I usually only play with string in the dead of winter, but this one is a birthday gift for my boyfriend. It’s modeled after his biggest hermit crab, which likes to blunder around his reef and knock coral frags around. He’s mostly harmless, if you’re not a conch. The string version is mostly harmless too, unless you have some kind of terminal aversion to yarn.
Measures about 3” wide. Shell is from a free pattern. Eyes are black plastic doll eyes. The rest is just freehand crochet, so you can bet there are a half dozen experimental crab parts floating around my desk and garbage can.
Here is the shell pattern from google - https://sites.google.com/site/surawhit/mediumseashells
Finished! This quote is from Chapter 9 of the Silmarillion, and is for this week’s Team Fëanorians challenge, involving Fëanor’s relationship with one or both of his parents.
This quote was just too perfect. I tried something new with the text over the blood spatter and I think it looks really good!
The pattern for the blood spatter can be found in ‘Twisted Stitches’ by Paul Davison, which is a super awesome cross stitch book. I found the alphabet here.
This is done in three colours, DMC 349, 817 and 4245 (Mystical Midnight)
I’m incredibly happy with this! It’s definitely one of my favourite things that I have done so far. I’d be happy to hear any questions or comments!
Hand embroidery by Bev Tully ~ from gumnutyarns.com
100% Australian - these 2-ply crewel wools are all grown, spun and hand dyed in Australia to create over 300 subtle shades.