Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tiny Cthulhu! Free Pattern

Here is the pattern for the Tiny Cthulhu that I sent off to Australia. As always, if you have any questions about the pattern or notice any problems with it please contact me through the comments section. I love to see pictures of the things people make with my patterns so if you make a Tiny Cthulhu and post it online, send me a link.

*New: Are you looking for the Baby Cthulhu with legs? Read here.

Tiny Cthulhu Pattern

Note: To make the Cthulhu with a shirt on switch to your shirt colour on RND 17 of the body and then back your main colour at RND 26. For the arms switch to your shirt colour at RND 3 on each arm. If you want a bare Cthulhu just make the whole thing in one colour.

I highly recommend using the Invisible Decrease method when you get to the decrease rounds of the pattern.




Materials

1 skein of worsted weight yarn (the colour is your choice, but Cthulhus are traditionally green). You’ll need about 1/2 or less of a second colour for the shirt if you want a shirt.
two 12mm safety eyes (for Cthulhus I really like the cat’s eyes)
fiber fill or stuffing of your choice
size F (3.75mm) crochet hook

Special Stitches

In the pattern I’m going to call the Cthulhu’s tentacles a coil. When you see coil, do this:

coil: chain 9, 3 sc in third chain space from hook, 3 sc in each of next six spaces.

If you find the chain spaces too small to work 3 single crochets in, try making the chain with a hook that’s one size larger.

Head and Body (worked as one piece, starting with head)

6 sc in a magic ring
RND 1: work 2 sc in each st around. (12 stitches)
RND 2: *sc in first st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (18 stitches)
RND 3: *sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (24 stitches)
RND 4: *sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (30 stitches)
RND 5: *sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (36 stitches)
RND 6: *sc in first 5 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (42 stitches)
For RNDs 7-9 sc into each st around (42 stitches)
RND 10: (tentacle round!) sc in first 17 st, *coil, sc in next 2 st* repeat 5 times (so you have five tentacles), sc in each st to end of round. (42 stitches)
RND 11: sc in each st around (42 stitches) Note: If you have less than 42 that’s okay because we’re about to start decreasing, if you have more than 42 go back and try to fix the problem.
RND 12: *sc in first 5 st, dec in next st,* repeat around (36 stitches)
RND 13: *sc in first 4 st, dec in next st,* repeat around (30 stitches)
RND 14: *sc in first 3 st, dec in next st,* repeat around (24 stitches)
place safety eyes, using photos as a guide.
RND 15: *sc in first 2 st, dec in next st,* repeat around (18 stitches)
RND 16: *sc in first st, dec in next st* repeat around (12 stitches)
If you’re Cthulhu is going to have a shirt, switch to shirt colour for the next round.
RND: 17: *sc in first st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (18 stitches)
RND 18: *sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (24 stitches)
RND 19: *sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (30 stitches)
RND 20: *sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (36 stitches)
RND 21: *sc in first 5 st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (42 stitches)
For RNDs 22-25 sc into each st around (42 stitches)
end shirt by switching back to main colour for next round
RND 26: *sc in first 5 st, dec in next st,* repeat around (36 stitches)
Stuff head section to desired firmness now.
RND 27: *sc in first 4 st, dec in next st,* repeat around (30 stitches)
RND 28: *sc in first 3 st, dec in next st,* repeat around (24 stitches)
RND 29: in back loop only *sc in first 2 st, dec in next st,* repeat around (18 stitches)
RND 30: *sc in first st, dec in next st,* repeat around. (12 stitches)
Stuff body to desired firmness.
RND 31: dec in each st around. (6 stitches)
Finish off, weave end through last six stitches and pull closed, fasten off and hide end inside body.

Arms (make 2)

4 sc in magic ring
RND 1: work 2 sc in each st around (8 stitches)
RND 2: *sc in first st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around (12 stitches)
switch to shirt colour for next round, if making a shirt.
RNDs 3-5: sc in each st around (12 stitches)
sl st into next stitch, finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

Wings (make two)

Some people have found the instructions for the wings a bit confusing, so I've made a visual tutorial explaining how they're made.

Ch 4. Turn and do 1 sc in each of next 3 ch sps. Ch 1, turn. 3 sc, ch 4. turn. 3 sc on chain, 3 hdc on the three sc. Ch1, turn. 3 sc, ch 5, 4 sc in chain, 3 hdc. Ch1, turn. 4 sc, ch 6, 5 sc in chain, 4 hdc. Ch 3 *Work appox. 8 dc along the top edge of the wing (opposite the pointy bits). Sl St into first Ch, or near first Ch. Fasten off.



