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[–]chickenopteryx 2327 points2328 points  (135 children)

This looks amazingly professional! And I really like the colors she picked out

[–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 1675 points1676 points  (133 children)

My dad and I keep telling her to sell her work but she thinks it would ruin the fun of it. I love the colors, too!

[–]splitSeconds 550 points551 points  (47 children)

That just makes these all the more special.

[–]ghettobx 227 points228 points  (45 children)

They are absolutely special. I used to get knitted scarves from my grandmother when I was a kid. I didn't fully appreciate or use them until I was an adult and she was long-gone. Now I treasure those things. Plus, they are of such good quality... better than anything I could buy, at least at a reasonable price.

We don't really make stuff anymore... not like we used to. And we lose out because of that.

[–]Mondayslasagna 169 points170 points  (24 children)

Last week, I began my first quilt. My grandma used to make them for me as gifts for big milestones, and I figured “Hey, it’s a bunch of squares. Can’t be that hard, right?”

I’m about 60 hours in and wish I would have realized how amazing she was (and got some pointers) while she was alive.

My first quilt’s gonna be kinda shitty, but I’m looking forward to quilts 2-10.

[–]ghettobx 59 points60 points  (18 children)

I think that's awesome. All those skills are disappearing as the older generations leave us... I think taking up crafts, art, wood-working... whatever... all that stuff is important to keep around and to continue to pass on to the next generations. That's part of what life's all about, IMO.

[–]husbandbulges 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Well covid sure brought it back in the US. Everyone I know is baking, crocheting, wood working, pickling, etc.

I don’t mean to make light of the virus but it’s been like a Little House on the Prairie revival.

[–]winstonsmithwatson 36 points37 points  (4 children)

baking, crocheting, wood working, pickling, abolishing police

[–]speckleddog22 14 points15 points  (1 child)

A big reason is because many of us have more time. A small sliver being no or shorter commute times.

[–]414RequestURITooLong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No job = no commute time.

[–]Justdonedil[🍰] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

YouTube is amazing for tutorials. I was taught all the skills by women in my family, but there are a lot of Gen X that weren't. Now we can't pass on what we don't know. Latch key kids, some things we figured out on our own, some we were taught. But some things I've forgotten and some things I only learned some basic things. I've learned more on YouTube. There are people that teach at different speeds even. I have little patience for the really slow ones so I do look around for someone I gel with.

[–]404_CastleNotFound 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Video tutorials are amazing! Just so you know, if you ever find yourself looking for something specific but it's only shown by slow talkers, YouTube has a feature where you can speed the videos up (or slow fast ones down). It's not the perfect solution, but it saves some of that frustration.

[–]badmoonpie 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I think you’d be pleasantly surprised if you research into it. I started making cosplay props, and I’ve expanded into other things: house maintenance and basic construction work, refinishing furniture, woodworking, etc. My younger sister crochets and is an excellent seamstress. Within our communities (conventions, d&d, gaming, general nerdery) we’re hardly a rarity. If anything, the internet has given us confidence that we can find tutorials if we need to, so we try more things!

In prior generations, if your mom or grandma wasn’t around to teach you how to sew a button on a shirt, you might not learn for a long time (if ever). Now I can learn from someone else’s dad, mom, granddad, etc (to older generations that are learning how to record and posting to YouTube more and more- seriously, bless you guys).

Not trying to argue, btw. Just thought a different perspective might provide a little hope for the future! And we all could use that right now.

[–]ghettobx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I don't mean to imply that there aren't any people who do that stuff these days... there are still many people who do spend their free time on hobbies, crafts, repairing things, etc. They're not dead or lost skills, by any means, and you can just look at youtube to see that there are tons of people who still have the skills and knowledge. I'm just saying it's not quite like it once was... not really. And that it's important to teach those skills and hobbies to others so that they stay relevant and current in our culture.

