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A cute octokitty toy inspired by the movie Coraline!
I have made these guys for years. I used to send them to Neil Gaiman as good luck for my roller derby team.

Materials:
One size G crochet hook
2 skeins Pattons Classic Wool Merino in Worn Denim
Fluff for stuffing
One extra, extra large button.

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  • How to make a squid plushie. Kitty Squid From Coraline - Step 1
    Step 1

    Body:
    Stuff with fluff as you go, making sure not to stuff too tightly, as it will shrink a bit when you felt.
    Using magic circle Sc 8
    First Row: 2 sc in each sc: 16 sts
    Next Row: Sc in the next st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat around: 24 sts
    Next Row: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat around
    Next Row: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat around.
    Next 3 Rows: sc around
    Next Row: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat around
    Next 10 Rows: sc around
    Next Row: Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat around
    Next 14 Rows: Sc around
    Next Row: Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog. Repeat around.
    Next 10 Rows: Sc around.
    Next Row: Sc1, sc2tog. Repeat around
    Next Row: Sc2tog around
    Next Row: Sc2tog around

    Weave in ends.

  • Step 2

    Ears:
    From top of body, measure 1" down. Pu and sc 12 sts.
    Ch1, turn, sc across
    Ch1, turn, sc across
    Ch1, turn, sc across
    Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog
    Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog
    Ch1, turn, sc2tog two times, sc to last 4 sts, sc2tog two times
    Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc to end
    Ch1, turn, sc1, sc2tog, sc1
    Ch1, turn, sc2tog

    Repeat for other side, so ears are even on each side of body. Weave in ends

  • Step 3

    Start 1" from bottom of body. Pu and sc 12 sts in a circle. Sc in a circle for 11". Stuff tube with fluff as you go. Sc2tog until tube is closed. Weave in ends.
    I put one leg on each side, and 3 legs in front.

    Felt by throwing in the washing machine or shower. It took 2 runs through for him to look like I wanted.

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Smercurial
Smercurial · Camarillo, California, US · 6 projects
Very cute! I saw this featured a few days ago and thought it looked familiar. Then i rewatched Coraline (unrelated to this project) yesterday. It was a happy coincidence and fate, so i'm gonna make these now...
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Jess
Jess
learning to crochet and here;s a great goal!! THanks!!
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Whimsy and Noir (Ghoulie Gaby)
Whimsy and Noir (Ghoulie Gaby) · Houston, Texas, US · 5 projects
So cute! I wish I knew how to crochet!
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Rosie R.
Rosie R. · Liverpool, England, GB · 8 projects
i love this, can't wait to make it for my little girl!
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