“It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.”
—”The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft, 1926.
I found this pattern for Tiny Cthulhu on Ravelry, and started it in December for My Amigurumi X-Mas Tree. But then I ran out of time and patience and put it in hibernation. A few months later, after knitting a bunch of gray-colored winter gear for loved ones (I’ll post about that later), I decided to revive this vibrant bright-green Tiny Cthulhu.
I used Red Heart Ltd. Classic Solid in Paddy Green, and used a size F hook. My guy came out a lot different than the pics on the pattern, but I think that’s fine. I feel like this pattern lends itself to modifications well anyways, which is cool! BTW, the next time I make one of these guys, I’m totally going to make him wearing a t-shirt!
As soon as I started working on it, Tim instantly named him “Cute’thulhu”. The name fits, eh?
I decided that he belongs with the biggest Lovecraft fan I know: Tim! He now lives on his desk at work. Thankfully for us, he took some action shots for us to enjoy:
“The Thing of the idols, the green, sticky spawn of the stars, had awaked to claim his own. The stars were right again, and what an age-old cult had failed to do by design, a band of innocent sailors had done by accident. After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight.”