Creepy Cute Expansion Pack #5: Pyramid Head


Continuing in the Silent Hill vein, everyone's favorite big baddie: Pyramid Head

...

...in crochet.


Click here to read more.



========================





Gauge:


5 sc x 5 rows = 1” x 1”


Finished Measurements:


Completed Pyramid Head is about 3.5” tall.


Suggested Materials:


US Size E crochet hook, or size required to achieve gauge


Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Sand
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Cherry
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Stone
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Snow

(or a worsted-weight yarn of your choice. Yardages required are very minimal. Much less than a skein per color.)



Needle and thread



Stuffing


Black plastic Canvas


Hot Glue


Felt to match the knife and head


========================


Body:
Make 1 using Sand colored yarn:
Use the Body pattern as shown in the Skeleton Bride in Creepy Cute Crochet (pg 38), but with the following modification:
When you join again in the front loops left from row 6, instead of making a skirt:
ch 1, sc around, clean fasten off




========================




Arm:
Make 2 using Snow and Sand colored yarn:
Use the Arm pattern as shown in the Cyber Zombie in Creepy Cute Crochet (pg 71), but with the following modification:
Start using Snow colored yarn, and work Rows 1 through 3. Switch to sand colored yarn, and finish working the arm as written.




========================




Head:
Make 1 using Cherry colored yarn:
Round 1: sc 8 in magic ring, sl st to close round {8}
Round 2: ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, sc 1, [inc, sc 1] around, sl st to close round {11}
Round 3: ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, sc 5, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, sl st to close round {14}
Round 4: ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, sc 6, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 3, sl st to close round {17}
Round 5: ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, sc 2, hdc 3, sc 2, inc, sc 4, hdc 2 in 1, sc 4, sl st to close round {20}
Round 6: ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, sc 2, hdc 4, sc 2, inc, sc 4, hdc 1, dc 2 in 1, hdc 1, sc 4, sl st to close round {23}
Round 7: ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 2, inc, sc 3, hdc 1, dc 2, tr 3 in 1, dc 2, hdc 1, sc 3, sl st to close round {27}
Round 8: ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 1, [tr 2 in 1] twice, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 2, inc, sc 3, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 2, [tr 1, dtr 2] in 1, [dtr 2, tr 1] in 1, tr 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 3, sl st to close round {35}
Round 9: Working in front loops only, ch 2, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, sc 6, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in 1 (this will be the back point of the head), sc 6, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in 1, sc 10, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in 1 (this will be the front point of the head), sc 10, clean fasten off {39}
He's called Pyramid Head, not Shapeless Blobby Head, so we're going to need to add some structure to this piece. I used black plastic canvas, cut into 4 triangles (template shown below)









To join the 4 triangle pieces, stitch Side A of Piece 1 to Side C of Piece 2 using the same yarn as used to crochet the head. (You'll do this twice, since you have two Piece 1's and two Piece 2's)
Then, stitch Side B of the first Piece 1 to Side B of the second Piece 1, and Stitch Side D of the first Piece 2 to Side D of the second Piece 2.
(In short, stitch Side A to Side C, Side B to Side B, and Side D to Side D)







The two Piece 2's form the the front of the head, and the two Piece 1's form the back of the head.
Match the front point and back point of the crocheted piece to the front and back points of the plastic canvas structure. The back loops left over from Round 9 should be pulled just up to the edge of the plastic canvas. Tack into place with needle and thread.









Make long straight stitches, two strands of yarn thick, along each of the four edges of the head, starting from the top.









========================






Knife:
Make one using Stone colored yarn:
ch 18, sc 1, dc 1, tr 9, ch 3, sl st 6, fasten off
Optional:
I tacked a piece of felt to the back of my crocheted knife to give a little bit more form and stability. A flimsy and curly knife just won't quite *do* here.









To do this, cut out a piece of felt according to the template below:









(Note: I made my template a little bit large, and trimmed the felt piece down a bit as needed. The felt should just barely cover the back of the knife without overlap.)
Tack the felt onto the back of the knife with needle and thread.









========================






Assembly:
At this point, have you figured out Pyramid Head's terrifying secret? There's no head underneath the pyramid! Ok, really, this is just because the Basic Head from Creepy Cute wouldn't fit under any pyramid without making it ENORMOUS, so I just left it out.
However, this mean that we need some sort of structure to hold the "head" in place. To do this, cut a rectangle of felt, about 12"x2.5", and roll it into a tube. Tack the edge into place with a needle and thread to keep the tube from unrolling.









Stick the felt tube into the Body, and fill around it with stuffing. Tack the tube into place around the neck with needle and thread.









Stitch the arms onto the sides of the body with needle and thread, with the knife tacked under one arm.
To stick the head onto the body, I suggest filling the head with a *lot* of hot glue, and squishing it onto the end of the felt tube.









If you really want a "finished" look to your Pyramid Head, tack a piece of felt to the underside of the head to cover the neck join. I've included a template as a guideline, but you'll want to trim it to fit your own Pyramid Head.















That's it! I suggest carefully guarding any other dolls that you might have in the house. Pyramid Head does not play well with others.




I. Love. You.

Anonymous   |   Wed, 2011-08-10 03:15

This is probably the most fantastic amigurumi I've ever seen... Mostly because I'm queer for the whole Silent Hill series. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I shall have an entire LEGION of PHs at my disposal now!!! MUAHAHAHAHA!

Oh it's amazing! :o Too bad,

Anonymous   |   Sat, 2011-05-21 17:00

Oh it's amazing! :o

Too bad, my fingers refuse to do something cute like this T_T

Soooo....

Anonymous   |   Wed, 2011-03-23 13:28

.... CUUUUUUUUUUTE *__*
This object is too cute, I love PyraHead (brrrr).
Good job ^^ (I will try one day... i will Try...)

Just in time!!

sixblackroses   |   Wed, 2010-03-24 04:47

My son is turning 21 in a couple weeks, he is going to love this!!! Lol, all I could think of when I saw this was "the darkness is coming!!!!". Thank you!

RE:hello

Anonymous   |   Wed, 2012-05-16 07:20
    Hi There.

  1. This is Gurjeet it's my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Appreciate it!