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« on: April 24, 2010 12:26:52 PM »

I made this giant squid for my partner in the Amigurumi Addiction swap. She makes fantastic crochet squid but wanted a knit version. I used Hansi Singh's Kraken Sea Monster pattern from her book, Amigurumi Knits, to whip this guy up. My partner has named him Squidley which I think is perfect Smiley.

The pattern was a bit challenging with loads of shot rows and increasing and decreasing and picking up stitches but overall it was really really fun!

He has pipe cleaners in his legs so he can hold on to things...


Here he is hanging out in my craft room...


And here he is making friends with my other swap buddies...


Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010 01:16:19 PM »

Wow! So cool. Loving it.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010 01:50:34 PM »

Ahh he is fabulous! Love his giant eyes.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010 04:05:40 PM »

I opened this up, looked at it, blinked and then screamed....

"BEWARE OF THE KRACKEN!"


You squid is made of awesomesauce.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010 04:52:02 PM »

I love it! The yarn is the perfect color, too. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010 01:50:13 PM »

Cute squid and I'm quite jealous of that shelf of fabric!  If your craft room is like that shelf, you have a great space in which to work!
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010 01:57:10 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments!

Cute squid and I'm quite jealous of that shelf of fabric!  If your craft room is like that shelf, you have a great space in which to work!

Smiley. I will admit that my fabric is much more organized than my yarn. I'm still trying to figure out a good method for storing my skeins.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010 03:50:09 AM »

Eh, yarn organization is overrated. Smiley

Cute squid! I bet your partner loved it!
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Wow! He must have been hard for you to give away. I love that book from what I've seen online. I really need to get it and try some of those wonderful patterns!
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010 09:57:58 AM »

Wow! He must have been hard for you to give away. I love that book from what I've seen online. I really need to get it and try some of those wonderful patterns!

Thanks! He actually wasn't too hard to give away because I got an awesome crochet squid from my partner in return Smiley Smiley.

I definitely recommend the Amigurumi Knits book. It's challenging but the instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. All of the patterns are awesome.
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