Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Crochet Gary the Snail

This project has been a long time coming!  I started it back in the summer as a little gift for my nephew.  Well, I only finished it just in time for it to be a Christmas present!


Crochet Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants

Remember a while back, I made this snail for my sister-in-law?  She suggested one in the colours of Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants for my nephew, as he loves Gary.  She sent me a picture, as I didn't know the character, but I decided that the shape of the other crochet snail just wasn't right for Gary.

I thought there was bound to be a pattern online for him, but I really struggled to find one so in the end I made it up as I went along.  Hence why it took me so long as I had a fair few struggles and ripping it back along the way!  But now he's finally done, I think he looks quite like the image my sister-in-law sent me, don't you think?


Crochet Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants

It wasn't feasible to make the eye stalks as thin as the cartoon version, not with crocheting them and wanting them to stand up.  I actually crocheted around a turquoise pipe cleaner to make them, which means they can be bent and moved around which is a good feature.


Crochet Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants

Crochet Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants

Crochet Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants

Now he's finally done, I'm quite pleased with him.  He's a little wonky I think, and not perfect, but I hope he looks like Gary!

What do you think - do you like him?!


Crochet Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants

Crochet Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants



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4 comments:

  1. He looks absolutely crazy! What a fun thing to make. Hope he'll get lots of love in his new home! x

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    1. Thanks! He is one weird looking snail!!! Theo recognised him straight away, and he loves him - makes it all worthwhile! xx

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  2. That is great, so realistic! You really ought to make a pattern and put it online - I'd buy a copy! Xx

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    1. Thanks Claire! Now he's finished and looks right, I wish I'd noted down the pattern - but I worked on him, on and off, over so many months with so many corrections and undoing, that I wouldn't know where to start. So nice to know that you'd buy a copy if I did make a pattern! xx

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