Creepy Cute Expansion Pack #2: The Valkyrie


Chooser of the slain, this crocheted valkyrie carries your failed projects off to Valhalla.



Modified from pattern pieces in Creepy Cute Crochet, this pattern is made using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Almond, Hazelnut, Maize, and Charcoal.


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Pieces:



1 set of eyes, 1/4" across

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1 Spear (see pg 18 of Creepy Cute for more details)

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1 Basic Head made in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Almond (see pg. 95 of Creepy Cute)

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1 Cap made in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Hazelnut, edged in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Almond (see pg. 49 of Creepy Cute, leaving out the vertical stitch on the front)

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1 Shield in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Hazelnut, edged in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Almond (see Creepy Cute pg. 61)

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1 set of Horns made in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Almond, worked as follows:


Horn #1: ch 4, sl st 1, dec, fasten off


Horn #2: ch 3, sl st, inc, fasten off

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1 piece of 2.25" wide Hair Fringe made in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Maize, about 7" long/86 loops

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1 Basic Body made in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Charcoal (see pg. 94 of Creepy Cute), with the following changes:


Row 6: sc around in back loops only {30 scs sts}


Rows 7 and 8: continue with Basic Body as written


Row 9: sc 12, dc 1, tr 1 in 2, dc 1, sc 12, dec {28 sts}


Row 10: sc 5, dec, sc 2, hdc 1, [dc 1, tr 2] in 1, [tr 2, dc 1] in 1, dec, [dc 1, tr 2] in 1, [tr 2, dc 1] in 1, hdc 1, sc 2, dec, sc 5, dec {32 sts}


Row 11: sc 4, dec, [sc 3, dec] 4 times, sc 4, dec {26 sts}


switch to Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Hazelnut,


Row 12: sc 3, dec, [sc 2, dec] 4 times, sc 3, dec {20 sts}


Row 13: [sc 8, dec] twice {18 sts}


sl st, sl st, clean fasten off


In Charcoal yarn, chain stitch around between Rows 11 and 12.


In Hazelnut yarn, chain stitch around between Rows 9 and 10.


Using Hazelnut yarn, join again in the front loops left from Row 6.
ch 2, dc 1, ch 1, sl st 1 in front 2 loops of prev. dc, dc 2 in 1, ch 1, sl st 1 in front two loops of prev. dc, [dc 2, ch 1, sl st 1 in front two loops of prev. dc, dc 2 in 1, ch 1, sl st 1 in front two loops of prev. dc] around, clean fasten off



Assembly:


Fill Body with poly pellets (or stuffing material of your choice and stitch Basic Head onto Body


Fold Hair Fringe in half and stitch along the inside of the Cap (hold it up to the head first to make sure that the hair leaves enough of the face clear)


Stitch the Cap+Hair assembly to the Head


Stitch the horns to either side of the head (run loose yarn ends through the Cap)


On either side of the face, take three of the loops of hair fringe and braid them. Tie braid with thread. Snip the ends.


Stitch Shield to Body.


Attach eyes and spear with glue.

Hair Fringe

Anonymous   |   Sun, 2014-04-06 02:05

I don't suppose there's a YouTube tutorial on how to make the hair fringe? I've read the instructions in Creepy Cute over and over and somehow I just don't get it.
Thanks.

Yep!

NeedleNoodles   |   Tue, 2014-04-08 04:55

You can check it out here:


Right-Handed Version


Left-Handed Version

Row 9

Anonymous   |   Sun, 2012-07-29 00:26

The instructions on Row 9 can't be right. 12+1+1+1+1+12 do equal 28, but when you add the decrease, it makes the stitch count 29 not 28. What I did is decrease at the beginning of the row, do 11 single crochets, then the double, triple, triple, double, then singled 11 times and decreased to end the row. It worked out much better after that. Just a suggestion for anyone that's having trouble there. (your mileage may vary.)

Clarification

NeedleNoodles   |   Sun, 2012-07-29 02:34


Hmmm... I think that it's correct as written, though perhaps worded a little more vaguely than it needs to be. Make sure that you're working a "tr 1 in 2" (a decrease) instead of a "tr 2 in 1" (an increase)


The original Row 9 reads:


Row 9: sc 12, dc 1, tr 1 in 2, dc 1, sc 12, dec {28 sts}


a clearer version of Row 9 might read:


Row 9: sc 12, dc 1, 2-tr cluster over 2, dc 1, sc 12, dec {28 sts}


Hope that this helps!

Row 10

Anonymous   |   Thu, 2011-08-11 20:12

What do you mean by "[dc 1, tr 2] in 1" in row 10? I'm so lost on this row.

If it helps, think of "[dc

NeedleNoodles   |   Wed, 2012-01-25 20:43

If it helps, think of "[dc 1, tr 2] in 1" as being the same as "[dc 1, tr 2] in the same space".

It's similar to an inc, but, instead of making 2 single crochet stitches in one space, you're making one double crochet and two triple crochet stitches in one space.

Row 10

Anonymous   |   Fri, 2011-08-05 04:01

I'm having trouble with row 10... @_@

body row 9

Maquarrie   |   Sun, 2009-09-06 15:53

I will admit that I am completely lost at the instructions in row 9 of the body. How exactly does one "tr 1 in 2?"

Also, I love creepy cute! Thanks so much!

Treble 1 in 2

jennyfiken   |   Thu, 2009-09-17 18:54

Me too! I'm very much confused about Treble 1 in 2 =(

By "tr 1 in 2" I meant

NeedleNoodles   |   Tue, 2009-09-22 00:43

By "tr 1 in 2" I meant basically a 2 tr cluster, but over the next two stitches.

Check here:
http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=48&type_id=S

for the basics on how to do a dc cluster. The difference will be that the "tr 1 in 2" will be a 2 stitch cluster instead of the 3 stitch one shown in the illustration, and the tr stitches will be worked over two stitches instead of being all in the same space.

Tr 1 in 2...thanks!

jennyfiken   |   Fri, 2009-10-02 19:39

Thanks for the tip! I don't remember how I sorted that out for the Valkyrie (it turned out okay in the end anyway :-) but I'm actually making the Spartan helmet right now and your explanation helped. Thanks again!

Your patterns are so cool! I'm now addicted to crocheting the little critters :-D

Spartan helmet

Anonymous   |   Wed, 2011-04-27 19:33

I've been searching the web all day since my brother found a knit Spartan Helmet online and asked me to make him one for his graduation present. Any advise as to where there are free crochet patterns for a Spartan Helmet online?

Hmm... if a good pattern

NeedleNoodles   |   Wed, 2012-01-25 21:44

Hmm... if a good pattern like that exists, you could probably find it on Ravelry.com