Assembly

Stuff arms and attach to body. Attach wings to centre of back. Hide loose ends inside body.

Enjoy!

131 comments:

Mallika said...

This is great! Thank you so much for the pattern!

Melisa Sriwulandari said...

Hi,
I like your cthulhu pattern so much!
If you don't mind, I'd like to post a link to your pattern here in my blog.

Thank You!
Melisa
http://ami-Quelle.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I love your tiny cthulhu!

And thanks for posting a link to the invisible decrease instructions. I really needed that!

nagi-schwarz said...

This is all kinds of awesome. I love HP Lovecraft's mythos and I love crocheting, and this is the greatest combination of them all. Thanks for sharing!

Nadia said...

Hi,

Awesome Chthulu! I made this one a while ago for my brother. What d'you think?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nadiapriestley/245316552/

Nadia

LisaW said...

I was having such a crappy day today, and then I saw this via craftzine.com. First smile I've had all day!! I can't wait to make him!

Tiara said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24566274@N06/2887468982/

Here's my effort, soooo much fun. Thank you for posting the pattern, very generous. I have to make another 100000 cos everyone loves him.

Becky said...

Thank you so much for the pattern! I love how my little cthulhu turned out. I wish I had plastic eyes to use instead of felt, though.

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1364987&l=15de5&id=524056638

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1364988&l=3aa33&id=524056638

sewhooked said...

Thanks for sharing the awesome pattern! I made a Cthulhu for my hubby last night. He loves it! :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ofenjen/2900229431/

Wendigo said...

It's awesome! I'm going to make one for my boyfriend straight away... Just not so sure if it's the right toy for our little daughter or if it got an evil aura of some sort^^

Avi Abrams said...

Nice cthulhu! We are writing an article about oddball knitting on our blog, www.darkroastedblend.com. Can we use your image and link back to your site?

Lizzy said...

I just started crocheting the cthulhu, but I'm using a size H hook and thicker yarn, so I was wondering if I should do more crochets on the head before I do the tentacles since when I got to the 9th row, it seemed kind of short.... oh, and I'm kind of a beginner >.<

amber said...

Lizzy, I think you should probably still put the tentacles on the 9th row. If you're using a bigger hook and thicker yarn then your cthulhu will probably come out bigger than mine, but proportionally things should still be in the same places.

The Gravelcat said...

Hi Amber, I'm a knitter and a Lovecraft fan, so for me this tiny cthulhu is a tentacles-down winner! I came across it in DarkRoastedBlend.com.

I hope you don't mind that I linked to you in my blog. Didn't post the photo though, I wanted my friends to be astounded by the creativity :)

Katja said...

Thanks for that pattern! I´m from Germany, can you explain to me what the * means?
Thank you!

akyla said...

Great Pattern. Here's my first attempt. He's just soooo cute. I had a little trouble with your wings patterns but I like how these turned out bat like.
http://akyla.livejournal.com/9949.html

Briana said...

can anybody help me on the wings, they are turning out just like akyla's and I really don't want that. I was trying the pattern in Creepy Cute and couldn't get that to work either D:

Clara said...

I love these guys! Want to see the ones I've made (so far!) Thanks for the pattern! Oh, and if this is a duplicate post, just delete one, eh?

Tiffany said...

Hi there! I love your pattern, I think though I messed up a bit mine came out okay. I used sport weight yarn and an F hook. He came out so skinny, I decided to add legs to get him semi sitting, ,also added another line to the wings. Here he is, going to try another soon and go slower so I get it more like yours :). Thanks again for sharing the pattern!!! _Tiff

http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq70/w0sslingcrochet/100_4439.jpg

ladyserephina said...

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g223/ladyserephina/cthulujayne.jpg

I couldn't resist and had to share :)

Becky said...

That's awesome, Lady Seraphina! A deity who wears that hat isn't afraid of anything!

Sarah said...

I've made a few variations on this pattern for friends now. I found I prefer longer tentacles, a couple of extra rounds to the body, slight extension to the wings and the addittion of hair.
You can see most on my Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/intemporaliter/
Thank you very much for the initial ideas!

Rene said...

Love this pattern! I showed it to someone on my LiveJournal friend-list and now I'm being asked to make one for them. The only thing that's getting to me is that they're trying to pay me for making it and I don't want to be doing something with your pattern that I shouldn't. Is it alright for me to accept payment for something made with this pattern?

