This week’s geek craft is the Tiny Chulhu crochet pattern by Amber.

The cutest little evil elder god you'll ever see.

This is one of my favorite crochet patters and, thus far, I’ve made three of these little guys. They don’t take very long to make; about 6-8 hours at my speed, though probably 2-4 for those who are fast hookers. The pattern is pretty straight forward, it’s two spherical orbs with one of them having tentacles built into it. From there you make two wings and two arms and sew them on. And presto, you’re done.

Though the original author of the pattern, Amber, favors the cat eyes, I find that I like the look of plain black safety eyes much better; as evidenced in the three I made:

The first Cthulhu I made. A trained eye will notice that he was done inside out. At the time I didn't know any better.

Camothulhu, the second one I build. He was later shipped off to am e-friend cthulhu enthusiast.

The most recent Cthulhu I've put together. He was made with lion brand homespun yarn "Lagoon". I made the tentacles 20% longer and added an extra row to the wings. I really like how he turned out, though his picture doesn't really do him justice.

It’s just above what I would consider a beginner pattern. Once you’ve got the basic single stitch down, know how to do good increases and decreases, and can sew parts together you’re petty well ready to tackle a Cthulhu. The first Cthulhu I made was roughly the 5th thing I’d ever crocheted, and only the second amigurumi. Even inside-out I think it turned out rather well. If you’ve never done one before, I highly recommend that you also check out Amber’s wing tutorial (linked on the pattern page). This helps a LOT when doing the first one, as just reading the directions for it is a bit tricky for a newbie like myself.

Tron was not as big a fan of it as we hoped. He couldn't seem to figure out how it was supposed to work.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

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