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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Octopus Curly cue - Embellishment for hats- Free Written& Charted Pattern

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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.
Crochet hat with curlie cue embellishment
Octopus Curly Cue
In the picture below you'll find the Chart for the Curly Q, chart that i designed in the Free Photo Editor Pixlr. Click to enlarge!

Update 2014: I created a better chart using the charting software from Stitch Works! Check out HERE!

Materials used:
- 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:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
slst: slip stitch
magic ring


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.
octopus curly cue crochet

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