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A little while ago Sarah McIntyre lamented that she didn't know how to crochet and wouldn't able to learn in time for BICS. She wanted to make a pair of horns for her book launch.



But I know how to crochet! So I knocked up a pair, finishing them on the train to Birmingham, and gave them to her on Saturday. I think she liked them, she certainly wore them all weekend :)

(I forgot my camera, so I'll update this post if I manage to get hold of a photo of [livejournal.com profile] jabberworks wearing them).


Pattern for Moris the Mankiest Monster horns )

Standard Fan Art Disclamer: All characters remain the property of their respective authors, and I have neither asked nor obtained permission to use them.

Cross posted from Scratch UK
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I need to learn how to write patterns better. )

If you made a few of them out of translucent yarn, then put a sealed transparent plastic bag with water and different coloured food dye in each, I reckon you'd have a great little start to a crafty mad science lab.

I know you can get plastic yarn (looks like the sheathing from wires), but can you get translucent stuff?
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I finally finished the little blighter.



Beware you dreamers and sensitive souls, for he will nuzzle your brains, and drive you mad!



The least bit of knowledge about his horrendous (acrylic) nature would drive your sanity from our body faster than I can drop a stitch. That said here's the pattern that came to me from no where:

Pattern for Conical Cranium Crochet Cthulhu )

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Conical Cranium Crochet Cthulhu Pattern by cdave is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

{ETA: correction to Key}
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The advantage of knitting a hat top down, is that I don't need to know the gauge at all. I was just doing that way so that I could leave the needles in as place holders for where the scarf and tenticals would join.

Photo, and pattern thus far. )

I saw another interesting technique at Angel Knits last night. I didn't find out if it had a name, so I'm calling it Cuttlefish edging. Cast on twice as many stitches as you need then decrease to the number you need in about 4 or 5 rows. It leaves a random wavey edge that looks something like a cuttlefish wing. I thinkg that'll look good at the back between the tenticles

So far the techniques I want to use on this are.
Knitting in the round (Hat)
Increases (top down hat)
Decreases (Ribbing wouldn't look right, so I need to tighten the bottom of the hat the hard way)
Reverse Cuttlefish (for the back)
Braids (for the start of the scarf)
icords (for the front tentacles)
Fair Isle (using dark green wool to make patterned eyes)

This is turning into quite a complex little project :)

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