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Crocheted Spock Ears by Croshame

From Shove Mink of Croshame, the creator of that wonderful crocheted Krampus we posted about recently, comes the easy-to-make slip-on Star Trek-inspired Crocheted Spock Ears. She’s even included a pattern for them which she estimates will take half hour to produce.

While we might not be traversing far-off galaxies, transporting ourselves onto to Klingon spaceships, or shuffling off to the holodeck for exasperating Sherlock Holmes RPGs, many of the objects people use today – cell phones, video conferencing, GPS devices, stun guns — were predicted by Star Trek many decades ago.

Well, Christmas has come and gone and you’ve already gotten all the fancy stun guns and tricorders and communicators your heart could desire, so why not try out some of that fabulous Star Trek fashion sense with my pattern for crocheted Spock Ears?

images via Croshame

A-Mia-Gurumi Wallace, Pulp Fiction’s Overdosed Mia as a Crocheted Doll

Mia Wallace right side

Shove Mink of Croshame was recently commissioned to create Uma Thurman’s Pulp Fiction character, Mia Wallace, as a crocheted art doll (needle and all). The piece is called “A-Mia-gurumi Wallace” (from “Plush Fiction”) and it depicts the scene where she overdoses on heroin and has to be injected with adrenaline. We have previously featured Croshame’s delightful crocheted dolls in the past.

…for about 20 years, I avoided the Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction, telling people, “The only way I’ll watch that film is if someone pays me.”

Well, someone finally paid me.

I was recently commissioned to recreate Uma Thurman’s character Mia Wallace, specifically from the scene in which she’s revived from an accidental heroin overdose with a giant shot of adrenaline.

The scene from Pulp Fiction that inspired the doll:

Mia Wallace full frontal

Mia syringe detail

photos by Chuck McNary

Crocheted Bloodied Carrie Bear Inspired by 1976 Horror Flick

Shove Mink of Croshame has crocheted Carrie Bear, a bloodied art doll that is a cross between a teddy bear and Carrie from the 1976 horror movie of the same name. Carrie Bear is available to purchase at the Croshame Etsy shop and “comes with her own sash, rose bouquet, and bucket of spilled pig’s blood.” We have also posted about Croshame’s crocheted Krampus doll, crocheted Exorcist playset and crocheted Spock ears.

Besides “Don’t play ball in the house”, the one great piece of motherly advice Carrie Bear got was, “They’re all going to laugh at you!” And by God, was she right! Poor Carrie Bear got a very cruel prank played on her at the high school prom, and now she’s really steamed and ready for revenge. Will she use her awesome powers of Telekinesis to pull down the jokers’ pants? Or maybe put Saran Wrap over their toilet seats? So many choices… but I’m guessing she’ll probably just burn the whole school down instead.

This is a handmade crocheted figure, made from acrylic yarns and featuring plastic safety eyes and felt embellishments. Carrie Bear has a permanently attached sash reading “Prom Queen 1976” on it, holds a removable bouquet of roses in her hand, and has a glitter foam crown on her head. “Blood drips” are created with an acrylic paint-gel medium mixture. She also comes with her small bucket of spilt pig’s blood.

The 1976 movie poster for Carrie:

movie poster via WonderfulWorldOfMovies

Fabulously Demonic Crocheted Krampus Doll Holding Captured Children

San Francisco-based Shove Mink of Croshame has crocheted this fabulously demonic Krampus and the two naughty crying kiddies he’s captured. The details on this piece are great, from the forked tongue and sharp teeth on Krampus to terrified tears on the children. While this piece doesn’t seem to be for sale, Shove does operate a Croshame Etsy shop that is full of other “sinister” and “sarcastic” crocheted pieces.

Krampus, also known as Schmutzli, Black Peter and Knecht Ruprecht, is the demonic, evil counterpart of Santa Claus, punishing naughty children by whipping them with a switch, chaining them up and carrying them off in a basket strapped to his back. During the 19th century, European (particularly Austrian and German) holiday cards would feature illustrated images of the devilish creature with the words “Gruss vom Krampus” (“Greetings from Krampus”) written across the front…

Since the 21st century is filled with some of the most nasty, spoiled, and utterly disobedient children in history, I figured what better way for me to celebrate 2011 Winter solstice than to revive this delightful demon with a loving crocheted tribute!

via Beefranck

images via Croshame