Yarn Bombed Deer!

Yarn deer chart
Sheep(ish) Deer for JoAnn Fabrics

Since November, I’ve been DYING to share the project that the JoAnn Stores marketing team commissioned me to create. Well, I just got word that it’s finally ok to let the cat–or rather the deer–out of the bag. Meet my yarn bombed buck and fawn!
Crocheted Fawn
Sheep(ish) fawn. Crocheted in colors: Taupe(is), White(ish) & Pink(ish)
Crocheted flower made with Simply Soft Paints & Sheep(ish).

Sheep(ish) buck. Knitted (by both hand and using the Ultimate Sweater Machine) and crocheted.

Crocheted snowflake (pattern from Robyn Chachula’s Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia),
made in color: Robin’s Egg(ish).

Yarn Bombed Deer
Finished deer, hanging out in our back yard.
Some of you may remember me tweeting about learning how to use the Ultimate Sweater Machine for a big project. This was it! After I hand crocheted the fawn, I knew I wouldn’t have time to do the same for the entire buck. Plus, I wanted knitting to be represented by the dynamic, deer duo–duh! My friend (and USM co-creator) Cari Clement, worked up the first 2 pieces for me which then inspired me to finally, take on the machine myself. I used a combination of hand and machine knitting to create the buck’s body.
This was a challenging project, but a lot of fun to work on. It’s really, the first time I’ve done anything like this. I’m also pretty happy that now when I get that inevitable question in interviews, “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever knit or crocheted?”, that I finally have an answer!
I’ve admittedly not been that into “yarn bombing” in the past, but now I’m hooked. I can’t wait to show you what I’ll be working on at the Crafts & Hobbies convention (CHA) later this month! In the meantime though, I’d love to hear about any objects– straight forward or strange– that you’ve covered in yarn!

6 Responses to “Yarn Bombed Deer!”

  1. Anonymous

    I would so try that!! I love decorating outside with my yarn work.