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Picture of The Summoning
Some eldritch horror is summoned from the abyss....

...in crochet!  :)

Materials:

Yarn:
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Stone
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Charcoal
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Almond
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease: Cherry
Lion-Brand Cotton-Ease: Cactus
Lion-Brand Cotton-Ease: Hazelnut

DMC six strand embroidery floss in yellow and red (#725 and #321)

Also:
Plastic canvas (I used black, although color is not terribly important)
US Size E hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Needle and Thread
Polyester Stuffing and Polypellets
Wool roving in deep purple and light lavender

Background:
Rocks, gray foam, black fabric

(Continue for the crochet patterns)


Step 1: Spooky Cultist Pattern

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Spooky Cultist Pattern

This is a variation using the Basic Body and Basic Head from Creepy Cute Crochet

Make 1 Basic Body using Charcoal yarn.

Make 1 Basic Head using Almond yarn.


Hood:
(make 1 using Charcoal yarn)
Row 1: ch 12, sc 11, continue to around to other side of chain, sc 11
Rows 2 through 11: ch 1, turn, sc 22
Row 12: ch 1, turn, sc 3, hdc 3, dc 3, tr 4, dc 3, hdc 3, sc 3, fasten off

sl st around front-facing edge of Hood using red embroidery floss (use all six strands, bottom edge remains blank. Row 12 is the bottom edge.)

Sleeve:
(make 1 set using Charcoal yarn)

Sleeve #1:
Row 1: ch 6, sc 5
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc 5
Row 3: ch 1, turn, skip 1, sc 4
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc 4
Row 5: ch 1, turn, skip 1, sc 3, fasten off

Sleeve #1:
Row 1: ch 6, sc 5
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc 5
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc 3, skip 1, sc 1
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc 4
Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc 2, skip 1, sc 1, fasten off

sl st down edge of each sleeve using red embroidery floss


Collar:
(make 1 set using Charcoal yarn)

Outer Collar:
Row 1: ch 19, sc 18
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc 1, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 1
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc 22, fasten off

Inner Collar:
Row 1: ch 19, sc 18
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc 1, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 1
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc 2, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 4, inc ,sc 2
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc 26

sl st around three edges of each Collar piece using red embroidery floss (top edge leave blank)


Hands:
(make 1 using Almond yarn)
sc 8 in magic ring, clean fasten off


Assembly:

Fill Basic Body with polypellets and Basic Head with stuffing.

Using needle and thread, stitch Basic Head over opening of Basic Body.

Using needle and thread, tack hands over middle of chest, with about a two row space between the hands and the neckline.

Using needle and thread, tack the hood around the neck and over the head. Tack the sleeves onto the body, slightly overlapping the hands.

Using needle and thread, tack the inner and outer collar pieces around the neck.

If desired, stitch on mouth. (I used a button that I made using polymer clay.)

Step 2: Tentacle Pattern

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Tentacle:
(make 4 using Cactus and Hazelnut yarn)


Row 1: sc 6 in magic ring, continue around in a spiral {6 sts}
Row 2: sc 6 {6 sts}
Row 3: in 2nd color, dc sucker*, in main color, sc 5 {7 sts}
Row 4: sc 6, in 2nd color, dc sucker* {8 sts}
Row 5: in main color, sc 2, inc, sc 5 {9 sts}
Row 6: sc 6, dc sucker*, sc 2 {10 sts}
Row 7: sc 10 {10 sts}
Row 8: sc 5, dc sucker*, sc 4 {11 sts}
Row 9: sc 11 {11 sts}
Row 10: sc 4, dc sucker*, sc 6 {12 sts}
Row 11: sc 12 {12 sts}
Row 12: sc 3, tr sucker**, sc 8 {13 sts}
Row 13: sc 13 {13 sts}
Row 14: sc 2, tr sucker**, sc 10 {14 sts}
Row 15: sc 14 {14 sts}
Row 16: sc 1, tr sucker**, sc 3, hdc 6, sc 3 {15 sts}
Row 17: sc 5, hdc 6, sc 4 {15 sts}
Row 18: tr sucker**, sc 3, hdc 1, dc 5, hdc 1, sc 4 {16 sts}
Row 19: sc 5, hdc 1, dc 5, hdc 1, sc 3, tr sucker** {17 sts}
Row 20: sc 4, hdc 1, dc 5, hdc 1, sc 6 {17 sts}
Row 21: sc 4, hdc 1, dc 5, hdc 1, sc 2, wide sucker***, sc 2 {17 sts}
Row 22: sc 3, hdc 1, dc 5, hdc 1, sc 7 {17 sts}
Row 23: sc 11, wide sucker***, sc 4 {17 sts}
Row 25: sc 17 {17 sts}
Row 26: sc 9, wide sucker***, sc 6 {17 sts}
Row 27: sc 17 {17 sts}
Row 28: sc 7, wide sucker***, sc 8 {17 sts}
Row 29: sc 17 {17 sts}
Row 30: sc 6, wide sucker***, sc 9 {17 sts}
Row 31: sc 17 {17 sts}
Row 32: sc 5, wide sucker***, sc 10 {17 sts}
Row 33: sc 17 {17 sts}
Row 34: sl st 2, clean fasten off

