Friday, November 8, 2013

crustacean senstation - crocheted crab costume with shell backpack!

my very good friend and i used to laugh for hours doing crab impressions, scuttling past windows and confusing family members and our other "normal" friends. i decided i would crochet a crab costume in honor of our memories and the many laugh-until-you-cry-and-then-choke moments. 
i crocheted a scoodie, which is a scarf with a hood, and attached crab claw pockets at the end. Since i live in Alaska, it's nice to have something to keep me warm-ish while out and about for Halloween shenanigans. i made the left claw bigger than the right claw to be crab-atomically correct. *click clack*

i also crocheted a crab shell backpack which i finished in time for the second weekend out, mostly because i always seem to lose essential things such as credit cards, phone, house keys, etc. on Halloween night. i wanted a prop that would double as a purse/backpack! i sewed a zipper at the top opening to keep my treasures safe inside the shell!

i hope you like my crab costume! it was so much fun to wear!!

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finished up the crab shell backpack

*snip snap*

10 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I saw your crab costume on Pinterest, and I want to tell you I really love it.
    I have crocheted a lot crabs (because in my place(Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands) they call the people who live their crabs with carnaval).
    Grtz, Chris in de haak
    www.chrisindehaak.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha! I checked out your blog and saw your hats and crab dolls - very cute! :) Thanks for the kind words! Good luck in the new year and with new ideas for crocheting!

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  2. Love it! Too cute - fb/twitter/sulia sharing!! :D

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  3. Super cute!! Would you be willing to part with a pattern for the scoodie and/or backpack!?

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    1. Hi there! I actually don't have a pattern right now, but I really really hope to get one together in the next coming months! I'll be sure to let you know! Thank you!

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  4. Hi there absolutely LOVE your crab costume! Did u make it yourself?? is there anyway you could make me one? I will pay for everything and your time and shipping :) I have no idea how to knit or crochet> let me know njmillstot@rogers.com

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    1. Hi! Thanks so much for the comment! I just mailed you :)

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  5. Hi there! I was wondering how much you would charge for a scoodie like this? But in a different color. I'm trying to get a land hermit crab look :) please if you are willing email me at Kathleen.Ferris@Choctaw.org I would love to know how much so maybe I can order them for my friends :)

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