Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Little Amigurumi Octopus



Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn
G/4mm Hook
Yarn Needle
6mm Safety Eyes
Crochet thread or floss

Stitch Abbreviations:
Sc- single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Ch – chain
Sc2tog- single crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
- The body is worked continuously. Use a stitch marker to keep track of where the rounds begin and end.
- If you are using a light worsted or a different weight yarn you will need to adjust your hook accordingly.
-If you don't have any safety eyes then you can use yarn to make the eyes.

Body:
Start with a Magic Ring
Round 1: 6 sc in ring, tighten
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sts)
Round 3: *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch* around (18 sts)
Round 4: *1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* around (24 sts)
Round 5: *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, 1sc in next 2 stitches* around (30 sts)
Round 6: 1 sc in each stitch around (30 sts)
Round 7: *1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* around (36 sts)
Round 8- 12: 1 sc in each stitch around (36 sts)
Round 13: *1 sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog in next stitch* around (30 sts)
Round 14: 1 sc in each stitch around (30 sts)
Round 15: *1 sc in next stitch, sc2tog in next, 1 sc in next 2 stitches* around (24 sts)
Round 16: 1 sc in each stitch around (24 sts)
Round 17: *1 sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog in next stitch* around (18 sts)

-Add your eyes, between rounds 13 and 14, with 2 stitches between.

Round 18: 1 sc in each stitch around (18 sts)
Round 19: *1 sc in next stitch, sc2tog in next stitch* around (12 sts)

-You can add a mouth between rounds 15 and 17

Round 20: 1 sc in each stitch around (12 sts)
Round 21: sc2tog around (6 sts)
Cut end leaving enough to close round.

Legs:
Start with a Magic Ring
Round 1: 6 sc in ring, tighten, slip stitch in first sc

Tentacle 1:
Ch.20
2 sc in 2nd ch. from the hook, 3 sc in next 3 ch., 3 Hdc in next 11 ch., 3 Dc in next 3 ch., 2 Hdc in last, slip stitch to next sc (of Round 1)

Tentacle 2:
Ch.20
2 sc in 2nd ch. from the hook, 3 sc in next 3 ch., 3 Hdc in next 11 ch., 3 Dc in next 3 ch., 2 Hdc in last, slip stitch to next sc (of Round 1)

Tentacles 3 & 4:
Ch.20
2 sc in 2nd ch. from the hook, 3 sc in next 3 ch., 3 Hdc in next 11 ch., 3 Dc in next 3 ch., slip stitch in last chain (you will not be slip stitching to the initial 6 sc)
 Ch.20
2 sc in 2nd ch. from the hook, 3 sc in next 3 ch., 3 Hdc in next 11 ch., 3 Dc in next 3 ch., 2 Hdc in last, slip stitch to next sc (of Round 1)

Repeat  Tentacles 1-4 again which will give you 8 total. Fasten of leaving a long tail for sewing.

You will now be sewing the legs on to the bottom of the body lining up the magic ring with the closing round. I had the right side of the legs facing out when sewing. You can choose to either leave the legs curled or uncurl part of them. I chose to uncurl a little of each of them.



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