Thursday, October 30, 2008

Crochet Squid

designed by Nicole Bilby

















This is my very first original amigurumi pattern! It is very simple and quick to make. It is the first pattern that I have shared so please let me kno
w if you find any mistakes.

This design is inspired by Hansi Singh's Squid-A-Licious pattern.

(This pattern is available for FREE for personal use only!)




(Note: this pattern is worked in the round in spirals, place marker in the last stitch of each round.)

Materials : Lion Brand MicroSpun, 4.00mm hook (blue)
Red Heart Worsted Weight, 6.00 mm hook (pink)

Gauge: There is no gauge for this project. Using a thicker yarn and a bigger hook, you can make a bigger squid.










Body:


Rnd 1: ch 2, 4 sc into 2nd ch fr hook, pm (4sc)
Rnd 2: *2sc* around (8sc)
Rnd 3: *sc* around
Rnd 4: *2sc in next st, sc in next st* around (12 sc)
Rnd 5: rpt rnd 3
Rnd 6: *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* around (16sc)
Rnd 7: rpt rnd 3
Rnd 8: *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts* around (20sc)
Rnd 9: rpt rnd 3
Rnd 10: *2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts* around (24sc)
Rnd 11: rpt rnd 3
Rnd 12: *2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts* around (28sc)
Rnd 13-17: rpt rnd 3
Rnd 18: *dec, sc in next 12 st* around (26sc)
Rnd 19: rpt rnd 3
Rnd 20: sc in next 6 sts, dec, sc in next 10 sts, dec, sc in next 6 sts (24sc)
Rnd 21: *dec, sc in next 4 sts* around (20sc)
Rnd 22: in BLO, *sc* around (20sc)
Rnd 23-26: rpt rnd 3
sl st in next st, fasten off, weave in loose ends.



Bottom of Body (this is what the legs will attach to):
Rnd 1: ch 2, 4sc into 2nd ch fr hook, pm (4sc)
Rnd2: *2sc* around (8sc)
Rnd 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next st* around (12sc)
Rnd 4: *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* around (16sc)
Rnd 5: *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts* around (20sc)
sl st in next st, fasten off, weave
in loose ends.








Long Tentacles (Make 2):

ch 31, sc in 2nd ch fr hook, sc to end of row (30 sc)
ch 1, sc into the side of the row, ch1, turn
2sc into first sc, ch 1, turn
2sc into eac
h of next to sts, ch1, turn
2sc in first st,
sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn
dec, sc in next 2 sts, dec, ch 1, turn
dec twice, ch 1, turn
dec, ch 1, sc into dec, fasten off.
weave in loose ends.
Legs (Make 8):
ch 21, sc in 2nd ch fr hook, sc across, fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Fins (Make 2):
Row 1: ch 7, sc in 2nd ch fr hook, sc across, ch1, turn (6sc)
Row 2: dec, sc in next 2 sc, dec, ch 1, turn (4sc)
Row 3: dec twice, ch 1, turn (2sc)
Row 4: dec, fasten off

Eyes (Contrasting Color, Make 2):
Rnd 1:
ch 2, 4sc into 2nd ch fr hook, pm (4sc)
Rnd 2: *2sc* around (8sc)
Rnd 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next st* around (12sc)
sl st in next st, fasten off, leav
e a long tail for sewing.

Assembly (Use photos as a guide for sewing):
Fold fins in half and sew to body.
Sew eyes to body.
Sew legs and tentacles to bottom.
Stuff body and sew bottom to body.

yay!







5 comments:

Marilin said...

Hi, I'm having some trouble figuring out your instructions for the large tentacles, the spade shape at the end. I'm trying to follow exactly what you've written but it doesn't isn't coming together like yours. Do you think you could post some pictures of this part?

Jenn said...

Thank you soooo very much for your wonderful pattern. I have been searching for a long time for a good pattern for squid. Thanks again...You made my day. :)

silverdragon0315 said...

Thanks for the pattern my friend is turning 19 tomorrow and she asked me to crochet her a squid for her birthday because they are her favorite sea creature however all the other patterns i found were very complicated and yours was...relatively simple and came out excellent looks very realistic except i think i made the eye to big but she will love it thanks for the pattern it was a wonderful find.

P said...

This is so adorable! Thank you for sharing the pattern! My friend will be super happy when he gets this!

Maileen Velazquez said...

I second Marilin's comment