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Here’s yet another addition to my collection of marine-themed stuffed toys—a crab!

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The red crab was my first effort–and like most of my creations, I came up with the design organically as I was knitting. His blue and orange “descendants” sport a trimmer physique, which made them a little faster to make–always a plus when you want to be surrounded by lots of plushies!

I first created this little sidewinder as a gift for my friend Chris, who’s given him a home on her work desk. His adorable claws are functional, too! He holds up one of her name tags with his pinchers–what a nice guy, huh?

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Be sure to check out his other ocean buddies: knitted whale, knitted starfish, knitted octopus, knitted squid)

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2012-08-20 23.45.03 knitted squid