The Octopus Curly Q looks cute as embellishment for baby/children hats or other crochet projects! :) The best thing about it, is that it's worked in one piece.
|Octopus Curly Cue|
Update 2014: I created a better chart using the charting software from Stitch Works! Check out HERE!
- chunky yarn. If you use a finer yarn, make 3 or 4 single crochet in each chain along.
- here 4,5 mm hook size;
- tapestry needle to sew in the loose ends and to sew the Curly Q embellishment on your hat.
You can try to make a colorful octopus by using more colors of yarn and alternate the color after each Curly Q, as i made for the "Crochet Earflap Hat Gum Drops".
If you want to make the Curly Q longer, you just have to add more chain stitches and follow the pattern.
Stitches, terms (US) and abbreviations used:
sc: single crochet
slst: slip stitch
Make a magic ring.
*Ch 21, 2sc in the 2.rd ch from hook and 2sc in every chain remained, slst in the magic ring*. ( 40sc)
The first Curly Q it is finished.
For the next Curly Q's repeat from *to* 7 times more.
(8 Curly Q's total)
Close the magic ring tight, knot and secure, leaving a long tail for sewing the octopus on the top of the hat.
Roll the curlicue in shape. Sew in the loose ends.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern! For more free crochet patterns and tutorials, please visit my FREE Crochet Pattern Page!
The hat in first picture below is made using a free pattern found on Ravelry, Newborn side to side hat and made changes to fit my baby girl.