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Pygmy Octopus

Pygmy Octopus

 

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn [Featured: Wool-Ease]
Extras: Contrasting embroidery trim for eyes

 

Method

 

Make a slip ring.
1st round: 6 sc stitches in ring, pull end to close ring, ss in each of 2sc. (6 sts)
2nd round: 2sc in each st. (12 sts)
3rd round: [1sc in next st, 2sc in next st] 6 times. (18 sts)
4th round: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts] 3 times. (21 sts)
5th round: 1sc in each of next 9 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 10 sts, 2sc in next st. (23 sts)
6th round: 1sc in each of next 11sts, dec in next 2sc, 1sc in each of next 10 sts. (22 sts)
7th round: 1sc in each of next 2 sts, [1sc in each of next 3 sts, dec in next 2 sts] 4 times. (18 sts)
8th round: [1sc in each of next 7 sts, dec in next 2 sts] 2 times. (16 sts)
9th round: 1sc in next st, [1sc in each of next 3 sts, dec in next 2 sts]. (13 sts)
10th round: 1sc in next st, [1sc in each of next 3 sts, 2sc in next st] 3 times. (16 sts)
11th round: 1sc in each of next 14 sts, ss in each of next 2sc. (16 sts)
12th round: [Ss into next st in row 11, 10ch, starting 2nd ch from hook, ss in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts. Ss in next st from row 11] 8 times. Fasten off.

 

Making up
Using contrasting embroidery thread, make two French knots between 10th and 11th round, spaced apart, on either side of the two tentacles.

 

 

Directions reproduced with permission, from 75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine Life to Knit & Crochet. Courtesy of St. Martin’s Press, 2012.

 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

ch = chain dec = decrease
sc = single crochet ss = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)