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« on: October 19, 2012 04:50:34 AM »

A while ago, my old­est daugh­ter requested me to find a pat­tern for an amigu­rumi octo­pus. But no mat­ter where I looked for it, there just didn’t seem to be a pat­tern that could please us both. Because of the rainy days lately, peo­ple are more or less stuck in their own homes, star­ing through the win­dow and so I started to think : ‘If we can’t find a pat­tern, well, then we should just make one up ourselves…’

When you start to look for a pat­tern on the web, typ­ing in words like squid or octo­pus or even cephalo­pod, will get you a truck­load of pat­terns for amigu­ru­mi­fig­ures, but since I’m not easy to please (and nei­ther is my daugh­ter), we found that one pat­tern wasn’t cud­dly enough, the other was dis­pro­por­tional and some oth­ers were just plain fright­ning. As always, I wanted to bring you a pat­tern that was sim­ple to make, quite quick to do and above all, looked really really cute.

After hav­ing drawn mul­ti­ple sketches and with some eras­ing and redraw­ing because of all the remarks of my old­est, bit by bit a lit­tle octo came to life. Com­pletely in a kawaii-​like style, thanks to the lit­tle beady eyes and happy smile.

So go and get your best cro­chethook, gather your bags filled with yarn from the attic and go com­pletely wild with a whole fam­ily of octo­pussies. Give them a flower or a crown to wear and make them even more orig­i­nal. And you’ve made an Octo, be sure to send us a pic or post one on face­book, we’ll make sure it gets a nice spot in the showcase.

Materials used :

as always my trusty 3mm-crochet hook
yarn : annell rapido
a small string of black sewing thread for the mouth, but you could use yarn aswell (the mouth will be a little thicker)
and of course stuffing and 10.5mm safety eyes

It took me about one hour and a half to complete Octo.

you can find the free pattern on my blog : http://www.beestenbende.be/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=39:amigurumi-octo-pussy-2&catid=10:patronen&Itemid=197

I'm an amigurumi-addict.
My blog with free patterns : http://beestenbende.be/index.php/en
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012 07:04:57 AM »

What a cute amigurumi!

Well done, thanks for sharing.  Cheesy
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