A crocheted great old one to keep your teddy bears, um, company. Crochets up quick using odd balls of yarn you've got laying around. A fun, easy present for all ages.
I wrote this pattern. Feel free to make as many Cthulhu amigurumi as you like; give them to friends, family, disaster victims, etc. However, the license is "non-commercial" so please, please, please don't start selling my design on etsy or at conventions.
Step 1: Stuff you need
A size 00 and 0 steel hook for a nice, tight gauge.
A small dowel or paintbrush handle (to use as a helping hand for the tentacles)
a yarn needle for sewing on apendages
plastic safety eyes
acrylic paint (dark red, bright red, black, white)
tiny paint brush
clear non-yellowing nail polish ("top coat")
Helpful crochet supplies: row markers, kacha-kacha row counter, measuring tape.