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« on: October 05, 2010 02:42:01 PM »

Every year for Halloween I've been crocheting monsters from an old classic black-and-white movies. This year, I decided to do a more newer "monster" instead.

I chose The Joker as portrayed by Heath Ledger in the 2008 movie The Dark Night. (Yes, a Batman movie).
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Here's the front.



This is the back.

For the pattern I used a great stencil I googled. Just search "Heath Ledger" and "Joker" and you'll find it.
I took the stencil and uploaded it to Knitpro to graph it.

It didn't take long to crochet from the graph because it's pretty simple with few color changes and big blocks of color too.

I tunisian crocheted it with a size J cabled afghan hook.
I used Red Heart yarn in black, white, and burgundy.

Now the border; that's another story! It took me almost as long just to single crochet the border than it took to make the whole afghan!

I wanted to do it in green, (reminiscent of his hair color). So I got out three colors of green I had and decided to single crochet it in the tapestry stitch. (That is; carrying the other two colors within the stitches as I went along. Exchanging them every third color. Well, after a first round of this I thought. oh my God! This is going to take forever!!!! Which it did. LOL!
It nearly drove me as crazy as The Joker himself!!!!

Happy Halloween and be careful out there!
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010 03:08:51 PM »

This is soooooooo awesome!!!!!!!
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the Trickster
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010 03:14:44 PM »

Wow. Just wow. I am soo jealous, this is one of the coolest afghans I've ever seen!
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There's only one thing left to do....cackle madly!
njfish
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010 03:21:30 PM »

Wow!!!  Fabulous job!  Wish I could do that!
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010 03:36:23 PM »

This rocks! and wisted!
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13 Days of Halloween: co-organizing
Coraline swap rd 4: organizing
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I would really like to swap for a quilt for christmas, i will swap anything from supplies,crafts to my etsy shop items! please pm me asap!
Marya780
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010 04:59:36 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked   This is amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010 06:15:37 PM »

So awesome!  My husband would love this---he has tons of Joker Dark Knight stuff!!
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littlezilla
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010 07:55:58 PM »

This is so amazing!!! You are awesome!
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tesseltjuhh
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010 08:54:55 AM »

It looks great! I've been wanting to make a tapestry/tunisian crochet blanket for such a long time! Did you use a tunisian crochethook? I would love to see a how to video on a blanket that looks as good as yours Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010 10:53:28 AM »

I used a size J cable afghan hook exactly like this. http://www.amazon.com/Silvalume-Flexible-Afghan-Hook-Size/dp/B000QHD7XO/ref=pd_sim_k_3 This is the one I use for most of the afghans I do.

I wish I knew about making videos because I'd love to make a demo tape on the process of making a tunisian afghan.

Thanks everybody for all your comments. YAY!  Grin
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