August 17, 2021

Round Plush Octopus

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, this Octopus is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

approx. 2.5"height x 4.25"length

*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Jade (50yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Black Round Domed Buttons or Safety Eyes (10mm)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

Note: If you are going to be using safety eyes, place them before closing the body. I am using round domed buttons. 

HEAD/BODY with jade
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends. 

TENTACLES with jade; make 8
  Row 1: ch16, sl st into 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, *hdc in next ch, 2hdc in next ch* repeat from * to * across (20)
F/O, leave a tail for sewing. 

     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out. them on round 18.
     EYES...I am using the rounded domed buttons since I have no crafts stores around my area that sell safety eyes. I will be placing them between round 8 and 9; approx. 1" apart.
     SMILE...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider a smile on round 11.
     OPTIONAL…you can add a little blush underneath the eyes using makeup blush and a q-tip. Or embroider them using pink embroidery floss or thread.
     EYEBROWS...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider them just right above the eyes on round 7. You can make these however you like, but I simply made a slanted line. 

ch/s:chain/s || f/o: finish off || hdc: half double crochet || rnd: round || sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (August 2021). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.