Amigurumi design contest - Lernean Hydra by Akamatra

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Hello there darlings!

I am super excited about what December will bring and I don't mean just the holidays! I have great plans for the blog that hopefully will be evident with the new year. We also just finished making our Christmas tree and it was our first family DIY! And last but not least, I am taking part to my first Amigurumi contest!



When I first read about it on Amigurumi patterns I thought it would be nice to be able to take part but I was worried that I wouldn't find time to make anything. But it bugged me so much that it awoken my competitive streak and I decided that sleep is overrated so I would find time to make something.



The theme of the contest was Cute Fantasy Creatures and my mind went to my favorite one, Lernean Hydra. I have made one in the past as I have shown you on my How to make a monster prop post. This time I needed to make a crochet one though. That's way tougher! I needed to design it from scratch and the only way I could is by visualizing it. I used many photos to do so like the one shown below.




Lernean Hydra was a mythological monster that Hercules was able to kill during his second labor. That's what the myth says anyway!

The Hydra I designed is a cuter and more tame version of that!




She is a nine headed mom of two sons: Disa and Ster (get it?). She lives in a small village called Lerna in Southern Greece inside a cosy cave filled with moss. She and her sons used to be feared by the other villagers until Hercules came and set the record straight. "She's just a mom", Hercules said. "She needs nine heads to deal with two boys, that's all!" After that, Hydra but on her bows, her headbands and scarves and started her very own day care center. Now, she takes care of all the village's toddlers and everyone loves her!





Well, almost everyone. Her future daughters in law are quite intimidated by her. Can you imagine having her over? She would spot the dust under the table, see the unmade bed, smell the burned food, frown upon the laundry, check the bathroom for mold, see that dirty dish, zero in on that hole on your sock, check the plants for water and keep a conversation at the same time! Can you say scary?



If you happen to see her don't forget to say hi. Even if she's speaking to someone else, one of her heads will wave back for sure!





HOW TO VOTE

Click on this link. The first image you see in the first row is my design. You have to click the little red heart at the top and turn it green. You have to do the same with other 9 designs you like! Once you do that write your name and email address to the pop up window. Then, you will get a confirmation email which you have to open and click on the link for your vote to count.
I know it's not the easiest in the world for all of us who are very busy. But it will mean the world to me and to other designers out there to show you care!
Plus you may win some pretty cool yarn for yourself!



If you like it I would be grateful if you could vote for me. The prizes are awesome crochet hooks and yarn and you would be my hero if you took the time to do so!!!!

Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!


Lots of love




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53 comments

  1. Καλά είναι φοβερό! Ελπίζω να κερδίσεις!!!

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  2. I love this! I've read the myth of Hercules and I kind of remembered the monster of Lerna but you making it into a crochet toy is something else! I am going to vote you!
    Tabitha

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  3. You're super creativeI must say, Lernean Hydra you made was not at all monstrous but I loved that with so much precision and clarity you made that out of crochet.

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  4. How lovely are these crocheted Lernean Hydra, can you gift them to me, I'm in love with them:). So neat , they are no longer mythological monsters but cute adorable Hydra's for sure!

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  5. You are so creative!
    I am going to vote for you :)

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  6. I voted for your design its adorable but I love the historical context of the amigurumi as well! Good luck fingers crossed you win the fantasy creatures competition x

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  7. Good luck to you! This piece is simply amazing! You are so creative and skilled. I love the idea that it's taken from historical mythology.

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  8. How awesome is your design! She is absolutely amazing, you are very talented.

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  9. Wow! You are so talented! I voted for your design as well! What a beautiful craft amigurumi you made. Good luck!

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  10. You're so talented! You did such a wonderful job with this piece. Your posts are so inspiring.

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  11. What a cute and funny story ❤ and the design of the toy is stunning

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  12. Impressed with your talent and design. I will vote for you. All the best.

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  13. I am in love with your creations! really, it is difficult to choose which one is my favorite! And this one is gorgeous! Good Luck! A vote for me!

