Amigurumi · Crochet

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. 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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    1. 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. 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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    1. 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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      1. Steve the Squid! That’s fantastic. Hmm, maybe now I’ll have to make a companion for Sophie! 😀 I’m glad you all give me name suggestions, because I could never come up with this brilliance on my own.

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      1. Steve the Squid! That’s fantastic. Hmm, maybe now I’ll have to make a companion for Sophie! 😀 I’m glad you all give me name suggestions, because I could never come up with this brilliance on my own.

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