My best friend Bea is a Scorpio through and through. Now seeing as my dear girlfriend recently turned the big 4-0, I wanted her to ring in this milestone with a very special Monster Crochet creation. With this knowledge under my belt, I set out to crochet this um, err...Darling creature? No...Um...Dazzling sensation? Well, maybe. Ahhh, I know! I set out to crochet this Disarming invention for her to celebrate her birth in style!
Enter a pet suitable for any Scorpion Queen!
Have you ever designed something that just came out perfectly from inception to final product? Well, to my surprise this was the case while working up the scorpion. My hands were channeling each and every thought from my brain into my hook and yarn. I didn't frog any part of this piece. Not once! *Patting myself on the back*
This baby is made from hand-dyed wool sock yarn that I bought from an eBay auction some months ago and a size C hook. I used cotton thread (DMC perle cotton size 8) for the eyeball and one of my small steel hooks (size 00 I believe). I worked from photographs to get the shape as close as possible to an actual scorpion. My version, however, is a lot larger than an actual scorpion (about 13 inches in length with stinger curled up).
This crocheted creature was the hit of the party and I now have requests from an untold number of my friends who want me to crochet their astrological signs for them going forward. I'm going to need more wool...
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