Friday, May 15, 2015

Mini Octo

I know I promised a while back to post a new octo pattern I was working on, and some how it just escaped my mind that I never actually uploaded it.   I am so sorry!!!

 The body of this guy is about 1/2 an inch, making it about 1 1/2 inches wide with its leggs splayed out around it.

So with some fingerling weight yarn (mine was actlly on the thin side) and a 2mm hook I made a cute small version of my popular octo pattern.

I have yet to add eyes because it was to tiny for the safety eyes I have on hand.  I have not got a chance to look for seed beads that may work with it.  Heck I might decide to go with just stitching some eyes on with crochet thread.

On to the pattern!!

1- MR sc 8 (8)
2- INC all (16)
3-5- sc all (16)
6-FLO, *dec, chain 12, dc 3 times in each chain st back up* repeat around ending with 8 legs.
7- BLO of round 6, dec all (8)

Stuff, for me it was less then a walnut sized amount of fluff.  Then using the LONG tail you left, weave it into the top of the stitchs and cinch the opening closed.

This patter does scale just as well with WW and a F hook but the resulting oct is closer to 1 inch in the body  3 inches wide counting the legs.  Yes its that short of a pattern only 7 rows

I will warn you working with the smaller hooks is not for everyone it is more tedious, so make sure you work in a well light area and stretch your hands between rows to prevent cramping.

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