Caftan – huh?


The blurb with this piece reads:

Cossack costume? (Etruscan, Tartar, Mongolian?) No, it’s simply a crochet wool caftan — a guaranteed party stopper.

Party stopper indeed as everyone flees in horror when this guy comes into the party!

And yes, I had to look it up – caftan means:

  1. a long garment having long sleeves and tied at the waist by a girdle, worn under a coat in the Middle East (or)
  2. a long, full, usually collarless robe with wide sleeves that is worn at home for lounging or entertaining or at the beach as a cover-up

Scratching your head too?  Good because I’m not sure what party this would be a stopper at!

Thanks to one of our faithful readers for sending this one in – it’s from Creative Crochet and it’s circa 1970s which could explain the crazy of this garment…maybe.

Pikachu Ski Mask

Pikachu, for those who don’t know and I was one of them, is the mascot for Pokeman which looks rather cute and sweet when crocheted into a amigurumi doll:

Now take that same character and create a crochet ski mask and this is where you end up:

Not so cute and cuddly anymore is it? Imagine wearing that on the ski hill – the kids will be fleeing!

Thanks to one of our faithful readers for sending this one in! Whoever added “Creepachu” to the photo certainly nailed it!

Hat Statue

It’s been fun sifting through some crochet art the last few days and in the vain of interesting, we bring you another installation which wins on creativity but loses on functionality. Some would say that’s the point of art but for the sake of this blog, if you show the hat statue on legs, it kind of implies there should be some sort of functionality there.

Practical?

The blog title where this beauty was found reads: “Crochet, Comfortable & Practical for Girls”. Where to begin exactly? Yikes. Not sure how comfortable or practical this design would be given the lumps and bumps the tampons would create under a  pair of pants or skirt but then again, who would notice, right? Insert sarcastic smirk here.

Thank you to one of our faithful readers for sending this submission in – it does appear on a blog from Hungary so perhaps the translation isn’t that great with Google Translate but I’m not so sure there’s an excuse for this one.

Step away from the crochet hook…

If you’re wondering when you should step away from the crochet hook, remember this old saying “too much of a good thing” and when you feel yourself slipping over into the abyss of overkill, it is definitely time to put down the crochet hook.

And to think these purse designs were created by a “team” and not one of them thought “oh hey, that’s just pushing the gaudy envelope, maybe we should stop”.

However, like good little designing minions for a yarn brand label, they are just making sure we all buy that extra skein of yarn to embellish our asses off.

ETA: For those of you with an astute eye (thank you Brandy!) the second purse is indeed knitted and that was entirely my oversight…my bad! I’ll leave it up there as it’s equally horrendous.