22 September 2016

Sea Life - Squid


Here is the second animal for my sea life baby mobile: a cute little squid!


    This little squid is made in 3 parts: the body, the tentacles, and the swimming fins. It is stitched in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Serrano, with a 4mm hook. Gauge is not important. A larger hook and thicker yarn will result in a larger amigurumi.
    My squid's body is 3 inches long (5.5 inches with the tentacles) and 1.5 inches at its widest point.


Body:
Row 1:  6 sc in a magic ring.
Row 2:  [2 sc in next st, sc] repeat 3 times. (9 sts)
Row 3:  [2 sc in next st, sc 2] repeat 3 times. (12 sts)
Row 4:  sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Row 5:  [2 sc in next st, sc 3] repeat 3 times. (15 sts)
Row 6:  sc in each st around. (15 sts)
Row 7:  [2 sc in next st, sc 3] repeat 5 times. (20 sts)
Rows 8-11:  sc in each st around. (20 sts)
Row 12:  [sc2tog, sc3tog] repeat 4 times. (8 sts)
    Stuff.
Row 13:  2 sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Rows 14-16:  sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Row 17a:  In the back loops only: sc2tog around. (8 sts)
    Stuff.
Row 18a:  sc2tog, ch 16, skip 1 ch, (sl st, sc) in the next ch, sc in the next ch, sl st 13 back along the chain, sc2tog twice, ch 16, skip 1 ch, (sl st, sc) in the next ch, sc in the next ch, sl st 13 back along the chain, sc2tog, sl st.
     Tie off. (Fig. 1)

Tentacles:
Row 17b:  Join in the front loops of Row 17. sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Row 18b:  sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Row 19:  [sc, ch 7, skip 1 ch, sl st 6 back along the chain, sc] repeat 8 times, sl st.
     Tie off. Weave ends in. (Fig. 2)

Fins:
Row 1:  Join with a slip stitch around a st in Row 2 (Fig. 3). sc 5 down the side of the head, sl st. Turn.
Row 2:  Ch, skip sl st, sc 4, sl st in last sc. Turn.
Row 3:  Ch, skip sl st, sc 2, sl st.
     Tie off. Weave ends in. Repeat fin on other side of the head. (Fig. 4)






Fig. 1:   Squid body with two long tentacles.
  Notice the front loops at the bottom (before the tentacles) to join to in Row 17b.





Fig. 2:   Leg tentacles attached.






Fig. 3:   Slip stitch around a stitch
on the side of the head to make fins.

Fig. 4:   Swimming fins attached!




I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern!



2 comments:

  1. I had trouble getting the shape of the fins, so I improvised. After 5sc down the side of the head I made a final slip stitch, turn, skip slp, sc in first sc, 4 ad, slp st,turn ch 1, 2sc in first sc, 2 sc, slp st.

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    1. The last row should be "skip the slip stitch, sc 2, sl st in the next st." There is no increase (i.e. 2 sc in the first sc). You leave one stitch unworked from the previous row. This creates a fin that has the point offset slightly to the top of the head.

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