• Stephanie

Baby Octopus Amigurumi Pattern

Updated: Jul 27, 2018




Greetings my fellow crocheters! I have another quick pattern to share with you today! I was recently commissioned to make an Octopus for an acquaintance's birthday, and I was more than pleased with the result! So of course, I wrote up the pattern. Here it is for you to enjoy!


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You will need:

-4mm Crochet hook

-Medium/worsted weight yarn (4). - you can have one solid colour, or more to make a striped Octopus if you choose! It's up to you :)

-2 safety eyes

-Scissors

-Yarn needle

-Polyfil stuffing


Head:


Chain 4, join to make a ring.


Round 1: 6sc in the ring, slip stitch to join. (6sc)

Round 2: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to join to the first sc. (12sc)

Round 3: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in same stitch, 1 sc in the next stitch. 2sc in next stitch, 1 sc in the next. Repeat around, slip stitch to first sc to join. (18sc)

Round 4: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in same stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat around, slip stitch to first sc to join. (24sc)

Round 5: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in same stitch, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches. 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat around, slip stitch to the first sc to join.(30sc)

Round 6: Chain1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in the same stitch, 1sc in the next 4 stitches. 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 4 stitches. Repeat around, slip stitch to the first sc to join. (36sc)

Round 7 - 13: Chain 1, 1sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first sc to join. (36sc)

Round 14: Chain 1, sc2tog, 1sc in the next 4 stitches. sc2tog, 1sc in the next 4 stitches. Repeat around, slip stitch to the first sc to join. (30sc)

Round 15 - 16: Chain 1, 1sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first sc to join. Fasten off!





Base


Round 1: 6sc in the ring, slip stitch to join. (6sc)

Round 2: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to join to the first sc. (12sc)

Round 3: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in same stitch, 1 sc in the next stitch. 2sc in next stitch, 1 sc in the next. Repeat around, slip stitch to first sc to join. (18sc)

Round 4: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in same stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat around, slip stitch to first sc to join. (24sc)

Round 5: Chain 1 (does not count as sc), 2sc in same stitch, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches. 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat around, slip stitch to the first sc to join.(30sc) Fasten off!


Tentacles


(Make 8)


Chain 2, 7sc in second chain from hook. 1sc in each stitch around (7) around 18 times (or until you've reached you're desired length. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the base of the Octopus.


Assembly!


Safety eyes: You can place the eyes wherever you'd like, but for my Octopus I positioned them at row 11, approximately an inch apart. Make sure you're happy with their position before you snap the fisher onto place. Once it's on, those eyes won't come off!




Stuff the Octopus firmly with polyfil. Using the long tail from the tentacles, sew them onto the base of the Octopus. With either your crochet hook or yarn needle, sew the base to the head using a whip stitch. Weave in any loose ends.




And you're done!


I hope you liked this pattern! If you have any criticisms or pointers then I’d be grateful to hear them, I’m very new to writing up patterns! :)


If you make one, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow. You may NOT sell the pattern, share or distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Please do not sell any Octopi that you make.


Thank you and happy crocheting! :)


Stephanie :)

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