I had absolutely no idea what a nautilus is but then I managed to crochet it thanks to the pattern test for Chromo Crochet.
According to Wikipedia, a nautilus is the common name of marine creatures of cephalopod family Nautilidae, the sole extant family of the superfamily Nautilaceae and of its smaller but near equal suborder, Nautilina.
The original nautilus looks like this.
Please say my Nautilus amigurumi looks like the original one, unconventional colours aside.
Crocheting the Nautilus amigurumi was quite a challenge with the colour changes and the bent body. But I adored the challenge.
Can you believe that the Nautilus amigurumi is only made up of 4 parts? If you don’t, then believe it because that’s the truth. The above photo is proof.
This is the tentacles of the Nautilus. It just amazes me that Chromo Crochet has managed to create such a creative way to make the tentacles.
See what I mean about the tentacles? First it’s a long chain. After some sewing, it turns into some curly and awesome tentacles.
Here’s the Nautilus without its shell. Can you hear it yelling, “Cover me, I’m naked!” ?
I really had fun making the Nautilus amigurumi! Now, who says you can’t learn something new from crocheting? I learnt what a nautilus is.
Credits: Much thanks to Cromo Chrochet for the pattern testing opportunity! If you would like to crochet your very own Nautilus amigurumi, you can buy the pattern here. This is a very good pattern to try if you would like to learn some new crocheting and sewing techniques.
Till the next project. xoxo