Introduction: Crochet Octo-Ninja
This is a very simple pattern for a crochet octopus ninja (octo-ninja) originally made for my brother a while ago since he was bothering me with his ninja love. This project only requires the basic amigurumi stitches and materials.
- Yarn in preferred color (Red Heart, worsted weight is recommended)
- 8mm Safety Eyes (use black felt instead if you want)
- White Felt
- Crochet Hook (sizes F and G are the most common choices)
- Polyester Stuffing
- Yarn Needle
- Placeholder (optional/recommended) (I use bobby pins)
Abbreviations and Used Stitches:
(check YouTube for additional help)
Sc: Single Crochet
Mc: Magic Circle
Note: *...* means repeat it until the end of the round
Note: (#) is the number of stitches you should have for that round
Step 1: Making the Head/Body
Sc in mc (6)
*inc* around (12)
*sc 1, inc* around (18)
*sc 2, inc* around (24)
*sc 3, inc* around (30)
*sc 4, inc* around (36)
*sc 5, inc* around (42)
Sc around (42) for 5 rows
*sc 5, dec* around (36)
*sc 4, dec* around (30)
*sc 3, dec* around (24)
*sc 2, dec* around (18)
Stuff lightly to see how it will look
Cut white felt into a rectangle with rounded edges
Cut small slits in the felt for the safety eyes to go through
Take stuffing out to more easily fasten safety eyes on the inside
*sc 1, dec* around (12)
*dec* around (6)
Bind off and sew in ends
Step 2: Making the "Legs"
Sc 4 in magic circle (4)
*inc* around (8)
*sc 1, inc* around (12)
*sc2, inc* around (16)
*sc* around (16) for two rounds
*sc 2, dec* around (12)
*sc 1, dec* around (8)
Stuff and bind off
Decide where you want the 8 legs to be then sew onto body
This can be a useful desk companion since it is small and since it is made of yarn, you can stick stuff into it too, like small pens or needles.
A cute idea can be to make a little top hat for it... actually, I think I will do that with mine.
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Please be positive and constructive.