Yr Octopuws Amrylyw – Crochet

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A Crochet Project

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With my little great nephew having his 1st birthday this month, I wanted to craft him something. Something unique.  So I decided to crochet him a multicoloured octopus – The Multicoloured Octopurple.  I also made up a little poem about the octopus and did a recording of me reading it.

What I Did

This was made using up a variety of part rolls of different coloured yans I had left over from other projects.

I didn’t have a pattern to work from. Just made it up, increasing and decreasing as I felt like, as I went along.

I crocheted the 8 arms separetely, and when I got to the place I wanted to attach them I stuffed the octopus and then crocheted the arms in one by one, picking up a stich from the octopus body and from the arm, and working as if they were one stitch to make sure the arms were a part of the make and not something sewn on that could be pulled apart.  I then continued shaping inwards under the belly.  The eyes were also crocheted and attached well. The mouth was stitched on.

Mam was giving a towel as a gift, so we got a plastic plant pot in the shape of a cauldron, put the towel in the bottom and put the octopus on top. Then messaged his mother a link to the poem being read, as well as putting a paper copy in the cauldron under the towel.

It is in Welsh, and definately not of the best quality, but you can see it here if you want to.

Finished Items



I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.


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