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« on: July 04, 2011 07:37:44 PM »

Michigan Summers are too hot to even think about crocheting wearables, but I needed my fix. I had a ball of hand-dyed wool languishing in my stash that turned into this little guy. I used up all but a few yards of it too.  Grin I couldn't find a pattern that gave a realistic enough result, so I just made it up as I went along, working off of my sketches and some photographs. His eyes are needle-felted, so he's really soft and cuddly.

I haven't been able to think of a good name for him yet, so, I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any.  Smiley
ETA: Waterbaby hit upon the perfect name - Jacques (after Jacques Cousteau). A big thank you to Waterbaby and everyone for sharing your ideas!!!





And, here's his underbelly:


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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011 07:47:24 PM »

cute! he looks like a Reginald to me.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011 07:52:40 PM »

I like him I think InkJet for a name
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011 08:00:18 PM »

Them be some mad skillz.   I'm in awe of your freeforming abilities!  And the colours! Magnificent! I like how he kinda looks scowly.  I would call him Christopher the Cranky Cephalopod,
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011 08:03:33 PM »

looooooove him, he's so droopy and slimy looking, just like the real thing.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011 08:35:14 PM »

What a cutey patooty!

Oh man, Michigan summers. I'm suffering in MI as well right now >.<"
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011 09:32:28 PM »

I love this.  It ROCKS, I added it to my favos and I'm off to WIST it now...LOVE it Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2011 09:35:35 PM »

WHOA! This is the coolest crochet octopus I've ever seen. Great work!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011 09:35:47 PM »

I love him! I like Winston.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2011 09:37:41 PM »

That is EPIC! He is SUPER realistic and totally awesome in that variegated yarn!
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