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You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you? by aphid777 You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you? by aphid777
Line from the happy mask salesman still gives me the chills..

***Edit: Skull Kid is not for sale and I am not taking commissions at this time! Sorry! :(

***Edit 2: Sorry, but I don't have a pattern for Skull Kid!  He was done free-hand because the directions were too complex to write out.  The only patterns I have are available in the "Patterns" folder of my gallery.

So, this is my pride and joy that I've been working on for a few weeks, many long hours a day. This bud is about 18" tall. Add a few more inches with the hat. He does have wire support because I wanted him to be poseable, including his darn fingers. His mask is removable (you can see him unmasked in the mutli-view link I've provided below). The mask details and Skull Kid's face are needle-felted because I wanted them to REALLY stand out. The face is one of the more important things to me, which is why I usually make eyes and such out of felt, or as of late, needle-felting. And plus I can't embroider.. Am I the only one who has problems controlling where the thread stays in crocheted works?? ._. Whatever the case, I seem to suck at embroidering, while needle-felting makes me happy because the results are much better for me.

The Legend of Zelda series has got to be my favorite game series of all time. I've been intending to make some of the characters from the games, but I waited it out because I wanted to improve my crocheting skills before giving it a shot. Definitely have to do justice to the characters of the greatest series ever! :squee: As I've said before, I chose to make Skull Kid first because:

1. He doesn't have a human face, which I'm not quite ready to try yet, but I still get to ease into making something with a humanoid form
2. Majora's mask is insanely cool

I hope you guys like how he turned out! I definitely gave it my best effort!

Skull Kid WIP 1:
Skull Kid WIP 2:
Skull Kid WIP 3:

Majora's Mask WIP: Majora's Mask WIP by aphid777

Skull Kid different view: Chilling. by aphid777
Skull Kid multi-views: Skull Kid Multi-Views by aphid777

Other LoZ works:
Young Link WIP 3 by aphid777 LoZ: Poe by aphid777 Link's Blacklist Project: Four Swords-Octorok by aphid777
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SwimmingInSounds Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
This is absolutely amazing!!!
Iovena Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I never saw something like this before.
Autism265 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The boy!
Tee-Phon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Génial ! 
JNerd300 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!
Vader2222 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
It takes some serious skills to make something that’s so complex well done Applause 
NuKindOfCrazy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I am with you. The items I make are completely freehand. I am self taught in crocheting so it is a bit difficult for me to read patterns. Trial and error. Best part about don't like the way a stitch looks, pull it and try again. Is there any advice with needle felting or felt in general that you can give? I just started experimenting with adding felt. I tried embroidering as well, but it has not been a desire outcome.
tricotdelphine Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely fabulous !!!
Great job !!!!!!!!
Congratulations ;)
PepitoDoodlez Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
Oh shit! i want one!! :la:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! :squee: Your piece has been featured in my Feature Challenge this month Monthly Feature Challenge: ZELDA as an exceptional piece of artisan craftery! :la: I hope that you'll enjoy any extra attention that it garners for you and that you'll consider participating in the challenge yourself! :blowkiss:
Budsies Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks AMAZING
DavyJonesGirl1992 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
MJPD1970 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Comment je fais pour acheter le patron.
JessIzMe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is incredible. Would you consider selling one? :D
Rydelio Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist
You make knitting look easy. I cant even sew a button back onto my pants
WolvenVisions Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Student General Artist
This is so crazy good it makes me interested in knitting
Wool-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
This is just the best crocheted thing I have ever seen!
ldnm1856 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
*-So incredibly assom! good work =D-*
Skeletonwolfari Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! <3 :majora: Deku Link SAD. 
AisforInterval Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student Filmographer
MOTHER OF GOD, your attention to detail is astounding! All I can do is applaud you! How did you get the gradient on the eyes? Is it sewn on fabric?
adnama79 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
you could make a killing off of patterns for these. I would pay mad money for the pattern, this is way too difficult for me to figure out on my own!
coMceptArt971 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
BunBunK Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing! Love all the details!
MysterMisterious Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Oh wow.
ReplikuNami Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm done

I wont even try to craft anymore

this is way too epic

knowing i will never be as awesome as you will haunt me my entire life

(translation holy crap thats awesome af)
Altraion100 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Really awesome. I don't knwo how to do something like that, but it looks cool :) Well done!
adascrochetcraft Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I think you have become my crochet role model :)
I've never heard of needle felting till now so thank you for telling me of something new and awesome :)
gharts33 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
hello Evelyn!!! can you send me the instructions. thank you
Fatalsky Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I'd definitely pay for this pattern if it would exist haha! Amazing! You definitely got talent! I can crochet stuff but never make patterns myself!
atomigurumi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutley amazing!! <3
Janafoxgirl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
I have so much need for this on my life
aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ariah101 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Impressive :O
aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! :)
hollowtemptation Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Needle embroidery gives me headache too! And this is a MASTERPIECE!! awesome work! ❤️❤️❤️
aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  I really appreciate it! :)
tdmurphy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I just wanted to say how amazing I thought this was!  I've checked out your other works and you're very talented.  I really enjoyed viewing them all. :)

Any tips on getting started on making stuff like this?  I've never crocheted before, but I'm always looking to dive into new things.  Are there any books/tutorials you would recommend?
aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late response!  Thank you for stopping by :)  I'm glad you like my work!

As for starting out, I'd suggest just trying to learn the stitches first.  For these kind of toys, the most important things to learn are: magic circle, chain stitch, single crochet stitch, single crochet increases and decreases, and slip stitch.  There are a ton of YouTube videos online that can help you figure out how to make each kind of stitch.  I was crocheting just flat squares for a while to get a hang of the tension and how to hold everything before starting on actual projects.  This blog: also has great tutorials and free patterns :)  I hope my explanation helps!
vampirecheetah Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
holy shit! this is incredibly impressive o_O and he stands unaided.
aphid777 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, he does!  And thank you!! :)
Secret-Lullaby10 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist
B/......*clears throat*...cue, WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNTTTT!!!!!!!!!!! XD
MythicalGamer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is phenomenal!! :D
Samantha676 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are soooo talented! This is amazing. Beautifully done. Are you taking commissions anytime soon? I would totally buy one of these.
aphid777 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I wish I had the time for commissions!  I'm flattered that you would consider me though! :)
shideichis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Owh, soo detail, love it! Love 
aphid777 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :)
bcvarol Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
That is amazing!!!!! Oh you should go back and write this one's patter :))))  I know you can do, power is in you :)
aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish I had the same faith in myself that you have in me :XD:  I'm glad you like him!
archangelbagel Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aphid777 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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