Saturday, January 29, 2011


And the Furturama crafts continue! I give you Dr. Zoidberg!
He has a fully crocheted body with felt clothing. The clothing was hand sewn and is removable! He was made in the basic amigurumi style and took me around three days to complete (working in about two hour chunks). I started him last weekend after posting Baby Bender. I also started an even smaller Fry, but then realized I don't have any orange yarn for his hair. Oops, oh well. I'll just have to keep my eyes open at the thrift shop for a while (where I regularly volunteer).

Took some better pictures! Here he is with his entire ensemble.


As I mentioned his clothing is removable and here's his basic body style!

As a side note I've been thinking about starting up something with Etsy, but I can't decide if that would make my crocheting into a chore. As it is I don't usually make these only for myself, I make them to make my sister jealous or my husband awed. It's fun to get a little attention for something I do, especially since I don't have a whole lot to show off otherwise (though it helps that I volunteer now). Selfish reasoning aside I also don't know what I would charge for such an item. I can judge off of other Etsy sellers, but sometimes I just think they're prices are outrageous! For example remember my failed plush Toothless? I've seen several that, in my opinion, are just as far away from being Toothless and are priced around $250.00 for ones the same size! Small crochet amigurumi range from $10 to $70 for something like the little Nintendo bomb and star that I made for Christmas.

It's a difficult decision, but for now I'm happy to take (paying) orders.


  1. i love these futurama guys! in fact all of your stuff is fantastic. i'm gonna share this all my other nerd friends! :)

  2. Thank you Jonika! You are my hero for sharing with your friends!

  3. Google led me here, and I'm glad it did - this is so amazing!! You are crazy talented!

    I've been interested in crocheting and amigurumi for a while now, but I think it's this that is finally going to motivate me to take on the challenge haha. Well, this and the AMAZING Baby Bender you made, but as a complete crocheting noob I think I'll have to just look in awe at him for a (long) while. I love that I can't see him without humming the Little Bird song :)

    A few questions about the Zoidberg - do you have any recommendations about the size of crochet hook you used, or the type of yarn? I can't say my attempts will be successful, but I think if anything can motivate me to learn, it will be Futurama amigurumi! (That - and the neat little Murloc I spied haha!) I currently have absolutely no crocheting tools, so this will help me pick up some stuff to start with :)

  4. To Omnomsbyliz: I used a 3.75mm hook and some really basic Red Heart yarn. You might want to start with a really simple project just to learn some of the basics, like single crochet, double crochet, etc.

    Thank you for suck wonderful compliments! If you have more questions just email me at

  5. Someone linked to this in the Futurama subreddit over on I just wanted to let you know I thought this was awesome, and plan on begging my girlfriend to crochet me one (shouldn't be too much trouble, she is almost as huge a Futurama nerd as I am).

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