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Topic: Mu-Chan the Theraphosa Blondi Plush  (Read 1235 times)
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« on: July 23, 2009 05:43:40 PM »

For those who don't know Theraphosa Blondi is a type of spider. A Bird-eating (or "Goliath" ) spider to be exact.
Mu-chan is based on a friend of mine's original character's pets. > . > Yes I'm weird enough to make a fictional character's pet just for fun.

This is my first version of Mu-Chan

This version took about 5 & 1/2 to 6 hours to complete and was based off two different patterns and some making it up as I went. This version is made of worsted weight yarn, black crochet thread, pipe cleaners, and fiberfill. Lots of fiberfill.

Well I wasn't happy with how she looked, so I spent another hour or two looking at this photo of a real T.Blondi and decided to give it another go.
So another 6 & 1/2 to 7 hours worth of work and Mu-chan version 2.0 was finished.





I have to say that I am in love with how she turned out. <3 I'm in the process of writing out the pattern I made for this one. (as if I wait any longer the scribble notes I took while working on her will become illegible or stolen by my 3 year old).
This version is made with worsted weight yarn, some beads I had laying around, fiberfill, pipe cleaners for the fangs, and floral wire armature for her legs and pedipalps.

A few weeks later she complained about being hungry so I made her some origami cicada bugs to munch on. She seems happier now. xD
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009 06:44:46 PM »

That is the first crochet critter I've seen that I LOVE...
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009 06:49:29 PM »

That is the first crochet critter I've seen that I LOVE...
Haha <3 Thanks. I'm really happy with her. <3
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009 09:06:05 PM »

You did an awesome job.  I hope she doesn't bite.  lol
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009 10:02:41 PM »

You did an awesome job.  I hope she doesn't bite.  lol
Nah she's pretty lovey for a giant bird-eating spider. :'D Likes to nest in my hair though.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009 07:13:39 AM »

That's really great! I adore spiders. The first version is good, but the second is perfect.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009 09:34:56 PM »

that second one is absolutely wonderful! I'd love to see a pattern! This would be one T. blondi that I wouldn't have to worry about making me itch!
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009 06:35:38 PM »

That's really great! I adore spiders. The first version is good, but the second is perfect.
Same here. Though I have gotten into spiders a lot more recently. <3
Awwe. Thank you I'm very proud of how she turned out.

that second one is absolutely wonderful! I'd love to see a pattern! This would be one T. blondi that I wouldn't have to worry about making me itch!
Thank you so much. <3
I have yet to decide if I'm going to make the pattern publicly available or not. Having issues with it as I am thinking of making more of these for sale. But if I do make it public I will be sure to update this topic with the pattern. :'3
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