[–]northparkcharlie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

ive become a bit of a weird tinker fixing and tweaking household items and have taken up the baritone uke, hope I don't end up like that weird guy with the cart outside the Wonka factory.


[–]inlandaussie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

In Australia we have "The lost trades fair" it is awesome seeing so many lost arts in one space

[–]FriendlyRelic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hey even if your first quilt it shitty, it’s going to be treasured someday.

I have my great grandmother’s first quilt. It’s old, holey, and got stitched crooked, but it’s an amazingly colorful quilt and an excellent memory of her.

My mom also quilted this HUGE double sized quilt with a beautiful recreation of starry night on it for me, and it’s my all time favorite quilt.

When you give a quilt, you’re giving all that time and love stitched into it as well and it’s an extraordinarily special thing.

[–]cataclyzzmic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stitch in the ditch is your friend.

[–]KilowZinlow 10 points11 points  (8 children)

I wish my family cared about me, back when people still made things.

[–]MatressFire 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I care about you

[–]simmerdownpuckerup 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I care about both of you! <3

[–]KilowZinlow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank you both ❤️

[–]simmerdownpuckerup 8 points9 points  (2 children)

❤️...your comment got to me, cause I felt the same about mine, but then realised that...my (blood) family are too self absorbed to love or care about me. It hurts, but, I’m healing & deep down I know I deserve better!

I still make things for people I care about & I care about you! -I know I’m a random stranger, but I can make you something & send it to you if you like; I mean that. Let me know! Sending love & hugs to you & yours! x

[–]KilowZinlow 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No no it's fine! I appreciate that and the love you are willing to give to a stranger. I commend you for it.

My husband and I make things for each other sometimes, so I do get that now in my life. I just misses out on a wholesome family environment as a child. Working towards doing better, like you said!

❤️ Be safe!

[–]CaptainismyTrueNorth 5 points6 points  (0 children)

When my Nana died I offered to take her dog. She was handed over with 2 crocheted rugs. One of the rugs was actually 4 water bottle covers unseamed and all sewn together. I swapped them out for some nice rugs and took the rugs my Nana had crocheted for myself. I sewed the water bottle covers back together. My children have one each. These are so precious to me.

[–]inlandaussie 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I crochet (as good as the photo) but I see all these crochet items in op-shops and cats laying on them in in shelters and imagine all the effort put in them and no one caring. I made an adult mermaid tail out of pure wool/bamboo in 12ply once and I asked the lady to give me what she thought was fair, she gave me 20 dollars. I spent at least a hundred on the yarn and many man-hours. I don't commission projects anymore. I will gift things though.

[–]esoteric_enigma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was always jealous of the kids in tv shows because their grandmother's would knit them homemade sweaters every Christmas. I would have loved that shit and always thought they were ungrateful for not really liking them.

[–]Pursuit_of_Hoppiness 84 points85 points  (13 children)

My friends told me the same for years and I had the exact same response as your mom. During the early days of the pandemic I had nothing better to do so I decided to start an Etsy shop. It’s been so successful now I’m kicking myself I was stubborn before! What I didn’t realize was my store doesn’t need to take up much of my time. I produce as much or as little as I have time for. Tell your mom she’s very talented and congrats on your first child! So exciting!

[–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 32 points33 points  (3 children)

I'm so glad you decided to just go for it and start your Etsy shop! And thanks for the congratulations. We couldn't be more excited.

[–]Pizza_Low 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I think the key to enjoying hobby craft side businesses is to quickly drop bottom feeder customers who want something for free and only do projects that you enjoy.

If you don't want to knit baby socks for $20, then don't. Charge a price that's not sweatshop labor and makes you not enjoy making it.

[–]ghettobx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Are you making decent money with that? Not asking for specifics, just wondering if it's been much of a financial boost for you.

[–]littlealienlurker119 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can I ask what she sells or her shop name? I love checking out peoples Etsys

[–]metaStatic[🍰] 22 points23 points  (2 children)

the fastest way to lose the joy of a hobby is to turn it into work.

she's a smart lady.

