I am always surprised that whenever I mention crochet, people still think of granny squares and ill fitting jumpers. So in celebration of Halloween and of my love of all things macabre, here are my favourite creepy crochet projects.
1) Exorcist Play Set
Every time I look at this it makes me smile. I think it is the way the priest looks so pissed off at having been barfed on. Made by the very talented Croshame, you can check out other projects here at http://croshame.com/
2) Sugar Skull Winter Mask
I think that we British are too afraid of death. I love the Mexican way of celebrating death through the Day Of The Dead, but this mask just gives me the creeps. I love that this was designed to keep her warm whilst she was out cycling in the winter! You can find the pattern by Kourtney Moon here at Sugar Skull Pattern
3) Creepy Cute Pyramid Head
When my boyfriend was playing Silent Hill late at night, the sound of Pyramid Head’s sword scraping along the corridors scared the crap out of me. Violent, inhuman and a rapist, he is a truly terrifying character. Here Needle Noodles has added this pattern to the rest of her awesome creepy cute creations. You can find it here: http://needlenoodles.com You need to have bought her book Creepy Cute Crochet first (which I highly recommend).
I’m a huge fan of Tim Burton and I’m really looking forward to seeing the animated version of his early short film Frankenweenie. This is my favourite crochet version by Manualidades.
5) Cthulhu Mask
Well there had to be something Cthulhu related here somewhere! Designed by Nancy B Nutt, this full mask is pretty terrifying. You can find her page through Ravelry or at her site here.
Have a Happy Halloween!