- Weight 6 yarn
- Size J/6.0mm
- 18 mm Safety Eyes or felt eyes
- Yarn needle
- Stitch Marker
- mr = magic ring
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- inc = increase (2 sc in next stitch)
- dec = invisible decrease (sc 2 stitches together)
- st = stitch
- FO = fasten off
This pattern uses weight 6 blanket yarn. Any yarn may be used, but your crochet hook size will be different. Use a hook 1-2 sizes smaller than your yarn calls for. This pattern is in US crochet terms.
This pattern is worked in continuous rounds and using a stitch marker to mark the first stitch is recommended.
*Safety eyes are NOT recommended for children who are three years old or younger.
The octopuses pictured in the pattern is made with Sweet Snuggles Lite and parfait chunky.
R1: 8 sc in a magic ring
R2: 8 inc (16)
R3: (1 sc, inc) x 8 (24)
R4: (2 sc, inc) x 8 (32)
R5-9 (5 rounds): 32 sc
R10: (2 sc, dec) x 8 (24)
R11: 24 sc
R12: (1 sc, dec) x 8 (16)
R13: In the front loop only – *1 sc, Ch 8. Beginning in the 2nd chain from the hook, 3 hdc in each chain, 1 sc.* Repeat * 7 more times.
Insert safety eyes between rounds 8 and 9, about 4 visible stitches apart. Begin stuffing the octopus.
R14: (1 sc, dec) x 8 in the back loops from round 13.
Finish stuffing the octopus, fasten off, and sew hole shut.