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Monday, October 05, 2009

Count Dracula - Bela Lugosi afghan

Halloween is coming soon and I have finished my latest monster afghan.


It's Count Dracula as portrayed by Bela Lugosi.


I used a this photo to make the graph by messing with the tint, colors, and all those other fun buttonsmy computer lets me use to adjust photos. Then I graphed what I had at the Knitpro website.

It's crocheted using a size J cabled afghan hook again. I used all "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby so it's really nice and soft.

As you can tell by the actual photo I changed a few things. I definitely wanted to show his fangs as that was the most recognizable thing about this "monster" so I made sure his showed. Also, I made his eyes red. I looked all around to different websites and saw that most drawings and things had his eyes as red. There's even a contact lens called "Dracula's eyes" which is red so I figured this was acurate. And I made his ribbon medal thingy up as well. Most sites and costumes of draculas do show him with some sort of red ribbon "baron-looking" medal around his neck so I put one on him.

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Here's photos of the front and back side by side so you can compare.

He will look right at home along with my Frankenstein's Monster and Bride of Frankenstein afghans!

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Next year, who knows. Maybe the Wolfman or Mummy or Creature from the Black Lagoon.


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