Sarah said...

Thanks for the pattern - here is my attempt!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=39159798&id=36914850&l=406b0

Retta said...

I can't figure out the wings either. It's sad cause I really wanted to be able to finish this thing tonight. It's so cute already.

Could anyone help me out?

Jude Thaddaeus said...

--Amber--

I just *had* to make one of these little guys!

Being an H.P. Lovecraft fan, plus an avid roleplayer, this little guy is my best pal!

Here's the finished result:

My C'thulu Buddy

Now, my roommate's daughter wants one due to 'Prank Calls of C'thulu' -- she even wants him to wear a small telephone earplug!

Again - thanks for this awesome pattern! (Any plans to do any other Lovecraftian creatures?)

Brianna said...

I had a lot of trouble with the wings at first, too. I was able to make them look passable (though not as cute as the example pics) by turning my work at the end of each long chain.

Jenna Ellis said...

Hey, I love your patterns! I've been looking through your blog, and you have so many adorable and well-done things. Here's a link to my version of your tiny Cthulhu...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/SkysBlood/IMG_0747.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/SkysBlood/IMG_0748.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/SkysBlood/IMG_0749.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/SkysBlood/IMG_0750.jpg
Keep sharing with us! :)

Lesley said...

Hey! Thanks for this wonderful pattern. I made one today: http://www.pinktoque.com/craftblog/03/2009/crafty-crochet-weekend/

I was hoping to ask you a few questions but can't seem to find an email address or way to contact you other than comments. Can you possibly send me an email lesley@thepinktoque.com ? :) thanks!

Adriana said...

Thanx for the pattern! the best birthday gift to my brother!
Here is mi Cthulhu:
http://publicabos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/cthulhu.jpg

Jasmine said...

Mine always comes out with the tentacles upside down. What am I doing wrong?

amber said...

Jasmine, that's a strange problem. Could you take a picture of your Cthulhu and send me a link so I can see what you mean? Can you just bend or twist the tentacles so that they are pointing downward? If not, my only guess is that maybe you are putting a set of 3 single crochets too close to the base of the head. Maybe try leaving the two chain spaces closest to the head with just a single crochet or a slip stitch.

Elsbeth said...

while I absolutely LOVE this pattern (mine is about halfway done...have to go buy polyfil..lol) it's a bit difficult to work as a lefty. The decreasing stitch is really difficult for me to maneuver. All I can guess is because everything I crochet is backwards. This is my first amigurumi / crochet-critter and I wasn't expecting being a lefty to be such an issue. I'm also having issues with my abnormally-tight stitching. I used one size larger needle than you recommended, and they're still a tight squeeze. I will post pics when mine is done.

Producciones Hebra Prima said...

Hi i'm chilean and i made one too

http://produccioneshebraprima.blogspot.com/2009/06/encargo.html

thanks you!

Cherie said...

So very cute! My husband actually pointed this pattern out to me. Yay for Cthulhu crochet!

Leslie said...

Made this a few days ago!
http://buttonater.deviantart.com/art/Baby-Cthulhu-135241364
My first ever crochet project, and I'm proud as hell ^_^ Thanks so much!

Ilumiari said...

I made one! It's my first Amigurumi - I think he turned out pretty well ^_^ http://ilumiari.livejournal.com/128851.html Thanks so much for the easy to follow pattern.

Kicki said...

Loooove this pattern! I´ve made my first ones here: http://kickis.blogg.se/2009/september/jag-alskar-att-virka-d.html
My hubby wants me to make a whole army of those to occupy our home :P
/Kicki

PS. sorry the post is in swedish but you can see the photos at least... :)

thethirtysecondhour said...

I've made four of them. Have them posted up on my blog. =D

schtididdle said...

SO yeah... Started crocheting for the hell of it and found your pattern. After three granny squares I went at it. I've made three so far. Wings on the first one were... just... awful. Second one can't fly, see or operate machinery. SO here we have the mind shattering horror that is... PINKTHULHU!!!

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu352/schtididdle/pink1.jpg

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu352/schtididdle/pink2.jpg

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu352/schtididdle/pink3.jpg

Vivian said...

Love the pattern! It worked out great.

Here's a link to a livejournal post with pics.

http://community.livejournal.com/weloveamigurumi/613792.html

Jake said...

He will eat your soul AND give you cuddles! Must make ASAP. Possibly with glow-in-the-dark yarn for the greatest effect.

