Thursday, 24 February 2011

Octonauts - Kwazii Crochet Pattern




 This pattern does assume a basic understanding of how to crochet and does use a few different stitches.

You will need:
Orange wool
Dark blue wool
Med. Blue wool
Beige wool
Black wool
Pink wool
Crochet needle (suitable for your wool thickness)
Wool needle
Black felt
White embroidery thread
Embroidery needle
Stuffing

Abbreviations:
sc - single crochet
*    * - repeat steps to the end of the row
dec – decrease
sl st – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
tc – triple crochet

Head – orange yarn
1. Magic Ring 6 – sc   (6)
2. 2 sc in each stitch   (12)
3. *2 sc then sc in next stitch*   (18)
4. *2 sc then sc in next 2 stitches*   (24)
5. *2sc then sc in next 3 stitches*   (30)
6. *2sc then sc in next 4 stitches*   (36)
7-12. sc in every stitch   (36)
13. *dec 2 then sc in next 4 stitches*   (30)
14. *dec 2 then sc in next 3 stitches*   (24)
15. *dec 2 then sc in next 2 stitches*    (18)
16. *dec 2 then sc in next stitch*   (12)
17. Stuff head quite firmly
18. *dec 2 *   sl st (6)
19. close

Ears - orange yarn
1. Chain 4
2. sc in 2nd chain from end
3. dc
4. tc – sl st to finish, leave a nice long tail to attach it to the head

Hat – med.blue yarn
1. Magic Ring 5    (5)
2. 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc  (8)
3. *sc*   (8)
4. *2sc*  (16)
5. *sc*   (16)
TURN
6. In outer loop only *2sc, sc in the next 3 stitches*   (20)
7. *sc* - sl st to finish
6. Using dark blue yarn embroider stripe around the bottom
8. Stuff lightly, shape and attach to head

Body – orange and med. blue yarn
1. Using blue magic ring 6   (6)
2. sc in each stitch   (12)
3. *2 sc then sc in next stitch*   (18)
4. *sc*   (18)
5-13. switch to orange *sc*   (18)
14. *dec 2 then sc in next stitch*   (12)
15. Stuff body quite firmly
16. *dec 2 *   sl st to finish (6)
17.  Attach to head with blue at the top (this is his collar)

Tummy – beige
1. ch 6 – turn sc
2. ch 1 – sc along other edge
3-8. repeat steps 1-2, sl st
9. sew on to front of body

Arms – orange
1. Magic ring 4   (4)
2. *2 sc then sc in next stitch*   (6)
3-6. *sc*   (6)
7. *2 sc then sc in next stitch*    (9)
8. Stuff very lightly, I found using the tails of yarn was enough
9. *sc*   (9)
10. *dec 2* sl st to finish
11. Attach to body where the ‘collar’ ends

Legs – 0range
1. Magic ring 4   (4)
2. *2 sc then sc in next stitch*   (6)
3-6. *sc*   (6)
7. Change to med blue for the boots, sc   (6)
8. sc, sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc, sc   (8)
9-10. sc   (8)
11. Stuff very lightly
12. dec, sc, dec, sc, dec – sl st close(6)
13. attach to body with ‘toes’ pointing forwards

Nose – beige
1. chain 6
2. sc in 2nd chain from end
3. dc, sc, dc, sc – sl st
4. Sew on to face with the flat edge as the top of the ‘nose’
5. Using pink wool embroider a little nose in the middle at the top

Eyes
Cut 1 circle out of black felt, embroider white pupil with embroidery thread in the right corner, sew on to right side of head

Tail – orange
1. Chain 16 - turn
2. sc, slst and attach to the body

Eye patch - black
1. chain 35 (although wrap it around the head to check)
2. In second loop from end sc
3. dc
4. sc
5. sl st and sew all in place

6 comments:

  1. Absolutely brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing

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  2. Hi,

    I'd love to make this octanaut! Can you tell me if your stitches are in English or US standard?

    Thanks!

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  3. Hiya, it's US standard (even though I live in the UK, but I learned to crochet via YouTube so know the US way!) Emma x

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  4. This is awesome! My two-year old has a crush on Kwazii and her brain about melted when she saw this. Can't wait to make 'im and really make her day - Thank you THANK YOU!!!!

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    1. so glad, I made them for my son to play with and he loved them xxx

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