November 10, 2012 in Zombie Charlie & Cthulhu Amigurumi
These 2 little fellas have been designed as part of my learn to knit & crochet workshops that are being run during the Thought Bubble Festival. This is a week long festival that celebrates sequential art in all its forms. It finishes with a 2 day comic convention that I help to organise.
I am running a learn to knit course on tuesday next week, and then a learn to crochet course on the wednesday.
Zombie Charlie is a very simple pattern that is suitable for people to learn to knit with. He is named after Charlie Adlard, one of the artists who regularly attends Thought Bubble and he draws the Walking Dead series – which I love (despite having zombie related nightmares). Zombie Charlie is small and quick to knit, has basic increases and decreases only, and yet looks very cute!
Cthulhu is a simple crochet pattern that uses double crochet stitch only (single crochet if you are in the USA) with increases and decreases. Again it is suitable for complete beginners. I love the H.P. Lovecraft stories about the Mythos world and Cthulhu is my favourite character. I just love his tentacles
Both Zombie Charlie and Cthulhu proved very popular when I posted pictures on instagram so I decided to make some kits that include everything you need to make your own Zombie Charlie or Cthulhu. These came with me to the MCM Expo London Comic Con a couple of weeks ago and were sold on the Travelling Man table that I was helping out on.
Both proved very popular! They make great christmas stocking fillers and gifts.
I am publishing the patterns for download now and these will be available on this site shortly, and the other sites through which I sell soon. The kits will be available from Travelling Man stores for now and at the Thought Bubble festival next weekend. I then hope to have the kits for sale in my Etsy shop after this.
Ia Ia Cthulhu fhtagn!