Kilroy Was Here

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Kilroy Was Here Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Crochet Knowledge

Pattern Description:

First off.. a little history behind the inspiration... My mom used to draw this picture all over the place.. I always loved it and thought he was very cute.. I did not know that there was actually a meaning behind it.. So I looked into it and found some fun facts and a name to go with my little guy.. I decided to make a girl version and named her KILJOY!! :)

The image and tagline "Kilroy was Here" dates back in history to World War II. The image was found drawn all over different things, mostly by soldiers. It had become a contest to see who could put him in the most unusual place!! This ACTUAL history of where he began is not exactly know but early findings of him date back to 1938.. He is mostly seen in graffiti art.. the major Kilroy fad ended in the 1950s. (I thought this was very interesting to find out)

You may sell finished product from my pattern but please give credit to me for the original design!! I have spent a lot of time getting this pattern exactly right!! If you have any comments, questions, or concerns please feel free to email me at

You must use your own pictures!!!! You DO NOT have permission to copy, reproduce, trade or resale in anyway!!

Thank you..


6 hdc = 2 inches
4 rows of hdc = 2 inches


  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Fun Fur
  • Hook Size I (5.50MM)
  • Yarn Needle

About Designer

About Designer

Jen Hatch on

I am a stay at home mother of 3 kids! 2 boys and a girl! I am married to my wonderful husband of 12 years!! And I have a huge passion for crocheting, and decided to start designing my own patterns!! We moved 6 hours away from family and it helps keep me busy!!
I hope my patterns will bring you as much joy as they have me!!

I started selling my crafts and writing patterns after losing my ...

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