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Octopus

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Bernat Handicrafter DeLux (5 oz; 236 yds) or:
    Main Color (MC) Purple: 1 skein
    Contrast A Black: 1 skein
  • Lily Sugar and Cream Super Size (4 oz; 200 yds)
  • Contrast B White: 1 skein
  • Size: U.S. G or 6 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing

DIRECTIONS:

Gauge: 15 sc and 16 rows = 4".

Head
With MC, ch 2.
**1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.**
7th and alt rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
10th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
12th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 7 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
13th to 17th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
18th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
19th and 20th rnds:
Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
21st rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
22nd and 23rd rnds:
Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
24th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
25th and 26th rnds:
Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
27th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
28th to 30th rnds:
Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
31st rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
32nd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
33rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around.
34th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 7 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around.

Divide for tentacles:
Note:
Ch 2 does not count as st.
***1st row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in each of next 5 sc. Hdc2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts. Turn.
4th row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. Hdc 2tog. Turn.
5th and 6th rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts. Turn.
7th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first hdc. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Turn. 4 sts.
8th row: Ch 34. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (1 sc in next ch. 2 sc in next ch) 4 times. (1 hdc in next ch. 2 hdc in next hchdc) 4 times. (1 dc in next ch. 2 dc in next ch) 4 times. (1 tr in next ch. 2 tr in next ch) 4 times. Miss 3 hdc of 7th row. Sl st to top of last hdc. Fasten off.***

****Join MC with sl st to next missed sc of last rnd. Rep from *** to *** as before. ****

Rep from **** to **** 5 times more.

Bottom: With A, rep from ** to ** as given for Head.
7th rnd: *Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
8th rnd: *Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
9th rnd: *Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Work from *** to *** as given for Tentacles.
Rep from **** to **** 6 times more as given for Tentacles.

Eyes (make 2).
With A, ch 2.
**1st rnd:
6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join B with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: With B, ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th to 6th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.**
7th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made. Rep from * around.
8th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Break B, leaving a long end.
Stuff eye. Thread yarn through rem sts pull tightly and fasten securely.

Eyelid: (make 2).
With MC, work from ** to ** as given for Eye.

Insert eye into eyelid. Sew each eyes to body of Octopus as shown in picture.

FINISHING
Stuff Head.

Attach Bottom to Head: Align tentacles of Head with tentacles of Bottom. With WS tog, join B at beg of tentacle at longer side. Working through both thickessess, 1 sc in each st along longer sides of tentacle of to turning ch 1. Fasten off. With A, sew shorter sides of tentacle (tentacle will curl by itself). Rep for all tentacles.

SIZES: Approx. 7" tall


Stitch Glossary:
Approx
= Approximately
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
Yoh = Yarn over hook

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