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1  Amigurumi Blue Sea Star - *pattern included* in Knitting: Completed Projects by vangoghcafe on: May 19, 2011 08:14:28 PM
I got the itch to make another sea creature! This is the Blue Sea Star (or Blue Linckia). It looks a little different from other sea stars because of its tubular arms & bright blue colouring. Naturally it was the colour that sold me!  Wink





Amigurumi Blue Sea Star   

150 yrds Cascade 220 wool
Size 6 knitting needles (2 circs or 1 long one for magic loop)
Polyester stuffing

Note: It is necessary to work this either on two circulars, or magic loop. Also gauge is not necessary. All that is important is that it is worked tight enough so that stuffing wont poke through.

Arm: CO 2 sts. Put one st on each needle.
Round 1: Kfb twice (4 sts)
Round 2: Kfb four times (8 sts)
Round 3: *Kfb, k 2, kfb, rep from * on second needle (12 sts)
Round 4: *Kfb, k 4, kfb, rep from * on second needle (16 sts)
K every round plain until arm measures 5.5 from tip. Cut thread. Put sts onto spare thread. Stuff with polyester stuffing.
Make 4 more arms the same way. DO NOT CUT THREAD on last arm.

Top of the Body: *K2tog, k 4, ssk, leave rem 8 sts on thread, rep from * on the next arm. Continue until all 5 arms have been attached. Reattach to work in the round (30 sts)
Next round: K plain
Next round: *K2tog, k 2, ssk, rep from * across round (20 sts)
Next round: K plain
Next round: *K2tog, ssk, rept from * across round (10 sts)
Next round: K plain
Draw thread through sts.

Make the bottom of the body the same way as the top, using the 8 sts left over on the thread. Stuff body before drawing sts shut. There may be small holes between the arms. Dont worry, just sew them shut.


This pattern has not been tested so let me know if there is any errors!  Smiley
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2  Amigurumi Bobtail Squid - *pattern included* in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by vangoghcafe on: May 11, 2011 06:23:14 PM
The other day I decided I wanted to make some sort of sea creature, & after a bit of research I decided the Bobtail Squid was the one for me. I wrote down the pattern in case anybody wanted to make one too. Smiley







Bobtail Squid

100 yrds Cascade 220 wool   
G crochet hook
Polyester stuffing
Small amount of black yarn for eye

Gauge is not essential. All that is important is that it is tight enough that stuffing wont poke through.
 
Body: Ch 2. Work 5 sc into the 2nd st of chain.
Row 1: 2 sc in each stitch (10 sts)
Row 2: *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc, rep from * across (15 sts)
Row 3: *2 sc in next stitch, 2 sc, rep from * across (20 sts)
Row 4: *2 sc in next stitch, 4 sc, rep from * across (25 sts)
Row 5: *2 sc in next stitch, 5 sc, rep from * across (30 sts)
Sc 10 rows without increasing.
**Work following row into the front loops only** Next row: Sc across without increasing.
**Work following row into the back loops of the same row, thus creating a ridge** Next row: Sc 2 tog, sc 4, rep from * across (25 sts)
Next row: Sc 2 tog, sc 3, rep from * across (20 sts)
Sc 5 rows without decreasing.
Tentacles: *3 sl st, ch 15, turn, skip 1st ch, work 14 sc into chain, rep from * across row. End with a sl st. There should be 8 tentacles. Tie off.

Bottom: Ch 2. Work 5 sc into 2nd st of ch.
Row 1: 2 sc into each st (10 sts)
Row 2: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc, rep from * across row (15 sts)
Row 3: *2 sc into next st, 2 sc, rep from * across row (20 sts)
Tentacles: Turn,* ch 28, skip 3 ch, 4 dc, sc 21*, 3 sl st rep from * to *. End with a sl st. There should be 2 tentacles. Tie off.

Eyes (Make 2): Ch 2. Work 5 sc into 2nd st of ch.
Row 1: 2 sc into each st (10 sts)
Row 2: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc, rep from * across row (15 sts)
Tie off. Embroider pupil with black onto eye.

Mantle (Make 2): Ch 11.
Row 1: 10 Sc.
Row 2: Sc2tog, sc to last 2 sts, sc 2 tog.
Rep 2nd row until 3 sts remain.
Next row: Sc3tog.
Tie off.

Sew eyes on either side of the head, just above the tentacles. Sew mantle to either side of upper head. Stuff, and close bottom, making sure the longer tentacles are in the front.  


I haven't had the pattern tested yet, so let me know if there any errors. Smiley
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