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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I sat in a coffee shop with yarn, a hook and some time


Babies LIKE the Octopus!


THE OCTOPUS PATTERN:

To make this pattern you will

ch - chain (to make a foundation or starting row - hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through)

sc - single crochet (hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two loops on hook)

hdc - half double crochet (yarn over, hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all three loops on hook)

whip stitch - (thread yarn needle and sew two pieces together by passing needle through both pieces near the top, lifting it up and over and back through the same side until the pieces are joined)

This is what I used:

I Love This Yarn *Pistache

‘f’ hook (3.75mm)

Start with a Magic loop

(OR ch3, 6sc in 2nd chain from hook then proceed to round 1)

Sc 6

ROUND 1 2sc in each (12)

ROUND 2 *Sc, 2sc *repeat (18)

ROUND 3 *Sc in 2, 2sc *repeat (24)

ROUND 4 *sc in 3, 2sc *repeat (30)

ROUND 5 *sc in each (30)

ROUND 6-11 *sc in each (30)

*I embroider small black eyes around round 8, big or small, far apart or close it’s entirely up to you. You can attach safety eyes or beads, depending on who the octopus is for. This one is for a small baby so I’m going with small embroidered eyes this time.

ROUND 12 *sc in 3, sc DEC * repeat (24)

ROUND 13 *sc in 2, sc DEC *repeat (18)

ROUND 14 *sc, sc DEC *repeat (12)

STUFF it with fiberfill, cotton, or whatever you feel like stuffing it with.

ROUND 15 *sc DEC *repeat (6)

Cut yarn, pull through loop. Thread yarn needle and whip stitch in back loop only of each of 6 stitches, pull tightly and weave in.

LEGS (MAKE 8)

PLUS SEVEN

CH 25

Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch (24)

2hdc in last chain, ch1

Cut yarn and pull through loop

Whip stitch each leg evenly around the 3rd row from the bottom and voila! It’s an octopus!!!


Feel free to make it, make a million of them, make them all sizes and make a whole ocean but just don't make them to get rich without at least giving me some pattern credit or some other form of kudo or love and affection :)



1 comment:

  1. that octopus is cool I shall make 5

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