"Can you crochet a whale?"
Well, I never would have thought of crocheting a whale. I mean what the heck for? I don't have a special affinity for marine mammals or live anywhere near the ocean. But when my family asks for something, I do it. I started searching for patterns and sending them to my brother to figure out what he had in mind. I knew he would have a very specific idea of what he wanted. Now here's what you get when a man is shopping for his male friend's new baby, of the few possibilities I found, this is the feedback I got..."Not the one with the blue eyes. Make them black and angry looking, I'm trying to scare his baby."
I ended up choosing a pattern from edafedd. The pattern says it uses bulky yarn to get a whale about 11.5". I have a ton of grey worsted weight that I might as well use up so I started with that using a 4.5mm hook. After the beginning increase rows, it seemed that it was going to come out pretty small, which looking back, probably would have been just fine. Note to self: Stop second guessing everything and just go with it! I decided to start over and double strand this to make it bigger. Well it certainly did that, it's at 17" now! I also changed the eyes from what it says in the pattern. I thought this hooded eye looked a little more creepy.
Amigurumi always makes my hands cramp up. I guess I hold it too tight. Add on to that single crocheting 2,482 stitches with two strands plus sewing on all the parts...my poor fingers may never recover! It should go without saying, but I will anyway...I'm not making another of these giant whales for my shop!
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