Takochu (Octopus) Pattern

These takochus are not only fun to say, they’re fun to make! They are so easily customizable, and each one has it’s own personality.

This is also a really good pattern to use up small scraps of yarn that are too small for larger projects šŸ™‚


Takochu Pattern

Materials:

  • 1 yarn color for the body and tentacles
  • 1 contrasting yarn color for the mouth
  • Stuffing
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • Hook size – G & E hooks (1 larger and 1 smaller)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)
  • Fabric paint (optional)

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Inc = increase
  • Dec = decrease
  • Sl = slip stitch
  • * = repeat around

Body:

  • Using the G hook & in the yarn color of your choice…
    • R1: Sc 8 in MC (8)
    • R2: Inc * (16)
    • R3: Sc 1, inc * (24)
    • R4: Sc around (24)
    • R5: Sc around (24)
    • R6: Sc around (24)
    • R7: Sc around (24)
    • R8: Sc 1, dec * (16)
  • Place the 8mm safety eyes between rounds 5 & 6, about 5 stitches apart – stuff!
    • R9: Dec * (8)
  • Finish off with a sl stitch – leave a tail to sew the opening closed

Tentacles:

  • Using the E hook & in the yarn color of your choice…
    • R1: Sc 8 in MC (8)
    • R2: Dc 4 in the next stitch, sl in next * (You should end up with 4 “shells” or “tentacles”)
  • Finish off – you can either leave a tail to sew on, or cut it short and hot glue it to the body

Mouth:

  • Using the E hook & in the contrasting color…
    • Ch 6, use a slip stitch to join the first and last stitches together, creating a circle
  • Finish off – you can either leave a tail to sew on, or cut it short and hot glue it to the body

Details:

  • You can use fabric paint to create different faces! >.<
  • Hot glue can be used to attach the pieces together – personally I find this easier (and faster) than sewing the pieces together

These takochu are super customizable, so mixing up the colors in all different combinations is super fun!

If you use this pattern and post the result on Instagram, please tag me @tokyodragon.crochet (you can also post it in the comments here)! I would love to see what you all make šŸ˜€

If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to leave a comment!

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