The Giant Squid

It’s been almost three months since moving back to Toronto and yet it feels like I was just in Vancouver last week. Before leaving Vancouver – or I should say at the beginning of this year – Jay asked me to make a bag for him. “What kind of bag?” I asked him all those months ago. I was probably watching Murder, She Wrote on Netflix (why did they have to remove it!!!) while crocheting something and Jay said, “I want a giant squid…bag.”

My interest was piqued and I quickly did a Google search for crochet squid bags. I did not find what I was looking for, which meant I needed to create the pattern from scratch. I thought, “No problem! I’ll have this figured out in no time.” Sometimes I can be a little cocky.

About a month after making the first several stitches I realised it would take much longer to design – this being my first serious pattern design. I started and re-started the body of the squid but it just did not look right. So I put it aside for several months and sort of forgot about it.

Back in Toronto, being unemployed and looking for work, my motivation to work on the squid was reignited – I did after all have a bit of free time.

It took nearly two months to finish the squid. Two months of unraveling and starting over, searching for how-to’s on crochet shapes and techniques, hashing out details with my “client” and his demands, and of course crocheting like my life depended on it.

Now that the squid is 98% completed (I still need to figure out the bag function although from what I’ve witnessed, Jay is happy to just hang out with his new bud) I’m feeling a little sad that it’s over but so relieved that it’s over. I’m still working on writing the pattern and I will either post it here or put the pattern up for sale on my Etsy shop. But for now, feast your eyes on my greatest creation to date!

Giant Squid Tentacle 3 - Pops de Milk Giant Squid Tentacle 2 - Pops de Milk Giant Squid on Chair - Pops de Milk Giant Squid - Pops de Milk

8 thoughts on “The Giant Squid

  1. te falto la foto de la barriga-boca-abertura de la bolsa, jeejejej, esta bello, te amo mi nina linda

    1. I’m working on a smaller version of the squid pattern, which should be up very soon. As for the giant GIANT squid, I’m working on that as well, stay tuned and thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

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