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Kraken Pirate Crochet Graphghan Pattern

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Kraken Pirate Crochet Graphghan Pattern

Single Crochet
Queen Size
200 x 320 Stitches
3 Colors
Includes Recommended Yarns
Graph & Full Written Instructions & Color Coded Blocks
Single File Digital Download

The kraken (/ˈkrɑːkən/) is a legendary sea monster of enormous size said to appear off the coasts of Norway.

Kraken, the subject of sailors' superstitions and mythos, was first described in the modern age at the turn of the 18th century, first in a travelogue by Francesco Negri in 1700, followed by writings by Dano-Norwegian natural history. Egede (1741)[1729] described the kraken in detail and equated it with the hafgufa of medieval lore, but the first description of the creature is usually credited to the Norwegian bishop Pontoppidan (1753). Pontoppidan was the first to describe the kraken as an octopus (polypus) of tremendous size,[b] and wrote that it had a reputation of pulling down ships, but the French malacologist Denys-Montfort of the 19th century is better known for these.

The great man-killing octopus entered French fiction when novelist Victor Hugo (1866) introduced the pieuvre octopus of Guernsey lore, which he identified with the kraken of legend, and this led to Jules Verne's depiction of the kraken, which he did not really distinguish between squid or octopus.

The legend may have indeed originated from sightings of giant squid, which may grow to 13–15 meters (40–50 feet) in length.

If Linnaeus wrote on the kraken, he only did so indirectly. Linnaeus had published on the Microcosmus genus (an animal with various other organisms or growths attached to it, comprising a colony). And these, including Bartholin's cetus called hafgufa, and Paullini's monstrous marinum. These have been referred to as "krakens" by subsequent authors.[c] The claim that Linnaeus printed the vernacular name "kraken" in the margin of a later edition of Systema Naturae fails to be confirmed, and another claim that he published on the cephalopod species Sepia microcosmus[d] has been shown to be erroneous, though these continue to repeated as fact by modern-day writers.


The final stitch count is provided. The instructions are for right handed but if you're left handed you can read the rows backwards or add an extra row at the beginning of each panel so row 1 in the pattern will be your row 2, row 2 will be your row 3 etc.

The finished size of the graphghan will vary depending on the hook size and yarn. The finished size of the graphghan will vary depending on the hook size and yarn. The size is estimated for a queen size blanket with an average 4sc per 1 inch gauge.
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