Sometime last year I bought Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet which is full of cute amigurumi creations. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to make the baby octopus in the book. I used pink yarn and made a small red bow.

I did deviate from the pattern for the tentacles. The tentacles were supposed to be made in the round. I found that with such few stitches that my round wasn’t looking too clean. I instead made small square pieces sewing up the sides to create basically the same look. Fitting eight tentacles was a job. Next time I make one, I think I will do a round of backstitches so that I have a front loop to for tentacle attachment.

Next project from the book is the girl elephant which I hope to complete within a few days.