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Octo-puss Cat Toy

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Octo-puss cat toy

Materials

Worsted weight yarn
Size G/6-4.25 mm crochet hook
Polyfill
Eyelash yarn (optional)
Black thread to embroider face (optional)

Instructions

Note: This pattern uses US crochet terms. US single crohet = UK double crochet and so on

Body is worked in one piece, starting in the center bottom.

Row 1–Using magic loop method, make a ring with 6 single crochet. Pull loop tight. All rows are worked in the round continuously, unless noted otherwise.

R2- Mark beginning of round, 2 sc in each stitch (12 sts)

R3 – sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat around (18 sts)

R4 – sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (24 sts)

R5 – sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (30 sts)

R6 – sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (36 sts)

R7 – sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (42 sts)

Ch 1, turn
Working in back loops only, [slst, sc, dc, sc] around. This makes the scallop edge around the bottom. Connect with a slst to first stitch.
Turn.

R8 — Working in the other side of that row, or the other loop of the stitches you just worked, sc in each stitch around. (42 sts)

R9 – sc around (42 sts)

R10 – sc in 4 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, repeat around (36 sts)
sc dec – insert hook in next sc, yo, pull up loop, insert hook in next sc, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all three loops on the hook*

R11 – sc around (36 sts)

R12 – sc in 3 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, repeat around (30 sts)

R13 – sc in 2 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, repeat around (24 sts)

R14 – sc in next st, sc dec in next 2 sts, repeat around (18 sts)

R15 – sc dec in next 2 sts, repeat around (12 sts)

Stuff the body firmly at this point.

R16 – sc dec in next 2 sts, repeat around (6 sts) Finish off.

Outer Tentacles With one strand of eyelash and worsted weight, connect to bottom of body with a slip stitch.

Ch 24 Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, repeat up the whole chain. Connect other side to body with another slst. Finish off. Pull ends up through body.

Work 5 more tentacles around body.

Inner Tentacles Using worsted weight only, connect yarn near the center of the bottom.

Ch 40 Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, repeat up the whole chain. Connect other side to body with another slst. Pull ends up through body. Make one more tentacle.

Ears Using magic loop, make 6 sc in ring. Pull loop up tight.

R1 – sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat once more (8 sts)

R2 – sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat once more (10 sts)

R3 – sc in each stitch around (10 sts)

Finish off. Sew to kitty head.

With black embroidery thread, give the octo-puss a cute little face!

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