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Topic: Big Honkin' Cthulhu (Now with More Tentacles)  (Read 16694 times)
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« on: June 11, 2008 12:39:48 PM »

I just spent the past couple months making this Cthulhu for my husband.  I made up the pattern pretty much as I went along, stuffed it with polyfil, and buried a cloth-stuffed paper towel tube inside for support.  The eyes are some very old coat buttons my grandma gave me (rest her soul . . . if she only knew what I did with them . . .  Wink)  The wings have craft wire worked into the edges so they stand up fairly well.  My husby's pretty pleased with how it turned out! 

What do you all think?  Grin




Edited to add:   Shocked  Wow!  I am so overwhelmed by the response to this . . . thank you, everybody!   Grin

To answer a few questions:

May I ask if you'd consider doing any others and what you might charge to commision one? Or was this just a one-off piece you did? 
It's a one-off.  The time involved would make it absurdly expensive to make and sell more . . . but who knows, I might change my mind at some point.

Is that a little label of your name on his foot?  It's cute--how'd you get it?

Photoshop.  Wink  Though I am considering embroidering a real one, somehow.

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008 12:43:50 PM »

whoa, awesome!  I can see why it took so long to make, it's huge!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008 12:46:53 PM »

 Shocked so awesome, i need one. ur hubby's lucky
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008 12:49:01 PM »

Wink It totally rocks, i'm sending it to BoingBoing
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008 12:50:52 PM »

LOVE! you should sell these.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008 12:51:14 PM »

holy smokes that AWESOME!! hooray you!!

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008 01:06:57 PM »

*squeeeeeeeeee*

That is INCREDIBLE! I love Cthulhu... and he looks so huge and huggable.  Shocked

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008 01:14:10 PM »

That is so cool! Must say though, I don't know what a 'Cthulhu' is (but I'll find out!) -- I thought it was an Ood!

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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008 01:14:47 PM »

Now all he needs is a phone, so he can make...Crank Calls of Cthulhu! Roll Eyes Just kidding - he's perfect the way he is! I love him!

I'm not sure what is says about me that I can spell Cthulhu from memory...
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008 01:31:24 PM »

This totally rocks... I especially love the way you did the eyes.
Oh, and "Now with more Tentacles!" is my new favorite phrase.
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008 01:35:34 PM »

very nice. the wings dont flob over either.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008 01:39:42 PM »

Awesome Cthulhu doll! I saw this on the front page and knew exactly what it was.  This rocks! Great job
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2008 01:51:22 PM »

That is incredible!  It looks amazing!

I am also glad to see that someone else calls their husband "husby"!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2008 02:06:21 PM »

Totally "This Rocks"!  Love the tentacles, and the eyes are perfect!
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2008 02:11:48 PM »

OMG this rocks!! I have been asked to make a Cthulhu for a friend and this is the perfect inspiration, it's amazing!
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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2008 03:45:28 PM »

Cthlulhu!!!

Wow... Just... wow... I am in awe. Lots and lots of awe. Smiley

This is the sort of project I would start...and then get smacked for. hehe. Very nice!
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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2008 04:20:24 PM »

Just look at those cute widdle feet!
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2008 04:59:30 PM »

awesome, I especially like how you did the shoulders
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2008 05:25:54 PM »

This friggin' rocks!  I love the tentacles, the wings, the eyes, the head, everything!!! 

I really wanna show this to my boyfriend, but I -know- he would immediately want one, and I can't crochet at. all. 

Awesome job!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2008 08:35:00 PM »

Wow, he is big. Lovely and cuddly, everything you want in a real life cthulhu, but can never have.
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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2008 09:18:09 PM »

Coolest thing EVER!!!  Good job using your mad crochet skills in service of the tentacled one! 
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2008 09:26:38 PM »

So cool!!! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2008 11:47:51 PM »

This is beyond amazing!  I am so jealous!  I've been playing in a Call of Cthulhu RPG and I've been looking for a Cthulhu plush or cross stitch pattern for the GM's Birthday in august. I had all but given up but this has inspired me to just make my own!  Thank you!
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2008 02:46:57 AM »

Seriously, you're amazing!
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2008 04:35:48 AM »

Amazing! I won't show my hubby, because he'll want one...and I seriously don't have the skills. Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2008 06:33:28 AM »

Oh.My.God. No wonder he married you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome!!!! He's tough yet cute. *rocks*
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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2008 07:16:45 AM »

MMMMMM WOW. Impressive! You had no pattern? Wow. You must be quite the knitter/crocheter! I bookmarked this because Mr. Clarachk is a SciFi man and I just have to show him what you did. (May I ask if you'd consider doing any others and what you might charge to commision one? Or was this just a one-off piece you did?) I have no skills when it comes to crocheting, etc. I absolutley am thrilled to see something like this come from a person's crafty hands. WELL DONE!
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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2008 07:22:50 AM »

Wow! The Cthulhu has never looked quite so cute.
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« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2008 10:17:36 AM »

K, this is just incredibly cool! LOVE it!!
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« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2008 10:55:43 AM »

Awesome!  Is that a little label of your name on his foot?  It's cute--how'd you get it?
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« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2008 11:57:05 AM »

this is amazing! and how weird, too, that i've just started doing "research" on cthulhu for my boyfriend's birthday present.

he's totally obsessed with this cthulhu fellow so i've decided to either do a multi-layer stencil on a shirt or else crochet something up, but i could never crochet a cthulhu so successfully as you have, especially without a pattern. i bow to your amazingness Wink
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« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2008 12:33:51 PM »

what is up with boys and cthulhu my fiancee just pointed and  gasped when he saw the picture


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« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2008 02:09:20 PM »

Dare I say it?  A craft made with love.  Ha!  Truly, this is great.  I love it.  I want one.  He truly rocks.
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« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2008 03:39:24 PM »

So cool! I saw the thumbnail on the home page and thought "hmm, that has to something Lovecraftian!" I like the colors you used!
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« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2008 07:36:28 PM »

Never thought I'd see "cthulhu" and "cute" in the same sentence - unless it was what the cthulhu was devouring.  This is very special, indeed.  I will be sharing post this with many unsuspecting friends.
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« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2008 11:50:55 PM »

oh, he is so cute!  i'm not that ambitous, yet.  but i do hope to be able to do something like that at some point.
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« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2008 03:25:48 AM »

Totally awesome. I have a bunch of friends , and not just guys, who would love something like that.
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« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2008 01:02:13 AM »

Aww! It's so cute!

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« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2009 08:29:05 AM »

Honestly, H.P. Lovecraft would be amazed with that...I'm shocked, it really came out gorgeous. Did you write a pattern for that? Because if you did, I want to buy it!! Grin
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That is truly amazing!  I wish I could crochet better because my son would love that!  Fantastic!
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« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2009 03:21:29 AM »

Oh man that is totally brilliant and much cooler than the baby-cthulhu plushie I have! Have you considered crocheting any other eldritch horrors?
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Nah, I think I'm done with the Lovecraftian world . . . for now.  Wink

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« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2009 03:25:31 PM »

Wow, what an impressive creation, congratulations! That's the first truly intimidating crochet Cthulhu I've seen, and your paper-towel-tube-support idea is very clever. Cheesy
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« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2009 11:02:56 PM »

wow your hard work really paid off! its wonderful! and scary-cute! i wish i was ambitious enough to make something that big!
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