Amigurumi octopus (crocheted)

crochet-octopusCrocheted octopuses are particularly good for premature babies. Their tentacles give the baby a sense of the maternal umbilical cord and thus a recognizable sense of security from the belly. Beside that fact this octopus both sweet and cool – you can play with “accessories” as you please.

The recipe for this one is made for a special little boy who came to the world sooner than planned. He of course needed his own little octopus with a twist of coolness as I’m sure he’s going to get.

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Amigurumi octopus

Abbreviations (English/British)
Ch = Chain
Sc = Single crochet

I have used cotton yarn 8/4 and crochet hook 3.00 mm

Octopus
1. green yarn: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. 2 sc in each (12)
3. ”1 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (18)
4. ”2 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (24)
5. ”3 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (30)
6. ”4 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (36)
7. ”5 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (42)
8. ”6 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (48)
9. ”7 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (54)
10-16. Sc in all (54)
17. ”7 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (48)
18. ”6 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (42)
19. ”5 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (36)
20. ”4 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (30)
21. ”3 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (24)
22. Beginning of tentacles: 1 sc, “make 50 ch in the next sc and make 3 sc in each ch”, 1 sc x8 (24). Close
– The more sc you make in each ch, the more the tentacles will twist. If 3 sc isn’t good, then try 2 or 4. I have used 3 sc for this octopus

NB! The tentacles must not be more than 20 cm when they are stretched. I have changed colors along the way and used 3 colors for the tentacles.

Bottom of the octopus
1. green yarn: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. 2 sc in each (12)
3. ”1 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (18)
4. ”2 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (24). Close

Hat
1. Blue yarn: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. 2 sc in each (12)
3. ”1 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (18)
4. ”2 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (24)
5-6. Sc in all (24)
7.  ”2 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (18)
8. In outer ch: ”2 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (24)
9. ”3 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (30)

Bow tie
1. Blue yarn 5 ch, turn
2-7. 4 sc, 1 ch, turn. Close
8. Light blue yarn: Twist the yarn around the middle until a suitable thickness – cut the string long enough to fasten the octopus.

Eyes
1. White yarn: 9 sc in magic ring (9). Close
2. Mount 7 mm safety eyes in the middle of the magic ring

Mounting
1. Mount the safety eyes to the octopus and sew the white part to the head
2. Sew the hat to the head
3. Sew the bow tie to the octopus
4. Stuff the octopus
5. Sew the bottom to the octopus
6. If the octopus is a present to a premature baby, it must be washed before it’s used

If the octopus is for a little girl, you can change the colors, leave out the hat at attach the bow tie on top of the head as a little bow.crochet-octopus-2 crocheted-octopus

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