Friday, April 26, 2013

Crocheted Pinhead Bunny from "Hellraiser"

Nicole the Knitter sent me a crochet "neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed" a few weeks ago. I was surprised, because I hadn't gotten any wants from her for awhile. This one was a crocheted bunny version of Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies. So this is what I came up with, created in the style of Creepy Cute Crochet.

"We'll tear your soul apart."
--Pinhead

Pinhead is a prominent figure in the "Hellraiser" movie series, mostly featured as the main antagonist. Pinhead is the leader of the Cenobites, formerly human creatures from an extradimensional realm who travel to Earth through the Lament Configuration, and harvest human souls.

In order to complete this project, you will need to know how to do the following:
--How to start a piece with a Magic Circle (there are several online tutorials and videos to consult)
--Single Crochet (sc)
--Slip Stitch
--Single Crochet Increase and Decrease
--Hand sew a basic whipstitch

Materials Needed

  • H sized hook 
  • Stitch marker (optional) 
  • Fiber fill 
  • 2 small googly eyes 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Super glue 
  • Black yarn 
  • White yarn 
  • Flesh colored felt 
  • Couple inches of red yarn 
  • Package of dressmaker pins 


Finished height is about 7" tall, including the ears.

Body
Working with the H sized hook, crochet the body with 1 strand of the black yarn. The body will be crocheted from the bottom up.
Row 1: Start with a magic circle of 1 CH and 6 SC. Pull tight and join the ends with a slip stitch.
Row 2: Chain 1 and work 2 SC in each stitch around. Join ends with a slip stitch. Use the stitch marker, if desired, to mark the ends of your rows. Move as needed. Do not chain 1 at the beginning of the rows.
Row 3:  Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence: 2 SC, 1 SC   
Row 4: Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence: 2 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC.
Row 5: Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence: 2 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC.
Row 6: Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence: 2 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC.
Row 7:  Around the entire row, work 1 SC in each stitch.
Row 8 : Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence:  1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SCtog.
Row 9: Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence:  1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SCtog.
Rows 10 & 11: Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence:  1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SCtog.
Rows 12 & 13:  Around the entire row, work 1 SC in each stitch. 

Switch to the white yarn. Begin stuff the body.

Head
Row 14: Around the entire row, work 1 SC in each stitch. 
Row 15: Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence: 2 SC, 1 SC  
Rows 16 & 17: Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence: 2 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC  
Row 18: Around the entire row, work 1 SC in each stitch. 
Rows 19-25: Around the entire row, repeat the following sequence:  1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SCtog. At the end of row 25, secure the yarn with a slip stitch, but leave a good length of yarn (a couple of inches). Stuff the head firmly.

Thread the yarn needle with the tail of yarn and weave it in and out through the stitches of row 25 (like you’re sewing a loose hem). When complete, pull the yarn tight like a drawstring and secure the yarn.

Ears (Make 2)
Working with the H sized hook, work with 1 strand of the white yarn.
Row 1: Start with a magic circle of 1 CH and 3 SC. Pull tight and join the ends with a slip stitch.
Row 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.
Row 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.  Repeat this row until the year is 2-3" long. Secure the yarn with a slip stitch.

If the ears don't match perfectly, don't sweat it. Don't stuff the ears. Press them flat. Sew the finished ears onto the top of the head, at slight angles.

Finishing the Body
Super glue the eyes to the head. I like them on the horizontal center of the head, with about 1.5 cm in between.

Cut 6 small ovals from the felt to glue onto the chest in 3 rows of 2. Like the ears, these little ovals don't have to be perfect, especially because you're working in a small size to begin with.

Cut two lengths of the red yarn long enough to lay over the ovals. Super glue them on over the ovals. Once the glue has dried, give the yarn pieces a little snip in between the ovals.

Push the pins into the bunny's head, using the rows as guidance.
  



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