Sunday, January 31, 2010

Octo Pattern


Octo pattern

NOTE: there are 3 different styles that i made in the pic above, but the pattern is for the realistic shaped ones, red and blue in the pic.

as with my other patterns, this is for personal use! no selling things made from it, unless it is for a charity. no claiming it as your own, no copying and pasting the pattern itself into a blog, but you can link to it.

Materials:
g hook
yarn in choice color
safety eyes (preffereably 13 mm)
stuffing
yarn needle

Head/Body

chain 2
~ 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (6)
~ 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
~ 2 sc in next st, 1 in next st, around (18)
~ 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, around (24)
~ 1 sc in each stitch around for 5 rounds
~ 1 sc in each st for 23 sts
~ *sc next 2 sts tog (1 dec made,) 1 sc in each of next 2 sts,* repeat from * 5 times, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts (19)
~ *dec, 1 sc in next st* 5 times, 1 sc in next 3 sts (14)
~ dec 4 times, 1 sc in each of next 9 sts

stuff here and leave open to add safety eyes later

~ 1 half double crochet (hdc) in next st, 2hdcs in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 8 sts (19)
~ *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* around, till last 2 sts in rnd (note, you will have to end on a 2 hdc st) 1 sc in ea of next 2 sts, slip stitch in next st. DO NOT BIND OFF

LEGS
~ ch 21
tentacle 1
~ slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in ea of next 4 sts, 1 hdc in ea of next 8 sts, 1 double crochet in ech of next 4 sts, slip stitch to base of octo body, 3 stitches from where you started the tentacle chain
tentacle 2
~ ch 21
~ slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 5 sts, 1 hdc in ea of next 2 sts, 2 hdcs in next st, 1 hdc in ea of next 4 sts, 1 dc in ea of next 5 sts, slip stitch to base of octo body, 3 sts from where your chain started
tentacle 3
~ch 21
~ slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sts, 1 sc in ea of next 5 sts, 1hdc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 dcs in next st, 1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, sl st to base of body, 3 sts from where you started the tentacle
tentacle 4
ch 21
~ slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sts, 1 sc in ea of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 hdc in ea of next 7 sts, 1 double crochet in ech of next 5 sts, slip stitch to base of octo body, 3 stitches from where you started the tentacle chain
tentacle 5
~same as tentacle 1
tentacle 6
~same as tentacle 2
tentacle 7
~same as tentacle 3
tentacle 8
same as tentacle 4

Note: it is not important that they all be done differently, they will curl up no matter which tentacle pattern you follow, but they will curl a bit differently

place eyes on the body in the front of the octo's body, on the 2nd to last row of single crochets. there should be 3 stitches visible in between the eye placement if you are using 13 mm eyes.

Bottom
~ ch 2
~ 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip stitch to first ch, bind off leaving a long tail

make sure your octo is stuffed fully, then sew the bottom into the opening.

other details, if you want to add suckers to the tentacles, use colored glue or felt pieces.
real octopi have mouths with beaks at the bottom of their bodies, the stitches down here might look like a mouth if you use a different color

you could make an alien creature or cthulhu like creature if you make a human like body instead of a bottom and attach it where you would the bottom.

i'd love to see all yours! if you can, post them in the comments :)

2 comments:

Diosaoasis said...

Hola como estas me encanto tu blog tienes amigurus son bellos beatiful your amigurus.

Si podrĂ­as colocar el traductor asi seria mejor para mas personas aprecien los bonito que tejes. Un saludito.

☠ KATHULHU ☠ said...

I'm going to make a TON of these!!! As soon as I learn to crochet :)