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Crocheted Octopus Pattern

Crocheted Octupi patternOctopi made for Preemie Babies

Crocheted Octopus Pattern- whilst we hope that this free knitting pattern works out well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims all responsibility.

Would you like to make a difference and help a premature baby feel safe?  – then grab your crochet hook. The tentacles of the octopus resembles the umbilical cord and reminds the baby of the time in the womb, helping them to feel secure The octopi get donated to families with premature babies. Please contact Octopusforapreemie.com for further information.

Materials: Cotton Queen  Melange or Plain
Stuffing:
Fiber filling – has to be washable at 60 degrees Celsius
Crochet Hooks:
3 or 3.5mm

Abbreviations (UK):
Dc – double crochet

Htc – half treble crochet
Tc – treble crochet
St – stitch
Sts - stitches
Ch – chain
Tg – together
Sl st – slip stitch
Yoh – yarn over hook

Instructions:-

Body: working in continuous rounds:
1st round: 6 dc in a magic loop
2nd round: 2 dc in each st (12 sts in total)
3rd round: 2 dc in every other st, 1 dc in the other sts (18 sts in total)
4th round: 2 dc in every 3rd st, 1 dc in all other sts (24 sts)
5th round: 2 dc in every 4th st, 1 dc in all other sts (30 sts)
6th round: 2 dc in every 5th st, 1 dc in all other stitches (36 sts)
7th– 14th rounds: 1 dc in each st (36 sts each round)
15th round: *1 dc in the first 4 st, dc tg th and 6
th st* repeat 5 times (30 sts remaining)
16th – 17th rounds: 1 dc in each st (30 sts)
18th round: *1 dc in each of 3 sts, dc tg 4 th and 5
th st* repeat 5 times (24 sts remaining)
19th -20th round: 1 dc in each st (24 sts)

21st round: *1 dc in first 2 sts, dc tg 3rd and 4th st* repeat 5 times (18 sts remaining)
22nd round: 1 dc in each st (18 sts)
23rd round: *1 dc in first 7 sts, dc tg 8th and 9th st * repeat once (16 sts remaining)
24th round: 1 dc in each st (16 sts)
25th round: this is where the tentacles starts: *1 dc, chain 50, turn, 2 or 3 dc in each chain (49
chains), 1 dc in next st of the body* repeat 7 times, making 8 tentacles. End with a sl st, cut yarn and sew in the end.

The tentacles must not be longer than 22 centimeters when drawn out the longest they can, as they may be a choking hazard if longer.
Bottom:
1st round: 5 dc in a magic ring
2nd round: 2 dc in each stitch (10 stitches)
3rd round: 2 dc in every other stitch, 1 dc in the other stitches (15 stitches) End with a sl st, cut yarn
and sew in the end.

Eyes:
Crochet in single white yarn, make 2 (or embroider the eyes as you like)
1st round: 4 dc in a magic loop
2nd round: 2 dc in each st (8 sts)
3rd round: 2 dc in every other st, 1 dc in the other (12 sts)
End with a sl st, cut yarn and sew in ends.
Embroider pupils with black thread.
Assembling Your Octopus
Stuff the body and sew the bottom on. Sew on the eyes (or embroider them on) and embroider a mouth using your preferred stitches.

2 Cute little fellas made by Linda

Accessory inspiration:
Flower/star:
1st round: ch 6, sl st in first st to make a ring
2nd round: ch 1, 10 dc in the ring, sl st in first dc to end round,
3rd round: ch 1, 1 dc in same st, *ch 3, miss 1 st, 1 dc in next st* repeat 4 times (last repeat ends
with a sl st instead of a dc) Now there should be 5 loops
4th round: into the first loop: ch 1, 1dc, 1 htc, 1 tc, 1 htc, 1 dc. Repeat into the other 4 loops, in the last loop end with sl st instead of dc. Cut yarn and sew in ends.


Flower with 5 petals
1st round: ch 6, sl st into first st to form a ring
2nd round: ch 1, 10 dc into the ring, sl st in first dc to end round
3rd round: ch 1, 1 dc in same st, *ch 3, miss 1 st, 1 dc in next st* repeat 4 times (5 loops)
4th round: *ch 3, (yoh, hook through loop, yoh, draw up till same height as the ch 3, do this 4 more times (10 loops on hook), yoh, pull through all loops on the hook), ch 3, 1 dc in next st* repeat for each of the 4 remaining loops, end last repeat with sl st instead of dc, fasten of, cut yarn and sew in ends.


Hat:
1st round: 5 dc into a magic ring
2nd round: 2 dc in each st (10 sts)
3rd round: 2 dc in every other st, 1 dc in the rest (15 st)
4th-6th round: 1 dc in each st (15 sts)
7th round: 2 dc in each st (30 sts) sl st in first dc, fasten of, cut yarn and sew in ends.
Stuff the hat a little bit and sew it onto the octo.  Embroider the hat in 6th round with a double string yarn in contrasting color and make a bow. Sew the bow securely to the hat to insure it does not loosen.


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