Crocheting Freddie Mercury by Mark Roseboom

Crocheting Freddie Mercury

February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
see notes
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This crochet tribute to Freddie Mercury was actually a personal project for me. As Freddie and his music have a special meaning for me personally i wanted to make something to honour him. Out of this came the idea to make a colorful image of Freddie out of yarn. As the first results were shown the comments did go crazy and many of you asked me to write a pattern for this. And although it really wasn’t my intention, i did. The crochet pattern holds the charts to make this Freddie, but it also contains a written version. See down for further details.

Let me be very clear that i do not own any rights to the image of Freddie Mercury, i only have a copryright on the pattern as i created it.

Okay, here is some general information about the pattern :

It is crocheted with hooksize 4,0mm

You need 15 colors of yarn to make it. I used Scheepjes Colour Crafter but of course any other type in this range would be fine. In the pattern you’ll find the details which colors i used for my version, and here are the amounts needed :

1 ( black ) 50 grams
2 ( yellow ) 30 grams
3 ( orange ) 5 grams
4 ( dark blue ) 15 grams
5 ( light blue ) 15 grams
6 ( dark purple) 25 grams
7 ( white ) 10 grams
8 ( red ) 30 grams
9 ( dark pink ) 30 grams
10 ( denim blue ) 10 grams
11 ( light pink ) 35 grams
12 ( light green ) 20 grams
13 ( dark green ) 15 grams
14 ( base color ) 110 grams
15 ( light purple ) 15 grams

The finished size of the project is : 50 cm ( 19,6 inches ) length x 60 cm ( 23,6 inches ) weidth
However this is the size with a tight tension. Out of the test samples was a conclusion that when you have a loose tension on your work it might become bigger up to 10 cm ( 4 inches ) on both sides.

Stitch use in the pattern is very simple as you only use sc’s, However the colorchanging can be a little advanced, On my blog and in the pattern itself i have made some photo guided instructions about changing colors and some things you need to know to make this pattern work.

The original pattern is written in English ( US crochet terms ) and there is also a Dutch version available.

When you purchase the pattern you will find more files to download. There is the written pattern file in the language you wish for, but there is another file which contains the charts. Please download them both as they belong together.

I made a seperate file for the charts cause when you print them it is easier to adjust the size or paper format for them instead of doing this to the entire pattern.

If you don’t like working with a chart, the whole pattern is also written down in colors. For example a Row could be described like this :

Row 10 : 5SC in base color, 31SC in dark purple, 6SC in dark blue, 10SC in black, 9SC in light purple, 1SC in light purple, 10SC in black, 11SC in yellow, 2SC in orange, 15SC in base color, turn.

You work in colors all the time and change them between parts. But as i said all is explained in the pattern.

More information and background story can be found on my blog. Here you can also find a small file about some tips and tricks for a graphghan.