A bunch more photos over here on Tumblr: [link]
might be the only one who knows the origins of the name here, but I've affectionately dubbed the kraken, Charlotte, after some 9th grade POTC-related shenanigans from 6 years ago
Iíve wanted to make a kraken/giant squid plush for ages but could never find a pattern I liked online nor the motivation to sew 8 arms plus suction cups. Last week I had the sudden realization that dot minky would be perfect for tentacled arms and decided to finally make it. Sketched out some concept drawings, drawing from POTC screenshots and official kraken toys (all 3 of them) and worked out a somewhat similar shape.
She is 100% hand sewn and took about 5 days while juggling housework and classes
She measures in at 4.5 feet (137cm) and has wires in all 8 arms for posability
Sheís pretty heavy though so the arms arenít as posable as they could be.
Iím super happy with the results, the only thing I donít like is that in the process of working the stuffing into the arms, it flattened most of the dots so they donít show up nearly as well as they did originally.