I used to do art trades for this size octopus. They were very popular with parents of toddlers.
I like to make sets of three, one of each size. Octos are great because they can appeal to boys or girls depending on what colors you choose.
What you need:
Worsted weight acrylic yarn
A scrap of black acrylic yarn
Size F (3.75 mm) hook
Polyester fiber fill
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: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, rep from * around - 24 st
- Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st, rep from * around - 30 st
- Round 6-12: Sc in each sc around
- Round 13: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
- Round 14: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 st
- Round 15: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 st
- Stuff firmly
- Round 8: Sc2tog around -6 st
- Sew up end
- Chain 9
- sl st into first ch to create ring
- * ch 14
- 3 dc in third chain from hook
- 3 dc 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
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 3 stitches per eye.
Daddy Octopus on Ravelry
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