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Kawaii Octopus Pattern

Updated: Mar 9

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I'm going to learn you how to make a little octopus!

I came up with this idea about a year and a half ago and I had actually forgotten I ever attempted to make one until I cleaned out my office closet last week! The initial finished result wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but when I pulled it out of a storage box, I knew exactly what I wanted to do differently!

After I finished the new and improved Kawaii Octopus I realized that virtually all of my posts on here include pink plushies, so I wanted to try challenging myself to use a different color. I grabbed a squash color that made me super uncomfortable and got to work. When I finished with it, it still felt like something was missing... Top hat. It definitely needed a top hat. And you can't have a top hat without a mustache in this kawaii world.

I seriously could not be more happy with my dapper octopus. I was so excited that I showed basically everyone I know. So, you don't haaaaave to add the top hat and mustache, but I highly recommend it!

Now that I'm done rambling, let's get to making!




~If you have any questions about the pattern, or you just want to send me a picture of your finished project please contact me at crochet_things@yahoo.com or on Instagram @cutiepie_crochet ! Feel free to make and sell these, but please do not mass produce! If you would like to share this pattern, please link to this page, but please do not reprint it on your site. Also, please credit me when using this pattern. Thanks, and have lots of fun making your new plushie friend!~



Materials:

3.75mm crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn in the colors of your choice

Safety Eyes (or use whatever medium for eyes that you want!)

Fiber fill

Stitch markers

Yarn needle

Small piece of brown felt

Felting needle or sewing needle (depending on how you want to attach the mustache)


Abbreviations:

mr- magic ring

st- stitch

sc- single crochet

inc- increase

dec- decrease



Body:

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Round 4: (sc 2, inc)x6 [24]

Round 5: (sc 3, inc)x6 [30]

Round 6: (sc 4, inc)x6 [36]

Round 7: (sc 5, inc)x6 [42]

Round 8: (sc 6, inc)x6 [48]

Rounds 9-16: sc around [48]

*Place eyes between rounds 14 and 15, 6-7 stitches apart*

Round 17: (sc 6, dec)x6 [42]

Round 18: (sc 5, dec)x6 [36]

Round 19: (sc 4, dec)x6 [30]

Round 20: (sc 3, dec)x6 [24]

Round 21: (sc 2, dec)x6 [18]

Round 22: (sc 1, dec)x6 [12]

Round 23: dec x6 [6]

Fasten off, weave in ends

*If adding a mouth, I recommend embroidering it before closing up body, a couple rows under the eyes*





Tentacles (make 8):

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3-4: sc around [12]

Fasten off, attach.

I pinned all but one, and then attached them, and then attached the last one, that way they're all evenly placed, but you have room to sew where you removed the first one.



This is what the cardboard insert should look like when it's placed inside the top hat.

Top Hat:

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Round 4: (back loops only) sc around [18]

Rounds 5-8: sc around [18]

Round 9: (front loops only) (sc 2, inc)x6 [24]

Round 10: (sc 3, inc)x6 [30]

Fasten off, attach to top of head, stuff while attaching. For added stability cut a small cardboard circle and add to inside top of hat.



I recommend sewing the hat down where the blue lines are, rather than the brim of the hat, so that it looks like it's sitting on the head, rather than being a part of the head.

Mustache:

The mustache is actually pretty easy to make, all you need to do is draw a backwards comma on a piece of felt, fold the felt where the top of the "comma" is, and then cut around the outside! Make sure not to cut the middle of the mustache though! After it's cut out, flip it over so you can't see the marker/pen/whatever, and then attach it!

That's it! Pretty simple, huh?




If you attach a mustache, I find it looks best (and floppiest) if you just sew or needlefelt down the center of the mustache rather than around the border of the mustache




And you're all done! I hope you enjoy your new plushie friend! If you decide to make this pattern, I'd love to see it! You can tag me on Instagram @cutiepie_crochet, or email me at crochet_things@yahoo.com. Also, If you feel inclined, I'd be very grateful if you share this post to your Pinterest!


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