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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Knit your own Great Old One: Cthulu on: September 11, 2007 07:59:39 AM
Q: How many tentacles does Cthulu have?
A: Too darn many!!

Behold - the cuddly Cthulu knitting pattern. Aieeeeeee!



Materials
~100g of double knitting wool
3 1/4 mm straight knitting needles
Cuddly toy safety eyes (cat 15mm) or buttons

Head and body
Work in moss stitch throughout.
Cast on 5 stitches.
Knit 2 rows.
3rd and alternate rows increase into first and last stitches until you have 25 stitches.
Knit 30 rows in moss stitch.
Knit 2 together at the beginning and end of the next and alternate rows until 15 stitches remain.
Knit 3 rows.
Increase 1 into first and last stitch on next and alternate rows until you have 35 stitches.
Knit 5 rows.
Knit 2 together at beginning and end of next and alternate rows until 21 stitches remain.
Knit 3 rows.
Increase 1 into first and last stitch on next and alternate rows until you have 35 stitches.
Knit 5 rows.
Knit 2 together at beginning and end of next and alternate rows until 15 stitches remain.
Knit 3 rows.
Increase 1 into first and last stitch on next and alternate rows until you have 25 stitches.
Knit 30 rows in moss stitch.
Knit 2 together at the beginning and end of the next and alternate rows until 5 stitches remain.
Knit 3 rows.
Cast off.

Wings (make 2)
Cast on 10 stitches.
Knit 1 row.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 1 row.
4th row (purl 2 make 1 knitwise) 4 times, purl 2 - 14 stitches
5th row (knit 2 purl 1) 4 times, knit 2
6th row (purl 2 knit 1) 4 times, purl 2
7th row (knit 2 make 1 purlwise purl 1) 4 times, knit 2 - 18 stitches
8th row (purl 2 knit 2) 4 times, purl 2
9th row (knit 2 make 1 purlwise purl 2) 4 times, knit 2 - 22 stitches
10th row (purl 2 knit 3) 4 times, purl 2
11th row (knit 2 make 1 purlwise purl 3) 4 times, knit 2 - 26 stitches
Continue in pattern until (purl 2 knit 15) 4 times, purl 2 - 70 stitches
Knit 2 rows in pattern and cast off loosely.

Legs (make 2)
Work in moss stitch throughout.
Cast on 21 stitches.
Knit 30 rows.
Increase 1 into first and last stitch on next and alternate rows until you have 41 stitches.
Knit 1 row and cast off.

Arms (make 2)
Work in moss stitch throughout.
Cast on 17 stitches.
Knit 20 rows.
Increase 1 into first and last stitch on next and alternate rows until you have 33 stitches.
Knit 1 row and cast off.

Tentacles (make 4)
Finger crotchet a single chain approx 75 cm long (it doesn't matter if the tentacles aren't the same length)
Single crotchet the resulting chain.
Weave in ends.

Making up.
Body

Fold in half, wrong sides out.
Sew together along the seams from the tail end, leaving a gap in the head to stuff and place eyes.
Turn right side out, place eyes and stuff.
Sew gap shut.
To form the head ridges, sew a line of running stitches along the head from back to front and pull tight to form a dent. When dent is the right depth, backstitch to hold the stitches in place.

Arms and legs
Fold in half, wrong sides out.
Sew together along the seams, leaving a gap to stuff.
Turn right side out and stuff.
Sew gap shut.
To make fingers/toes, sew 2 lines of running stitch in the wide end as for the head ridges.
Sew to body

Wings
Weave in loose ends and sew short side of the wings to the back of the neck, with the ribs facing the front.
Stitch wings to back partially along the wings to keep them in place.

Tentacles
Fold tentacles in half and use a stitch to bundle the group together.
Sew the group of tentacles to the front of the face.

The pattern can also be found on my livejournal, with a few extra pictures of the pieces. http://sorcha.livejournal.com/200616.html
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Wanted - llama knitting pattern on: September 11, 2007 02:42:26 AM
Hi all,

I've been searching everywhere for a knitting pattern for a cuddly llama, with no luck. I've tried google, I've tried knitting pattern central and a load of other places, including here, but I remain llama-less.

Would anyone happen to have any idea of where I could find such a pattern?

Thanks a million!
23  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: limestone trillium on: September 09, 2007 01:00:49 AM
That's really lovely - did it take you a long time to do? Definately looks like you've a gift for stonemasonry!
24  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: twirly skirt t-dress on: September 08, 2007 02:17:00 AM
That's a great idea for a dress! Skirts on my little one end up as boob-tubes at the moment, and I just love the frills.

It's just gathered layers sewn together, right?
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: my not so new desk thing.... on: September 08, 2007 01:18:51 AM
That's gorgeous - looks more like a work of art than a piece of furniture!
26  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Beast of Marvels X-Men *3 IMG's* on: September 08, 2007 01:15:48 AM
He is brilliant! Have you got a pattern anywhere?
27  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Needle Felted Microbes for Science Geeks on: September 07, 2007 08:19:38 AM
I've been looking for knitting patterns for germs everywhere - but this may well be an excuse for me to get the needle felting kit I've been lusting after for ages!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Snood Deux on: September 07, 2007 12:36:25 AM
Looks gorgeous, and thanks for posting the pattern - I've been looking for a snood pattern everywhere!
29  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Peacock -> Giraffe dress on: September 04, 2007 01:29:10 AM
That's gorgeous! Do you have a pattern for it? I'd love to make one for my little baby.
30  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: quickie dress that anybody can make on: August 30, 2007 04:23:18 AM
It's a great dress and tutorial - I whipped one up myself in half an hour using some stretch fabric in my stash. The downside was that I cut the straps so the stretch was along them, rather than across, which isn't ideal.

It works really well having a square/handkerchief skirt too.
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