Mrs. Micah said...

Great pattern. I've made a whole menace of 'em (my boss & I decided that a herd of Cthulhi is a "menace"). Here's a pic of one that made its way to Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman: http://twitgoo.com/5d9uc

My boss loves the pattern too and has been making them in pink and blue as baby presents (with yarn eyes).

Cookie General said...

Hi there, I couldn't help noticing how adorable these are and I was wondering (since I cannot crotchet to save my life) if you were selling any of these? My boyfriend would love one of these and so would I. Thanks. And sorry about the first message. I figure if you could reply, I would post an email or something.

Thanks again,
CG.
iamnotrolling@live.com

Amy Lynn said...

Amber--
I just came across your cthulu pattern two weeks or so ago, and I bookmarked it because I knew I'd need to make it eventually! Super cute pattern. I finished mine tonight and posted a few pictures to my blog, along with a link back to your pattern.

I've also got your site marked so I can check back to see what else you've created! :)

Thanks so much for the pattern,
Amy

cheryl said...

Awesome pattern, It really works! Does anyone know of any other HP Lovecraft insprired patterns for crochet??

Keilana said...

This pattern is awesome. I wish my tentacles hadn't turned out quite so tightly coiled, but other than that I'm pretty pleased with the end result. Thank you for sharing such a completely stellar pattern.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v32/keilana/crochetcthulhu.jpg

Keilana said...

...whoops. Might need to toss a .jpg on the end there.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v32/keilana/crochetcthulhu.jpg

koeniou said...

Hey there, I completed my Cthulhu a few months ago, here he is:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/koeniou/cthulu002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/koeniou/cthulu003.jpg

It was the first crochet project that I ever completed - I learnt to crochet the previous day and decided that I might as well practice in a fun way. He's by no means perfect since my technique isn't very good, and I apparently forgot how to count at some point. I posted about it on my blog http://koeniou.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/completed-crafts-2009/ if curious.

I love this little guy, and he proudly sits in front of our TV with our Mario plushies. My housemates and I call him 'the happiest little Cthulhu' since it looks like he is reaching up for a hug.

I think I'm going to make a few more whenever I have completely inappropriate yarn on hand (I'm eyeing off some pink sparkly stuff at the moment).

Love this pattern!

Anonymous said...

Hi!
found your Cthulhupattern some days ago... this is the result ;D

http://metallicious.bilddagboken.se/p/main.html?

check out date january 22
(hope the link works)

Adrianna said...

I love your pattern. I tried making it

http://warningbetabits.blogspot.com

that's my blog where I posted the pictures. My tentacles also came out very coiled but I steamed them (over my tea kettle actually) and they ended up perfect. I posted a link to your pattern I hope you don't mind. I'm also working on a little one(crocheted with thread)but its not done yet but should be posted soon if you are curious as to how it'll turn out.

Thank you again for your great pattern!

Oriane said...

Hey !
I adore this Tiny Cthulhu pattern, so cute !
I make one for my brother, the picture is here : http://img40.xooimage.com/files/d/9/6/tiny-cthulhu-olive-18cbc62.jpg
And now, I will make a lot of cthulhu, because they have to control the world !!
hahahahahahahhahahahah !

fallingjewel said...

Hi, I was wondering if it would be alright to make Cthulhus from your pattern and then sell them for profit?

I'm asking because I believe someone on deviantart may be doing this and I wouldn't want anyone to unfairly profit from your awesome free pattern.

Thanks!

Eva said...

Thank you so much for sharing this amazing pattern! I made a Tiny Cthulhu and you can see it here: http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5711/fbdsc02089.jpg

I'm so in love with it that I started a giant Cthulhu so I took all the measurements and multiplied them by 2. I've started with the head and I'm at the tentacle round but the top of the head looks like a beret or a chubby pancake... Is it really a question of just doubling the measurements or should I do some more adjustments and add lines of sc in between increasing lines? Any help is appreciated ;o)

Take care,

Eva

amber said...

fallingjewel, all my patterns are free, no strings attached. People are welcome to do whatever they want with them. I hate to make the same item over and over again, which is why I'm not in the business of selling my finished products. If others want to sell stuff using these patterns, I say good luck to them and admire their patience in being willing to stitch the same piece over and over again.

amber said...

Eva, I'm not quite sure what you mean by "taking all the measurements and multiplying them by two." Do you mean that instead of having 12 stitches in the first round you have 24, etc? If so, then I think that would cause a beret look.

