15 June 2011

Lovecraft, Anyone?

After much consideration of what my next crochet project should be, I decided to make a Cthulhu. I figured I probably wouldn't have much luck finding a pattern, so I would pretty much be stuck creating one from scratch. Since this was only supposed to be a slight diversion from my cross-stitch piece, I didn't feel like investing the time in creating a new pattern if I didn't have to. After a little searching, I came across a pattern for a crochet cthulhu and printed it out.

Jenn at work wanted to provide a little bit more motivation, so she brought in her little cthulhu she made entirely out of thread. I decided to go to Michael's on my day off to buy the materials and I started crocheting as soon as I got home. To my surprise, he was easier to make than I expected.

If you don't know what  a cthulhu is, you probably haven't read anything by H.P. Lovecraft. If you don't know who he was, he just so happens to be one of the greatest Horror writers of all time.

So here's my nice little Cthulhu who will now have the wonderful opportunity to keep my teddy bears company. I apologise for the poor quality. I took the picture with my iPod Touch to test it out. Next time I will be sure to use my digital camera.
Who knew that a cosmic demi-god could look this cute?!
If you would like to make your own Cthulhu, visit Cthulhu Crochet and Cousins here and look for the Cuddly Cthulhu pattern. I hope you enjoy it!

** The Cthulu pattern is copyright Amber at Cthulu Crochet and Cousins. The photo is my own. **