Sunday, April 8, 2012

Crocheted Octopi

My mom taught me some basic crochet stitches when I was a kid (to keep me occupied), but I never really learned to read the directions and just repeated those basic stitches over and over to make blankets and scarves and such. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when my mom started poking around online and finding patterns for the Veggie Tales characters. I loved this because it kept her busy. Then.... last night. Someone at her church pointed my mom to this site which has tons (and I mean tons) of patterns. For some reason she has yet to reveal to me she's been looking for an octopus pattern. She hasn't found the cute-but-realistic one that she's looking for, but she did find this pattern which I thought was just too cute to pass up. So after many years I picked up a crochet hook, sat down with my mom for an hour and had her teach me how to read the pattern so I could do it myself.

There are a few things I like about the blogstress over at NyanPon's Knits and Crochet. Her designs are amazingly cute and amazingly easy! It's easier for her to do a spiral instead of regular row counting and, to be honest, that's easier for me as well. My lines always end up off-count. Also, she's really nice. :) So last night I made my first two eyeless Octopi and then I made a third this morning for my mom and added the eyeballs.



Cute, right?! I can already see I'm going to be making a ton of these. It takes about an hour and a half altogether. In addition to having some super cute octopi to look at, I got to spend some quality time with my mom, learned two new stitches and now I have a better handle on reading the directions! I've been using my mom's leftover yarn for the octopi, but while I was at Walmart picking up a yarn needle for the octo-eyes I found the perfect yarn to try out this alien pattern! CUTE!! I'm not 100% sure it's thick enough, but I'm going to try and use to to make NyanPon's Brain Slug, too. Futurama is one of my favorite cartoons ever and I can't wait to pop this on a barrette and sport my own brain slug.

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    1. Thank ya. :D I was surprised how easy it is.

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    2. lol And here I was gonna send you one for free. Silly me. XD

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