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My little Anna has discovered “the color monster – a book of feelings” in school few days ago. She is in love with it and couldn’t stop talk about the colors of emotion. So, I decide to make these baby octopus for her to create and enjoy more stories about this topic. 

It will take you less than 1 hour to finish one octopus. You can use it as a keychain, a little friendly octopus on your desk, or create them in all colors of emotion as mine: red – angry, yellow – happy, green – calm, blue – sad, grey – scared and pink – love.

As always, at a small fee, you can also buy this pattern to receive a beautifully-formatted, and easy-to-read PDF file with photo references! Thank you for supporting Khuc Cay designs.

Let’s make this super fun and easy project and share with me with hashtag #Khuccay #Lespetitesmainsdekhuccay, or add a Ravelry project. 

Happy crocheting ♥

P/S: You are welcome to sell the finished products made from this pattern, provided that they are handmade by yourself in a limited number and please give credit to Khuc Cay.

If you like this pattern and would like to share it with everyone, please share the direct link to my blog post, do not repost or translate my patterns on your page without my permission. Thank you!


MATERIALS

Yarn :  Depends on your choice, I used DK weight yarn (140m/50gr) with different colors. Black thread.

Hook : Size 2.5 mm

Two 7mm safety eyes

Stuffing (polyfill, cotton wool, etc.), needle for sewing, scissors, pins

Pink blush for the cheeks

ABBREVIATIONS – US TERMS

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

inc – single crochet increase

dec – single crochet decrease

dc – double crochet

st– stitch/ stitches

sl st – slip stitch

rnd/ rnds – round/ rounds

NOTE 
If you like this pattern and would like to share it with everyone, please share the direct link to my blog post, DO NOT repost or translate my patterns on your page without my permission. Thank you!

When you need to decrease: make Invisible Decrease crochet stitches to have a better result.

The size of the octopus will vary, depending on the yarn used. If you use the same materials as me, the finished size is 5 cm (or 10 cm with the limbs).

LET’S START!

HEAD AND BODY (green – light shade)

Rnd 1: sc 8 into a magic ring [8]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [16]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 8 times [24]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 8 times [32]
Rnd 5: sc in each st around [32]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 8 times [40]

Rnds 7-13 (7 rnds): sc in each st around [40]
Rnd 14: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 8 times [32]

Rnd 15: sc in each st around [32]
If you use safety eyes, insert the eyes between rnds 11 & 12, 7 st apart.

Start stuffing the head firmly, adding more as you go.

Rnd 16: BLO, (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 8 times [24]

Rnd 17: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 8 times [16]

Rnd 18: dec 8 times [8]

Fasten off and close the remaining st.

LIMBS (green – light shade)

With head facing downwards, working in front loops of rnd 15, insert the crochet to the first st and take the green yarn.
Ch 17, starting in the 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch across until the end of ch (15 dc), skip 2 st on the rnd 15, sl st (we have done the first limb), * sl st, ch 17, ), starting in the 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch across until the end of ch (15 dc), skip 2 st on the rnd 15, sl st * repeat 7 times. At the end we have 8 limbs.

Fasten off, weaving in the ends.

TINY DOTS (green yarn – dark shade)

1st dot: sc 5 into a magic ring [5] Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
2nd dot: sc 6 into a magic ring [6] Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

3rd dot: sc 7 into a magic ring [7] Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew the dots on the head.
Using black thread, embroider the eyes, eyebrows etc. to create the emotion for each octopus.
(My colors: red – angry, yellow – happy, green – calm, blue – sad, grey – scared and pink – love).

Using the makeup blush, apply color for cheeks.

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