Sorry for the lack of post last week, I managed to break my ankle and have been a bit laid up with it. I am back this week with this super cute amigurumi crochet octopus toy! This pattern is by The Woolly Kraken, and is such fun to make.
I’d been following Nicole on Instagram and when I saw this little cutie pop up in her feed. It was love at first sight and I had to buy the pattern. After putting it to one side until I was able to find safety eyes in Australia, This week I was able to give it a go. The pattern calls for 4 ply wool, which I didn’t have, but I did have some lovely multi-colour chunky yarn that I’d picked up from Lincraft so decided I’d give it a go with that instead.
I am so happy with how he turned out, though I think I need to work on my smile sewing skills, lol! It’s hard to tell from this picture but he actually turned out quite a lot larger than the pattern intended because of the chunky yarn and 5mm hook. To give you a bit of perspective I took a few more pictures of me holding him!
Even though he is a little larger than intended, I love him! Suitable for Beginner to Intermediate crocheters, this pattern is easy to follow. If you have some experience crocheting in the round or with amigurumi it will help you!
I hope you give this cute little guy (or girl) a go, let me know how you go. I’d also love you to follow me on my socials: Insta, FB, Pinterest and BlogLovin.
Recently it was my friend Alicia’s birthday, and she absolutely loves turtles, so I set out to hunt through Pinterest to see what sort of turtle patterns I could find.
I stumbled upon a few crocheted turtle amigurumi that were really cute, but there was one in particular that kept catching my eye. I Pinned a few, planning on revisiting them the next day, but next thing I knew, Alicia had liked them – Whoops! Turns out that I hadn’t added them to the secret board as planned, but at least I had the reassurance that she’d like it!
The image in this pin was just too cute to resist, so I clicked through and purchased the pattern from LuvlyGurumi’s Etsy shop.
I’ve been crocheting for just over a year, and this is my second amigurumi that I’ve attempted, but the pattern was very clearly written and easy to follow. It is written in US crochet terms, and I found a fantastic tutorial for Invisible Decrease in Amigurumi, a technique that I needed for this project but I’ll be using again in the future. The left-handed version can also be found on her YouTube channel.
This cute little turtle even comes out of its shell, and while I have changed up the colours a little, I am very happy with how it turned out.
This turtle was very well received by the birthday girl, who luckily hadn’t paid attention to whose pin she was liking, so it was still a surprise!
Perhaps my little turtle will inspire you to make your own, I know I look forward to purchasing some more of LuvlyGurumi’s patterns!