The Deep One Rises

This is a special make for a friend who is a fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s work*, and a steampunk enthusiast. I decided to make him a country gentleman Cthulhu.  Just because you’re driving your worshippers insane is no reason not to wax your tentacle moustache, wear a hat, and dress like a proper chap.

Here’s Lovecraft’s sketch of The Deep One.

Sketch by H.P. Lovecraft
Cthulhu on a non-Euclidian toilet? Sketch by H.P. Lovecraft.

Here’s my interpretation. So, crochet confession time:

I had a real job trying to work out how to get the wings symmetrical. I tried to teach myself to crochet left-handed, but it was unbearably slow and clumsy. Then I tried working into the underside of the stitches instead of the top. They still turned out mismatched.

This monster just needs his label stitched on, and he’s all ready to go. Sadly, he has lost his pipe but maybe his new hosts can find or make one for him.  Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

– Zola

*Both my friend and I are aware that Lovecraft’s work is deeply problematic in places.

** 4mm buttons from Malyn’s crafts on ebay. Pocket watch (and pipe) from Small Wonders Miniatures. Both well priced and super speedy!

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