About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
10h00

Giant Squid
Giant crochet squid for the sea creature enthusiast!

Posted by popsdemilk Published See popsdemilk's 11 projects »
Tags

Downloads
  • 87407_2F2014-05-21-195649-Giant+Squid+Pattern.pdf 712 KB [ Download ]
PrintEmbed
  • Step 1

    Body

    With main colour choice of yarn. Starting from the top. Rnd 1: start 6 sc in magic ring.
    Or
    Ch 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook.
    Rnd 2: inc in each st (12 sts).
    Stitch Guide
    Ch – chain
    Sc – single crochet Inc – increase
    Dec - decrease
    Rnds 3-5: sc in each st.
    Rnd 6: inc, sc in next 3 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 3 sts, inc, sc in last st (16 sts).
    Rnds 7-9: sc in each st.
    Rnd 10: inc, sc in next 5 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 5 sts, inc, sc in last st (20 sts).
    Rnd 11: sc in each st.
    Rnd 12: inc, sc in next 7 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 7 sts, inc, sc in last st (24 sts).
    Rnd 13: sc in each st.
    Rnd 14: inc, sc in next 9 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 9 sts, inc, sc in last st (28 sts).
    Rnd 15: sc in each st.
    Rnd 16: inc, sc in next 11 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 11 sts, inc, sc in last st (32 sts). Rnd 17: sc in each st.
    Rnd 18: inc, sc in next 13 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 13 sts, inc, sc in last st (36 sts). Rnd 19: sc in each st.
    Rnd 20: inc, sc in next 15 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 15 sts, inc, sc in last st (40 sts). Rnd 21: sc in each st.
    Rnd 22: inc, sc in next 17 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 17 sts, inc, sc in last st (44 sts). Rnd 23: sc in each st.
    Rnd 24: inc, sc in next 19 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 19 sts, inc, sc in last st (48 sts). Rnds 25-27: sc in each st.
    Rnd 28: dec, sc in next 19 sts, dec, sc, dec, sc in next 19 sts, dec, sc in last st (44 sts). Rnd 29: dec, sc in next 17 sts, dec, sc, dec, sc in next 17 sts, dec, sc in last st (40 sts). Rnd 30: dec, sc in next 15 sts, dec, sc, dec, sc in next 17 sts, dec, sc in last st (36 sts). Rnd 31: dec, sc in next 13 sts, dec, sc, dec, sc in next 13 sts, dec, sc in last st (32 sts).
    Rnds 32-33: sc in each st.
    Rnd 34: dec, sc in next 11 sts, dec, sc, dec, sc in next 11 sts, dec, sc in last st (28 sts).
    Rnd 35: dec, sc in next 9 sts, dec, sc, dec, sc in next 9 sts, dec, sc in last st (24 sts).
    Rnds 36-38: sc in each st.
    Rnd 39: [inc, sc in next 3 sts] repeat 6 times (30 sts).
    Rnds 40-42: sc in each st.
    Rnd 43: [inc, sc in next 4 sts] repeat 6 times (36 sts).
    Rnds 44-46: sc in each st.
    Rnd: 47: [inc, sc in next 5 sts] repeat 6 times (42 sts).
    Rnds 48-50: sc in each st.
    Rnd 51: [inc, sc in next 6 sts] repeat 6 times (48 sts).
    Rnds 52-54: sc in each st.
    Rnd 55: [inc, sc in next 7 sts] repeat 6 times (54 sts).
    Rnds 56-58: sc in each st.
    Rnd 59: Place stitch markers at both ends and both centres then:
    inc in 1st st, sc in next 11 sts, inc, sc in next 12 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 11 sts, inc, sc in next 12 sts, inc, sc in last st (60 sts).
    Rnds 60-62: sc in each st.
    Rnd 63: inc, sc in next 13 sts, inc, sc in next 13 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 13 sts, inc, sc in next 13 sts, inc, sc in last st (66 sts).
    *Update: You can stop increasing here, sc in each stitch for about 20 rows and fasten off
    OR
    Continue to increase and make body bigger:
    Rnds 64-66: sc in each st.
    Rnd 67: inc, sc in next 14 sts, inc, sc in next 14 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 14 sts, inc, sc in next 14 sts, inc, sc in last st (72 sts).
    Rnds 68-70: sc in each st.
    Rnd 71: inc, sc in next 15 sts, inc, sc in next 15 sts, inc, sc, inc, sc in next 15 sts, inc, sc in next 15 sts, inc, sc in last st (78 sts).
    Continue to sc in each stitch until entire piece measures approx. 20” or about 28 to 30 rows. Fasten off and weave in ends.

  • How to make a squid plushie. Colossal Squid - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tentacles – Make 2
    Rnd 1: start 4 sc in magic ring.
    Or
    Ch 2 and 4 sc in second ch from hook.
    Rnd 2: inc in each st (8 sts).
    Rnd 3: inc, sc in next 3 sts, inc, sc in next 3 sts (10 sts).
    Rnd 4: inc, sc in next 4 sts, inc, sc in next 4 sts (12 sts).
    Rnd 5: inc, sc in next 5 sts, inc, sc in next 5 sts (14 sts).
    Rnd 6: inc, sc in next 6 sts, inc, sc in next 6 sts (16 sts).
    Rnd 7: sc in each st.
    Rnd 8: inc, sc in next 7 sts, inc, sc in next 7 sts (18 sts).
    Rnd 9: inc, sc in next 8 sts, inc, sc in next 8 sts (20 sts).
    Rnd 10: inc, sc in next 9 sts, inc, sc in next 9 sts (22 sts).
    Rnd 11: inc, sc in next 10 sts, inc, sc in next 10 sts (24 sts).
    Rnd 12: dec, sc in next 10 sts, dec, sc in next 10 sts (22 sts).
    Rnd 13: dec, sc in next 9 sts, dec, sc in next 9 sts (20 sts).
    Rnd 14: dec, sc in next 8 sts, dec, sc in next 8 sts (18 sts).
    Rnd 15: dec, sc in next 7 sts, dec, sc in next 7 sts (16 sts).
    Stuff lightly with fibrefill. Sc in each st until entire piece measures approx. 20” or about 75 rows. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing to body.

  • How to make a squid plushie. Colossal Squid - Step 3
    Step 3

    Arms – Make 8
    Rnd 1: start 6 sc in magic ring.
    Or
    Ch 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook.
    Rnd 2: inc in each st (12 sts).
    Rnd 3: inc, sc in next 5 sts, inc, sc in next 5 sts (14 sts).
    Rnd 4: inc, sc in next 6 sts, inc, sc in next 6 sts (16 sts).
    Sc in each st until entire piece measures approx. 14” or about 60 rows. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing to body.

  • Step 4

    Eyes – Make 2
    Using black yarn
    Rnd 1: start 6 sc in magic ring.
    Or
    Ch 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook.
    Rnd 2: inc in each st (12 sts).
    Rnd 3: [inc, sc in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts).
    Switch to white yarn.
    Rnd 4: [inc, sc in next 2 sts] repeat 6 times (24 sts).
    Rnds 5-7: sc in each st.
    Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. Stuff with fibrefill as you attach to squid body.

  • How to make a squid plushie. Colossal Squid - Step 5
    Step 5

    For the fabric pocket/lining:
    Determine what size you want the pocket based on how big your squid turns out. In my case, the pocket was approx. 8” x 10” and was triangle-shaped. The shape doesn’t have to be perfect, the purpose of the pocket is to stuff the squid with fibrefill but still have a mouth.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Square 2018 07 05 144745 shop1