Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's a Polyp...really.

THIS is what happens when I procrastinate:


Okay, I used regular red heart worsted weight scrap yarn and an F hook. 
This is amigurumi style so count around in a spiral and don't ss join your rows together. I also used safety eyes, which I got in a swap and am now IN LOVE with. You can do whatever you like for embellishments etc. 

ss slip stitch
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
hdc half double crochet
f/o finish off

round 1- do six single crochet in a magic ring
round 2- 2sc in each sc (12)
round 3- 1 sc in first sc then 2sc in next sc around (18)
round 4- 1 sc in first 2 sc then 2sc in next sc around (24)
round 5- 1sc in first 3 sc then 2sc in next sc around (30)
round 6- 1sc in first 4 sc then 2sc in next sc around (36)
round 7 working in back loops only 1sc in each sc around (36)
round 8-16 (both loops) 1sc in each sc around (36)
(I attached my eyes between row 10 and 11)

make bottom exactly as rounds 1-6 and then F/O

hold flat bottom to bottom edge of body. with complimentary color join with a ss. 
working in one loop from each part do:
hdc, 3 dc, hdc, ss, all the way around. 
stuff before you get too far! 
If you want the wavy bits to be bigger, go around again in the same pattern. 
F/O and weave in tail. 

chain 11 
3 hdc in second chain from hook
3hdc in each chain to end of chain
attach to top of moster head. 

Aside from colors and size of hook, you can pretty much do anything with this one. More curlies on the head, arms, fins, flippers.... go crazy!