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Crochet Octopus for preemie baby free pattern

Ollie the Octopus

Free crochet octopus pattern

Crochet Preemie Octopus Pattern

Ollie the Octopus 

Happy hooking!

Requirements

Please use new yarn.

While we appreciate that individuals have different abilities and as these are gifts for babies and families who have gone through so much, we would appreciate a high quality of crochet and sewing up. 

All sewing MUST be fastened securely.

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Where to donate your crochet octopus

Please ONLY donate if you have used our free crochet patterns and adhere to our requirements. Please enclose with your package your name, email address and/or home address with the quantity made. This will allow us to contact you with our thanks:

 

Simpsons Special Care Babies

PO Box 12258

North West DO

Comely Bank Road

Edinburgh

EH4 1YB

Thank You

Crochet Ollie the Octopus

Making your crochet octopus

 

Stitches & Abbreviations - UK crochet terms

ch - chain 

slst - slip stitch

dc - double crochet

htr - half treble


tr - treble

scdec3 - single crochet next 3st together to form decrease

RS - right side of work

WS 
- wrong side of work

st - stitch

Making

Using DK yarn and a 3mm crochet hook (or hook size to give a nice, close finish). Work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker as follows:

 

Rl: 6 dc into magic loop (6st)

R2: 2 dc in each stitch around (12st)

R3: *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around (18st)

R4: *1 dc in next 2st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around (24st)

RS: *1 dc in next 3st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around (30st)

R6: *1 dc in next 4st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around (36st)

R7-14: Work 1 dc in each st around (36st)

R15: *1 dc in next 4st, dc2tog. Repeat from * around (30st)

R16: 1 dc in each st around (30st)

R17: *1 dc in next 3st, dc2tog. Repeat from * around (24st)

R18: 1 dc in each st around (24st)

R19: *1 dc in next 2st, dc2tog. Repeat from * around (18st)

R20: 1 dc in next 7st, dc2tog. Repeat once (16st)

 

Tentacles (make 8)

Chain 45. Work 2 dc into 2nd chain from hook, 3 dc in next chain. Work back along the chains to the body working 2 dc and 3 dc in each chain alternately. This gives a nice curly tentacle. Ss into each of next 2 st.

Repeat around bottom of body to make a total of 8 tentacles. Fasten off.

 

Bottom

Rl: 6 dc into magic loop (6st)

R2: 2 dc in each stitch around (12st)

R3: *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around (18st). Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

To Finish

Stuff the head with fibrefill. Be careful not to overfill. It should be 'firmly squishy'

Sew bottom to body and weave in ends.

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