Friday, January 18, 2013

Octopus Cowl

Put on your favorite geeky shirt and get ready to geek out.
I really want to make one in muddy green as a gift for a Cthulhu lovin' friend.

What you need:
 100-125 yards of 4 weight yarn 
(I used red wool today because I was thinking about Zoidberg)
K (6.5 mm hook)
Yarn needle
Two 7/8 inch buttons
Sewing thread/needle

sc-single crochet, hdc-half double crochet, blo-back loops only


Chain 16
sc across chain -15 st
work 7 rows of sc blo 
*chain 10, hdc 3 in each chain
sc blo 6 rows
chain 15, hdc 3 in each chain
sc blo 6 rows

Repeat till from * till you have 8 curly tentacles
After last tentacle omit sc blo 6 rows- start on finishing rows
Finishing row 1: sc  
Finishing row 2: sc 3, chain 2, skip two stitches, sc 5, chain 2 skip 2 stitches, sc 3
Finishing row 3: sc 3, sc 2 in chain space, sc 5, sc 2 in chain space, sc 3
Finishing row 4: sc

Finish off and weave in ends

Place and sew on buttons
Make sure they line up with your button holes.

Thank you Jaime for teaching me how to do button holes!

If you are feeling silly, why not embroider a smiley face on your octo cowl.

A BIG thank you to everyone for following/reading my site! Tomorrow the 19th marks 1 full year of NyanPon's Knits and Crochet. I have met wonderful friends and learned so much. I hope to keep bringing you lots of small, fun, and cute projects. Here's to another full year of fiber goodness.

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