I don’t know about you, but the descending fall weather has a way of veiling my senses in the mythic imagination. And speaking of veils, lore says that they become thinner and thinner as we move closer to Samhain, the witch’s new year. What better time to drop a spooky crochet pattern for fellow fiber mystics to enjoy?
Damhan-allaidh (Dom-min all-ee) is Scottish Gaelic for “spider,” and in global mythology, the spider has long been associated with creative and sexual power. The Damhan-allaidh top utilizes our creative strengths to make exactly what we need, symbolizes a reclamation of healthy sexual expression from a history of oppression and abuse, and celebrates non-coercive, self-loving sexuality, well-woven into the web of divine being.
This pattern is for crocheters who would like to learn how to adapt patterns to their bodies. This pattern doesn’t use conventional sizing charts, but includes step by step guidance and a fillable worksheet for adapting the pattern to your specific needs.
🕷This pattern is for ALL body types!
🕷Pattern uses US terminology
🕷Yarn: This pattern is made to suit all weights of yarn, with a recommendation to choose something between fingering and worsted weight. Yarn in sample is Knit Picks’ Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Macadam.
🕷Skill level: Intermediate
🕷Skills needed: Gauge swatching, basic calculator math, magic ring, chain stitch, slip stitch, double crochet and foundation double crochet