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Frankenstein Door Hanging

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Frankenstein Door Hanging
Designed by PacyReilly 2001

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Materials
Red Heart 4 ply worsted weight yarn colors Black and Light Celery
Plaid indoor/outdoor Gloss Acrylic enamel paint colors Black and white
Fine pointed bottle cap attachment for black paint bottle
Miniwax fast-drying clear satin Polyurethane
One med. point black permanent marker
One 3/4 inch plastic ring
Thin artist paintbrush
One   1 and 3/4 inch foam paintbrush
Size G crochet hook
Large yarn needle

Instructions
With lt. celery yarn ch 20.
Rnd 1:   hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 2:   hdc in each st across, working 2 hdc in last st, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 3:   2 hdc in 1st st,  hdc in each st across,  2 hdc in last st, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 4:   2 hdc in 1st 2 sts, hdc in each st across,  2 hdc in last st, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 5:   2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in each st across,  2 hdc in last st, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 6:   Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 7:   Repeat rnd 5.
Rnds 8 & 9:   hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 10:   *hdc dec over 1st 2 sts, repeat from * twice,  hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 11:   hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 12:    *hdc dec over 1st 2 sts, repeat from * twice,  hdc in each st across, hdc dec over last 2 sts, ch 2  and turn.
Rnds 13 thru 16:   hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.
Rnds 17 and 18:   2 hdc in 1st st,  hdc in each st across,  2 hdc in last st, ch 2 and turn.
Rnds 19 thru 23:   hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 24:   hdc dec over 1st 2 sts, hdc in each st across, hdc dec over last 2 sts, ch 2  and turn.
Rnd 25:   hdc dec over 1st 2 sts, hdc in each st across, hdc dec over last 2 sts, ch 5  and turn.
Rnd 26:   hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each remaining ch and st across,  ch 5  and turn.
Rnd 27:   hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each remaining ch and st across, leave last 3 sts unworked. ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 28:   hdc in each st across,  leave last 3 sts unworked.  ch 2 and turn.
Rnds 29 thru 39:   hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 40:   hdc dec over 1st 2 sts, hdc in each st across, hdc dec over last 2 sts, ch 2  and turn.
Rnds 41 and 42:   *hdc dec over 1st 2 sts, repeat from * once,  hdc in each st across, hdc dec twice over last 4 sts, ch 2  and turn. Fasten off at end of rnd 42, weave in ends.

Attach black yarn anywhere on edge of head, work sc reverse st around edge of head, fasten off, weave in ends.
Sc Reverse St... Working left to right, insert hook in next stitch to the right, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook.

Finishing
With permanent marker lightly sketch facial features onto head. See picture below
Using thin paintbrush and white paint, fill in eyes as in picture  
Allow white paint to dry so the black paint will not bleed into the white.
Using the black paint with the Fine pointed bottle cap attached paint the black lines on the face. I found that the best technique is to allow the paint to flow out of the bottle in one thin continuous stream.  I practiced this on some extra granny squares I had around.
After all paint has dried, and working in a well ventilated area, turn work over onto  a flat surface. With the foam paint brush coat the entire back with the  Polyurethane, so that it is thoroughly damp but not pooling or dripping. Allow to dry on a flat surface in a well ventilated area. This will stiffen the worsted weight yarn as stiff as cardboard.
When dry attach plastic ring hanger to back of head with matching yarn to hang project on the door.

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