Posted on 25 Comments

National Zoo & Aquarium Month Blog Hop, Day 1 World Reef Awareness Day

Fish crochet patterns

National zoo month crochet

 

June is going to be amazing! Join me every day this month for free animal patterns – 16 indie designers offering over 80 patterns for your summer crochet pleasure. Each day will feature at least one free (and up to 8) animal crochet pattern. Thanks to all these talented designers for joining me this month.

https://youtu.be/gEhfBrIQQm4

Since June 1 is National Reef Awareness Day, we’re starting off with animals that would inhabit a coral reef.

Fish crochet patterns

 

Clarence Clownfish from Crochet Wizzard

Fish Amigurumi from Loops and Love Crochet

Fish Towel from My Fingers Fly    Fish towel

Octopus Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn:

3.5 oz. MC

0.5 oz. CC

12 yards yellow

1 yard black

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfill

  

Directions:

HEAD:

Rnd 1: With MC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (60 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in each of next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (66 sc).

Rnds 12-15: Sc in each st.

Rnd 16: *Dec, sc in next 9 sts,* repeat around (60 sc).

Rnds 17-20: Sc in each st.

Rnd 21: *Dec, sc in next 8 sts,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnds 22-25: Sc in each st.

Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 7 sts,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnds 27-30: Sc in each st.

Tentacles:

Row 1: Sc in next 6 sts.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 4 sts (5 sc).

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 7: Dec, sc in next 3 sts (4 sc).

Rows 8-9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 2 sts (3 sc).

Rows 11-12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in last st (2 sc).

Rows 14-15: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 15: Dec (1 sc). Fasten off MC.

*Return to Rnd 30 of octopus body and attach MC yarn. Repeat Rows 1-14.* Repeat 6 times (8 tentacles).

BOTTOM:

Rnd 1: With CC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Repeat tentacles 8 times.

Pin tentacle bottoms to tentacle tops.

Attach MC yarn between 2 tentacles, *sc through both layers down the side of the tentacle, work 2 sc in tip, then sc up the other side, sl st in body between 2 tentacles,* repeat for each tentacle. Begin stuffing body after 4 tentacles are complete, and continue stuffing as you go.

Fold up 1 tentacle on each side and sew to Rnd 20 of body to create a spot for the frame of the eyeglasses to sit.

EYES:

Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: Sc in each st.

Rnd 5: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 6: Repeat round (6 sc). Stuff and close Rnd 6.

Use black yarn with straight st to make pupil across eyeball.

Rnd 1: With MC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnds 4-12: Sc in each st.

Rnd 13: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 14: Repeat round (6 sc). Stuff and close Rnd 14. Fold eyelid inside itself and sew Rnd 1 to Rnd 14. Insert eyeball and sew in place. Sew eyes to front of octopus just above the tentacles.

Pattern PDF is available at https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/crochet-eyeglass-holder-pattern-octopus-amigurumi-octopus-crochet-pattern

Want even more animals to crochet? A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook is 50% off for the month of June.

More Eyeglass Holders

Koala

Lamb

Owl Eyeglass Holder

Poodle

Eyeglass Holder Crochet Patterns Ebook

Stay tuned all month long for new animal designs.

June 2 – Zoo Blog Hop Day 2 – Owl Crochet Patterns

June 3 – Zoo Blog Hop Day 3 – Bat Crochet Patterns

June 4 – Zoo Blog Hop Day 4 – National Hug Your Cat Day

June 5 – Bear Crochet Patterns

June 6 – Butterfly Crochet Patterns

June 7 – Axolotl Crochet Patterns

June 8 – World Oceans Day – 4 Whales and 4 Turtles

June 9 – Koala Crochet Patterns

June 10 – Lions

June 11 – 4 Cuddly Penguins

June 12 – Jack the Sloth

June 13 – Mystical, Magical Unicorns!

June 14 – Alligators

June 15 – Bunnies!

June 16 – Deer and Moose

Zoo Blog Hop Day 17 – Seahorse

Zoo Blog Hop Day 18 – Beaver

Flower Round-up

If you’re a lover of flowers as well as crochet, Jo’s Crafty Hook is hosting a flower crochet blog hop from June 1-15.  Visit her blog daily for all the new designs. This flower bunting will liven up your summer home decor. https://joscraftyhook.com/

More to come in June

June 5-9:  Nature Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Bundle from Anvi’s Granny

June 14-18:  Summer Crochet Pattern Bundle from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Affiliate Links:

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Thanks for helping support my crochet blog. 

Lion Brand Yarn

25 thoughts on “National Zoo & Aquarium Month Blog Hop, Day 1 World Reef Awareness Day

  1. […] Octopus Eyeglass Holder from My Fingers Fly  […]

  2. […] National Zoo & Aquarium Month Blog Hop, Day 1 World Reef Awareness Day […]

  3. […] Don’t forget to visit the June 1 posting to get four free fish patterns.  Day 1 World Reef Awareness Day […]

  4. […] THIS POST FOR MORE INFORMATION – but, I will be updating this post daily – or at least every few days if I am away […]

  5. […] National Zoo & Aquarium Month Blog Hop, Day 1 World Reef Awareness Day […]

  6. […] National Zoo & Aquarium Month 2021 Blog Hop […]

  7. […] Day 1 on My Fingers Fly: Reef Awareness Day Day 2: Owls Day 3: Bats Day 4: Cats Day 5: Polar Bears Day 6: Butterflies Day 7: Axolotl Day 8: World Ocean’s Day Day 9: Koalas Day 10: Lions […]

  8. […] World Reef Awareness Day […]

  9. […] Day 1 on My Fingers Fly: Reef Awareness Day Day 2: Owls Day 3: Bats Day 4: Cats Day 5: Polar Bears Day 6: Butterflies Day 7: Axolotl Day 8: World Ocean’s Day Day 9: Koalas Day 10: Lions Day 11: Penguins Day 12: Sloth […]

  10. […] World Reef Awareness Day […]

  11. […] as part of the Zoo animal blog hop, the written pattern & chart for the bunnies is FREE on Ravelry on June 15th and 16th using […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.