Instead what you'd want to do is create more rows and double the centre points. For the head, continue adding six new stitches each round, but instead of adding the tentacles when you get to the row with 42 stitches, you'd want to put tentacles on when you get to the row with 84 stitches. Does that make sense?

Also, any time you're repeating the same number of stitches for a few rows (see Rnd 22-25) I would double the number of times you're doing it. So on the body, wait until you're at 84 stitches in the round, then do not 4, but 8 rnds where you keep the stitch count at 84.

I hope that explanation makes sense. If not, feel free to post more questions. Good luck.

Eva said...

Hi Amber, this is exactly what I meant. Not doubling the number of stitches per round but increasing the number of rounds by adding 6 new stitches the round. So I would always start with a magic ring with 6 stitches, then 12, then 18... I started my tentacles when I had 72 stitches and it does look a whole lot less like a beret! Thank you for your help!

amber said...

Eva, I'm glad it's working out. Feel free to post a link to the pic when you're done. I'd love to see what a large 'Tiny Cthulhu' looks like!

Traci said...

i love lovecraft's writings, i've even got a cthulhu tattoo. i was inspired to learn to crochet when i saw an amigurumi book in a craft store. when i came across this pattern, i immediately wanted to crochet one for every lovecraft fan i know. i just completed my first little cthulhu, a present for my dad. thanks a lot, here's some photos:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll298/raelimperialaerosolkid/DSC02233.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll298/raelimperialaerosolkid/DSC02234.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll298/raelimperialaerosolkid/DSC02238.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll298/raelimperialaerosolkid/DSC02236.jpg

Eva said...

As promised, here's a picture of my big Cthulhu next to the little one. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it completely because somehow the proportions between the body and the head weren't really respected and the Cthulhu ended up having a big head and a slim body so I undid the body and kept the head as it was as it still looks terrifying!...

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff250/evacita77/DSC02222.jpg

Again, thank you so much again for the pattern! Next: Rainbow Cthulhu!

Juliana said...

I just stumbled upon this pattern last week and immediately put it on my to-do list! And then I forgot about it. And then I was shopping and fell in love with some yarn, and didn't know what to make with it... and then I remembered.

Creamsicthulhu!
http://julianak.deviantart.com/art/Creamsicthulhu-160315659

Thanks so much for this pattern, it's soooo cute and everybody loves it!

Morgan said...

Here's my Cthulhu:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/morganlefey26/Crochet/DSCN2966.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/morganlefey26/Crochet/DSCN2970.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/morganlefey26/Crochet/DSCN2975.jpg

This was my first amigurumi ever and only my third crochet project! My boyfriend demanded it and all his friends love it! Thanks for creating this pattern!.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the "contact me via comments" bit and just sent you an email, sorry!

Maybe others could help me though! My spheres are pointy on top.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks!
jeenyush@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for your pattern. I blended your wing pattern with body from creepy cute crochet. I added feet to my little cthulu as well.
He resides here: http://crumbsyarnanddirt.wordpress.com

Giulia said...

http://amigurumi-love.blogspot.com/2010/06/baby-chtulhu.html
This pattern is awesome. Cthulhu rocks!
Thank you very much, you had a wonderful idea.

Giulia said...

I published the modified pattern on my blog, if it's ok for you :-)

Sabrina said...

This is soo cute! =D
I'm very very new at crocheting, and I honestly have no idea how to do anything, besides making a chain. I would absolutely love it and extremely appreciate it if you could perhaps make a video on how to make the tiny Cthulhu?

amber said...

Hi Sabrina, I'm glad you like the pattern and welcome to the fun world of crochet! Unfortunately I don't have the technology or the time to make tutorial videos for my patterns. You might want to try these tutorials, The Yellow Ball Part 1 and Part 2, to get down the basic idea of how to make amigurumi. As well, when I was first starting out Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch: The Happy Hooker was my learning guide. It taught me how to make all the basic stitches and how to read patterns.

Good luck and happy stitching!

Anonymous said...

i've made this twice, once for my boyfriend and again for my brother- they are a constant source of enjoyment for the both of them. The novelty of a cute monster still hasn't worn off, but they do seem to like to use them to throw around...

Ohmie said...

Thanks for the pattern! I made one and the little guy turned out super-cute :)

Here's my version at Cutoutandkeep.net

Sophie said...

