The Octopus

27 October 2020, 12:15 721

The Octopus

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

 

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Yoh = Yarn over hook

 

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 12″ [30.5 cm] long, including tentacles

GAUGE
15 sc and 18 rows = 4″ [10 cm] .

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Head of Octopus is worked in continuous rnds. Do not join at end of rnds. Place a st marker to indicate beg of rnds and move marker as each rnd is worked.

 

Head: Ch 2.

**1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 7 sc.

2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. 14 sc.
3rd rnd: *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 21 sc.
4th rnd: *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 28 sc.
5th rnd: *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 35 sc. 6th and 7th rnds: 1 sc in each sc
around.
8th rnd: *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 42 sc.

9th and 10th rnds: 1 sc in each sc around.
11th rnd: *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 49 sc.
12th and 13th rnds: 1 sc in each sc around.
14th rnd: *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 56 sc.
15th to 20th rnds: 1 sc in each sc around.
21st rnd: *1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. 49 sts.
22nd rnd: 1 sc in each sc around.
23rd rnd: *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. 42 sts.
24th rnd: 1 sc in each sc around.
25th rnd: *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around.35 sts.
26th rnds: 1 sc in each sc around.
27th rnd: 1 sc in each of  rst 3 sc.*Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc.Rep from * around. 32 sts.
28th rnd: Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around. Place a marker on last rnd.

29th rnd: Working in both loops, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog.Rep from * around. 24 sts.Stu Head.
30th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
31st rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog. Rep from * around. 8 sts. Cut yarn, leaving along end. Fasten o . Thread end
of yarn through rem 8 sts. Pull tightly. Fasten securely.Divide for 8 Tentacles:Join yarn with sl st to any rem
front loop of marked rnd.
1st Tentacle: Ch 38. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. *5 dc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Skip next 3 sc of 27th rnd. Sl st in next sc.
2nd to 8th Tentacles: As 1st Tentacle. Fasten o at end of 8th Tentacle.With black embroidery  oss,embroider mouth using straight stitch and eyes, using French knots.


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