Octavius the African Flower Octopus
From the deep dark depths of the oceans comes the lovable and sometimes hugs a little too tight, Octavius the African Flower Octopus.
This pattern for my African Flower Octopus is my fourth pattern. I have tried really hard to make it visually easy to follow, as well as written instructions. (Although I am a big visual fan, so my photos may say more.)
This pattern includes instructions for both long tentacles and short ones… it’s 16 legs for the price of 8 ;)
I would greatly appreciate it if you respected my pattern(s). It’s insane how much time, effort and hair pulling goes into each new creation and pattern.
Please do not sell, copy, post, share my patterns with friends, family or the monkey down the street. Please credit me as the designer and feel free to share your creations with me! I would love to see what you make!
Please note: downloadable PDF ONLY of the pattern instructions making your African flower Octopus…no hardcopy/finished item. The pattern is available only in English :)
I have tried really hard to correct all the error (grammar and instructional) as possible. I cannot tell you the exact amount of yarn to use. It is a great way to use up all your leftover yarn. I prefer to use 2.5mm hook and fingering/sock/sport/sometimes DK weight yarn.
Some important things to know when making your octopus…
1.First read the whole pattern through and have a good understanding of how your octopus is assembled.
2.It’s best if you know how to make the African flower motifs. I have tried really hard to describe the process in making them… but I am new to designing patterns, so I’m sure I missed something… hopefully I didn’t.
3.I use the “join as you go” method as described in Heidi Bears Designs. If you don’t know it or are not comfortable with that method, then I suggest sewing it together.
The octopus that has been crocheted for this pattern was made using sock weight/DK. Using this weight yarn will give you a octopus. approximately 37cm long, 21cm tall, 37cm wide.
Written in AMERICAN CROCHET TERMS
Crochet Hook 2.5mm
I like my stitches TIGHT. So adjust your hook to the weight of your yarn and to your skill level.
Polyester toy stuffing
Scissors, blunt end Needle used for sewing in ends and sewing fins on
Eyes (16mm plastic safety eyes or wire-looped eye buttons are my preferred).
NOTE BUTTON OR EYES CAN BE A SAFETY HAZARD FOR SMALL CHILDREN! If this toy is for a child, perhaps crochet eyes and sew them on. Still create eye sockets before embroidering the eyes on…this adds character to your creation.
Basic Crocheting Skills: Chain stitch (ch) , Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st), joining a chain to make a ring, joining in a new color yarn.
If you find an error or a step that doesn’t make sense, message me, and I will try to help you as best as I can.