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Crochet Skull!


As you may have seen on my twitter, I couldn’t for the life of me find a good, free skull crochet pattern. It’s not that I have a problem with buying patterns, it’s just that I have no guarantee I’ll understand the pattern and be able to make use of it. Everyone has their own pattern writing style and I don’t always get what they’re trying to say. The free patterns I did find were hideous and not at all in a style I could enjoy and feel proud wearing. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention… or was that second cousin… Anyway, I got so frustrated by what I found that I decided to create my own pattern. I’ve been crocheting for about a month but I’ve done enough variety of things that I could take what I knew to shape what I wanted. Here is the resulting pattern. FOR FREE! Because unless you’re a world class crochet pattern inventor, I happen to think patterns like this should be free. Please share your success or failures with me and let me know if I can make the pattern better!
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Project: Plushie


  A few months ago I embarked on a mission that would test the limits of my sanity. I called this mission, Project: Plushie. A plushie or a plush toy is a soft and huggable stuffed animal and normally The Dishwasher would not be associated with these adjectives. It was my quest to prove otherwise and so I went about researching how to make plushies and came across this awesome tutorial. I’ve sewn and made small things before but never completed something like this. At first I created a small prototype entirely by hand, without the aid of a sewing machine, following the tutorial almost to the letter with only a few of my own alterations. The other members of Ska Studios saw it and loved it. Pretty soon, I was tasked to create 11 larger Dishwasher plushies to use as promotional press items.
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