[–]Imanaco 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to play drums and I’d have friends that had “made it” ask why I didn’t want to take it more seriously. None of them enjoyed the music anymore it was all just judging and thinking they can do better. I just like to play, I don’t want to ruin that.

[–]DanRankin 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Gotta be honest, everytime i've tried to use a hobby i loved to make some spare change, i lost interest in it, and no longer do those hobbies.

It becomes a chore, and clients have go be dealt with. It kills the joy. My advice is let her do her thing.

[–]NhylX 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Trust me. You will not get any sort of return for the amount of work put in. My wife tried to make crocheted growler coozies and selling them for $25 each. They took 4 or 5 hours. People would say they shouldn't cost more than $10. It becomes a /r/ChoosingBeggars scenario where people don't understand the personal cost in time and think they should only pay for materials. I'm guessing this took her 20+ hours (at the very, very least) and you'll find people scoffing to pay $40 for it.

[–]femaleNPC29 16 points17 points  (0 children)

She's right. She'd never get the amount of money the thing is really worth (skilled work for x hours at y money per hour - no one is willing to pay that!), and it's much more fun to craft for people you know will love it instead of someone who hands you some money and walks off without a second glance!

[–]HammondRat 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Would she sell the pattern? I’ve bought several patterns on Etsy, and it’s a great way to share the creativity (and make a few bucks). I crocheted baby Yodas for my kids last Christmas from an Etsy seller’s pattern and they loved them.

[–]paroles 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Looks like it's this pattern so OP's mother probably isn't the designer :)

[–]talk_to_me_goose 4 points5 points  (0 children)

a lot of woodworking creators do this. $1, $5, $10 for project plans, usually something you build simply to make your shop more efficient. it's a never-ending cycle :)

[–]bitter_like_tea 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This belongs in r/brochet, and r/yarnpunk. I need one if ur mom is taking orders.

[–]UntestedMethod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Adding pressure to meet customer demands is always a good way to spoil a creative hobby.

[–]YourHiredDemise 3 points4 points  (7 children)

I agree. I paint rocks as a hobby and hide them. Ive had a lot of offers to buy them. I, however really like the joy of seeing people find them.

[–]tidymaniac 3 points4 points  (6 children)

I found some beautiful painted rocks the other day and assumed they were lost by someone. I put them in a prominent position so the owner would be able to find them if they came looking! Didn't know this was a hobby thing and I wish I had kept them now! You don't live in Nottingham, do you?

[–]Mog_X34 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They might well have been 'Isla Stones', named after a little girl from Hinckley who used to paint stones before she died of cancer. There are a large group of people in the Leicestershire/Derbyshire area (my wife included) who continues to paint stones and put them out - we drop them off all over the country when we are away in our motorhome (not so much recently of course)

People are encouraged to take them, post a picture on the Facebook link painted on the back and rehide them elsewhere - some of my wife's stones ended up in Australia.

[–]Mywifefoundmymain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She’s welcome to gift my kids one.... and I’d be willing to gift some money back...

[–]NOVAbuddy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least ask her to stream when she does it so we can all work along side her!

[–]CCDestroyer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tell her to just imagine all the children (and adults too) who will fall in love with these crochet stuffies. She should price her work appropriately, though (avoid the choosing beggars). Maybe she could also donate some creations, like to sick kids at a local hospital or something, if that's more her style. I'd just avoid custom work and stick to pre-made pieces; my sibling has a side craft and it can get to be too much to keep up with custom orders.

[–]ComprehensiveFunny39 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The old saying is never make a hobby a job

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    [–]Greenfieldfox 454 points455 points  (12 children)

    I’d wear it for a hat on Halloween.

