Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Baby Octopus

What could be cuter than the Kawaii Octopus Amigurumi?

A baby one!

What you need:

Aran or worsted weight acrylic yarn
A scrap of black acrylic yarn
Size F (3.75 mm) hook
Polyester fiber fill
Yarn needle
Clip to keep place

Work in continuous rounds
  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4-6: Sc in each sc around
  • Round 7:  *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 st
  • Stuff firmly
  • Round 8: Sc2tog around -6 st
  • Sew up end

  • Chain 7
  • sl st into first ch to create ring
  • * ch 6
  • 3 sc in second chain from hook
  • 3 sc in each chain
  • sc around center ring
  • repeat from * till you have 8 tentacles, you may need to scrunch tentacles closer together to fit all on the ring

After all eight tentacles are finished your bottom will be kind of ruffly.
To combat this I use the tail from the beginning of the work to do a running 
stitch around the circle to help it lay flat. Use tail from finished end to sew tentacles to body.
Knot and weave in end. Embroider eyes with black yarn.

I use 2 stitches per eye.

Baby Octopus on Ravelry

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