Friday, January 27, 2012

Baby Octopus by request

Little octopus
Materials
choice of yarn colors
size G hook



fiberfill

Body
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (18)
Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24)
Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (30)
Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Rnd 7: sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (42)
Rnd 8: sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (48)
Change color here if you wants stripes
Rnd 9 -14: sc in each sc around (48)
Chage color again if desired
Rnd 15: sc in each sc around (48)
Rnd 16: sc in next 6 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (42)
Rnd 17: sc in next 5 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (36)
Rnd 18: sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (30)
Rnd 19: sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (24)
begin stuffing here and continue to stuff as you go, body should be firm and not lumpy
Rnd 20: sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc around (18)
Rnd 21: sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc around (12)
Rnd 22: dec over next 2 sc around (6)
F/O and add any stuffing needed, weave end through and pull tight to close.

Legs (make 8)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)
Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (9)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnds 4 - 7: sc in each sc around (12)
change color here if making stripes
Rnd 8 -12: sc in each sc around (12)
change color again if desired
Rnd 13 - 17: sc in each sc around (12)
F/O leaving a long tail to use to sew to body, stuff moderately

Assembly
Sew legs to body at the beginning of the last color stripe or Rnd 15 of body. Embroider eyes on or use felt or buttons. I embroider for babies to avoid choking

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