Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Quick and easy Christmas presents: Ornament Octupuses

What says Christmas more than a tree decorated with some creatures from the sea? Let me intruduce you to Jeremy:

He is maybe not the most cheerful type but he is loyal to his friends.


Now she might not remember your birthdays but boy is she the life of the party!

And Lucy:

She, unfortunately, has gone completely insane due to too many blows to the head during fights...

This is how you make them:

What kind of size hook you need is dependent on what kind of yarn you want to use. That in turn determines the size of the finished octupus (duh). Guage is - in other words - not so important.


Rnd 1: chain 2, sc 6 in the second st from the hook (6 sts)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in every st (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *sc 1 st, sc 2 in next st* around (18 sts)

Rnd 4-9: sc around (18 sts)

Rnd 10: *sc 1 st, sc2tog* around (12 sts) (Now will be a good time to stuff the octupus)

Rnd 11: *sc2tog* around

Pull yarn through to close and leave a tail long enough to fasten the tentacles with.


Make 4

ch 8 cut yarn and fasten.


Place the tentacles in a X-shape to the bottom of the octupus (thus forming 8 tentacles) and sew unto the body. I have used beads for the eyes and emroidery floss for the mouth.

Now go decorate that tree!

1 comment:

linn said...

Jag blivit inspirerad och virkat mig en liten bläckfisk. Dock har han inte fått något namn ännu...