Here are our friendly underwater adventurers, the Octonauts. Chicken has had quite an obsession with watching them on CBeebies and reading the books and Pickle, aged 2, knows all their names! Obviously we needed some Octonauts of our very own...
Much crochet hook clicking later...
They are based on the "Little Teddy Bear" from "Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Amigurumi" with additions and changes to account for body shapes and heights,ears and tails etc. They mostly all have a collar, boots and hat, some also have their trademark tools.
Want to meet them?
with his captain hat and trusty Octo compass
he's got a tail (you can just see it) and his pirate eye patch
with nurses bag in which to keep his bandages
Shellington sea otter
has a handy bag to keep his research notes safe
has her engineer's spanner, pink headband and cute quiff
with a pink skirt and lovely pink grips to keep her hair out of her eyes
Professor Inkling octopus
with monocle and stylish bowtie
(The biggest deviation from the pattern, with pipe cleaners to make his tentacles poseable)
Tunip the Vegimal
part animal part vegetable
(I can take no credit for this pattern! I found it here via crochet pattern central)
Phew! What a first post.
I have plenty of other stuff to show you, but that's for another day.
See you later!