This amigurumi octopus was inspired by my son because I thought he needed a baby toy. My baby boy is growing so fast and grabbing onto EVERYTHING! Like pulling the top of my shirt down more than I would prefer (soooo awkward). So I was thinking it was about time to introduce him to some toys. That is when I came up with the idea for an amigurumi octopus! All those tentacles would be fun for little fingers. Then I added a rattle to make it fun to wave around. And with the eyes and smile, I think it is adorable so that is fun for me! My three year old actually has played with it more than my 3 month old... he seems to think it is a type of throwing star.
Of course you don't need to add the rattle. It can be a fun softy for any age! I just like that added noise for my baby boy!
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HERE. It includes the pattern for the bow and the little suction cups on the tentacles, along with tips on amigurumi in general and how to get those cute eyelashes!
You will need:
- Main Color size 4 worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart with Love)
- Alternate Color size 4 worsted weight yarn
- size 4 (G) hook (I LOVE my Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set )
- Yarn Needle
- Rattle Noise Maker