Jessica Polka Renders Sea Animals with Yarn

By: Josh Triantafilou - Published: • References: etsy & buzzfeed
Biochemist Jessica Polka has a mind for logical analysis, but she also has a talent for adorable design. Her slew of crochet animals, 'Wunderkammer: A Handmade Cabinet of Curiosity,' is a study of woven whimsy.

Deep-sea monsters like angler fish and slimy squids are hard for most people to imagine as cute. For Polka, however, it's a matter of perspective. Using only yarn and some beads, she has rendered sea creatures as cuddly pocket pets that could make even the most ocean-averse people want to pet them.

Crochet has been around as a hobby for centuries; however, in recent years there has been a proliferation of more eccentric designs. This creativity can at least be partially owed to the recent explosion of DIY manufacturing and design. Polka's creations are a fine example of this development. Stats for Crochet Ocean Creatures Trending: Older & Mild
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