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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

YouTube tutorial now available

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.

What Do You Get When You Cross an Octopus with a Tomato? Octomato!

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                                                                         Zoo Blog Hop Day 19 – Monkeys

Zoo Blog Hop Day 20 – Eagles                                                                         Zoo Blog Hop Day 21 – Giraffes

Zoo Blog Hop Day 22 – Zebra                                                                          Zoo Blog Hop Day 23 – Sheep

Zoo Blog Hop Day 24 – Elephants                                                                 Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

Zoo Blog Hop Day 26 – Cows                                                                           Zoo Blog Hop Day 27 – Platypus

Zoo Blog Hop Day 28 – Mouse                                                                        Zoo Blog Hop Day 29 – Fox

Final Day of Zoo Blog Hop – Birds

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

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