Crochet

Octopus

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This cute little guy is super easy to make and is a great gift!

I found the pattern here. I did not use the rattle, as I did not want to use it as a baby toy.

You will need the following stitches:
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
DC: double crochet
TRC: triple crochet
INC: two single crochet in one stitch
DEC: Invisible decrease (Put hook through the FRONT LOOP ONLY of
the two stitches you are bringing together. Pull yarn through. You will have
two loops on hook. Pull yarn through both loops)

Eyes:
6 DC in a magic circle. With white scrap yarn, sew on cute eye
reflections. Make 2. Have scrap black yarn for the smile ready to go.

For the head:
Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6. Pull tight and add stitch marker. (For
the rest of the pattern keep moving the stitch marker up to the last stitch)
Round 2: INC in each stitch around.
Round 3: SC in first stitch, INC in next. Continue around.
Round 4: SC in first 2 stitches, INC in next. Continue around.
Round 5: SC in first 3 stitches, INC in next. Continue around.
Round 6: SC in first 4 stitches, INC in next. Continue around.
Round 7: SC in first 5 stitches, INC in next. Continue around.
Round 8: SC in first 6 stitches, INC in next. Continue around.
Round 9: SC in first 7 stitches, INC in next. Continue around.
Round 10: SC in first 8 stitches, INC in next. Continue around.
Round 11-18: SC in each stitch around. (Sew on the eyes and mouth here)
Round 19: SC in first 8 stitches, DEC in next. Continue around.
Round 20: SC in first 7 stitches, DEC in next. Continue around.
Round 21: SC in first 6 stitches, DEC in next. Continue around.
Round 22: SC in first 5 stitches, DEC in next. Continue around. (Start to
stuff and add the rattle)
Round 23: SC in first 4 stitches, DEC in next. Continue around.
Round 24: SC in first 3 stitches, DEC in next. Continue around.
Round 25: SC in first 2 stitches, DEC in next. Continue around. (Finish
stuffing)
Round 26: SC in first stitch, DEC in next. Continue around.
Round 27: DEC in each stitch around. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail.
Using the needle, sew the remaining gap closed.

Tentacles:
With the accent color chain 30 and turn.
SC in second chain from hook.
HDC, HDC, DC, DC.
TRC in the remaining chains.
Cut yarn and sew in ends. Repeat with the main color, but DO NOT CUT YARN!
Line up the two pieces.
SC around the entire piece, with 2 SC where ever you need to turn.
Leave a long tail to sew on to the head.
Repeat 8 times. Sew onto the head.

 

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