OK, Halloween was a long time ago … two weeks ago. But there’s still something I want to show to you. Because I did some last minute crochet for Halloween this year. I didn’t have a “real” costume, but I wanted to have some make-up and fake hair. And I got inspired by the yarn “Shaggy” from Zeeman. It’s extremely thick. 100 grams are only 14 meters!
So this is me before all the styling …
And this is me with my superfast crochet wig and my unprofessional make-up. ;o)
BTW I crocheted this wig in 30 minutes.
If you want to have a rough guide on how I made it, visit me on ravelry.
The eye balls were actually part of the halloween glass hangers I made last year. A friend wanted to have them as earrings and I needed this long to complete them … But along with crocheting I wrote down the pattern. So here you go!
Eye Ball Ear Hangers by lydienne
small amounts of black, white and green (or desired color) yarn, I used acrylic
Eye ball (make two)
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join round (6 sc)
in green (or desired eye color)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around in back loops only, join with sl st (12 sc)
Round 3: *2 sc in one st 1 sc in foll st* repeat (18 sc)
Round 4: sc around (18 sc)
Round 5: *sc2tog, 1 sc* repeat (12 sc)
Round 6: sc2tog around (6 sc)
one more sc2tog
FO, leaving a bit of a tail
You can use the remaining yarn to attach the hanger.
You can find the pattern for the owls here. It’s in German, but with a little crochet experience it should be no problem if you don’t speak German.
I really love this pattern. It works up relatively fast for an amigurumi pattern and you can go wild with the colors and make every owl a very unique one.
As you can see I experimented with the eyes. I must say for me it works best to make the first round of the eyes in black and the second in white/yellow. I’m not very good at embroidering …
So yesterday we celebrated Halloween. Kind of late I know. But we have a holiday on October, 31 not on November, 1st, so we decided -“in honor of the working people”- to take the weekend afterwards.
We had a fluorescent bar which was real fun. It became a running gag to put everything new coming (food or something) under UV-light in order to see if it would glow.
We made jello shots with vodka since most sorts of jello contain riboflavin (vitamin B2). Tonic water which has quinine was great too, and mead worked because honey is fluorescent. Unfortunately we forgot to grind up the fresh mint we had. Chlorophyll surprisingly glows in red. I managed to finish 14 halloween glass hangers for yesterday.
And now is the moment to proudly show you the partly crocheted costumes of my husband and me.
Thank you, Mom, for helping me sewing the dress!
This is the pattern for Marge’s hair. I made popcorn stitches instead of bobbles.
Hope you had a hilarious Halloween like ours! 🙂