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Topic: SPOOKY Haunted House (Now with tutorial?)  (Read 6915 times)
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« on: September 27, 2009 01:32:06 PM »

My fav holiday is Halloween so I decided to make a crochet Haunted House,  I contemplated painting it but I think I like the silouette look I just need to make a backdrop for it.  Instead of stuffing it I used plastic canvas for support.






Here it is sitting with my lemax collection.


Ok everybody, after much thought and consideration as to how I would write the tut, here goes probably the worst tut ever  Undecided

The house consists of many parts and they are sewn together as you would any project using plastic canvas. For this tut I am going to say assembly and size rather than crochet instructions because the crochet is the easy part.

I used red heart worsted black and an I hook and the crochet work was all single crochet and decreasing evenly to get the triangle and trapezoid shapes.  My gauge was 7 stitches and 7 rows equaled 2 inches

This is the dimensions of the wall parts which I recommend making a paper mock up of with cardstock and tape

Main Walls:  you need 2  7" x 6" rectangle
                               2  4" x 6" rectangle

Stick out in front:  You need 3  2" x 7" rectangle

Stick out at side:  You need 3  2" x 3" rectangle

You will want to cut out pieces of plastic canvas to match these dimensions as well as crochet the pieces to match. This next stuff is where it gets harder.

The roof pieces

Main Roof:  you need   1  2" x 3 1/2" rectangle for top of roof

                                1  3 1/2" wide x 71/2" wide x 2" tall  trapezoid (google is your friend)

                                1  3 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" wide x 2" tall trapezoid with a 2" x 1/2" notch
                                                                                   at the bottom in the middle to
                                   (sorry can't spell)                        acommadate the front stick out

                               1  2" wide x 4 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" tall trapezoids

Side roof:  you need   1  4" wide x 2" wide x 2" tall trapezoid

Front stick out:  4   2 1/2" wide x 1" wide x 2" tall trapezoids

                      1   1" x 1" square


These are all the parts that you need to make the house without a porch.

Porch

Porch floor:  1   2" x 2" square
                 
                  3   1/2" x 2"  rectangles

This assembles like a box with 3 sides

Porch roof:   1   2" x 2" square for the ceiling
 
                  3   1/2" x 2" rectangles just like floor

                  2   2" x 1 3/4" rectangles for roof slants

                  1   2" x point x 1" tall triangle (this is the piece that goes between the
                                                             ceiling parts and the roof)

Ok now is when you take a deep breath and question my sanity, then drink about 12
cups of coffee               

If you cut out and crochet the pieces before you assemble I think that's better. Once you have
all of your pieces crocheted and cut out sew the crochet work to the canvas piece by peice.  Once you have done that assemble the main house walls first. then assemble and connect the Front stickout.  You will want to be sure that you are pushing the needle through the
crochet as well as the canvas to hide the seams. Next assemble the side stick out including the roof and attach to the side of the house.

At this point you should have the house without roof or porch.

Next assemble the main roof and attach leaving an overhang all the way around.  Then assemble the stick out roof and attach.

The only thing left is the porch and the windows and door.

assemble the porch and attach to the bottom of stickout and the assemble the identical piece for the roof once you've done that attach the small triangle to the front side and then attach the roof angle pieces leaving a hangoff on the sides.

Hopefully now you have a house.  For the windows and doors I used felt and sewed them on where I though they should be and the columns are black straws hot glued to the ceiling and porch.

Well, there it is.  I so hope that everyone can follow my madness.  using the images for reference and the written part I think a repro could be made. Undecided

 
   
               

                       
                                                                                               
                                                                                                           
                                 


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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009 01:42:57 PM »

That is freaking AWESOME!!! I love Love love halloween and I would DIE for something like this Smiley amazing job!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009 02:02:39 PM »

wow.  that's amazing!!   Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009 02:08:02 PM »

Way too cool. I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009 02:40:46 PM »

I have been looking for something like this to make. Did you make the pattern or where did you get it. Are you willing to part with the pattern? 
Great job I want one.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009 02:50:57 PM »

Wow this is so cool! I would love something like this, it is so awesome! Amazing work!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009 03:18:34 PM »

*jaw drop*

Awesomeness!

*WANT!*
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009 05:03:12 PM »

Spooky awesomeness!!  Looks great, you should make a whole spooky village!
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2009 05:43:25 PM »

Great Job!! I love it  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2009 08:02:40 PM »

Thanks everybody!!  I'll try to make a pattern up for it. I kinda guessed while I was going on with it so It might take me a while to figure out what I did but I'll give it a go. Grin Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009 01:38:01 AM »

*bows*

I so want that pattern *big grin*
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009 04:42:03 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009 06:28:43 AM »

it looks really good! Plastic canvas was probably a better choice, I don't know how well you wouldve been able to get the straight/flat edges with stuffing.
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2009 11:33:34 AM »

That plastic canvas idea is great!  nice design!
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2009 02:41:22 PM »

I agree with all the comments, this is awesome!! Like you, I love halloween too! This is so amazing! Please post the pattern when it's done. Thanks again!
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2009 03:51:29 PM »

WOW, awesome! Grin I have the urge to make a haunted house gingerbread house come Christmas time. Great work here Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2009 04:11:36 PM »

this is spectacular!  i love the silhouette look as well!
....and plastic canvas is brilliant!  (and actually i think helped me solve an issue with a project of my own!- thanks Roll Eyes )
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yes i agree with everyone else.....AWESOMENES S!!!!

and i agree with requests for the pattern......PWEEEE EEEEZZZZEEEEEE Grin
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2009 12:10:39 PM »

Great project, great skills! Looks like the Bates house Wink
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2009 01:24:27 PM »

Thanks again

I promise I'm gonna put up a pattern, I've been busy decorating for halloween and we go all out every year.
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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2009 12:09:39 AM »

this has to be the cutest thing i've seen all day. and i've seen alot of cute things today. Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2009 06:47:32 AM »

Wow, that is just so cool. I am looking forward to the pattern  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2009 01:35:11 PM »

Ok much to everyones love and begging I have added a tutorial.  I wrote it in as clearly as possible coming from my jumbled brain that's quite an accomplishment.  I hope it makes sense  Undecided
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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2009 11:30:22 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2009 09:18:40 AM »

Spooktacular!
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That is awesome, fantastic, amazing . . .
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