Hi,

Thank you for this cute pattern ! I'm a big fan of HP Lovecraft so I learned how to crochet to do it. Your instructions are clear and the tuto for the wings is useful. I made three of them, one with your original pattern, one smaller with arms and legs and a smaller one with a head decoration. Here they are :
http://sophie.danon.perso.sfr.fr/cthulhucrochet.htm
I just saw the new pattern for the cthulhu wuth legs. Its' so cute too ! I'm gonna try it !
Thank you again,
Une tricoteuse française.

Takanno said...

This is a really good pattern, I found it some time ago and after the first attempt have been making a lot of christmas cthulhus! They are very popular among my nerdy friends! Thank you very much for the pattern; here is an example of the results

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/happyfrog250/015.jpg

ps, I used the base pattern to make a ninja too...he is also popular! Thank you! :)

valentina said...

Hi! I'm totally crazy for my little Cthuhulu (it's so sweet!!!). Thank you for your fantastic pattern! If you like to see the result, I posted some photos here http://gdesperidi.blogspot.com/2010/09/piccoli-cthulhu-crescono_08.html

I hope that the translate app will work...(You'll find in the right side, in the menu)

Eva and Mat said...

Hi! I made this guy for a secret santa present! Thanks so much for posting the pattern. I didn't have eyes though, and I used the arms as legs and made smaller arms...
Here he is!

http://imgur.com/YDyOt

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your pattern! I have made it for a special somebody for Valentine's Day.

http://randomactsofkuteness.blogspot.com/2011/02/cthulhu.html

Belruel said...

Thanks so much for the pattern! I altered it a bit, but having your base pattern to refer to made things SO much easier!

Here's my lil mindflayer.

http://i.imgur.com/7XOkf.png

http://i.imgur.com/B0Hdu.png

http://i.imgur.com/SfrGV.png

Miss Crafty said...

Thanks so much for your pattern! I made a maroon cthulhu with fiery wings:

http://randomactsofkuteness.blogspot.com/2011/02/cthulhu.html

Amber Jacobsen said...

Here is my attempt... Thanks it was fun!

Amber Jacobsen said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60094807@N02/5487563258/

Ginny said...

Thank you for your Cthulhu pattern. All my friends absolutely love their little Cthulhu. I posted pictures and a link back here on my blog

http://hatsformom.blogspot.com/2011/04/cthulhu-and-other-amigurumi.html

Ñita said...

Hi!
I really like this pattern of cute-ulhu :)

Here is my test:
http://twitpic.com/4v47j3

Thank you!

Augusta crafter said...

I loved your cthulhu I have posted a pic of mine on my blog

nekochan said...

http://www.fotosik.pl/pokaz_obrazek/f78c61d9daa7aac9.html

http://www.fotosik.pl/pokaz_obrazek/fb31c82452a324a9.html

I made like a zylion mistakes and I also modified wings a little but result is quite good;) Hope it's got an evil spark in the eye xD

My boyfriend loves it and his best friend said he'd marry me if I make one for him too^^

Sooooooo much appreciated for sharing this pattern:) You're AWESOME!

crashtestskater said...

I did it! I did it! I did it! I made a little purple Cthulu. Thank you so much for the great instructions and wonderful pictures.

Psychogere said...

I just finished to do mine^^

http://lesfeestisseuses.xooit.com/t6514-Cthulhu.htm?start=30

I am on page 3 : psychogere^^
but you can see that you have success on the forum^^

The Knot Factory said...

Your Cthulhu pattern is awesome! It was my first crochet project. :)

http://theknotfactory.tumblr.com/post/8611960643/tinycthulhu

Anonymous said...

Awww Cthulhu looks so cute! <3
Amazing, tnks for this post! (=

Kallima said...

Thanks for posting the instructions and pictures for this tiny Cthulhu project. My boyfriend has just been introduced via the short story and and is thrilled to now have his own little Cthulhu plushi. I'm working on a few more now for friends and family.

Tuome said...

I love this pattern ^^

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/zoriael/handmade/ciulinek.jpg

Pinky` said...

Take a look at this and newer! I love it!! :D

Only thing that bothers me though, is that my coils are so tight compared to yours... How can i un-tighten the coils?

Pinky` said...

I should of course not forget to post the actual link...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkycrochet/6167134167/in/photostream

Miss Crafty said...

@Pinky

Your project looks awesome! If you loosen your stitches, you'll loosen the coils. If you have difficulties doing that, you could just make the coils longer.

Anonymous said...

