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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Yes. It's another octopus...Sort of. on: September 30, 2007 09:37:41 AM
Meet RoboOpus. He was made one stormy night when I needed a new vacuum cleaner. He doesn't vacuum, though.

Made with red heart yarn, some cardboard for "structural integrity," buttons, and felt. And I think he needs more pizazz. Not sure what though.



2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Deric's Harry Potter Scarf on: September 30, 2007 09:29:59 AM
I made this scarf for my boyfriend. He likes it. I hate it. And now I have an even stronger dislike for all things Harry Potter.

He wouldn't let me take a picture of him modeling it, so...

Davey was happy to oblige. I think it's the right colors for Hufflepump or whatever it is. Here's how to do it:

1. Buy some luxurious Red Heart Yarn
2. Get an H hook.
3. Chain 30.
4. HDC for 19 rows
5. Switch colors
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for an eternity.

I now am off the hook for making anything for him for at least six months Wink

3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / They can't ALL be winners... on: September 12, 2007 06:59:51 PM

You've seen her everywhere...In the street...In the frozen foods aisle. She's terrifying, and you never know where she might show up.

The silent cheerer. That's right. The random girl that performs cheers silently to herself anywhere she might be seen. No one knows if she's actually a cheerleader. She could be 14 or 37...No one knows! All that is known about her is that she will clap her hands and nod her head like the entire world depends upon it...Well, in abbreviated movements. You can't exert all your energy in the Wal-Mart parking lot when the big game's just around the corner, silly..

Okay, not my finest work. I know. I actually don't even think I'll be able to sleep at night with this in my house. It's okay. You can laugh. I am.

Another octopus for the revolution! Getting sick of 'em yet?
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Mamma Mia! Newest Opus! on: September 09, 2007 02:05:49 PM

This pretentious little waiter likes scoffing, smirking and rolling his eyes at people that can't pronounce things on his menu.

He's the latest member of the Octopus Revolution. Join up. It's mondo fun.

Here he's serving up delicious to Frankenopus.

Oh, and chef opus' hat was a real jerk. I have callouses!
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / U L T R O S on: August 20, 2007 06:03:01 PM
This is Ultros from Final Fantasy VI. It's a request from a friend that I finally actually sat down and made.

He is very mischievous and right after this picture was taken, kicked my puppy in the shin. I'm glad he's out of my house.
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Frankenopus is puttin' on the ritz. on: August 16, 2007 05:07:00 PM
It's Alive! It's Alive!

I would like to present to you Mr. Frankenopus.

I made him from a variation of a pattern available here:


It sure would be awesome to see all sorts of octopus occupations there. Hint, hint. Wink

I fixed the link so it should go to the right place. I thought I checked it..Guess not. Join up, make some octopi, it's pretty awesome.

***This pattern is free for you to do with what you will, but please don't sell it or sell things that are direct copies of what have been posted here..Copy away, that why they're here, but c'mon! I'm broke! If anybody's bank account should be growing, it should be mine. It's pathetic.***
7  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: Octopus Revolution (w/pattern link) on: July 26, 2007 08:00:18 AM
A week or two ago I posted a pattern. For this guy:


Magical_otter made some and posted the pictures. They were so adorable, I want to officially extend the offer to all of you to make the octopus revolution happen. The pattern is easy, it takes no time, so you have no excuses!

Look at that face! You know you want to. And you know you wanna post some pictures of it. If you don't let me down, I'll set up a flickr group and everything.

Here is the link to the pattern/happiness:


World peace is a surefire result to having a few of these guys around. And I can personally say that I have 17% less heartburn and 39% fewer headaches just from being in the same room as they are.

*wink* hope to see your opus soon.

Oh, and here's the flickr group. It's pretty lonely over there...
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / A question and something adorable... on: July 26, 2007 07:47:46 AM
Okay, so if you go here: http://www.amigurumikingdom.com/
see the cutest thing ever. (down just a bit from the menu)

I loved it so much I thought I'd give it a go. I'm pretty happy with everything except my P.O.S. camera.

So, how horribly unethical is it to blatantly rip off what someone else sells? If:

a.) It's for my own personal adorable daily intake.
b.) I have no intention of selling the end result
c.) I have no intention of distributing the pattern in any way

Just wondered.
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Non-round amigurumi shapes? on: July 06, 2007 11:46:11 AM
Okay. I've mastered round. And roundish. I understand how the rows progress for making something with a round shape.

But if one was to crochet a non-round amigurumi friend, how would that work?

Let's say I want to make a cone shape for a tail or like an ice cream cone...How would I do that?

And also cube shapes? Other than just making six flat pieces and sewing them together, could I put corners in as I do rounds?

Is this the silliest question ever? I don't know.

I'm really trying to break myself of having to use other people's patterns. Sigh. Please help me.

Should I put this in the crochet section instead?
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / What do you call a six-legged octopus? ~PATTERN~ on: July 01, 2007 08:36:30 PM
I don't know either, I was asking.

This is Opus vol. 4.

He has no name or personality yet because he's a present for my brother's new girlfriend. She liked his seven-legged model so much she wanted one of her own.

I made him at work, and now he's hanging out with my yarn pile.

I actually wrote down the pattern this time as I went. If there's enough general interest, I'll piece all of my little scrap pieces of paper together and post it up.

Pattern Town!

Some yarn scraps (acrylic works best)
Crochet Hook (I used a 3.5mm one)
safety eyes

how to do it
start with a magic loop ring.
Row 1: 6 sc into magic loop (pull tight) (6sc)
Row 2: 2 sc into each sc around (12 sc)
Row 3: 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc repeat around (18 sc)
Row 4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc repeat around (24 sc)
Row 5: 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc repeat around (30 sc)
Row 6: 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc repeat around (36 sc)
Row 7: 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc repeat around (42 sc)
Row 8- Row 12: 1 sc in each sc around (42 sc)
Row 13: 5 sc, 1 sc in next 2* repeat around (36 sc)
Row 14: 1 sc in each sc around (36 sc)
Row 15: 4 sc, 1 sc in next 2* repeat around (30 sc)
start filling and put in eyes here
Row 16: 3 sc, 1 sc in next 2* repeat around (24 sc)
Row 17: 2 sc, 1 sc in next 2* repeat around (18 sc)
Row 18: 1 sc, 1 sc in next 2* repeat around (12 sc)
Row 19: 1 sc in next 2* repeat around (6 sc)

stuff stuff stuff! finish off.

Make 8. Only place them up a bit higher than I did if you actually want to get 8 on the little guy.

Start with magic loop ring
Row 1: 6 sc in magic loop, pull tight
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc repeat around (12 sc)
Row 3: 1 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Row 4: 3 sc, 1 sc in 2 sc*, 3 sc, 1 sc in 2 sc* (8 total)

finish off the legs and then sew them on the body at your place of choice.

By not finishing off the row (only 8 scs) , it makes them slanted and they're easier to attach.

*denotes a decrease. That means do 1 sc split over the next 2 sc.

That's it. It's mondo easy and uber basic. This is not at all how I write out patterns when I make them up, so if it doesn't make sense, let me know.

If you make one, please post it so I can see it. I love them. I also very geekily created a flickr group for them. Make one and join the ranks!  http://flickr.com/groups/octopusrevolution/

***This pattern is free for you to do with what you will, but please don't sell it or sell things that are direct copies of what have been posted here..Copy away, that why they're here, but c'mon! I'm broke! If anybody's bank account should be growing, it should be mine. It's pathetic.***
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