrongly named as John) was an Englishman in the Victorian era. He suffered from what is now believed to have been Proteus syndrome which led to deformities throughout his body, so he therefore spent much of his life working as a sideshow act.
However, after being given permanent residence at the Royal London Hospital, it emerged that he was a highly sensitive and intelligent man. He would end letters with poetry and enjoyed collecting wild flowers. He was immortalised in the 1980 film "The Elephant Man", where he was played by John Hurt.
This crochet pattern will be sent to you as a pdf file by instant download from Etsy and will enable you to make as many cute little Merricks as you wish. He measures at 5" tall in a sitting position. No special yarn is needed to make the hair - just normal yarn and a pet slicker or hairbrush (preferably a slicker).
Please note that all patterns are for personal use only.