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A Crochet Project
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With my little great nephew having his 1st birthday this month, I wanted to craft him something. Something unique. So I decided to crochet him a multicoloured octopus – The Multicoloured Octopurple. I also made up a little poem about the octopus and did a recording of me reading it.
What I Did
This was made using up a variety of part rolls of different coloured yans I had left over from other projects.
I didn’t have a pattern to work from. Just made it up, increasing and decreasing as I felt like, as I went along.
I crocheted the 8 arms separetely, and when I got to the place I wanted to attach them I stuffed the octopus and then crocheted the arms in one by one, picking up a stich from the octopus body and from the arm, and working as if they were one stitch to make sure the arms were a part of the make and not something sewn on that could be pulled apart. I then continued shaping inwards under the belly. The eyes were also crocheted and attached well. The mouth was stitched on.
Mam was giving a towel as a gift, so we got a plastic plant pot in the shape of a cauldron, put the towel in the bottom and put the octopus on top. Then messaged his mother a link to the poem being read, as well as putting a paper copy in the cauldron under the towel.
It is in Welsh, and definately not of the best quality, but you can see it here if you want to.
I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.
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