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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ode to the Mustache

Mustaches are a pop culture phenomenon these days. From mugs to pencils to finger tattoos, the mustache dominates as a symbol of trendy eclecticism (and manly awesomeness, of course). Did you know there is even an American Mustache Institute? There's your weird, random fact for the day. Now let's get down to bid-ness.

During one of my wackier moments, I decided I needed a mustache to amplify my all-around bad-antsness. No, not a real one. Were you picturing me rubbing Rogaine on my upper lip 50 times a day? Thought so.

There's a better way to create some sweet fake face fuzz ... crochet! I searched the WWW untold hours for a free pattern, but couldn't find one I liked. Instead, I made one up!

This mustache is not too big, not too small. It works for big people and little people alike. And it is, in my humble opinion, purty awesome. Almost as awesome as Pedro's, but not quite : )

Here's the pattern:

I used a size G crochet hook and worked the back loops only to get my 'stash to lay flat.

Chain 6
sl st in second chain from hook
sc in next chain
hdc in next chain
2 dc in next chain
hdc, sl st in final chain

Now you have half a mustache! Go you! You follow the exact same steps one more time:

Chain 6 more
sl st in second chain from hook
sc in next chain
hdc in next chain
2 dc in next chain
hdc, sl st in final chain

Fasten off and weave in ends and you get ... THIS:







This is my first crochet pattern. If you find a mistake, please let me know!

Pedro offers you his protection : )

Caiti

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6 comments:

  1. very cute. I'm not sure if my crochet skills are up to the challenge. I have very little skills!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Megan!

    You can do it! My crochet skills are not that great, either, but if you take it one stitch at a time, you will have some sweet fake face fuzz before you know it!

    When I was learning how to crochet, this site was really helpful:

    http://www.purlbee.com/crochet-basics/

    Best of luck! Love your blog, btw :)

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  3. This is great! Thanks for sharing
    Love the Nails :D

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  4. I think this may be my Halloween costume this year!

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