Over at Pigu Pigu Design we have the pattern and tutorial for creating a Demi Octopus. The pattern is knit flat so you then have the joy of placing it on anything, and everything. Add it to sweaters, hats, gloves, bags, shawls, blankets. Really Anything that holds still long enough could get an octopus or two.
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Often when I can’t fall asleep at night, my thoughts turn to crafts. I solve all sorts of crafty conundrums in that drowsy half-dozing state – the perfect glue to adhere something, the right binding for a sewing project, where I last saw my size “P” crochet hook…
Plagued with menopause-induced insomnia, Karen at SewMuch2Luv lay awake one night and thought of crafts, too. That’s how she came up with the idea to combine an octopus with Star Trek for a friend. The result: Spocktopus.
I love that he has the gold rickrack on his tentacles – nice detail.
What kind of crafty meanderings keep you awake at night? Or what project would you work on if you had insomnia?
I’ve recently been reading Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, a delightfully steampunk and hilarious serious of novels that feature a headstrong female protagonist. While reading the series I’ve been struck with just how many decorative octopuses show up, especially around scientists. In my search for an answer I stumbled upon JennyDork. JennyDork is an Etsy shop run by Jenny Lee that carries adorable amigurumis, including this fabulous little octopus. These octopuses are so adorable that my two-year-old sister has been begging me for one since she spied it upon my computer screen and wouldn’t go to bed that night until she got to say goodnight to the octopus.
Needless to say I’ll be acquiring an octopus or two for my sister, and maybe even one for myself ,very soon.
Craftster user thecuteoctopus lives up to her name with these adorable fleece octopuses (octopi?) including Nerdopus! But even better, you can sew your own because she’s been kind enough to post instructions on her blog. What kind of octopus would you make?
You don’t have to make an army of them, but why wouldn’t you? Check out this free crochet pattern, designed by Adorably Kawaii on Craftsy. It’s a beginner level pattern with pictures, and did I mention it’s free? I imagine it would be a great scrap buster too, and it would be easy enough to replace the safety eyes with buttons if that’s what you’ve got on hand.
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It’s been quite cold these past few months. Who wouldn’t want something warm to wrap themselves up in? Designer Kraftling has got you covered with their Double Knit Kraken Cowl.
Who wouldn’t want that wrapped around them during the next Polar Vortex, Blizzard, -30 wind chill day? For those that don’t know double knitting is a simple process by which you create a two sided fabric, reversible fabric as you knit. An easy process that gives you a double thick fabric in the colors of your choice.