Amigurumi – Octave the octopus - crochet – tutorial
This tutorial explains how to make a crocheted octopus amigurumi. Octave never leaves his hat (however removable). His tentacles are twisted and are dotted with suction cups. This toy will please toddlers and older kids, and is a perfect birthday or Christmas gift.
The tutorial is of intermediate/advanced level. Knowledge of the magic ring, chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet stitch, half double crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, increase and decrease is necessary to make the toy.
The character presented here was made with 4.0mm yarns of navy blue and light blue color for the body, as well as white color for the head. It is about 25 cm in height and 40 cm wide.
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- tutorial for crochet amigurumi
- pictures included
- tutorial of intermediate/advanced level
- completion time is about 24 hours
Materials you need at home:
- wool or cotton (4 mm): 1 ball of light blue color, 1 ball of navy blue color, 1 small ball of white color
- a pair of 12 mm safety eyes
- synthetic stuffing
- 3.75 mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle
I am serial crocheter and an enthusiastic amigurumi designer; my home is full of yarns and amigurumis… I learned to knit and crochet with my grandma when I was a little girl. I discovered the amigurumi world a couple of years ago: looking for hand-made and home-made personalized gifts for the babies of my friends. I bought a lot of books and tons of yarns, and crocheted different tribes of amigurumis. Later on, when I became myself mother, I began to create my own amigurumis. I am always amazed to see a ball of yarn turn into a soft stuffed animal brought to life by children’s imagination. My biggest sources of inspiration are my two daughters. They like so much to imagine new stories with their stuffed animals and often challenge me to create new ones.