Monday, December 9, 2013

Baby Cuttlefish

This pattern was drafted by request of my long time friend, Nick(he just started to crochet this year, and he's already gotten really good!  I'm so proud!).  He wanted to be able to make a key-chain sized cuttlefish, but was having some trouble drafting a pattern.  So, with out further babbling from me, here's the pattern!

Baby Cuttlefish
G hook
WW yarn in two colors
Tiny-ass Safety eyes, or fabric paint to make eyes

Main Body: (with first color)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring, or ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 4: *sc 1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (18)
Rnd 5-7: sc in each sc around (18)
Rnd 8: sc in the next 5 sc, in back(out-facing) loops only for the next 8 sc, (slip stitch, ch 5, slip stitch back up ch [4], slip stitch back into starting stitch), sc in the last 5 sc. (10 sc and 8 "arms")
Rnd 9: *sc, dec over the next 2 sc* repeat around, treating the front(in-facing) loops as a normal sc. (12) Add the saftey eyes if you're using them, and start stuffing.
Rnd 10: *dec over the next 2 sc* repeat around (6).  Finish stuffing, F/O, sew shut, weave in your end.

Fins: (with second color, join to main body just under 1st arm)
Quick note, this is a little tricky, but completely do-able.
Row 1: Working up the side of the cuttlefish *5 sc in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch*  Repeat *-* to other side of the cuttlefish(you should get 7 "scallops").
 Slip stitch to underside, behind 8th arm.  F/O and weave in your ends.  Paint on the face now if you're going that route.
Here's what your finished cuttlefish should look like(please pretend it has a face, I didn't have time to paint one on, lol).