Henry the Hexapus by Jessie Ksanznak

Henry the Hexapus

December 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches
in single crochet
5.5 mm (I)
30 - 40 yards (27 - 37 m)
4 inches (10 cm)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

While visiting a friend in NYC earlier this year, she showed me a cute amigurumi octopus named Chutney. I tried, unsuccessfully to steal him from her by hiding him in my luggage. When I returned to Singapore, I decided to make my own cute octopus using some scrap yarn that my friend had given me. My octopus had similar construction to hers except I added my signature “backdoor bumhole” to his underside. AND…

As I was using scrap yarn, as luck would have it—I ran out of yarn and now my octopus is a HEXAPUS.

I googled the word hexapus and found that there really is one in
Blackpool, England.

Here is a link to the telegraph article about the original Henry.

This pattern could easily be modified for different yarns/ gauges or sizes of hexapus. You can also add more legs and make it an octopus.

Please note this pattern includes instructions for SEWN on legs. If you prefer to incorporate the legs into the body construction, please see Henry’s Cousin for a full photo tutorial and instructions.