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Month: February 2011

Cthulhu Giveaway

As you may have figured out from looking around my blog, I enjoy crocheting Cthulhu. He is just too adorable in yarn. So I have made several the past few years – which my daughter has claimed most of them. But here is one guy she hasn’t. He is classic green unlike some of my other Cthulhus. He is about four inches tall – maybe slightly larger than some of my other Cthulhus. He seems to stand well on his own – so he would be perfect to hang out on a desk or shelf.

To enter the giveaway, you can either leave a comment on this post or ‘like’ the Crochet Mae Facebook page. Spam comments will be deleted and not count towards the contest. If you comment and like my FB page, then that will be two entries into the random drawing. Deadline will be Thursday, February 24th. The drawing for the winner will be Friday, February 25th. I will post the winner and contact them for an address.

Good luck! If this goes well, then I will hold another giveaway next month.

Pink Mini Octopus

Sometime last year I bought Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet which is full of cute amigurumi creations. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to make the baby octopus in the book. I used pink yarn and made a small red bow.

I did deviate from the pattern for the tentacles. The tentacles were supposed to be made in the round. I found that with such few stitches that my round wasn’t looking too clean. I instead made small square pieces sewing up the sides to create basically the same look. Fitting eight tentacles was a job. Next time I make one, I think I will do a round of backstitches so that I have a front loop to for tentacle attachment.

Next project from the book is the girl elephant which I hope to complete within a few days.

Tinkerbell Slippers

My daughter loves Tinkerbell and has been wanting some Tinkerbell slippers. I ran across a very simple crochet slipper pattern. I used some lime green yarn and made a couple of pom poms. The slippers turned out really cute – except they are too small. Here’s my foot displaying the slipper. It is way too small for me.

Here is the first pair that I made with the pattern. I used a different yarn and should have added more rows to the lime green yarn. I want to do another pair anyway.

I had a pair of handmade slippers that I loved when I was a kid. I don’t think they were crocheted. Maybe knitted with the garter stitch. But I love how quick these work up and with a few adjustments can be anything from ballet shoes to Tinkerbell slippers.

Mardi Gras Cthulhu

Every once in a while, I like to crochet a themed Cthulhu. With Mardi Gras coming up later this month, I thought now would be the perfect time to make one and use up some stashed yarn.

Think it turned out pretty cute. I did the tentacles each a different color. For the wings I used a strand of each color. It was harder than expected. I really should have used a larger hook. I think next I will try another Valentine’s Cthulhu. My first one was not what I had expected. Think it was my color selection, so this year I will try mainly reds and pinks.

Not sure where the Mardi Gras Cthulhu will wind up. If my daughter likes it, then she will claim it – like she does most of my amigurumis. If not, then Daddy may take him to work for a while.

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