A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 300,958
Currently Running With Scissors:
529 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Freeform Octopus  (Read 12916 times)
Tags for this thread: octopus , featured_project , craftster_best_of_2011  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
'Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.' - N. Bonaparte
Offline Offline

Posts: 977
Joined: 17-Apr-2008

Motivated by the desire to achieve.

View Profile WWW
« 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:

Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: July 06, 2011 07:05:43 AM by inez - Reason: Found a name! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Carnivore Extrordinaire
Offline Offline

Posts: 688
Joined: 05-Feb-2010

Drunken Crafter

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

cute! he looks like a Reginald to me.

Do you have some spare roving you're willing to part with? Wanna do a personal swap? PM me!

Respect ghosts and gods, but keep away from them -Confucius
Offline Offline

Posts: 1148
Joined: 15-Nov-2008

Jesus save me from your followers

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011 07:52:40 PM »

I like him I think InkJet for a name

« 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,

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
Offline Offline

Posts: 4096
Joined: 20-Jan-2010

What a piece of work is man!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011 08:03:33 PM »

looooooove him, he's so droopy and slimy looking, just like the real thing.

« 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 >.<"

Jack: Who has a sonic screwdriver?
The Doctor: I do!
Jack: Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, "Woo, this could be a little more sonic."?
The Doctor: What, you've never been bored? Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Im not crazy about reality, but its still the only place to get a decent meal-Groucho Marks
Offline Offline

Posts: 7232
Joined: 20-Apr-2010

Only the curious have something to find.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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

I'm taking a brake from craftsters. 
I will finish the swaps I'm in...promise Grin
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 13191
Joined: 10-Jun-2009


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2011 09:35:35 PM »

WHOA! This is the coolest crochet octopus I've ever seen. Great work!

Offline Offline

Posts: 127
Joined: 04-May-2011

Always interested in personal swaps! PM me!

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011 09:35:47 PM »

I love him! I like Winston.

{My Blog!}
{My Wist!}

Japanese Cuteness Swap: Crafting!

Will Swap for Postcard-Size Art! PM Me!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2011 09:37:41 PM »

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

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Style a Denim Shirt
How to Style Mom Jeans
5 Oscar Red Carpet Looks For Less
How to Find the Right Bathing Suit for Your Body Type
DIY: Ombré Shirt
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Wine Glasses
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.