Friday, April 1, 2011

Octopus Crochet Pattern at last...



Happy April Fools! Um, I wish I had thought of something tricky or clever for this post, but you see, I have been distracted.


IT. HAS. RISEN.

The octopus crochet pattern is here. I didn't sleep much last night, but it was totally worth it. I have wanted to release this for about four years... a sorta-realistic octopus with curly tendril-like arms.

Any weight of yarn can be used for this, it will just change the size of the creature. For an octopus with a large egg-sized head, I used chunky weight yarn, a G hook for the head and a J hook for the rest. Just make sure your smaller hook size is small enough to prevent holes in the fabric so the head stuffing doesn't come spilling out. No one likes to see that.


Please enjoy, and spread the cephalopod love!


Realistic Octopus crochet pattern PDF

$6

11 comments:

Meagan said...

This is so amazing! I am again in awe! Love it!

Crochet dude said...

How cute i thought my octopus use cute that i made over 2 years ago

Anonymous said...

I'm bit of a newbie. Do you think I'll be able to make this? Does it use any complex or super fancy stitching? I've got the basics, but I've not made anything like this before and OMFSM, clearly I need to!!

Leah said...

Hey Anonymous commenter, I think you could do it! The stitches in the pattern are single crochet and half-double crochet. If you can work in the round and flat, you can do it. There are pictures and people tell me it is very easy to follow--and you can always email me for help!

Matachupi said...

It´s so real!! I wish i could do those things...

Andrea Melo said...

Awesome!! Where can I get this pattern?

Andrea Melo said...

Awesome, where do I get this pattern?!

Andrea Melo said...

I love this octopus and want to make one for my brother! Any chance you have a pattern you can share with me? I'd really appreciate it! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for the octopus crochet pattern. I don't see a link for it. Is this a pattern you are selling?

Leah said...

To all those looking for the pattern, the "buy now" link is at the bottom of the post! Thanks for checking it out! -Leah

Anonymous said...

R'amen