Shrunken Head Guy by Kim Lapsley
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Shrunken Head Guy

Crochet
August 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
4.5 mm
15cm/6in tall
This pattern is available for free.

On a whim, I decided to make the Shrunken Head Guy from Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice. I then made him a Shrunken Head Bride. I think they would make the perfect Halloween guests.

This crochet pattern is only for the head. The body is something you will have to put together using old clothes and pillows. The pattern requires you to crochet in a spiral and in rows. It is written using US terms. I would rate it a high difficulty - some of the joining is quite complicated. I’ve added lots of photos and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.

Materials
Yarn (DK/8ply)
Tan for the head
Pink or Red for the eye socket
White for the eyes
Brown or Grey for the mouth stitches
Whatever colour you like for the hair

Crochet Hook – 3.0mm and 4.5mm
Filling
Black Felt
Needle and thread
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Fabric Stiffener (optional)