Cathulhu

This is an old post imported from a previous blog. The photos are old. Maybe one day I'll update them, but not yet.

 

I'm a big fan of absurdist horror, so it's hard to turn down an opportunity to merge that with another love of mine: cats. Enter Cathulhu, the cat + Cthulhu hybrid. Ia! Ia! Ph'nglui MEOW'nafh Cathulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

 

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Materials:

  • Worsted Weight cotton yarn

  • g hook 

  • safety eyes

  • polyfil stuffing

  • polyfil beads (I used black eyed peas, which also work!)


Abbreviations:

sc- single crochet

inc – increase (2 sc in same stitch)

invdec – invisible decrease

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

# in parentheses is # of stitches you should have at the end of the round

Repeat from ** five times


Pattern:

Head:

1. sl st, ch 2, then 5sc in 2nd ch from hook (5)

2. inc around (10)

3. *1sc in next st, then inc* (15)

4. *2sc in next 2 st, then inc* (20)

5. *3sc in next 3 st, then inc* (25)

6. *4sc in next 4 st, then inc* (30)

7. sc around (30)

8. *4sc in next 4st, then invdec* (25)

9. *3sc in next 3st, then invdec* (20)

10. *2sc in next 2st, then invdec* (15)

11. Add safety eyes here, stuff with polyfil, and FO.


Body:

1. sl st, ch 2, then 5sc in 2nd ch from hook (5)

2. inc around (10)

3. *1sc in next st, then inc* (15)

4 - 8. sc around

9. fill with polyfil beads, or beans, etc. Whip stitch to head.


Ears (make 2):

1. sl st, ch 2, 4sc in 2nd ch from hook (4)

2. 1sc, inc, 1sc, inc (6)

3. 2sc, inc, 2sc, inc (8). FO.


Tentacles (make three):

1. sl st, ch 8, 2sc in 2nd chain from hook (aka, an increase).

2. 2sc in every stitch across. Tentacles will curl.

3. FO and stitch to mouth area of head.