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« on: September 25, 2009 10:54:27 AM »

My hubby works on the World Famous Jungle Cruise and one of his co-workers uses Cuthulu jokes a lot.  He suggested that I make the Cuthulu from creepy cute crochet for the guy's son (due in the next month or so).  I explained that those weren't appropriate for newborns, but I could modify it into something for a baby.  After looking up several patterns for inspiration(http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc08/eldergod.htm for the head, http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/81030AD.html?noImages=  for the blanket and creepy cute crochet for the wings)

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He's made out of Caron Simply Soft and Caron Simply Soft ECO (I don't like ECO, it's nowhere near as soft as the regular) using a size 3mm steel hook.
I added rows to his head and made the tentacles as I went instead of separate and modified the 'arms' to hold toys/binky

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Wings-


'Hands' use velcro to hold toys or a binky-
   

Finally a full body shot-


What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009 11:04:40 AM »

I think I died from cute overload Cheesy
great job
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009 03:32:17 PM »

this is genius!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009 05:28:15 PM »

What a totally cute idea, I love the way you turned it to baby Chuthulu!  And the little tentacle hand/holders are a great idea.  Not to be a pain, but the only thing I might recommend you change, is to sew on fabric eyes instead, since eye beads can be a choking hazard if you get a baby that likes to chew! 

I love this project, and I'm sure the new parents will love it too!  Great job! 
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009 06:14:38 AM »

Thank you for the compliments and suggestions!

Not to be a pain, but the only thing I might recommend you change, is to sew on fabric eyes instead, since eye beads can be a choking hazard if you get a baby that likes to chew!
Those are actually safety eyes, not beads.  They have a thingy on the back so they can't come off. Smiley (I can't describe it better than that right now, my brain is still sleep-fuzzy)
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009 06:57:26 AM »

Very cute!  I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009 04:41:57 PM »

Hi    it really is cute?Huh?  strange too      what did the dad and mom think about it.    how large was it     hard totell     nothing to compare it to      You are so imaginative  I usually dont improvise very well unless i make a mistake and have to "cover it up"  It is really cute    Love  Mom  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009 10:18:51 AM »

It's supposed to be 'strange' Tongue  We haven't been able to get it to the daddy (I saw him on the bus yesterday, but Tommy wasn't with me.  I wanted us both to see his reaction.  I did shake the bag at him and tease him Grin)  We'll (hopefully) be able to give it to him next time daddy works Jungle Cruise.

Baby Cuthulu is about 2 ft from head to 'toe' and around 1ft wide (not including 'arms') each arm is around 6in long.

((PS- Glad you figured out how to sign into Craftster Cheesy))
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009 08:17:58 AM »

Awhhhhh!
So adorable!
Great idea. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009 08:32:08 AM »

Very cute! I hope the baby loved it.
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