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1  Re: help with cute japanese crocheted thingies in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by kewlchik on: May 11, 2005 11:35:46 AM
From what I can tell, most of the little crocheted creatures and foods are made of single crochet and/or double crochet.  I think they were free-form.  The bags look like they are all double crochet with some eyelet rounds thrown in. 

I made one of the little octopus ornament/finger puppet things, to help you out.  It was relatively simple, using basic stitches. I took me about five-seven minutes tops to design and make it. 

I don't know if you know how to follow a crochet pattern, so I'm going to put the abbreviations I used right here: 
ch=chain
sl st=slip stitch
rnd=round
dc=double crochet
beg=beginning

My version of the octo-puppet

Using small amount of worsted weight yarn and a size G (4.0 mm) hook:  Rnd 1:  Ch 4.  7 dc in 1st ch. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4. 
Rnd 2:  Ch 3, 1 dc in every dc around.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 3. 
Rnd 3:  *Ch 6, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in every ch down to the 1st ch.  Sc in next dc.*  Rep 7 times.  (Note:  You want to ch 6 in the scs.)  Join with slip st in beg of 1st ch 6. 
Now you can embroider on little eyes and a mouth, and thread a loop through the head. 
All done!  Wink

If you need any help at all, just ask!  I'm pretty new to crochet, myself, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty darn easy.   

I can probably wing the patterns for the rest of these, but I won't have time until later this morning or after school. 

Oh, and here are some pictures of my little octo-puppet: 


You can see his eyes here, which I embroidered with a yarn needle and some scrap yarn.


Those oh-so-sexy tentacles!


And a nice big smile for the camera!

My apologies for the crappy picture quality.  My digital camera won't take pics indoors (because it was way cheap), and I had to use my $5.00 mini-webcam. 


Thanks so much for your help! I will give it a go and see what I can do. Your octopus is cute!
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