    [–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 334 points335 points  (9 children)

    lol that was the first thing my husband did

    [–]wiiya 86 points87 points  (7 children)

    looks at calendar

    ”...but halloween hasn’t happened yet...”.

    notices the lamps are all Octopuses

    [–]REOspeedwagooone 24 points25 points  (5 children)

    Wear the Octopus. We have all seen the truth, and when you wear it you will as well.

    [–]Mr_Industrial 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    Im more of a Yog-Sothoth man myself but you Cthulhu ftagn what you Cthulhu ftagn.

    [–]REOspeedwagooone 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Oh Azanahoth

    [–]ForeskinOfMyPenis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Please let me know when this becomes an Ari Aster film

    [–]JudgmentalOwl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Great minds think alike. Octopus hats for all!

    [–]I_might_be_weasel 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Only on Halloween? I'd keep mine on the hat rack by the door.

    [–]CaptainDudeGuy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Outstanding. :D

    [–]TrivialBanal 197 points198 points  (31 children)

    The reason there are so many patterns around is that in Europe crochet octopuseseses are given to premature babies. They're safer for them to cuddle than other teddies. The doors to the NICU usually has an octopus on the door too, instead of a cold clinical sign.

    If your baby already has their octopus now, they won't need to come out early to claim one.


    [–]BRAX7ON 92 points93 points  (14 children)

    It’s amazing that they are safer to cuddle than other teddies. I would think the tentacles would be a choking hazard. Can you enlighten me please?

    [–]foolishwasp 45 points46 points  (0 children)

    They like to grab the tentacles thinking it’s an umbilical chord. My son still has his 3 octopuses from NICU. They also help stop the babies pulling out any tubes or wires attached to them

    [–]GledaTheGoat 105 points106 points  (5 children)

    It’s not about the safety exactly but that the legs of the octopus can be crocheted to be more spirally and therefore resemble the cord of the placenta. This is an easy shape for them to hold and helps them relax if they’re premature.

    [–]Nemo222 12 points13 points  (3 children)

    That sounds made up.

    [–]oiseaudelamusique 51 points52 points  (2 children)

    [–]Matasa89 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    People rarely appreciate just how amazing nature can be. It can be overlooked with ease if you don't look for it, but when you do...

    [–]Nemo222 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Hmm. Ok fair enough. I stand corrected

    [–]Arthur_Boo_Radley 67 points68 points  (1 child)

    I would think the tentacles would be a choking hazard.

    They're premature babies. There's not much they can do except grab your finger or something. They can't turn by themselves, can't put anything in their mouths.

    They're tiny little brave fighters but only at the very beginning of their journeys.

    [–]jon_titor 32 points33 points  (0 children)

    They're tiny little brave fighters but only at the very beginning of their journeys.

    D'awwww... 😭

    [–]Iznik 36 points37 points  (2 children)

    I would think the tentacles would be a choking hazard.

    It's not a real octopus.

    [–]DarkCuriosities 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That's what it wants you to think.

    [–]bluedituser 49 points50 points  (2 children)

    Even babies recognize the warm welcoming embrace of Cthulhu

    [–]kuratiino 17 points18 points  (2 children)

    Yup, can confirm. I was going to suggest that maybe the person wanting to crochet these for fun could donate them to a NICU.

    [–]MadP 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    My daughter was almost 10 weeks early and we had a little octopus with spirally legs for her. We would use it to prop her little head against when she was sleeping. This is her today!

    [–]kuratiino 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What a sweet little one!

    [–]TulipTeddyBear 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    That's so cool!

    I tried to give my baby a stuffed animal to cuddle with... He ended up having more fun bouncing his bum on it 🤷🏻‍♀️😅

    [–]xrubicon13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Dark Lord Cthulhu approves!

    [–]caitlinwade 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Came here to suggest a NICU donation. Our daughter had two and seemed to enjoy them.

    [–]gone8888 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I've made a few of these for the local NICU! They help with the babies' grabbing reflex. NICU babies tend to grab onto the tubes attached to their bodies and an octopus gives them something safe to grab.

