Hello!!! I wanted to share my Takochu Amigurumi Key Chain pattern as well as show you guys how it will come together!~
Step 1: Get Your Supplies
You're going to need the following to complete this pattern!~
D Hook (3.25mm)
Yarn (in your choice of color)
8mm Safety Eyes w/ Backings
2 Pairs of Pliers
1 Split Ring (mine is heart shaped)
1 Heavy Gauge Jump Ring
1 Regular sized 10mm Jump Ring
1 Swivel Connector (or a small bit of chain)
Scissors (not pictured)
Hot Glue Gun
Step 2: Make the Mouth!
First we're going to make the mouth. You want to make all the body parts first before you start on the actual body.
Here is the instructions for the mouth:
Magic circle, 10 sc. Finish off, do NOT close the mouth all the way.
Tie your two tails together and set aside for later.
Step 3: The Legs!!!
Now for the legs!~
R1: Magic Circle, 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 sc in each sc (12)
R3: /3 dc in first sc, slst in second sc/ Repeat 6 times
Weave your outer tail into the center a bit and tie your two tails together and set aside for later.
Step 4: The Main Event!!!!
Follow this pattern to get your body:
- Repeat what's in between the slashes (//)
R1: Magic Circle 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 sc in each sc (12)
R3: /2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next sc/ (18)
R4: /2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next two sc/ (24)
R5-7: 1 sc in each sc (24)
R8: /dec 1, 1 sc in next two sc/ (18)
R9: /dec 1, 1 sec in next sc/ (12)
Carefully insert your safety eyes roughly 8-10 sc apart between rows 7 and 8.
R10: dec all the way around (6)
Step 5: It's Alive!!!!
Assemble your bits!!!~
Bring your amigurimi to life by hot gluing the tentacles on first then the mouth between the eyes.
Step 6: The Hardware
Now that your kissing octopus is finally assembled it is time to ready the hardware!
Grab your split right, heavy gauge and regular jump ring as well as either your swivel connector or you small bit of chain and lastly your two pliers.
Always use two pairs of pliers when opening and closing jump rings so as not to hurt yourself OR ruin the jump ring.
Hook everything together, the heavy gauge jump ring will connect the split ring and the swivel connector. The 10mm jump ring will go around the magic circle of the amigurumi and connect to the other end of the swivel connector.
After you have closed the 10mm jump ring spin it so that the joint of the ring is on the inside of the amigurumi.
Step 7: FINISHED!
And now your finished! Take your little guy everywhere with you and give lots of people octopus kisses!!! XD
Step 8: Contact Me!!!~
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