Octopus

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ITEM # 0941931P56

Octopus

ITEM # 0941931P56
Print Description

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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

REVIEWS

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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="58309218"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Octopus" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">The Artisan Chiellini</span> from <span itemprop="name">Fun pattern!</span> <span itemprop="description">Thank you for the pattern. I've made a couple of these octopus guys. I'd like to share a few tips. If you would like your octopus to have 8 legs, start out with 8 stitches in the beginning, rather than 7. Also, my second octopus turned out better because I used a hook 2 sizes smaller than my yarn called for and the stitches ended up closer together which showed less stuffing. Also, make sure when you add each tenticle on the top half that the right side is always facing you, and when working on the bottom half that the wrong side is facing you as you start each tenticle. This ensures that your bottom piece is facing right side out when you attatch it to the top half and that all the tenticles curl in the same direction. I had to remove several tenticles and re-stitch them the first time around because they were not lining up. Last tip, use a smaller hook to attatch the top to the bottom, it makes it much easier to get in all those stitches! Have fun!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-07-28</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2015-07-28" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="73862066"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Octopus" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">2</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Amanda</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great except it is a Sectopus as written.</span> <span itemprop="description">I wish I would have read the review about the pattern only having 7 legs BEFORE I was all in. I had to re-start and was annoyed because I was trying to get it done as an additional Christmas gift. Changing to 8 beginning chains like another reviewer said fixes all. The main pattern needs changed so more folks don't just dive right in. I love the finished item with all its tweaks.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2016-01-06</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2016-01-06" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="20476825"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Octopus" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Liesl</span> from <span itemprop="name"></span> <span itemprop="description">I altered the pattern to get 8 arms instead of just six, and it would've been helpful if the number of stitches at the end of (some of) the rows had been included; but even as a total beginner I managed to finish this octopus and he's a total hit, so thank you very much!!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-01-19</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-01-19" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="164725387"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Octopus" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Wanda</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great pattern</span> <span itemprop="description">I loved this pattern. I did 8 single crochet instead of 7 at beginning and skipped row 8 on the eyes, otherwise pattern was perfect. It took ne a couple attempts to get pattern right but loved it. Very pleased with results. Fun and challenging but not impossible.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2017-09-13</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2017-09-13" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="209736645"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Octopus" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">JordanC</span> from <span itemprop="name">Start out with EIGHT stitches!!!</span> <span itemprop="description">I LOVE this pattern! Back in 2017, I made a blue-ringed octopus interpretation of this little guy-- that was back when I had first started crocheting. I ended up misinterpreting the pattern somehow, and ended up with only six tentacles. (Which, after reading the reviews, seems to be a common problem.) I made another octopus this month, but started out with EIGHT stitches -instead of six or seven- and ended up with eight beautifully curly tentacles! So yeah that's my only note. :) It's a wonderful pattern, and I will definitely make it again!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-12-15</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-12-15" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="186611683"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Octopus" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">2</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Burung</span> from <span itemprop="name">A little bit disapointing</span> <span itemprop="description">I loved this pattern, but I wander how you can get 7 tentacles if you begin with 7 st in the beginning. It's a pitty that I have made 2 tentacles when I realised that I get 6 instead of 7 tentacles. It's a little bit disaponting ... I've not finished yet with the project..</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2017-12-18</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2017-12-18" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="83997284"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Octopus" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Patricia bib</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great idea!</span> <span itemprop="description">Even with six legs it looks adorable... :-) Nevertheless, if the maker really wants a copy of the real thing, adapting is easy! Thanks for the pattern!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2016-03-25</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2016-03-25" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="216379919"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Octopus" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Nicci</span> from <span itemprop="name">It's a septapus</span> <span itemprop="description">So I read the other reviews that said to start out with 8 stitches at the start to get 8 tenticles, but I got 7, which to me makes sense since the pattern starts with 7 and gets 6, either way, it still turned out well and was still loved when I gave it as a birthday gift, so I would use this pattern again, but maybe I will start with 9 next time and see what happens</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-04-03</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-04-03" /> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-reviews--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.joann.com/octopus/0941931P56.html?bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/reviews/product/2/0941931P56.htm">Octopus Reviews - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_7, d_15, h_5</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_15</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_0941931P56, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_joann</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getReviews, 39ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">reviews, product</li> </ul>

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

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