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Bubbles the Octopus

Bubbles is the giant octopus you didn’t know you needed in your life. Chunky yarn makes her cozy and durable — perfect the little ones in your life.

 

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 13.75” / [35 cm] x 27.5” / [70 cm]

Gauge: 10 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Super bulky weight yarnYarn: Hoooked Ribbon XL (100% Recycle Fibres; 131 yards [120 meters]/850 grams): Bay Mint (A, 1 skein), Yellow Pale (B, 1 skein), Ocean Sky (C, 1 skein), White Frosty (D, 1 skein) Phenomenal Black (E, 1 skein)

Hook: US size O/17 (12.0 mm)

Notions: Fiberfill, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Inc – Work 2 sts in same st.

Dec – Work next 2 sts tog

Bobble – Bobbles are essentially made by working 5 double crochets into the same stitch.

Pattern

Head

With A, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Make 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc 6 times. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (Inc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: (Inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: (Inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: (Inc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 7: (Inc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42 sts)

Rnd 8: (Inc in next st, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times. (48 sts)

Rnds 9-13: Sc in all 48 sts. (48 sts)

Rnd 14: (Dec, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times. (42 sts)

Rnd 15: (Dec, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 16: (Dec, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30 sts)

Rnds 17-18: Sc in all 30 sts. (30 sts)

Rnd 19: (Dec, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24 sts)

Rnds 20-21: Sc in all 24 sts. (24 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Belly

With B, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc 6 times. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (Inc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18 sts)

Fasten off.

Eyes

With D, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work 10 dc in magic ring. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc 12 times. (20 sts)

Fasten off.

Pupil

With E, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in magic ring. (8 sts)

Fasten off.

Tentacle (make 3 with A and 3 with B).

Note: Tentacles made with A, make the bobble st with B. Tentacles made with B, make the bobble st in C.

Work in rows.

Ch 8.

Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in all 7 sts, turn. (7 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in all 7 sts. (7 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, bobble in next st, sc in next 3 sts. (7 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, dec, sc in next 3 sts. (6 sts)

Rows 6-7: Ch 1, sc in all 6 sts. (6 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, bobble in next st, sc in next 2 sts. (6 sts)

Rows 9-11: Ch 1, sc in all 6 sts. (6 sts)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in next 2 st, bobble in next st, sc in next 3 sts. (6 sts)

Rows 13-15: Ch 1, sc in all 6 sts. (6 sts)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, bobble in next st, sc in next sts. (6 sts)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next sts. (5 sts)

Rows 18-19: Ch 1, sc in all 5 sts. (5 sts)

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in next st, bobble in next st, sc in next 3 sts. (5 sts)

Row 21: Ch 1, sc in next st, dec, sc in next 2 sts. (4 sts)

Rows 22-23: Ch 1, sc in all 4 sts. (4 sts)

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, bobble in next st, sc in next sts. (4 sts)

Row 25: Ch 1, sc in next st, dec, sc in next st. (3 sts)

Rows 26-27: Ch 1, sc in all 3 sts. (3 sts)

Row 28: Dec, sc in next st. (2 sts)

Row 29: Dec.

Fasten off.

Circles (make 6 with B, 4 with C, 2 with A)

Note: In the tentacles CA, glue or sew circles CC. In the tentacles CB, glue or sew 4 circles CC and 2 color circles CA.

On the front of the tentacles, make small circles to cover the back of the bobble st.

Make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Make 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew Circles onto Tentacles.

Sew Eyes on Head.

Sew Tentacles to Head from inside.

Sew Belly to Head.

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Comments
  • Hello I like this lovely giant octopus but what kind of fiberfill you use. Normal one used for Amigurumi or a special one that not go out through the stitch. Thank you, waiting for your reply.

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