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« on: December 07, 2011 07:03:52 AM »

My sweet little nephew saw me making a crocheted octopus this Summer, and he decided (privately) that he would really like to have it. He also decided that his little brother would like one, too. And, like most little kids, he has a great memory. He asked me in late October if I had finished his and his brother's octopuses. Huh The octopus I made originally was too cute for me to part with, so I decided to make them their own. And because their birthdays weren't anytime soon, I had to figure out a good time to gift them the toys. Our family draws names for gifts at Christmas, and I had no way of assuring that my husband and I would draw their two names (and we didn't). To give them the octopuses at Christmas would involve leaving out the other kids. I couldn't do that! I made Christmas toys for all of the little kids! Grin Octopuses for the boys and bunnies for the girls. I dyed all of the yarn, with the exception of the purple.






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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011 07:41:29 AM »

I love your octopus.  Where can I purchase a pattern?
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011 08:08:52 AM »

I have decided (not so privately  Grin) that I want one too!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011 04:24:00 PM »

I love your octopus.  Where can I purchase a pattern?

Thanks! But, I still haven't written it out. Embarrassed I'm lazy. There is some discussion on its construction here and here and here if you're up to winging it. Each one I make is different from the rest because I can't be bothered to write down any coherent instructions for myself, let alone something that anyone else would understand...I really don't know how to describe what it is that I'm doing half the time.  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011 04:46:18 PM »

i usually dont care for octopuses (octopi...plural for octopus...lmao) but these are not just cute they're pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011 06:21:11 PM »

Thank you, sakuracat23! I never had a thing for these eight-legged lovelies, either... until I saw another Craftster's polymer clay octopus pendant...I started looking at them in a whole new light. Now, I just love them to pieces!

I've been making so many lately that I tried to find out the collective noun for them...like, a pod of whales, or a murder of crows. I don't think that there is one, because they are solitary creatures. But, I did find out that octopuses, octopodes, and octopi are all commonly acceptable plural forms of octopus (less common are: octopodis and octopedes). Though, the word is Greek, not Latin, so some technical people frown on the use of 'octopi.' I used to use 'octopi' all the time, but, now I think 'octopuses' is just more fun to say. LOL! Cheesy Sorry...I'm a fount of useless knowledge and fun facts, and very addicted to google searches. Wink
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