My Menace of Crocheted Cthulhus

By request, here are some pictures of the 33 crocheted Cthulhus (pattern here) I have living with me right now. I’ve made more, but the others have been given away or sold or are living elsewhere right now (like at work).

These little guys normally live in a bag together. Most are or will be for sale when I have the time to work on an Etsy site & proper photos for them, but right now they’re just chilling with me. I call them a “menace” of Cthulhus because I think that’s the proper term for such a large group. “Flock” is too nice and “murder” was already taken by crows.

(On the site, clicking on the picture will display a larger picture in a lightbox, in a reader it’ll take you to the larger picture.)

The menace of Cthulhus as a unified group:

I couldn’t get them all to look the same direction—it’s quite hard with Cthulhus.

Close-up of half the menace:

Close-up of the other half:

Cthulhus in Black and White

This trio are black, white, and white with a black sweater. They like hanging out together.

Baby (safe) Cthulhus

These little guys are both babies and baby-safe. They’re not smaller than the rest, but their eyes are stitched on with yarn so they aren’t a choking hazard.

So these are my little companions. Sometimes they come out and visit. Two more are in the process of being made and just need for me to find the time to finish them off. I’ve had to put both the Cthulhus and the Firefly cross stitch on hold while I work on a baby blanket for my cousin’s newborn. I’ve been working on making better Firefly patterns with some cross stitch freeware I found, maybe I’ll have those ready soon.


  1. Rosalind says:

    Aw, soo cute! In a frightening Cthulhu kind of way …

  2. Ruth says:

    Thanks! I feel like I should write a short story involving them adorably nomming on my brain.

  3. Amy says:

    A menace is a perfect word for them. Can’t wait til you get your Etsy store up, I want one! :)
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Free Comic Book Day, May 1st =-.

  4. Bobbie says:

    These are adorable (in an evil way) but where it looks like you meant to link to a pattern, it looks like there’s not really a link. Can you let me know where to find it? Thx.
    .-= Bobbie´s last blog ..Note to self =-.

  5. Ruth says:

    @Amy I’ll be sure to post/tweet about it. :)

    @Bobbie good catch! There was a mis-spacing in the “a href” part. Fixed!

  6. Terry says:

    I more than like!
    .-= Terry´s last blog ..And Then There Were None =-.

  7. Squawkfox says:

    They look a little like the Ood — from Doctor Who. :)
    Do you do Daleks? I’m in for a few of those. ;D

  8. Ruth says:

    @Terry thanks!! :)

    @Squawkfox there’s a pattern….but I haven’t tried it yet.

  9. Prof X says:

    I love it that my philosophy books are the backdrop for the Menace. Just because they’ll eat your brains, doesn’t mean they don’t use their own.

  10. Joy says:

    I want the white one with the black sweater. I want to keep him on my desk at work so people know I am not playing around!

  11. Ruth says:

    @Joy tonight…your wish is granted. If you come. 😉

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