Sisters Knit an Amazing ‘Yarnbomb Squid Tree’ Using 4 Miles of Yarn

Squid Tree

Foster City, California-based Jill Watt of the blog Dapper Toad collaborated with her sister Lorna of Knits For Life to create this amazing “Yarnbomb Squid Tree.” They covered a big Magnolia tree using four miles total of mostly blue yarn in San Mateo, California and made it look like a giant squid (complete with a very cool “trapped” crocheted goldfish). Lorna, an artist-in-residence for the Downtown San Mateo Association, wrote up a great post on how she and her sister conceived of, designed, and then created the “Yarnbomb Squid Tree.” Jill reports that it took 20 hours on a sweater machine to make enough to cover the tree and that it took them 14 hours to install it, in 91°F weather!

Lorna reports on the design process:

While measuring the tree for some simple “trunk cozies”, we took a step back and let our imaginations run. It went something like this:

“What does this magnolia look like?”
“This branch kinda looks like an elephant trunk already.”
“Maybe something more fun like a monster.”
“Or a squid monster!”
“Turn the best eight branches into tentacles?”
“And big eyeballs!”
“With fish in the tree trying to escape!”

Squid Tree


Squid Tree

images via Dapper Toad

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips