Wednesday, July 20, 2011

W.I.P: Marcel the Shell

I was just recently introduced to Marcel the Shell with Shoes On - I know, I know...have I been hiding in a hole? How could I just now be meeting the little dog loving, dorito hang gliding shell? Nevertheless, the kids and I are smitten with the viral video that stars a little guy with one googly eye and a shell for a head. And, apparently, Marcel will also be appearing in his very own picture book (check out the article here). No doubt this will be a must read in our household when it is published.

My sister-in-law asked if I could make a crochet plushie of Marcel. This challenge has been fun and I am now in the middle of attempting to perfect little Marcel. Here's what I've got so far:
Work In Progress!!

I feel pretty good about my initial go on Marcel and how the shell shape turned out,  but I am trying to figure out some of the details: Is a large googly eye preferred over a crochet one? Should I redo the shoes? Do I use felt for the mouth or try to embroider one (since it's so tiny) - these are things I must soon decide!

Stay tuned to see the final product and for my very own unique crochet pattern to Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

As you wait, drop me a line and let me know what would you do to finish Marcel the Shell :)

Happy Crafting!


  1. Kari, my 2 college age girls are obsessed with Marcel the shell. Do you by any chance sell these little guys? I would like to buy 2. If so, please contact me at Thanks.

  2. Hi Kari i would also love to purchase one my co worker and i put marcel on to start our mornings off that little shell makes u smile.she is now obsessed !
    Thank you
    Love your site!

  3. Hi! I would also be interested in buying one if you're selling them! My boyfriend and I love Marcel and I want to get him a plush toy for Christmas (we're not exchanging until next year so there's plenty of time!
    He looks great so far!
    Hannah Poole

  4. Wait! Email me at!
    Hannah Poole