Latch hook is probably the most mysterious of the crafting genres to me, mainly because I don’t understand what you’re supposed to do with the finished product. Do you hang it on the wall? Do you actually use them as rugs? Do you throw them into a secret basket that you never show anyone? I’ve never met anyone who actually makes them as a hobby, so I will of course make a poorly-informed generalization and assume that the purpose of all latch-hooking is to be the subject of an amazing prank craft.
I present to you Exhibit A:
The title is, obviously, Winged Unicorn. It’s on the smaller side, and would make an EXCELLENT bath mat.
Also smallish. Perhaps an entryway rug? (Also, is that a single tear coming from the deer’s eye? I HOPE SO.)
And with Exhibit C, I rest my case, your honor:
This one is 30” x 36”. I don’t know— put it in the middle of your guest room? His hair is gorgeous. It’s probably going to take weeks to complete, but you know, all the best prank crafts do. Can you imagine gifting any of these to someone? The thought of the reaction is almost enough to make me head to a JoAnn’s right now. ALMOST.
(Also, if any actual latch-hook aficionados stumble on this post, I am genuinely seeking an answer to the question “What do you do with these?”)
You know what’s a surprisingly expensive “hobby”? Latch hook. This fancy wolf pillow is going to set you back like $50! And that doesn’t include the cost of your own labor. But forget about the fact that you could buy someone a set of nice silk covered down pillows that actually match their living room for the same price. Imagine them staring into this face when they unwrap it:
I thought I’d pretty much discovered the pinnacle of latch hook, but guess what I stumbled across while trying to find a good image of that boring, super normal old pillow? THIS LATCH HOOK PATTERN:
That’s Jacob the wolf/boy from Twilight, for those of you living in blissful ignorance. And frankly, I might as well just shut this blog down now, because it seems impossible that I will find a better prank craft in existence. Holy crap, you guys. I’m speechless. This one’s a game ender, because there’s really nothing you could do in retaliation if someone made this for you. CHECK AND MATE, craft soldiers!