Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Cute crochet octopus.

I don't remember what I was doing or looking for at the time but I stumbled upon this pattern one day and that was pretty much when I decided it was time for me to learn how to crochet (I'd been meaning to for years but thought it looked too complicated and intimidating). I mean, how cool is this little octopus? How can you possibly resist this eight-legged charmer!?
I bought the pattern to make this little fellow on Etsy from Leah Coccari-Swift's shop Ruby Submarine.Currently listed at $6.20 USD. It's a beautiful pattern with lots of pictures. Very easy to follow.

The pattern calls for chunky yarn but with my little green octopus I used worsted cotton, 3 and 5 mm crochet hooks. I filled the head with long rice (not instantaneous). The idea was to make a magic bag/stress ball. It's kind of too small to be a magic bag but it works as a stress ball though. I'm exploring squishier, more stress busting options for the next one I'll make.
Here (bellow in red) I have an octopus ready to assemble, made with chunky Bernat Roving ™ yarn. The hooks used were G/4mm and J/6mm.
Click here to visit Ruby Submarine.

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