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

Octopus tomato amigurumi

Octomato!!

Recently while scrolling through Tiktok (I love following other crocheters), I saw @medisweetscrafts challenged her viewers to combine an animal and a fruit into one amigurumi. Since I just finished another octopus eyeglass holder, and I’m eating lots of cherry tomatoes from my garden, the first thing that popped into my head was an octopus with a tomato head. Voila! Octomato!

octopus tomato amigurumi

 

Finished measures approximately 8 tall (including tentacles) by 3” wide.

 Materials:

Worsted weight yarn

1.5 oz. red

20 yards green

Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)

Safety eyes

Fiberfil

Directions:

BODY:

Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle). Sc 6 in second ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

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

Rnd 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnds 9-15: Sc in each st.

Rnd 16: *Dec, sc in next 6 sc,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 17: *Dec, sc in next 5 sc,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 18: *Dec, sc in next 4 sc,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 19: *Dec, sc in next 3 sc,* repeat around (24 sc).

Insert safety eyes at Rnd 11 approximately 5 sts apart. Stuff firmly.

Rnd 20: *Dec, sc in next 2 sc,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 21: *Dec, sc in next sc,* repeat around (12 sc). Finish stuffing.

Rnd 22: Dec around (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off red leaving 6” length for sewing. Gather outer lps of remaining 6 sts and pull tightly to close.

TENTACLES: (Make 8)

Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 20. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, 3 dc in each remaining ch. Sl st in last ch. Fasten off leaving 9” length for sewing.

LEAVES: (Make 9)

With green yarn, ch 4. Hdc in second ch from hook and next ch, In last ch work sc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch, sc. Hdc in last 2 lps on opposite side of starting ch.

Fasten off leaving 4” length for sewing.

Sew one leaf onto end of each tentacle and one onto top of head. Sew tentacles to bottom of body. Weave in all ends.

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