I don’t know what I find so engaging about Aimee Borst’s pop-on crochet mummy head, but whatever it is, I haven’t been able to shake it.
The only thing standing between me and a finished head was a couple of eyes. I was able to remedy that without even leaving the house by splitting a length of black worsted weight yarn (about 3.5′), and then using a 2.75 mm hook to work 12 hdc into a magic ring. In no time at all, my mummy could see the world:
With the mummy’s eyes attended to, I felt I absolutely positively had to get started on the skeletal body.
Lucky for me the Mr. Bone Headz Pop Off Head pattern includes a pattern for the crochet skeleton upon which all of the heads (mummy, pumpkin, devil, shrunken, and skull) rest, and I was able to get started right away.
The pattern is a bit of a challenge to my way of thinking of crochet, but despite this fact, I have persisted—pulling out stitches where I have made mistakes, and then pressing forward.
And despite my mistakes and not having the recommended number of stitch markers ready to use, I have still made substantive progress, and when I got to a stopping point, I did.
There is still stuffing to be done, arms and legs to be crocheted, seams to be closed, and ends to be woven in and trimmed, but I am enjoying this journey—one stitch at a time.