Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Pattern: Octopus Finger Puppet

F hook
worsted weight yarn (I used cotton)
tapestry needle

Ch - Chain
Sl st - slip stitch
SC - Single Crochet
Inc - Single crochet 2 stitches into one
SC 2tog - Single crochet two stitches together

Round 1: SC 6 stitches into a magic ring. Pull tight (6)
Round 2: *SC, Inc* repeat 3 times to complete round (9)
Round 3: *SC, SC, Inc* repeat 3 times to complete round (12)
Round 4 and 5: SC in each stitch around (12)
Round 6: *SC, SC 2 tog* repeat 4 times to complete round (8)
Round 7: *SC into next stitch, ch 8, SC into second stitch from the hook and the remaining 6 stitches* repeat this 8 times to make the legs. Sl st into the first stitch of the first leg and fasten off.
Weave in ends and sew two eyes.


  1. Cute, cute, cute! Wishing you a happy week. :)

  2. I love this pattern. We're making a pile of them to give to kids undergoing chemo treatment. Thanks for this and the elephant patterns.

  3. I'm pretty new to crochet and I'm entirely sure I am just being dense but I cannot get round 7 correct. I am doing a SC in the next ST and then chaining 8 -- then this is where I go wrong... "SC into second stitch from the hook and the remaining 6 stitches* " -- I have the 8 chains which make a long but skinny tentacle (right?) then I'm turning a long rope of 8 into 4 when I single crochet into the 2nd stitch from the hook and then single crochet into the next 6 stitches? Is that right? Then shape that is making doesn't seem to be forming an octopus but I'm not sure cuz I'm so new at this.

  4. Ahh! Now I realize the SC are supposed to go in the chain stitches - making the long tentacle thicker and immediately starting the next one.

  5. Just what I was looking for! My little grandnephew (age 3) absolutely loves anything "octopus"! I've got to make him a few of these little guys! Thank you so much for sharing! ;)

  6. very cute finger puppets. Thanks for the free pattern!


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