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« on: April 15, 2010 09:19:31 PM »

First, a little back story:
My friend Georgia is a fan of all things fantasy, fascinating, and fiction. So, of course, she's a fan of Lovecraft. One day she shared the Cthulhu Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu) with me and I was also drawn in by it's interesting qualities too, though I have yet to read the story   Embarrassed
ANYWAY, being an awesome friend as I am (lol) I found a Cthulhu crochet pattern (well, several...) and tried it out... and failed as well. Then I tried the next and failed at that one... I think I wasn't doing so well because the others were sort of... cutesy... and she's not really into "cute" so much Tongue. Till finally I found this pattern on Instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/Dread-Crocheted-Cthulhu/. I'll admit, I had a few problems with the pattern (mostly that his head turned into a fat ball instead of what the pictures looked like... and the pipe cleaner should have been longer, which I changed) but I tried, and TRIED again till I got it right!!! And here he is folks! In all his glory:

He looks so menacing!

I hope that she likes it. I put a lot of work into it, lol.

Please let me know what you think Smiley
Thanks so much for looking!

I post things like this in my blog too!
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010 09:45:28 PM »

I will gladly take this if your friend does not want it because it is amazing. And I need it. Badly.

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010 10:39:31 PM »

Love it! The husband even says that its awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010 10:40:53 PM »

This is fabulous.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010 11:07:33 PM »

This is awesome!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010 09:31:15 AM »

The EYES match so well. Really sets it off.

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010 05:17:26 AM »

How much longer did you make the pipe cleaners for the wings? My fiance and several of his friends are obsessed with Cthulhu-to the point that they have a set of Cthulhu dolls named Cuh, Thu, and Lu, respectively. I saw this and knew I had to make a set for the boys, but I really like your wings better than the one in the pattern! Thanks so much for sharing-this little guy is great!

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010 10:25:14 AM »

Thanks everyone! Grin I gave it to her on my birthday (because I'm moving) and she absolutely LOVED it. I'm very proud!

How much longer did you make the pipe cleaners for the wings?
I made the pipe cleaners 9". The key to getting the right angle for the wings when crocheting the 40 sc band together is to skip 3sc across when you get to the bend, then crochet up the wing 2sc and back across. Then repeat 'till you reach the short end and go back to the long end to close it up. I found that was an easy way for the wings to increase in size (as opposed to increasing each time).
I hope that helps, because the instructions are a little confusing and I kind of completely disregarded them. Tongue I'm sure I could come up with other tips if you need them. This really was a fun project once I started getting it right!
Oh! and watch out for the head pattern. I came up with a very round ball and was disappointed in it. Not sure what I did to make it less round right off hand, but you might want to try a few different variations.

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010 02:57:52 PM »

It's just fabulous! <3 <3 I adore the wings!

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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010 11:01:23 PM »

Great job! Love the wings and the fierce expression!
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