    [–]TasmanGC 216 points217 points  (12 children)

    For those interested pattern can be found here.

    [–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 158 points159 points  (9 children)

    That's the one! She improvised the eyeballs so it wouldn't have any hard plastic pieces. I think the eyelids give it just that much more personality.

    [–]redvelvethater 52 points53 points  (7 children)

    I think it would be funny if you attached a pacifier to every leg.

    [–]TulipTeddyBear 0 points1 point  (5 children)

    Kind of a choking hazard if left with baby alone...

    But I'm totally down for the concept.

    [–]Purple10tacle 12 points13 points  (4 children)

    Pacifiers are choking hazards?

    [–]Decepticum 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Everything is a choking hazard with the right attitude.

    [–]Binary_Omlet 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    THERES A CRAB TOO! Time for me to learn how to crochet.

    [–]iforgotmylastpssword 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It makes me happy how excited you are about the crab. :)

    [–]DistanceMachine 105 points106 points  (5 children)

    Seeing this made me remember my grandma who made me an alligator like this. It’s been over 20 years since she has passed and now I’m crying my eyes out. It’s beautiful. Cherish it.

    [–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 48 points49 points  (3 children)

    I hope they're happy tears! Our kiddo is already so lucky. Big hugs to you.

    [–]alsohastentacles 7 points8 points  (2 children)

    “Are those sad tears...or happy tears?” - Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    [–]Benner16 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    “Sad tissues or happy tissues.”


    [–]alsohastentacles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    You’re right

    [–]GoingOffline 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    My grandmother was always crocheting. She found out she had deadly lung cancer at 45 and tried to crotchet all of her 8 grandkids afghans before she passed. She sadly passed halfway through making mine 15 years ago. My mom learned how to crotchet off YouTube last year and surprised me on Christmas with the finished Afghan :)

    [–]3xMomma 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    I think it’s super cute and original. Your child will cherish it forever knowing grandma made it for them.

    [–]Air_MN 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Make sure to hang on to it during and through the teething stages. Your kid will have its best friend for a long time.

    [–]dragonstar982 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Who the heck is the father? Chthulu?

    Congrats on the little one.

    [–]AmnesiaMonster 7 points8 points  (3 children)

    Can your mom crochet me an octopus?! I would pay for it!!! I adore this.

    [–]DasBauHans 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    May be a cooncidence, but to crochet octopy for babies isn’t random. Studies have shown that providing premature babies with an octopus like this increases their chance of survival – fewer complications, better oxygen uptake and so on. Here in Denmark, a group of volunteers make them and donate them to neonatal departments in hospitals. Something about the tiny hands holding on to the arms, don’t remember the details. But one more example of the amazing ways our bodies work 😊

    [–]Thorough_Good_Man 17 points18 points  (5 children)

    Release the Kraken and sell these in Seattle. So cool

    [–]Permas 39 points40 points  (4 children)

    It IS really cute. But my concern would be that the child gets wrapped up in the tentacles. Strangulation hazard? Just be vigilant.

    [–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    Definitely not for the crib! We'll have a close eye on her when she's little (duh) but I hope it will end up being one of her favorite toys when she's old enough to play with it on her own.

    [–]san89436 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Beautiful Work. Keep it ALWAYS. ❤❤❤

    [–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I'm already picturing our daughter walking around the house dragging this little guy behind her.

    [–]giscience 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    want one!

    [–]NezuminoraQ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    It can give FOUR hugs at once!

    [–]WinterSoldier55 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Dude the no sleep thing is real. Nap when your baby naps. If you and your spouse have shit in your relationship to figure out, figure it out now or at least start trying to. The happiest baby on the block (book) saved us after 3 weeks no sleep. Stay strong (my baby is nearly 8 weeks).

    [–]beige4ever 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Can she knit me a Cthulhu...?

    [–]AugustBernadinAurora 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    That kid is going to have nightmares, I'm so sorry to say, but your ma has real talent.

