Red Heart Super Saver Olivia the Octopus

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by Red Heart Design Team

Red Heart Super Saver Olivia the Octopus

You don't need eight arms to make this adorable octopus. Grab some yarn and get started! Plus, you can show off your braid-making skills.

An exact gauge is not required for this project. Finished octopus measures about 10" tall.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:a few hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Octopus:
    Wind entire skein of yarn around cardboard lengthwise leaving about 6 yards to use for tying later. Tie yarn together loosely at each end of cardboard. Remove cardboard.
  • 2
    Head:
    Tie a length of yarn tightly around yarn 8"” from top and leave for hair. Insert Styrofoam ball into yarn up close to tie. Arrange yarn around ball to hide and tie tightly below ball to secure for head.
  • 3
    Legs: Cut through center of loops at bottom. Divide yarn into 8 equal sections and braid. Tie ends with yarn. Trim ends evenly. Tie again with narrow ribbon and trim with bows. Trim any excess on the ribbon's bows.
  • 4
    Finishing: Cut through center of loops at top (hair). Arrange hair and trim around face to make bangs. Gather up remaining hair to make a ponytail and tie with wide ribbon. Trim. Glue wiggly eyes in position. Trace lip outline onto tissue paper to make a pattern. Cut felt lips from pattern, glue to face. Glue lace around neck. Glue narrow ribbon over lace. Make a bow with narrow ribbon and glue in place at neck. Trim any excess ribbon from your bows or lace.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:a few hours

Project Supplies

  • •Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Petal Pink
  • •CPE The New Image Group 9" x 12" Felt Sheet in Red or Hot Pink
  • •Nicole™ Crafts 30 mm Wiggle Eyes, Tissue Paper & Dual Temperature Glue Gun
  • •Coordinating Morex Ribbon (one that is 3/4" wide and another that is 1/4" wide)
  • •Surebonder Glue Sticks
  • •12" x 24" Piece of Cardboard, Pre-Gathered Lace, Scissors, Pencil & Ruler