Sunday, January 22, 2006

Crabius Maximus

Here's the newest seafaring creature to grace the halls and NOT the kitchen of LabLinoleum, Crabius Maximus!



This crab is definitely king, sporting 600 yards of single crocheted Cascade 220 and measuring about 30 inches in diameter (tip of claw to tip of claw). He's constructed in two parts (top shell, and underside with appendages) which are sewn together upon completion.



Building on the lessons learned regarding segmented crocheted scorpion claws, I was able to perfect the process while practicing on this guy's ten appendages.



I think there may some themed crabs in the future...

As such, this pattern is definitely one I will build upon in creatures to come.

Speaking of patterns, I am in the final stages of pattern testing the jellyfish. So folks, get your hooks and your Koigu ready for action!

Copyright 2006 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

45 comments:

PuppyMomma said...

Must to have Crabius Maximus!

Being from Baltimore, all things crabby are good. And he's cute. I must have him.

Jenn said...

amazing!!

Pam said...

Love it!

kath red said...

really really loving this crab - can see a ton of these in your future

Vera said...

That is fabulous.

AidanM said...

Oh my...I really want to know how you did the segmenting. That's really awesome.

wormie said...

Hee! It's awesome.

BellaLinda said...

Oh goodness, my oldest daughter would love that! She is nuts about crabs.

Jessica said...

Fabulous! A bring red pointy cheery spot on a dreary Monday morning. :)

Tara said...

My goodness, that's a large crab, lol.
Love it.

Michelle said...

Damn woman! That's fantastic. Really puts my little amigurumi crab attempt to shame. Serious, head-bowing shame.

Amy (yarnaholic) said...

Oh, I really hope you'll come up with a pattern for the crab! He's adorable, and he'd look so good up on the wall of my bathroom, with the cross-stitched crab and shells!

Amy
http://catsinmycraftbasket.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

I LOVE him! If you'll make a monster hermit crab, I cannot tell you how much I'll love it. :)

noricum said...

Great crab!

Oooo! I want to make a jellyfish! Pleeeeeeeze!

Heather said...

Oh man puppmomma beat me to it. What are the odds of another one? ;)

Allena said...

i love crabius! he sure looks like he want to take over the world MWAHAAHAHA! (*evil laugh)
but he better watch out for those nasty seagulls!
ha i'm having so much fun!
BTW who do you have test your patterns?

Kimberly said...

Ze leetle crab eez perfect!

C'est superb! C'est marveleux! C'est magnifique!

Bravo!

Ellen Bloom said...

I am the crab...moonchild...cancer, etc. Wasn't I with you when you bought that gorgeous coral Cascade? Brilliant, Your Ladyship!

Jenn said...

Can't wait to see some patterns. Really digging citizen snips here.

krista said...

It just dawned on me that this would be a nice gift for my friend. She is a cancer (birthday in June)... too bad I can't crochet.

Sue said...

Very clever and oh so cute!! Incredible detail...as usual, I'm wowed! :)

Rose said...

Dang!

Sheila said...

Awww....I'd have thought for a King Crab he'd have a little crown!

As always, another wonderful creation from you!

Anonymous said...

Hi:
I recently discovered your site, and I love your work! This may be a question answered in your archives (which I haven't had a chance to read yet) -- but are your patterns available for sale? You are truly creative.
Jana in Chicago
janaogletree@yahoo.com

Laura said...

Too funny! Its quite entertaining that my family has dubbed me the Crabius Maximus, how weird is that? It all started with a vacation to Maine and a krinkly little metallic stuffed crab. I love all things crab and this is a fine homage to the little crustaceans. Nice work!

Rosane Maximiano said...

Hello, I'm from Brazil. A friend of mine indicated your blog to me and I really loved it.

FinnyKnits said...

How is it that you can keep creating things that are at once totally bizarre and totally irresistable? I would never think that I'd NEED a crocheted crab, but I am finding myself coveting it. Amazing job on this guy, he's very handsome.

miss kendra said...

you should totally sell your patterns.

Jewels said...

Ooooooh, I love love the Crabius. He better hide when Donna sees him, LOL - she'll kidnap him for sure.

Beth B said...

What a cheering thing to see on a day when I, myself, am crabius maximus!

I'd love to hear more about the jellyfish -- what a fabulous pattern!

Tina said...

He's awesome! You've done it again and I must say I think he's my favorite, too.

Andy's Crafts said...

A very beautiful Crab o cangrejo. It looks like something you fins in a Disney Store. Very nice looking , I adore the color.

natasha said...

amazing as usual. you could have been an engineer. i have no clue if i could make the jelly fish, but it has given me some amazing ideas for fine art pieces with jellyfish in other media. i lurve it so much. it speaks to me.

Woolly Wormhead said...

Brilliant - love it! Really envious of all the creative goings-on on your blog ;)

Renee said...

Ah crustaceans, the entertainers of the sea! Oddly enough I just recently painted a lobster in love. Must be something in the air.

Lisa said...

A french cousin to Crabius Maximus..

http://www.univers-du-crochet.com/sylfeline/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1277&Itemid=2

Samantha said...

I am loving the crab :-) Excellent claws!

Squishybear said...

HA! Oh wow! That is sooooooo darn cute! :D

katat0nik (JaneKL) said...

Lovely crab, you did a great job on him!

stuffed said...

Everything is sexier in crochet!

Elle Marz said...

My husband is a marine biologist--specifically the ecology of benthic invertebrates; which means he loves crabs, clams, jellies, worms, seastars, seaslugs...anything minus a spine. I wonder whether I could get the two patterns...crab and jellyfish. E-mail: lcmarz@gmail.com

You might know my sister...the unknowable shrone...

tansytat said...

is it possible to get a copy of the crabius maximus pattern? I'd be happy to pay.

aspen said...

hi everyone... i'm in the middle of doing the adorable "crabius minimus" pattern. its actually my first time following a pattern at all, and i'm completely stuck at one point in the directions... has anyone done this pattern that might be willing to explain something to me? thank you so much!

q_lineb said...

can I have a copy of this patern of this amazing crab?

filinda said...

I would love to get this patteren if possible.We livein Maine and my husband use to lobster and crab. would love to make them for our couch. (filinda@fairpoint.net)