Classy Cthulhu

27 Aug

My mother uttered the name H.P. Lovecraft once when I was a kid and that was all it took for the obsession (albeit somewhat milder than other childhood obsessions) to wrap its hideous, alien tentacles around my brain. That is why I have been so excited to see so many Lovecraft-inspired crafts on the intrawebs these days. Finally! I can craft and cuddle with my very own malevolent entity!

After searching on Ravelry.com for a decent Lovecraftian pattern, I came across this amigurumi Cthulhu designed by Amber of Cthulhu Crochet and Cousins.

Probably the most wonderful thing about this pattern is that the head and body are a sewn as one piece. The arms and wings are, of course, sewn on later, but that’s no biggie. She doesn’t mention this in her pattern, but I stuffed the arms on mine with a bit of yarn to help them hold their shape. I wouldn’t recommend using polyfill for something as tiny as the arms. Yarn scraps worked great and didn’t get in the way.

I also love how the pattern instructs you on when to stuff the head before finishing the body. That was extremely helpful. And the wings are pretty ingenious. I am tempted to crochet dozens of these and stick them on everything I can get my hands on (like my cats and maybe my boyfriend).

The top hat I added to make Cthulhu truly classy. If I’d had time to find a monocle and cane, I would have added those, too. The top hat pattern is an original from Monkey Waffles and, like the wings, I just want to make dozens and put them on everything.

If you craft any patterns from Monkey Waffles or from patterns we link to, please share your creations! We would love to see them.

- Amy -

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2 Responses to “Classy Cthulhu”

  1. Ridokilos August 31, 2011 at 4:16 am #

    I think you need to make 3 or 4 of these for me.

    • monkeywaffles September 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

      Give me $50 and I’ll think about making one.

      Then buy me some hot wings, and I’ll think about it some more.

      Okay, I’m kidding. Sort-of.

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