Creepy Cute Video: Cthulhu Tentacles


Some of the most frequently asked questions that I get revolve around the Cthulhu head from Creepy Cute Crochet, so, I've put together a quick video to show how I make one.

Check it out and get your amigurumi Cthulhu on!




Also, for a more detailed illustation of where to place each of the stitches for the tentacle, I have PDF tutorial available for download

Tentacles

Anonymous   |   Sun, 2013-01-13 17:43

Hi needlenoodles!

I can't see it very well because it's too far away, I started the first tentacle with a chain stich but now I don't now where to attach the five single crochets?

Still images might be easier to read?

NeedleNoodles   |   Wed, 2014-03-26 23:10

I also have a written tutorial with the stitch placements marked. You can check it out here, if you haven't already:
http://www.needlenoodles.com/home/files/cthulhu_tentacle_tutorial.pdf

Cthulhu head - Rows 9-12

Anonymous   |   Fri, 2012-07-13 14:43

Hi NeedleNoodles! I just bought your adorable book at BN the other day, and my first project is Cthulhu. Right now I am stuck at rows 9-12 and keep ending up with an extra stitch by the end of row 11 after the "dec, dec" and right before the "sl st to close round." I've redone 9-11 over and over, and it keeps happening. Is there any way you can give the expected number of stitches at the ends of rows 9-12? They aren't in the book unfortunately.

Thanks!

Stitch counts

NeedleNoodles   |   Sun, 2012-07-29 02:53


Sure!


you end Row 8 of the Basic Head with 25 sts.


Row 9 ends with 18 sts (not counting any of the ch sts. You've decreased by 4 and have 3 ch 2 gaps where sts would be)

Row 10 ends with 18 sts (You've decreased by 6, and have worked stitches in each of the 6 chain sts from the previous row)

Row 11 ends with 12 sts (You've decreased by 5, and skip 1)

Row 12 ends with 6 sts (You've decreased by 6)


To be fair, Row 11 is vague. It would be clearer if it read:

"ch 1, sc 4, dec 3 times, sc 3, dec, dec, skip 1, sl st to close round"

If you look cloooooosely at the diagram, you might see that there is an "open" space where the last skipped stitch should be, but the written directions absolutely could have been clearer in this case.

Creepy Cute Bride

Anonymous   |   Mon, 2011-05-23 22:25

Hey! These are so helpful! I have the Creepy Cute book, but I am very new to crocheting. (I figured out the Ninja by myself though! (Yay)) I was wondering if you could do a tutorial with the body of the bride and how to crochet on the train of the dress. If you could, that would be great.

Possibly useful...

NeedleNoodles   |   Wed, 2012-01-25 20:52


If you haven't checked it out already, you might find the tutorial for the Day of the Dead Gal useful:

http://needlenoodles.com/home/node/135

The skirt is made in a very similar way.

Also, if you're having trouble with the "sl st in front two loops of prev. dc", I have a diagram available here:

http://needlenoodles.com/pics/tutorial/front_loops.png

(It's for tr instead of dc, but both work in about the same way)

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