What do you call an octopus who likes to take pictures of itself?

A selfie-pod!

Hehe.

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Do you ever have one of those ideas that takes hold of your entire being and won’t let you rest until you’ve fulfilled it? Yesterday evening I was seized with the urge to crochet a giant cephalopod. Some ideas are like a lightbulb, this one was more like a cannon blast from outer space.

So I grabbed three skeins of worsted-weight yarn, a giant 10 MM hook, and my favorite cephalopod pattern, and set to work. I had to take a few breaks because my wrist was paining me (it’s hard work crocheting on that large of a scale!) but this was still a pretty quick project. I stuffed it with some spare fleece to save stuffing.

For the eyes, I did a variation on dragonsashes’s Toothless eye pattern. I did the same thing as in this post, which you can view for my exact modifications, if you’re so inclined. Then I let the cephalopod take over the camera, and this is what happened!

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I’ve always wanted to make an up-sized amigurumi, so I’m glad I finally did it.

Now I need to name it – any name suggestions? 🙂

I hope you’re having a wonderful, cephalopod-filled day! (Yarn cephalopods, that is. It would be terrifying if the sky started pouring down squids…)

P.S. You can check out some more cephalopods I made from this pattern {here} (and think about making your own #amiselfie!)

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10 thoughts on “What do you call an octopus who likes to take pictures of itself?

  1. Sue says:

    Brilliant idea! The eyes are perfect.

    If your octopus takes photos of itself while depressed, would it be a selfie-low-pod? 😀

    A name, a name…. somehow Sophie keeps coming to mind.

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    • Cogaroo says:

      Your comment made me laugh – selfie-low-pod! 😀

      I’m glad you like it, I love using that version of eyes because they’re pretty easy to make but they look cool (and I always seem to be out of safety eyes.)

      Sophie is a great name, thanks for the suggestion! giggles again over “selfie-low-pod”

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  2. Sue says:

    Brilliant idea! The eyes are perfect.

    If your octopus takes photos of itself while depressed, would it be a selfie-low-pod? 😀

    A name, a name…. somehow Sophie keeps coming to mind.

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    • Cogaroo says:

      Your comment made me laugh – selfie-low-pod! 😀

      I’m glad you like it, I love using that version of eyes because they’re pretty easy to make but they look cool (and I always seem to be out of safety eyes.)

      Sophie is a great name, thanks for the suggestion! giggles again over “selfie-low-pod”

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