    [–]BigBaldFourEyes 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Sorry to be that guy, but that looks like a serious strangulation hazard. Beautiful work though.

    [–]_sticks-and-stones_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That's talent!

    Though I cant even put together IKEA furniture.. lol

    [–]beckery 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That's amazing! She really could sell these if she wanted to.

    [–]AntiDialectric 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That is amazing! I’ve crocheted several little octupus but nothing like this—I bow down to your mom!

    [–]Blunderbutters 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Congratulations! I’m also joining the club in October. Hopefully parenthood enriches your life and brings you much happiness

    [–]djinnisequoia 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Oh wow! How very cool! When I was in the hospital, having just given birth to my only son, my mom called me on her way to come see me and asked what kind of toy to bring. I said octopus. She couldn't find a stuffed one so she brought a squeaky toy hahaha

    [–]goatofglee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    r/crochet would love it! This is really great!

    [–]thedarkhaze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    You should consider asking your mother to make a second one and keep it for when your child grows up and give it as a gift for a big event.

    Or just have a second one so that you can switch them so that you can get it cleaned.

    [–]robdelterror 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Hello, grown man here. I'd like a crocheted octopus.

    [–]Bryan2theB 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I find Octopus’ oddly terrifying, but, I wouldn’t mind giving that sucker a big old hug; or should I say sucker’s.

    [–]Pedantichrist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    He comes.

    [–]BuffDrBoom 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Very beautiful, but also a bit of a choking hazard.

    [–]burke385 17 points18 points  (9 children)

    I scrolled for a while and didn't see anyone comment that this is a major suffocation hazard.

    OP, don't actually let your kid play with this.

    Edit: choking >> suffocation.

    [–]payno14 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Odds are the kid will attach to some target brand throwaway blanket. My boy has three thoughtful, beautiful and forever blankets or toys from both grandmothers and his now deceased great grandmother that he doesn’t even care about or notice anymore, he’s 5 now. They’re mine and my wife’s mementos from his birth and her pregnancy and they will always make me cry or smile remembering the women that shaped me and cared for me and my family during that time. Your mom is a gem.

    [–]redheadofwonder 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    This is amazing! Your mom is so talented. Congratulations on your first baby! I love that she picked an octopus!

    [–]totes_mai_goats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    looks really good

    [–]N7Greenfire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Ahh a future soul warden i see

    [–]hhairy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That is gorgeous!

    [–]JustinBrower 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That is so adorable. Good luck and enjoy the new life!

    [–]sanfranfyi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I want one. I want 10. So cool.

    [–]AmericaLite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    My dumbass brain thought it was holding a gun to its head

    [–]totowolfie95 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I want that.

    [–]teutonicnight99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    that would be a good hat. pls make me one

    [–]nenoman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Your mother might be an illithid.

    [–]user-number123 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Can she be my grandma too?

    [–]manaril 1 point2 points  (0 children)


    [–]barb195 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Lovely Octopus.. I bet it will be babies favourite toy

    [–]lynivvinyl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Wow! Everything about this is completely perfect and wonderful, in every way!

    [–]CrazyCountryCowboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Nothing beats something that someone put time and effort into making

    [–]Cherrynotastripper 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    I'm a worrier but be careful of those long pieces. they could easily wrap around kids neck.

    [–]jbot84 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I thought the same thing! Absolutely love it and I think their child will too, but I would be careful leaving that with the baby, especially early on!

    [–]Cherrynotastripper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    exactly it's so beautiful but mammy brain is on and my first thought was 'danger danger'

    [–]OnionsHaveLayers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Your mother is extremely skilled!

    [–]standinglessons 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    aww a september baby like me! the octopus is so cute tho i want one :((

    [–]oh-yasss-queeeeen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    i’m a sucker for things like this.

    [–]Taman_Should 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I hope you gave it an appropriate name. It needs one.

