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CROCHET TOY OCTOPUS

by Jenny Brandis

This makes a hanging toy with spiral legs.

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REQUIREMENTS
8 ply yarn
3.00 crochet hook
small amount stuffing

HEAD
Start: ch 3, sl st together to form a small circle.
Row 1: ch 1, 8 dc into circle, sl st into 1st dc.
Row 2: ch 1, *1 dc into dc, 2 dc into dc (inc.1),* repeat from * to * until end. sl st into 1st dc.
Row 3: ch 1, dc into each dc. sl st into 1st dc.
Row 4: ch 1, **1 dc into each of the next two dc, inc.1**, repeat from ** to ** until end, sl st into 1st dc.
Row 5: ch 1, 1 dc into each dc, sl st into 1st dc.
Row 6: repeat row 4
Row 7: ch 1, 1 dc into each dc, sl st into 1st dc.
Row 8 & 9: repeat row 7 twice
Row 10: ch 1, **1 dc into each of the next two dc, dec 1**, repeat from ** to ** until end, sl st into 1st dc.
Row 11: ch 1, 1 dc into each dc, sl st into 1st dc.
Row 12: repeat row 10, Stuff firmly
Row 13: ch 1, **1 dc into dc, dec 1**, repeat from ** to ** until end, sl st into 1st dc.
Row 14: ch 1, dec every dc, sl st end.

LEGS, repeat 8 times.
Cast on 40 ch
Row 1: treble into 3rd chain from end, tr twice into same ch. #3 tr into next ch #, repeat from # to end. The trebles will cause the leg to twist into a spiral - that is what we want.

HAT
Ch 30, sl st into the 1st ch to form a large loop.
Ch 3, sl st into ring to form a small ring (tip of hat)
Row 1: ch 1, dc into sml ring 5 times.
Row 2: ch 1, 1dc, inc.1, to end, sl st into 1st dc.
Row 3 onward: repeat row 2 until it fits the head.
Next row: 3 treble into each stitch. end.

Stitch hat to head.
Sew on facial features.

VARIATIONS

1. Contrast dc could be added to the trebles on the hat.
2. Hair (wool) could be added at same time as the hat.
3. Add a bow tie
4. Contrast feet - last 6 ch in contrast and first 8 trebles also.

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