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Cute Wee Octopus Crochet Pattern

March 20, 2017

Recently I attended my first ever yarn festival in Edinburgh. While there my mother-in-law kindly treated me to a ball of the most insanely colorful string I’ve ever possessed, and I’ve been using it to make small amigurumi animals.

This little octopus is something that I made on a whim, without a pattern. After he was done, he was so cute that I thought I’d write out what I did and publish my first ever, super simple crochet pattern. 

I decided to use American terminology because it makes a lot more sense. I totally admit that British terminology makes more sense in most things, but as far as crochet is concerned, American terminology wins.

Using Deeply Wicked “Hulk Smash” 4ply by Easyknits (www.easyknits.co.uk)  

Materials

4ply yarn

Size 3mm hook

12mm safety eyes

Polyfill

Yarn Needle

 

Abbriviations:

SC- single crochet

2sctog – single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)

2scinc- single crochet twice in the same sc (increase)

 

Head/Body

Round 1 : Begin with 6 SC in a magic circle (6)

Round 2 : 2scinc in each sc (12)

Round 3 : *2scinc, sc* repeat around (18)

Round 4 : *2scinc, 2sc* repeat around (24)

Round 5 : *2scinc, 3sc* repeat around (30)

Rounds 6-12 : sc around (30)

Round 13 : *2sctog, 3sc* repeat around (24)

Round 14 : *2sctog, 2sc* repeat around (18)

Now is a good time to pop the eyes in and stuff

Round 15 : *2sctog, 1sc* repeat around (12)

Round 16 : *2sctog, 1sc* repeat around (6)

Round 17 : sctog around until hole is closed

Leave an 8-10 inch yarn tail and pull through

Sew both yarn tails into work with yarn needle  securely and snip

 

Legs (make 8)

Round 1 : Begin with 6 SC in a magic circle (6)

Round 2 : 2scinc in each sc (12)

Rounds 3-5 : sc around (12)

Round 6 : *2sctog, 2sc* (9)

Rounds 7-8 : sc around (9)

Leave an 8-10 inch yarn tail and pull through

Sew the yarn tail on the magic circle end into work securely with yarn needle and snip.

Stuff the bulbous ends of the legs loosely then use yarn needle to sew the open end shut (flat), use remaining tail to sew legs onto the underside of the octopus. (flat end to body)

The best way to get the spacing correct is to sew the legs on in the following order: 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 9 o’clock… then sew the remaining 4 legs in the gaps.

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