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  14. This is so cool and such a good creation. Such a good imagination x

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  15. Your hydra turned out so cool! Good luck in the competition. I think you have a great chance. Love it.

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  16. This is such a neat and creative craft. It turned out amazing and I wish you the best of luck.

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  17. That is so cute. I love mythology and the drama it entails.

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  18. How great is that?! I would love be be half as creative as that! The only creativity I have is food!

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  19. Oh my goodness. That is so clever. I don't think I have the patience or tenacity to finish something like that. Good luck!

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  20. Now this is simply amazing! I can't imagine the time it took for you to finish that! I did vote for you, by the way, and I hope you win! Keep us posted!

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  21. This is probably one of the cutest monsters I have ever seen! I loved it and the story behind it! Thanks for sharing and hope you win the competition!
    Do drop by my blog as well : http://styleovercoffee.com :)

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  22. Wow, you did an amazing job on this. I just love it! You have a lot of talent. I know this can't be easy.

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  23. This is super cute! I know this took a lot of time to make! You are very talented! I will be sure to give you my vote!

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  24. That is a super unique design! You did a great job and I'm glad you decided to push through and do it!

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  25. Wow, greek mythology never looked better! This is beyond cute, I have no words! Good luck!

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  26. This is very creative and an interesting way to incorporate Greek Mythology. I've never heard that story before but you had me hooked through the entire post.

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  27. WHOA! Talented is an understatement for what YOU ARE!

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  28. These are too cute! And you absolutely have my vote. Best of luck!!

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  29. You are clearly creative and have my vote for sure. I have never heard of Lernean Hydra the mythological monster before x

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  30. So cute and very creative! I can't even complete a scarf lol. I love all your little designs!

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  31. Omg now this is definitely really creative!!! I loved mythology when I was younger!!! The stories were so fascinating

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  32. You are so creative! I loved your version of lernean hydra! Gonna vote for you!

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  33. You are pretty creative and super talented! That one came out so well. Goodluck, hope you win!

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  34. Such a cute hydra.You are so talentes .Loved the colour combo too.

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  35. Amigurumi patterns looks so cool! I love this hydra design. Perfect for Christmas!

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  36. Omg this design is cool! I would love to create one for my cat. Do you have available pattern?

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  37. I remember this story and this is great. Thanks for sharing this.

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  38. These are such creative designs! You are super talented.

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  39. Your design is so cool and you are so talented, you got my vote! I wish you good luck!

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  40. Wow! Its really unique and cute. To be honest I did not know about Amigurumi contest before - But I check the patterns and they all look interesting. Good luck and I'll vote for the your LERNEAN HYDRA.

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  41. This takes serious talent. I also like that fact that the knitted version looks a lot less intimidating.

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  42. Wow, your creativity and talent is undisputed! I love it all! Great job, and I hope you win! Thanks for sharing this. ~Joy

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  43. Wow, your creativity and talent is undisputed! I love it all! Great job, and I hope you win! Thanks for sharing this. ~Joy

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  44. This is very unique. I've never heard of such a thing. Looks like you did a great job.

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  45. This is really amazing, You're super creative.I really like the clarity you made that out of crochet.

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  46. oooOoooh i love this idea! I like DIY projects, I need to go back into crocheting and knitting. You can make so many things instead of buying!

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  47. This is very creative.. Loved the color combination.. I am very bad at this..

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  48. I have to say that this hydra is simply amazing. I cannot even begin to express how difficult and inventive this it. I know my daughter would love it. I wish I were that crafty.

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  49. So creative and interesting!

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  50. You got my vote! I had to vote for this adorable hydra after I saw it :) Good luck, I hope you win.

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  51. This is a great idea. I love it. I think you are really talented and skilled. What more can you do?

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  52. Super creative and what a great idea! You have such a talent.

    Dena | The Dena Edit | Bloglovin xo

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  53. You have such knitting skills! Such a great job! xo, Suzanne

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