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How to Crochet a Brain


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This crochet brain is a fun and easy project that is quick to complete because it's made with bulky weight yarn. It's a fun piece to have on your shelf, use with your "mad scientist" Halloween costume, or make for kids (kids love brains!). The brain has a fuchsia colored center and a lighter pink outer edge. The crochet technique used to make this piece is called "hyperbolic crochet" (that's the fancy math name - but you don't need to be a math whiz to do it! Believe me!). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY single crochet, double crochet SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS one size

Supplies Needed

  • To make this brain you will need bulky weight yarn in fuchsia and light pink, a size L/8.0mm crochet hook, scissors, and a yarn needle.

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Hello, I'm Rachel! I am a crafter, pattern writer, cat lover, nursing student, and frequent library visitor. I live in an old house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my husband and three cats where I knit, crochet, sew, and generally have a good time. I also run a wonderful shop full of nature-inspired fiber art, knitting & crochet patterns, and other fun stuff! You can find me on Etsy at my shop, or check out my blog at