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heleninwales
heleninwales
Latest crochet WIP is more or less finished
This crocheted skull shawl is going viral amongst the crochet groups. Here is mine, just finished. I still have a couple of ends to work in and it needs blocking, but then it's ready to wear.

Crocheted skull scarf

I quite like the cognitive dissonance that pink crocheted skulls create. :)

I used a 4 ply cotton yarn and a 3.5 mm hook, so it's come out neck scarf sized, which is what I wanted because I thought it would be good for the summer. But other people have done it in wool and with thicker hooks, so it makes a shawl and of course you can keep on going until it's the size you want.

This is the pattern I used.

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readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: May 19th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is gorgeous!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 19th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm going to see if I can do a version with owls too because not everyone likes skulls.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: May 20th, 2013 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool. :) Not that I mind skulls - I just prefer owls!
sartorias From: sartorias Date: May 19th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is gorgeous!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 19th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm going to see if I can do a version with owls too because not everyone likes skulls.
julesjones From: julesjones Date: May 19th, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that. Pink crochet skulls. :-)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 19th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of the projects that was posted looked more like aliens than skulls, so I think I might try adapting the pattern slightly to make different versions. :)
plantmom From: plantmom Date: May 19th, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very lovely, and a teeny bit sick at the same time. I love it!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 19th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Yes, it is a bit weird, but in a good way. :)
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: May 19th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's beautiful! And not something my Nan would ever have crocheted...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 19th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I think crochet has just moved into the 21st century.

It has had a big resurgence in popularity, both amongst older women like me who remember the 60s and 70s and also with younger women. And even with some men. :)
ellarien From: ellarien Date: May 19th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like it! I was going to say "Very nice," but that's not quite the word ...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 20th, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I find myself thinking, "They're rather cute," except that isn't really the right word to describe skulls, even pink ones.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: May 20th, 2013 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this scarf! What a good idea for summer as my neck gets SO sunburned! Can I buy this one? If it is for sale I have paypal...

I heard lately that where people are making money on things is on the patterns!

Just let me know please if this is for sale, I like this color or light blue?

kaishin
(Helen hwmcgill@gmail.com)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 20th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I intended this one for myself, but I can certainly make one if you're interested. It won't take more than a week.

If I can get another ball of the same cotton yarn, I can do it in the identical pink, or I have a grey-blue if you'd prefer that? I don't have time this evening to photograph the yarn because I have a Skype session with a student shortly, but I'll do it tomorrow and email you the pictures so you can choose. I'll also work out prices.
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