Difficulty: Intermediate ✦✦✧✧✧
Here is a relatively simple free baby squid amigurumi crochet pattern as part of my Sea Life Mobile project.
With a baby on the way, I am excited to make him all the things. One of the first things I set out to make was a mobile for over his crib and changing table. Here is the second animal for my sea life baby mobile: a cute little squid!
This little squid is made in 3 parts: the body, the tentacles, and the swimming fins. It is stitched in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Serrano, with a 4mm hook. Gauge is not important. A larger hook and thicker yarn will result in a larger amigurumi.
My squid's body is 3 inches long (5.5 inches with the tentacles) and 1.5 inches at its widest point.
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Row 1: 6 sc in a magic ring. Row 2: [2 sc in next st, sc] repeat 3 times. (9 sts) Row 3: [2 sc in next st, sc 2] repeat 3 times. (12 sts) Row 4: sc in each st around. (12 sts) Row 5: [2 sc in next st, sc 3] repeat 3 times. (15 sts) Row 6: sc in each st around. (15 sts) Row 7: [2 sc in next st, sc 3] repeat 5 times. (20 sts) Rows 8-11: sc in each st around. (20 sts) Row 12: [sc2tog, sc3tog] repeat 4 times. (8 sts) Stuff. Row 13: 2 sc in each st around. (16 sts) Rows 14-16: sc in each st around. (16 sts)
Row 17a: In the back loops only: sc2tog around. (8 sts)
Row 18a: sc2tog, ch 16, skip 1 ch, (sl st, sc) in the next ch, sc in the next ch, sl st 13 back along the chain, sc2tog twice, ch 16, skip 1 ch, (sl st, sc) in the next ch, sc in the next ch, sl st 13 back along the chain, sc2tog, sl st. Tie off.
Squid body with two long tentacles. Notice the front loops at the bottom (before the tentacles) to join to in Row 17b.
Row 17b: Join in the front loops of Row 16. sc in each st around. (16 sts) Row 18b: sc in each st around. (16 sts) Row 19: [sc, ch 7, skip 1 ch, sl st 6 back along the chain, sc] repeat 8 times, sl st. Tie off.
Weave ends in.
Leg tentacles attached.
Join with a slip stitch around a st in Row 2 (like the image to the right).
Row 1: sc 5 down the side of the head, sl st. Turn. Row 2: Ch, skip sl st, sc 4, sl st in last sc. Turn. Row 3: Ch, skip sl st, sc 2, sl st. Tie off.
Weave ends in.
Repeat fin on other side of the head.
Slip stitch around a stitch on the
side of the head to make fins.
Here are the Patterns for my other "Sea Life" Animals:
From left to right, Top row: blue Chromis, Squid, and yellow Tang.
Bottom row: Ochre Sea Stars, Octopus, and the Jellies.