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.



** This pattern is free and has not been tested. You may make and sell products from this pattern, but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish the photos as your own. **

4 comments:

Jess said...

This pattern is super cute & worked up really fast! Just a question on the tentacles, though. Should you do 8 sc in the magic ring before starting so you'll have 8 stitches to slip to instead of 6?

Jess said...

Nevermind about my comment...I hadn't read the whole pattern! Lol, sorry!

Unknown said...

Are the legs made as one piece?

Andrea said...

Yes, they are made all in one piece. The tentacles are worked in to the initial 6 stitches.