30 August 2016

Sea Life - Octopus


With a baby on the way, I am excited to make him all the things. One of the first things I set out to make (after the baby blanket, of course!) was a mobile for over his crib and changing table.

Now, I love marine life so I decided to make a sea-themed mobile! Here is the first of many patterns for tiny amigurumi animals that will hang from his mobile.

I decided to start with an octopus!


    This cute little octopus is made in 2 parts: the body and the legs. It is stitched in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Silver, with a 4mm hook. Gauge is not important. A larger hook and thicker yarn will result in a larger amigurumi.
    My octopus's body is 2.5 inches long (4 inches with the legs) and 1.75 inches at its widest point.


Body:
Row 1:  6 sc in a magic ring.
Row 2:  2 sc in each st. (12 sts)
Row 3:  [sc, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times. (18 sts)
Row 4:  [sc 2, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times. (24 sts)
Rows 5-10:  sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Row 11:  [sc2tog, sc 2] repeat 6 times. (18 sts)
Rows 12-13:  sc in each st around. (18 sts)
Row 14:  [sc2tog, sc 4] repeat 3 times. (15 sts)
Row 15:  In the back loops only: [sc, sc2tog] repeat 5 times. (10 sts)
    Stuff.
Row 16a:  sc2tog around until closed (about 2 rounds). sl st to join.
     Tie off. (Fig. 1)

Legs:
Row 16b:  Join in the front loops of Row 15. sc in each st around. (15 sts)
Row 17:  [2 sc in the next st, sc 2] repeat 4 times. (20 sts)
Row 18:  [sc, ch 9, skip 1 ch, sl st 8 back along the chain, sc, 2 sc in next st, ch 9, skip 1 ch, sl st 8 back along the chain, sc 2] repeat 4 times, sl st to join.
     Tie off. Weave ends in. (Fig. 2)






Fig. 1:   Octopus body.
  Notice the front loops at the bottom to join to in Row 16b.






Fig. 2:   Completed Octopus!.




I hope you enjoyed this free crochet octopus amigurumi pattern!