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Making skull shawls

LSskullshawl2I think skull shawls are very popular items this time of year. Lots of crafters are making them. I made already five, although I haven’t blogged about all of them. The design I like most is the lost souls shawl of Maryetta Roy to be found on Ravelry as free download >>Lost souls shawl by Maryetta Roy. (also in dutch), The other one is from a Swedish designer and is to be found here >> Skull shawl by kungen och majkis

skullshawlfinishedI made a red lost soul shawl, a multicolored green-blue one, and a greenish one. The other two are the kungen och majkis shawl or based upon the pattern. They are all lovely shawls.  The shawls Inspired me to make also hats, cowls and wristies and more other shawls or winter objects. From some there is a pattern from others not, but with some adjustments you can make your own skull fantasy outfit in every color you want. It is all written down in the pattern section of my blog, see the menu above this post.

The shawl I found  the best is the greenish one, made from stylecraft special dk with color greengage. It was very beautiful and also best crocheted. I made it in 8 days. From the leftover yarn I made also the gauntlets and the slouch hat, so it became a real nice outfit. I needed 3,5 skeins or 350 grams for the whole shawl or about 1050 meter yarn. There is no need of a border around the shawl, But you have to make the ending strong, for the most power is on the shoulder part of the shawl, so I made some extra rows. The shawl is made from bottom to the top, so you start very easy and swift but on the end it becomes more and more work to bring it to a good ending. You can make the shawl as large as you like it and use every yarn you are attracted to. It is fun making the shawls so I hope very many creative beings will make them.

Greetings Elzeblaadje

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Skull hats

slouchskullhatMaking a Skull hat isn’t difficult. I made this one, a slouch hat matching the skull gauntlets in a few hours. First you have to make the hem. Measure therefore the outline of the head. Make the hem a bit smaller, elsewhere it will sit to loose. Crochet then the shells and the skull and finish it with decreasing the shells. The yarn is Stylecraft DK and the hook 3.5 mm. I have written the pattern down so you can make your own hat.  A smaller cap with skulls is also written down and to find in the pattern menu.

>> Skull slouch hat – eng pattern

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More skulls

kolmetskull2It is Halloween time and we favor skulls and all kinds of creepy things in this time of the year. My Skulls patterns are frequently visited and I thought: wouldn’t it be nice to have the skull pattern in a cowl or infinity scarf or something else. With the pattern of the cap of gauntlets you can also make a cowl if you are handy. Not everybody is handy, so I have written some notes about making a cowl with skulls. They are in the pattern and so menu, above this post. I hope the notes are helpful to make  a whole set of skully garments for this time of the year.

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Cap with skulls pattern

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The pattern of the cap with skulls is posted on the website. I hope everybody will like it and make her own cap or Helmet. Mine cap turned out to be a nice little thing. On the cap I made three skulls, less is possible. I think that cap and gauntlets together will be a nice combination. The pattern is free and  posted in pattern and so!

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