Saturday, March 18, 2017

Octopus Family *free pattern

Hello all and happy weekend!

I had time to write down my octopus family pattern yesterday. I had taken down a few notes about how I did the octopus family. This is just a quick note about how I made them, so I think that there might be a few mistakes and spelling errors in the pattern. So please tell me, if you find them.
We had a not-so-good light when taking the pictues, so this has to do. I'll take better ones after I get my ocean setting done :)

I decided to name the The Takotsubo family, takotsuba is a japanese octopus catching equipment or at least that is what I've been told. Takotsubo is also also a problematic heart thing, some people call the syndrome of a broken heart.

But now for the pattern notes (in US terms):



The Octopus family
You need:
-          Different colours of yarn, DK/Aran/Worsted are all fine
-          Hook to mach the yarn, I used 3mm
-          Stuffing
-          Tapestry needle
-          Safety eyes (various sizes) or felt or black and white yarn.

Dad Octopus
Dad octopus
Body:
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (18 sc)
3) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (24 sc)
4) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (30 sc)
5) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4sc] repeat around (36 sc)                                                                                             
6) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5sc] repeat around (42 sc)
7) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6sc] repeat around (48 sc)
8) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7sc] repeat around (54 sc)
9-18) sc in every sc
19) [sc-dec, sc in next 7sc] repeat around (48sc)                                                                             
20) [sc-dec, sc in next 6sc] repeat around (42sc)
21) [sc-dec, sc in next 5sc] repeat around (36 sc)
22) [sc-dec, sc in next 4sc] repeat around (30 sc)
23-25) sc in every sc
26) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4sc] repeat around (36 sc)                                                                         BO and stuff

Bottom piece
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (18 sc)
3) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (24 sc)
4) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (30 sc)
Bind off. Sew bottom piece to the lower part of the body. Remember to stuff

Legs (make 8)
These can be tricky but I try to explain how I made them the best way I can:
Ch 2, 5sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (10sc). The I basically made rows of sc around for about 6 rounds.
Next 2 rows: sc-dec twice, sc twice, 2sc in next sc twice, sc twice.
Sc around 6 rows.
Next to rows: 2sc in next sc twice, sc, sc-dec twice, sc.
Sc around 8 rows. Bind off.
I didn’t stuff the legs, but you can if you want to. Sew legs under the body, to the bottom piece.

If you want you can crochet eyes:
With white ch 4, turn, sc to 2nd ch from the hook, sc, sc, turn, sc 3.
Next row: 2sc in every sc. (12sc). Bind off.
Pupils: with black yarn: ch 2, turn, 6 sc to 2nd ch from the hook. 2sc to nex sc once. 
I did sew eyes before attaching legs: first the white and then the black piece. 

Hat
Ch 2, 5sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (10sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (15 sc)
3) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (20 sc)
4) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (25 sc)
5-6) Sc around.
7) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4sc] repeat around (30 sc)                                                                                              
8) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5sc] repeat around (35 sc)
18) [sc-dec, sc in next 5sc] repeat around (30sc).
Secure yarn endings and sew hat to the place. (This is basically done for every hat, just secure the yarn endings and then sew hat to the head)

Momma octopus
Mom octopus
Body:
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (18 sc)
3) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (24 sc)
4) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (30 sc)
5) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4sc] repeat around (36 sc)                                                                    
6) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5sc] repeat around (42 sc)
7) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6sc] repeat around (48 sc)
8-16) sc in every sc
17) [sc-dec, sc in next 6sc] repeat around (48sc)                                                                              
18) [sc-dec, sc in next 5sc] repeat around (42sc)
19) [sc-dec, sc in next 4sc] repeat around (36 sc)
20) [sc-dec, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (30 sc)
23-25) sc in every sc
26) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (36 sc)                                                                                              
BO and stuff

Bottom piece
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (18 sc)
3) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (24 sc)
4) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (30 sc)

Legs (make 8)
These can be tricky but I try to explain how I made them the best way I can:
Ch 2, 4sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (8sc).
Sc around for about 6 rounds.
Next 2 rows: sc-dec twice, sc, 2sc in next sc twice, sc
Sc around 5 rows.
Next to rows: 2sc in next sc twice, sc, sc-dec twice, sc.
Sc around 7 rows. Bind off.
Sew legs under the head, to the bottom piece (with or without stuffing). 

Eyes
With white ch 3, turn, sc to 2nd ch from the hook, sc, turn, sc 2.
Next row: 2sc in every sc. (8sc). Bind off.
Pupils: with black yarn: ch 2, turn, 5 sc to 2nd ch from the hook. 2sc to nex sc once.

Hat:
Ch 2, 5sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (10sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (15 sc)
3) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (20 sc)
4-5) Sc around
Next row: [ch 4, skip 3 sc, slip stitch to next]. Repeat to end.
Next row: To every chain of 4 ch: [sc, hdc, dc x3, hdc, sc. Slip stitch in between] repeat to end. 
The pink flower was just done making shell stitches to a ring of 12 scs.

Kid octopus

Body:
Kid
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (18 sc)
3) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (24 sc)
4) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (30 sc)
5) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4sc] repeat around (36 sc)                                                                         6-11) sc in every sc
12) [sc-dec, sc in next 4sc] repeat around (36 sc)
13) [sc-dec, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (30 sc)
14) [sc-dec, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (24 sc)
15) sc in every sc
16) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (30sc)  
17) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] repeat around (36sc)                                                                 
BO and stuff.

Bottom piece
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (18 sc)
3) [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (24sc)  

Legs (make 8)
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)
Sc around for about 4 rounds.
Next 2 rows: sc-dec, sc, 2s in next sc, sc
Sc around 4 rows.
Next to rows: 2sc in next sc, sc, sc-dec, sc.
Sc around7 rows. Bind off.

Eyes:  With Ch2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc).
Pupils: With black yarn Ch 2, 4sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
Bow: With pink
Ch 10. 1st 1sc to to the 2nd ch from the hook. Sc to the end. Turn to the other side, sc to each sc (18sc in total). Work in round: sc around 4 rows. Bind of. Sew the bottom seam. I wrapped one yarn ending around the bow to give it a bow-like shape. 

Baby octopus
Body:
Baby
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (18 sc)
3) [2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (24 sc)
4-7) sc around
8) [sc-dec, sc in next 2sc] repeat around (18 sc)
9) [sc-dec, sc in next sc] repeat around (12 sc)
10) Sc around
11) )[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (18 sc)

Bottom piece
Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (12sc)

Legs (make 8)
Ch 2, 4sc to the 2nd ch from the hook
Sc around for about 12 rows.

Eyes: With white Ch 2, 6sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
Embroider rest with balck yarn.

Cap:
With blue yarn:
Ch 2, 5sc to the 2nd ch from the hook.
1) 2sc to the every sc (10sc)
2)[2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc] repeat around (15 sc)
3) Sc around.
Change to orange yarn: sc1, ch 2, skip 1 sc and to next sc: {hdc, 3x dc, hdc}, skip 1 sc, slip stitch to next sc.

Hope you have fun doing this little octopus family :)

- Minttusuklaa

© Minttusuklaa, You can sell toys made from this pattern, but don't sell the pattern itself