Saturday, August 28, 2010
Squiddley! FREE Amigurumi Pattern
Inspired by Stitch London, and an indirect hint from my son Alex, I was inspired to try my own hand at a tiny and cute squid. Hence, here is Squiddley. He measures 6 inches from tip to tentacle-toes (his body is only 2 1/2 inches long). He is VERY easy to make and takes approximately 1 hour to craft. Wouldn't he be cute as part of a sea mobile or as a brooch (simply sew a safety pin on the back, fasten him to your sweater or blouse, and wear him to work--the comments will be unending!).
Here is the FREE pattern. Enjoy!
Squiddley the Amigurumi Squid
Supplies you need:
Worsted weight yarn in whatever color you want
Two 9 mm safety eyes
US "F" crochet hook (4 mm)
Stitches you need to know:
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Round 1. Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, set marker (6)
Round 2. Inc in each sc (12)
Round 3. (sc, inc) six times (18)
Round 4-15. Sc around (18)
Round 16. (sc, dec) six times (12). Sl st in next sc, bind off and weave in end.
Next, attach the eyes in the position shown in figure.
1. Make 2 chains four times the length of the body.
2. Make 2 chains six times the length of the body.
3. With a long piece of yarn, tie these all together in the middle, then fold in half.
4. Thread the yarn needle with the yarn you used to tie. Insert the needle up through the middle of the body until it comes out of the top of the head. Pull the tentacle bundle up until it can go no further. Make a few stitches at the top of the head to keep the bundle in place and bind off.
Squiddley is ready to swim! He is partial to azure oceans and enjoys a shrimp treat when they are available. Read to him, because squids, like octopi, are very smart. You'll be BFs 4-ever!
NOTE: This is my own original pattern. Please don't sell or distribute the pattern. If you want to share this pattern, please LINK TO THIS POST. Thanks for respecting copyright!