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Leah B. (photo)
Beholders are one of the best known monsters from Dungeons and Dragons. They pop up everywhere. In fact, they're one of the more horrifying things to run into, since each of their eyes is capable of a different spell of ability.
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual by E. Gary Gygax, 1977 (or any of the many later versions of that series)
Dungeons & Dragons (1983 rated TV-Y7) animated series on DVD, some episodes of which were written by Dave Arneson and E. Gary Gygax.
11" (27.9cm) around body just under the first set of eyestalks; about 6" (15.2cm) H from bottom to tip of top-center eyestalk (slightly bent) and 7" (17.7cm) W from tip of leftmost eyestalk to tip of rightmost eyestalk (also slightly bent). Your Beholder will vary.
N/A for amigurumi.
US terminology is used for all instructions. (Click for US to UK conversions.)
Ch2, join with slip stitch to form round.
(Make 6 or desired number; increase or decrease supplies as needed)
Insert the wire into each arm, with the left-over length sticking out of the end you intend to stick into the body. Use a pair of needle nosed pliers or jewelry pliers to make a small loop on the into-the-body-end, so that it won't poke out the bottom and stab you; the eye-end should bump up against the back of the eye and be fine, but you can add a loop on that end if you like a well. Using the long tail of each arm, sew the arms to the body in desired fashion. Weave all ends into the body.