Any Doctor Who fans out there? Get yourself the perfect addition to your Easter basket or Sunday morning breakfast!
Skill level: Intermediate
This pattern is for private use only. You are not allowed to sell this pattern or items made by using it.
Materials and tools
- Yarn in aran weight: Red, White, Beige
- Hook 5.5 mm
- Yarn needle for sewing and weaving in ends
- 2 small buttons in Black
- Sewing thread in Black and Red
- Sewing needle to sew on the buttons
- Fiber fill for stuffing the ball, you can use white scrap yarn instead
Body (Beige, Red, Black)
Do start with beige color.
Start: sc 4 in magic ring, pull tight to close ring (4)
Round 1: [inc] work 2 sc in each st (8)
Round 2: [inc] *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep (12)
Round 3: [inc] *sc 2, sc 2 in next st* rep (16)
Round 4: [inc] *sc 3, sc 2 in next st* rep (18)
Round 5: [inc] *sc 4, sc 2 in next st* rep (24)
Round 6-8: sc evenly (24)
Round 9: [tentacle round!] sc 10, color change to red, *ch 9, sc 3 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 3 in each of next 6 st, sc in next 2 st* repeat 4 times (making a total of 4 tentacles), color change to beige, sc in remaining st (24)
Round 10-13: color change to black, sc evenly (24)
Round 14: [dec] *sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 st* rep around
Round 15: sc 2, sl st 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Place the buttons above the tentacles and sew them on using the black thread and your sewing needle. I placed mine on round 7 and left a gap of 5 stitches between them.
Arms 2x (Beige)
Start: ch 6
Row 1: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each of remaining 4 st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sleeve 2x (Black)
Start: Ch 6
Row 1: sc 2, sc 2 in next st, sc 2, ch 1 and turn (6)
Row 2: sc evenly, ch 1 and turn (6)
Row 3: sc 2, sc 2 in next st, sc 3 (7). Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Form a tube and close it by sewing the short sides together. Leave loose ends for sewing the sleeve to the body. Sew on the arms first, then pull the sleeves over the arms and sew them to the body, too.
Start: Sc 4 in magic ring, pull tight to close ring (4)
Round 1: [inc] *sc, sc 2 in next st* rep (6)
Round 2: [dec] *sc2tog, sc* rep (4), Sl st to 1st st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Stuff the ball either with fiber fill or with white yarn. Close the ball by pulling the yarn inside and out the 4 remaining stitches one time and pull tight. Attach the ball to the top of one arm, the closed opening showing down. After attaching the ball to the arm pull the needle which is still holding the yarn though the ball to make the your yarn end appear on the down side of the ball. Attach the yarn end in the middle of the tentacle area and secure it on the inside. Weave in all ends.