@Pinky

Try steaming the coils. If you make tea, let your water boil and hold Cthulhu over the pot face first, that's what I had to do and it worked great. You can also do it more then once after it dries if you want even looser.

Miss Crafty said...

Wow, that's awesome. I never would have thought to do that.

Pinky` said...

Hmm... I'll try it when i boil water again! Thanks for the advice and the compliment ^^

Pinky` said...

Heh, I just pulled kinda hard on the coils, and it seems that already worked.

Pinky` said...

I'm making a tiny, tiny cthulhu for another friend now... My hands hurt!

check it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkycrochet/6172790615/

it's about 1 cm tall so far, and i'm wondering how i can make the arms, with only 4 stitches to start with... It was a pain to get the 6 stitches together for the head/body

Anonymous said...

I really want to thank you for this. My friend loves Cthulhu so she's getting this for christmas. And now that my boyfriend has seen the one I've made he wants one.
I have changed the pattern just a little by altering the length of the tentacles by chaining 9,12,15,12,9.

Pinky` said...

It's completed!!! Look at it, it's absolutely tiny! solved the arm problem by starting with 6 stitches, increasing to 12 in the next round and crocheting 2 more rounds to complete them.

Alysha said...

Well, for my second Amigurumi project ever, I did this awesome Cthulhu for my husband. (I did a hybrid of the two patterns). I was trying to keep it a secret while I was making it, but I was so excited how well the wings turned out, that he guess what I was making when I showed him one. He was extremely excited! LOL

Anyway, here is our little Cthulhu, already showing the other stuffies who's boss. http://instagr.am/p/QJgGt/?ref=nf

EweNique Hooker said...

I have finished the head :D I was so excited to start this project (it's my first amigurumi and my 3rd crochet ever) I posted a link to your pattern on my blog when I posted the pics of my Cthulu. Thank you so much for the amazing pattern!

http://hooligan-hookers.tumblr.com/

EweNique Hooker said...

oh! i did 6 tentacles with ch20, 2hdc across, hdc, slst, repeat... and the eyes are just ordinary everyday buttons from a sewing kit... Also, I somehow turned my head inside out before I stuffed it? i kinda like the look of that better...

Theresa said...

This is a great pattern, I had some trouble with all the abbreveations (never crocheted after an english pattern, for it isn't my first language) but my cthulu turned out just wonderful :D

I added two legs (crocheted two more 'arms') and made the tentacle coils longer. Hope you like it:

http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12856606988/1/tumblr_luq85l0YaC1qfsg1f

Lia said...

I made one too. It came out cute! Pics can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/duckduckduckgoose/sets/72157628484639009/

minimysz said...

My Cthulhu
http://www.flickr.com/photos/minimysz/6635833249/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/minimysz/6636275133/

Cat said...

I made a pinky cthulu for my friend ^___^ posted pics to my tumblr.

http://radio-activecupcake.tumblr.com/post/15812662016/cthulu-relatively-easy-to-make-came-out-cute

Caren Franco said...

found your pattern not all that long ago, and made one. my girls love it, and this one is very cute!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d1B4-bbSeLs/T2AALx8klMI/AAAAAAAAAoE/aE4G7SmN7hQ/s426/crochet-tinycthulhu-side.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vRXiT7e_iZM/T2AAMOy703I/AAAAAAAAAoA/8F2FHX6CKl0/s426/crochet-tinycthulhu-front.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wkSyQApME88/T2AAL6he0gI/AAAAAAAAAn8/KfDkPKVzArY/s446/crochet-tinycthulhu-back.jpg

Anonymous said...

i am having a lot of trouble figuring out the tentacles, if theres any way you could help me, that would be awesome

Laura K. Curtis said...

I love this Tiny Cthulhu...here's mine: http://twitpic.com/9kcm3z

Glò said...

Hi Amber, love ur cthulhu, it's so cute... I've made it and I like to post it on my ravelry account, I wonder if you're mind I post the link of the pattern too, always saying that's your pattern of course!!

If not, I'm only going to post the photos, let me know please, and many thanks for sahre this pattern :D

amber said...

Hi Gio, Yes you can post the photos of the cthulhu you made and a link to the pattern anywhere you want.

Also, please post a link to your cthulhu pictures here, I'd love to see how it looks!

Glò said...

Hi Amber,

Here is my Cthulhu

http://ravel.me/Gloh/tc

Love crocheting it!!

Anonymous said...