*dc sucker: [dc 2 cluster with final loop in secondary color] twice in 1
**tr sucker: [tr 2 cluster with final loop in secondary color] twice in 1
***wide sucker: [tr 3 cluster with final loop in secondary color] twice

fill with stuffing.

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Small Tentacle:
(make 3 using Cactus yarn)
ch 50, hdc 1, dc 2, sc 1, sl st back down remainder of chain


Step 3: Summoning Ring Pattern

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Summoning Ring Pattern:
(make 1 using Stone yarn)

Note: This is a rather general pattern.  Please modify to suit your purposes.

To start, make two rings out of plastic canvas, one about 9" across, and the other about 6" across, each about 1.5" tall.  These will reinforce the walls of the summoning circle.  I suggest using two layers of plastic canvas for added stability.

To make the Outer Ring:
chain stitch enough stitches to go around the 9" plastic canvas ring. (I used about 120 stitches)

Round 1: ch 1, sc around, sl st to close round
Round 2: ch 1, sc around, sl st to close round
Round 3: ch 1, [sc 5, front post tr 1 in space 3 rows down] around, sl st to close round
Round 4: ch 1, working in back loops only, sc around, sl st to close round

Repeat Rounds 1 through 4 two more times, offsetting each repetition of the pattern by 3 stitches, fasten off

To make the Inner Ring:
make the same as the Outer Ring, only starting with enough stitches to fit in the inside of the 6" plastic canvas ring (I used about 93 sts)

To make the Top:
chain stitch the same number of stitches that you used for the Inner Ring, sl st to make a ring
sc around for 5 rounds, or the number required to fit the gap between the Inner and Outer Rings, increasing evenly up to the same number of stitches used in the Outer Ring

Assembly:
using Stone yarn, sl st around the inner and outer edges of the Top, working through the tops of the Inner and Outer Rings, respectively.

tack the plastic canvas rings into the interior of the crocheted Summoning Circle.

cut out another piece of plastic canvas, a bit larger around than the Inner Ring, but smaller than the Outer Ring.  Tack the Tentacles made in the previous step onto the plastic canvas.

set the tentacles into the center of the ring and tack onto the base of the Summoning Ring.

If desired, fill the remaining space in the Summoning Circle with "smoke" made with wool roving.

Step 4: Banner Pattern

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Banner:
(make 2 using cherry yarn)

Row 1: ch 12, sc 11
Rows 2 through 43: ch 1, turn, sc 11
Row 44: ch 1, turn, sc 5
Row 45: ch 1, skip 1, turn, sc 4
Row 46: ch 1, sc 2, skip 1, hdc 1
Row 47: ch 1, skip 1, turn, sc 2
Row 48: ch 1, skip 1, hdc 1, fasten off

Join again in the next open stitch after the end of Row 44.
Row 49: ch 1, sc 5
Row 50: ch 1, turn, sc 3, skip 1, hdc 1
Row 51: ch 1, turn, skip 1, sc 3
Row 52: ch 1, turn, sc 1, skip 1, hdc 1
Row 53: ch 1, turn, skip 1, hdc 1, fasten off

sl st around edge of Banner using yellow embroidery floss 
 
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Oh my, this is great, awesome, well done, lovely ... !!!
footer03 years ago
And I thought there were hardly any HP Lovecraft fans on Instructables.
Win Guy3 years ago
Man, I totally LOVE your stuff. 5/5
Pauper3 years ago
Cthulhu...in crochet!
How awesome is that !!!
WELL DONE !
:-{D
NaTeB13 years ago
This is amazing! Possibly the most amazing thing I have ever seen!
chris152523 years ago
Awesome! My wife crochets, so I wonder if I could convince her to make this!
tchitwood3 years ago
This is awesome! Very nice job and too cute and evil :)
Biggsy3 years ago
I want someone to make me this... it is BEYOND aweosme

high five for you
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That is epically beautiful! Love it!
zazenergy3 years ago
This is awesome! So beautiful!