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Octocat the Github Mascot

 Here is a new IT-related mascot amigurumi pattern. This time is the beloved Octocat from Github =^.^=

If you want an ad-free PDF version you can get the pattern through my Ravelry store:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/octocat-the-github-mascot.

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This is a pattern by LinZi. Feel free to contact me via 

Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com/people/SoftiesFromLinzi), 

Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/softiesfromlinzi) or 

Blogger (https://www.softieslinzi.art/). 

Please send me messages or tag me if you have any problem following the pattern, notice a mistake, or just show me your creation.

Please do not redistribute this pattern, link to my Ravelry, Instagram or Blogger account instead. Make as many as you like for yourself or your friends, but please do not sell them. Thank you!

Materials

Yarns:

- Black: head and five octopus-like arms

- Beige: base of the face

- Blue: water droplet

- Dark pink and white (optional): face, you can use felt to create the eyes and glue them on the base of the face.

Yarn weight is not very important, but please choose the hook accordingly.

I used Catona cotton from Scheepjes (which is 50 grams - 125 m) with a 2.5 mm hook. The end product is around 10*7*5 cm big.

Please note that by using thicker yarn and a bigger crochet hook, your end product will be bigger than mine. You can also create a smaller product by using thinner yarn and a smaller crochet hook.

For stuffing:

You can use the polyfill or any other type of filling you like.

Others:

Thin aluminium wire for making the frames of the octopus-like arms.

Abbreviations

Rnd = round

ch = chain

st = stitch

ss = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dec = decrease by sc 2 together (I used invisible decrease)

inc = increase by sc 2 in one st

‘...” = the part you need to repeat

Pattern

Arms and body

Octopus-like Arms

With black yarn, make five

Rnd 01: start with 4sc in magic ring (4)

Rnd 02: 4sc (4)

Rnd 03: inc, 4sc (5)

Rnd 04: 5sc (5)

Rnd 05: 2sc, inc, 2sc (6)

Rnd 06-11: 6sc (6)

then fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Bottom of the body

With black yarn

Rnd 01: start with 5sc in magic ring (5)

then fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Body

First, sew the bottom of the body and the arms together

  • Red: the 5 st of the bottom;

  • blue: the 6 st on the last row of the arms

  • black: the Rnd01 of the body

  • green: sew the st connect by this line together

Shown as the green lines in the photo above. First, sew 1 st (st*) from each arm to 1 st from the bottom, then connect the arms by sewing the st beside st* to each other. Last start working on the rest st on the arms


Rnd 01: sc in each st on the rest st of the five arms (15)

Rnd 02: ‘3sc, dec’, repeat * 3 (12)

Rnd 03: ‘2sc, dec’, repeat * 3 (9)

Rnd 04: ‘sc, dec’, repeat * 3 (6)

then fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

*Use some thin aluminium wire to make a frame for the octopus-like arms, put the frame in the arms and then stuff the arms and body

Water droplet

With blue yarn

Rnd 01: start with 6sc in magic ring (6)

Rnd 02:  6sc (6)

Rnd 03: dec, 4sc (5)

Rnd 05: 2sc, dec, sc (4)

then fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Sew the water droplet to the arm on the back, also sew several blue dots on the same arm

Head

With black yarn

ch25, work from the second st on the chain

Rnd 01: 24sc, turn around, work on the other side of the chain, 24sc (48)

Rnd 02-16: 48sc (48)

To define the ears, with black yarn, sew along the line (9th * 9 rows) shown in the photo above.

Rnd 17: ‘6sc, dec’, repeat * 6 (42))

Rnd 18: ‘5sc, dec’, repeat * 6 (36)

Rnd 19: ‘4sc, dec’, repeat * 6 (30)

Rnd 20: ‘3sc, dec’, repeat * 6 (24)

Rnd 21: ‘2sc, dec’, repeat * 6 (18)

Rnd 22: ‘sc, dec’, repeat * 3 (12)

Rnd 24: 6dec (6)

then fasten off and close the bottom, hiding the tail of the yarn

Face

Base

With beige yarn

ch10, work from the second st on the chain

Rnd 01: 8sc, inc, turn around, work on the other side of the chain, 8sc, inc (22)

Rnd 02: inc, 7sc, inc, 8sc, inc, 7sc, inc, sc (26)

Rnd 03: sc, inc, 7sc, inc, 3sc, inc, 7sc, inc, 2sc (30)

Rnd 04: inc, sc, inc, 7sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, 7sc, inc, sc, inc, sc (38)

Rnd 05: 2sc, inc, 11sc, inc, 5sc, inc, 11sc, inc, 3sc (42)

then fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing


*You can cut out dark pink felt into an oval shape and then cut slightly larger oval-shaped white felt. Glue the dark pink felt on top of the white one to create the eyes. If you prefer to create the face with yarn, follow the steps below

Eyes

With dark pink yarn, make two

ch4, work from the second st on the chain

Rnd 01: 2sc, inc, turn around, work on the other side of the chain, 2sc, inc (22)

then fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Sew the eyes on the base of the face, then use the same colour yarn, to create the nose and mouth.

With white yarn, sew around the eyes, and also create the highlight of the eyes.


Sew the face to the front of the head and then sew the body to the bottom of the head. Now you have your own octocat!

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