This pattern got my husband crocheting ^^

Also, while it isn't a cthulhu, your pattern did make this possible: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mistakenolive/doom-shroom

Anonymous said...

Lady, you have NO IDEA how happy you've made me with sharing this pattern! My Cthulhu is nearly done and I'm absolutely over the moon!!! I think you're very generous in giving others the chance to use a pattern that you have no doubt put a lot of effort in. Your instructions are easy to follow. I just love you for sharing this x

Anonymous said...

this is so great! my boyfriend loves cthulhu, he'll be so surprised and superhappy! thank you so very much!

Noeska said...

Thank you so much for this awesome pattern. It's very easy to follow even for a beginner like me :) I posted my result on my blog and added a link to your blog: http://www.gamecakes.nl/?p=556

Oath's mom said...

isI used your pattern and loved it! I crocheted it for my son, so he'll have a fantasy themed toy to play with in an upcoming LARP. It's not based on Lovecraft's work, but I'm sure it'll be a hit!

Here you can see the result: http://amothersoath.blogspot.com.es/2012/09/yarn-and-hooks-first-projects.html

(wow, five tries and I still can't get past the captcha... O_O I hope this one is the final one!)

Thank you!

Chaje said...

I made two plushes with this pattern:
http://lady-hensa.deviantart.com/#/d4zba27
and
http://lady-hensa.deviantart.com/#/d5gpfw6

I love this pattern, and I have a question for you: can I sell what I make using this pattern?

Skippy said...

I have made this a few times using the arms for legs. Gave one a Hello Kitty shirt for a friend and a Mighty Mouse dressed one for another. About to start a Madonna themed/dressed for a b-day gift.

Rebecca said...

LOVE! I want to make this as a christmas ornament for my husband. How big is your finished product? Wondering so I can adjust yarn/hook to get my desired size. Thanks so much!

Clara said...

Rebecca, I've actually made one with crochet thread! It came out small-ornament size, if that helps you. I used #10 thread, and a Size 7 steel hook. Embroidered eyes on.

Anonymous said...

I made a new version of this, without the arms and with two rows of tentacles instead of one (the bottom row is just a chain, with a single crochet in each stitch, for longer curlier tentacles). Thanks so much for giving this pattern to the world; I never would have thought of crocheting Cthulhu without you!

Lynne said...

Hey. I used your pattern and made my very first plushie. It's not perfect, but I learned a lot a new techniques making this. Mine turned out a lot bigger since I used some camo red heart yarn I had laying around and I had to used a G hook. I think I'll make the tentacles longer for my second one because this one looks more like a mustache. I named him Jamie because of that. You can see him here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100119687996310.2269874.21908025&type=3

Del said...

Hi, I love this pattern! It inspired a plushie I made for a friend, which I've posted to my DA account.

http://craftedmadness.deviantart.com/art/Cute-Cthulhu-349117031?ga_submit_new=10%253A1358508152

Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!

Kaitlyn said...

Thank you so much for this pattern :) It was super fun and my boyfriend absolutely loved his.

The pictures I took do not really do your pattern justice, but this is the best I could take:
http://savorycheeseballs.tumblr.com/post/43386928852/i-made-my-boyfriend-a-crochet-cthulhu-for

Again, thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Thanks for the great pattern. It inspired me to change it a bit - so mine has a zipper in his back and the body is not stuffed (the head is closed inside with a crochet disk to keep the filling where it belongs).

So this is my crochet-Cthulhu-dice-bag:
http://twitpic.com/chpl25
http://twitpic.com/chpl65

Ina

Elinorm said...

I've made a few of these for friends, and they always love them.

However, I was browsing on Etsy earlier and saw this:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/107183048/cuddly-cthulhu?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_query=cthulhu&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=cthulhu

That looks like your pattern to me - just a heads up that you might want to contact Etsy.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the eyes?

Anonymous said...

http://dracoxk.tumblr.com/post/62189871701/i-made-a-cthulhu-though-hes-a-bit-bigger-then-i

I had so much fun. Though he's bigger then I expected I still love him! Hopefully tonight he's off to his home with my friend <3

Kirstin Bonney said...

This is wonderful! I made my 16 year old daughter a Cthulhu scarf and made my daughter and her boyfriend matching Cthulhu beanies, finished them up less than a week ago. This will be perfect for my girl! Thanks for the pattern!

Jaycie Teryn said...

I've made a bunch of these the size you posted, however I'm wondering if you could give me some pointers on making it bigger. I appreciate any advice, thanks a bunch in advance.