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Topic: Amigurumi Bobtail Squid - *pattern included*  (Read 34639 times)
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« 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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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011 06:47:36 PM »

So cute!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011 07:55:56 PM »

He's amazing!  I love the shape and his tentacles and the way you used the front-and-back loops to create the little very-squiddy ridge.  This is going straight on my "to maaaake!!" list, and I'll report back. Cheesy  Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011 06:15:28 AM »



here's my finished project, thanks for the pattern!
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011 06:16:59 PM »

Oh wow deathrocker15, he turned out really cute!! I love the shade of orange you used! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011 12:02:05 PM »



Meet Sprout the Springtime Squid! Cheesy



I hope he's not mad at me for hanging him from his mantle with clothespins...
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 02:36:42 PM »

SO cute!
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011 02:46:41 AM »

Eeeee! So cute :-) definitely going to have a go at this, although I'm still very confused by the Uk/USA instructions, genuinely unsure which version of double crochet I have learnt! 
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2011 02:24:10 PM »

I love it!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011 05:48:08 AM »

I love him! He is too cute!
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