Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Yip Yip Crochet!
Super quick, very easy. The eyes totally make this.
I ended up with 22 stitches around, and I worked the face portion until there were 8 stitches left. Less than that, and I think it would be too skinny. I just decreased by skipping the first stitch at the beginning of each round, as suggested in the pattern.
I worked 2 tentacles in each stitch around the bottom. For each set, I measured off a yard (did you know? the distance from the tip of your finger to your nose, with your arm out to the side, is about a yard? yup, close enough) and looped it through a stitch as directed. I started off doing one at a time, then figured it wouldn't hurt to try looping a bunch and going back to chain. Found that it worked out just fine, no tangles, so I looped all the rest of them through and worked my way around. I chained until I ran out of yarn on each length, then cut the tail close to the knot.