    [–]LuckyArceus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Our lord Cthulhu smiles upon you this day.

    [–]r_e_d_I_d 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    In France there's a charity crocheting octopuses from babies who were born too early. It has proven very effectives in calming them and it is thoughts that the tentacles they can fiddle with reminds them of the ombilical cord

    [–]Dzsan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Just don't put near her for like 5yrs because of the choke hazard. Not a joke.

    [–]happy_go_lucky 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    That's amazing. I just had my third kid and I think your baby will love this once they're 3 or 4 months old! The arms seem thin enough for a baby to grab them and the suckers will make it interesting to touch. Love this !

    [–]DasBirne 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    You typed the german word "Justizaffäre". Is that a typo, or a Umschreibung for something?

    [–]happy_go_lucky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Oh man. Autocorrect is giving me a hard time. Sorry! Corrected it.

    To be fair, I think I'm giving autocorrect a hard time by switching between several languages.

    [–]jason90210 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    How long did that take?

    [–]Smeeble09 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    2yo daughter sees the picture as I scroll... "Look daddy, an octopus". Would say it'll serve its purpose nicley, looks funky.

    [–]PHANTOM________ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I don't know the first thing about crocheting but I'm gonna assume making this took some serious skill.

    [–]Hcmp1980 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Where’s her Etsy shop?? I need these on my life!

    [–]Lakers21381 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Moms is super excited!

    [–]catsaresneaky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Ridiculous talent... I would wear it as a hat.

    [–]33JimmieLee33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    So super cute!!!

    [–]spongbobsparepants 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen!

    [–]Cyrano_Nose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What a great idea for a hat!

    [–]NnyZ777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That is terrifyingly adorable

    [–]Raidlos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    So, long suckers!

    [–]Alienshane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That’s a cool little present. Very creative. I would suggest supervising a toy like that around your Baby or not leaving it in the cot. Those tentacles could be an issue with your young-in’s neck.

    [–]Longshin777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going

    [–]OG-GingerAvenger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Hopefully your daughter won't like anime...

    [–]gourdilefrog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Imo this is worthy of posting in r/nextfuckinglevel.

    [–]DystopianBitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Are you expecting the spawn of Cthulhu?

    [–]ByroniustheGreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    We need a pic of it being worn as a hat

    [–]dspencer1238 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Not my proudest fap

    [–]gravespy720 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    So freaking cool! Congrats on your first born. My first born is due in December!

    [–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    How freaking exciting!! Such a weird time to experience all of this, but it's our shining light for 2020. Big congrats to you!

    [–]gravespy720 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Back at cha and I agree, this is such a weird time to bring a child into the world. Best of luck and congrats!!

    [–]kalel1980 3 points4 points  (4 children)

    That's gonna give your kid nightmares.

    [–]meatycockthanos 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    If Octodad’s kids can handle it, then his kid will be just fine.

    [–]cooked_khaleesi[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    I don't think I got a great angle honestly. I think it's adorable! But the eyes on the side of the head, while accurate, do make it a little creepy🤣

    [–]punnsylvaniaFB 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You could put a lil hat on it or wrap its tentacles around a toy guitar. This way, it humanizes the octopus and makes it more acceptable to the lil one. You could also try saying goodnight to it daily with the lil one and pat its head or shake hands with its tentacles so that the lil one will get used to looking at it without freaking out. I hope she loves it though! This is incredibly gorgeous!!

    [–]quacksilver73 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    This is really cool and made really well!

    [–]counsel8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Are you a Greyjoy?

    [–]SauceKtakeL 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    This brought warmth and moisture to my cold , shriveled heart

    [–]Leeduhlee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Best Grandma ever.

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      [–]3627834953628847462 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This is badass!

      [–]san89436 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      A Preciouse keepsake. My Grandmother crocheted a blanket for my Son. ❤❤❤

      [–]fluckyou 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Octi!! But no really, super cute.