This mini squid is the third addition to my mini tentacle friends group! Over the last few weeks I released a mini octopus crochet pattern and a mini jellyfish crochet pattern that were the first two patterns in this mini sea creature series.

This little guy is also a NO SEW pattern, just like the jellyfish and octopus! Although I made my jellyfish using a different chunky yarn than the other two sea creatures, there should be enough yarn in one skein of chunky yarn to make all three tentacle friends if you want!

I hope you all enjoy this newest crochet pattern!

Supplies:

Yarn:   1 Skein of any chunky yarn of your choice! I do recommend using a weight 6 yarn if you want it to be about the same size as the one in the picture.

(For those of you curious, I used Loops and Threads Sweet Snuggles Coral/Pink Multi yarn, which is unfortunately discontinued at the moment.)

Crochet Hook:  Size G

Stitch Markers

Scissors

Fiberfill

Safety Eyes

Abbreviations:

R = row

mc = magic circle

ch = chain

st/sts = stitch/stitches

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

inc = 2 sc in same stitch

dec = sc the next 2 stitches together

x# = repeat st the number of times noted (ex. x2=twice, x3=three times)

()* = repeat inside all the way around

Pattern

Head/Body:

R1: 6 sc in mc

R2: (2 sc, inc)*

R3: (3 sc, inc)*

R4: (4 sc, inc)*

R5: (5 sc, inc)*

R6: (6 sc, inc)*

R7: (7 sc, inc)*

R8: (8 sc, inc)* (Place st marker on this row-it will make it easier to join later to create the head cap)

R9: (8 sc, inc x2)*

R10: (11 sc, inc)*

R11: (12 sc, inc)*

R12: (12 sc, inc x2)*

R13: (10 sc, dec x3)*

R14: (9 sc, dec x2)*

Stuff with fiberfill and insert safety eyes.

R15: (dec)*

DO NOT finish off. Continue to tentacles.

Tentacles

  1. Ch 23
  2. “Hand”: dc in 3rd ch from hook, trc in same ch, reverse sc into trc just made, dc in same ch, ch3, sl st into same ch
  3. Sc down ch, sl st into starting st
  4. While holding the two edges of the bottom of the squid together, sl st in next st and the st across the opening (this is how you will work the tentacles while also closing the squids bottom to avoid sewing!)
  5. Ch 23, sl st in second ch, sl st down ch
  6. While holding the two edges of the bottom of the squid together, sl st in next st and the st across the opening
  7. Repeat #5 & #6 three times (to create a total of 4 middle tentacles)
  8. Repeat #1-#3 (to create second “hand” tentacle)

Finish off.

Head Cap

Join yarn to R8 using sl st, ch 1

R1: dc x4, sc x3, now working own the other side of the squid, sc x3, dc x4, ch 1, sl st, turn

R2: ch 2, dc x3, sc x4, now working own the other side of the squid, sc x4, dc x 3, ch 2, sl st

Finish off.

FINISHED!

I hope you had fun making this mini squid! Go check out the other two tentacle friends if you haven’t yet!

Mini Jellyfish & Mini Octopus

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