Two years ago (already?! Damn, I feel like I’m getting older and older ! Oh, wait…) I created Kraker for a contest. Today, as it’s nearly Valentine’s day, I’d like to tell you his story again, and especially the day he met the apple of his eye.
Disclaimer : I may or may not have tried to play on words in this article. Please remember I’m a French speaker and forgive me if I destroyed your language by doing so :D
Kraker was born in the ocean, a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away… Oh wait no, that’s not that story). At the time, he was just a white ball full of eyes, and was called Oculus.
While most of his under-the-sea friends were considered to be creepy monsters, he was pretty funny to look at, and didn’t succed in scaring anyone. But he was very smart and thanks to his numerous eyes, he was a very curious monster. He used to roam in the sea bed, looking for wrecks, keeping his eyes peeled to find precious old books. He read thousands and thousands of them.
One day, he ran into a very very old one, illustrated with tons of sketches. It was all about the story of a gigantic octopus monster : the Kraken.
Fascinated by its story, Oculus now wanted to look like it at all costs. He worked hard during long weeks and thanks to his eye for details, he finally managed to make himself a magnificent kraken cosplay. Super happy with his new fancy costume, Oculus also decided to borrow his new idol’s name.
He had had an eye to becoming a scary monster for years, and the moment had finally come…
Oh yes… You’re right, I said his name was Kraker, not Kraken… Well, unfortunately, the book was handwritten and our little buddy obviously needed to get some shut-eye when he read the book so… He misread the final “n”… And that’s how Kraker failed to be taken seriously by his monsters mates, again…
At least, his new tentacles now enabled him to read 8 books at a time !
Months later, as he had found a gigantic library in a recently sunk ship, he heard a noise at the back of a shelf. And there she was, an eye candy light pink ball full of eyes… reading a pile of books, he couldn’t believe his eyes. He approached her and asked : “Oh my ! What’s on your face?”, shocked, she replied “What? get if off !”… “Oh, it’s just your beautiful eyes”, he said. She burst into laughter, it was “love at first sight”. Kraker made her a beautiful fuschsia cosplay in the blink of an eye, and she renamed herself Krakerina.
If you liked their story, you can now find Kraker and Krakerina’s pattern here !
Yes, I want to throw an eye on the pattern !
(See you soon ^^)
This story is hilarious. Thank you so much Ophélie!
I would like to tell you, given I am a French and English speaker myself, that you have written this article pretty well! I think it’s a great achievement! Keep going and thanks for the awesome patterns and great knowledge sharing <3
Thank you so much Laetitia ❤ I’m glad you enjoyed the story. I’ll try my best to keep on writing in English the way I do in French :) Have a good one !
I love the story Ophelie,
Can’t wait to make them and read the story to my little great grandson.
Will you do some more patterns and stories to go with them.
Haven’t downloaded patterns yet as I wanted to read the story.
Love from Ann in Plymouth,UK
Hi Ann ! Ow, that would be so cool ! I have to admit that I had that picture in mind when I wrote the story and you can’t imagine how glad I am to read your comment today ! I really enjoyed writing it so yes, I’ll definitely try and write a story to each of my next amigurumis !
Have a nice week Ann ❤!
What a fantastic story. And it’s written so well. I will be that person who points out the tiny mistake though. You missed a H of his so it read keeping is eyes. In the paragraph where the monsters are considered scary. Its a great story x
Thank you so much Wendy !! I’ve just corrected the mistake, thank you for pointing it out ! ❤❤❤
Oh my gosh, these are hilarious.
Thank you so much Jessica :D
Hi, my name is patricia, thank you for the free ebook. Have been looking for a tutorial to finish them. First time doing this crochet. Thank again . Kind regards.
I have one of your patterns. I have started it. Got to row Number 22.When I got too the last part of the row. I have 19 Stitches left, not the 15sc. I have stitch markers in place. To say it marks the cheek. Can you help please.
It is the Marijuana Teddy. I fell in love with it. I have left it until now after Pulling it undone a few times. To make sure I never miss counted any where.