Jessica Polka is a crocheter of curiosities who was inspired by the fantastic tome, Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. You can see Polka's work on her Wunderkammer blog or buy some specimens in her Etsy shop. She's also published a book of Wunderkammer crochet patterns, including "instructions to make your own crocheted squid, octopus, red coral and white blooming coral." The book is $12 from, where else, the Curiosity Shoppe.
Wunderkammer Crochet Patterns