Friday, 13 June 2014

Hollywood Crochet

I'm afraid I haven't been updating this blog very often recently, but that's because I've been working on commissions that I can't talk about until they're finished, which is quite frustrating. Last year I worked on a pattern book, Hollywood Crochet, and created patterns for six Hollywood stars. There were some delays with the book coming out - it comes with the yarn to make one of the figures, and unfortunately there wasn't enough yarn in there originally - but now that's been sorted out and it's available to buy I thought I'd post about it.



The patterns are for Elvis (with yarn), Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, James Bond (Daniel Craig), and Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCapprio in their roles from Titanic. It was fun working out all the figures, particularly trying to do different styles of hair using various crochet techniques, and I was especially happy with the way Marilyn's iconic dress came out.



The book is published by Parragon Books, just search online to see where you can buy it depending on where you live.

14 comments:

Bailey said...

I'll have to look this one up. Great chance to learn some new hair techniques. Love to figure out how the clothes are done, too.

Raichely said...

I really like Rose from Titanic! Great work!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks!

natalia caamal herrera said...

Hi! im having some trouble with Elvis's hair, specifically the sideburns. Could you help me? Thanks!

LucyRavenscar said...

Could you give me an idea of exactly what the problem is? Thanks.

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natalia caamal herrera said...

row 12, i make 10 single and then an extra 1, turn
row 13, i make 20, so does that mean 2 on each of the previous 10 or 10 over the 10 i have and then the other 10 are after, like right of the 10th?

thanks!

LucyRavenscar said...

Because you're moving from doing rounds to doing rows, you do the 10 stitches, then turn and to do the 20 stitches in row 13, work in those 10 stitches, then carry on and do the next 10 after them (in what was round 11). I hope that makes sense!

natalia caamal herrera said...

Not too much :( Do you have a video or picture or diagram? Sorry im so confused! Does stitch 11 end up being sort of in diagonal?

LucyRavenscar said...

I'm afraid I don't have anything like that - the publishers of the book own the rights to the patterns now, so I'm just helping you with what I remember of the patterns.

Have you actually tried just following the instructions? I find that reading them can be confusing, but if you just crochet what they say, it ends up making sense.

kim kierstead said...

I just bought this!! And actually I was going to look up who out it out because there wasnt near enough yarn to make elvis... I barely had enough flesh tone to make the top of his head let alone fonish it or the hands... I love the patterns... easy to follow... jusy disappointed in the false advertising...

LucyRavenscar said...

If you get a pack without enough yarn, you should contact the publishers (Parragon) and ask them to send you some more.

Muriel Galais said...

Bonjour, je suis entrain de faire Marilyn Monroe, il y a un mot que je ne comprend pas je suis française j'ai fais le corps je suis à "TOP OF DRESS et le mot que je ne compren d pas est "MISS" voilà la phrase :" Miss 1st 2 ch,"si vous pouviez m'aider ce serait gentille de votre part. Merci pour votre réponse. galais.muriel@hotmail.fr

LucyRavenscar said...

Bonjour Muriel. 'Miss 1st 2 ch' means 'Skip 1st 2 ch', or 'do not work into 1st 2 ch'. I hope that makes it clear.