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« on: January 11, 2010 05:02:11 AM »

This holiday, we had a long (to me) 8 hour car trip to see the in-laws.  The trip went by much faster with this occupying my time! 

I took a plastic Easter egg and filled with a bit of rice, then sealed it closed with glue and tape.
I started crocheting around the egg and increased and decreased stitches as the shape of the egg dictated.  The legs were about 20 stitches long, and I did about 5 single crochet, 11 half, 4 double so that the tentacles tapered at the tips.  The crochet has a natural curl to it. 

When we  finally reached our destination, I was finished!  My nephew loved it.  The tentacles were perfect for him to hold on to and he seemed to enjoy the shaking.

« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010 08:00:10 AM »

awww it's adorable Smiley and what a great idea with the rattle

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010 08:02:01 AM »

Very cute!  The easter egg rattle inside is a great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010 10:14:21 AM »

This is awesome. You have a lucky nephew. My son thought the picture was funny. Smiley I bet he would love one of these. Too bad I am not so good at crochet. The blue thread/yarn compliments the orange nicely.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010 04:58:02 PM »

Thanks for the comments Smiley  It's so much fun to hear back from people Smiley
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010 10:09:48 AM »

Cuuuute! Great idea about the rattle! Grin

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010 11:39:03 PM »

adorable! i love octopuses, i want to make one now lol

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