Sidney The Giant Squid Crochet Pattern – Part 2: Mini Sidney The Squid Version

A while back I made a crochet giant squid pattern – Sidney the giant squid it was great fun to make and have always had it in mind to make a smaller version but have been too busy with other projects to get one made.

I have now had a chance to get a mini Sidney made and he is quite a bit smaller than the original measuring in at 50cm long (from top to bottom of the longest legs) and 18cm at its widest point, so if the original Sidney was a bit too big then here is a much smaller option.

I also wanted to make a mini version of Oscar the crochet octopus so keep an eye out for a mini Oscar over the next few weeks!

Mini Crochet Sidney The Giant Squid Pattern

Materials:

  • 50g ball of DK wool in pink (or any other colour you would your squid to be).
  • 10g ball of DK wool in white.
  • 10g ball of DK wool in black.
  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Darning needle.
  • Toy stuffing.

Mini Crochet Sidney The Squid:

Squid Body:

4.5mm hook, pink wool:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring (4).

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch (8).

Round 3: sc around.

Round 4: *2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (12).

Rounds 5-6: sc around.

Round 7: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat from * around (16).

Round 8: sc around.

Round 9: *2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches. Repeat from * around (20).

Round 10: sc around.

Round 11: *2sc into next sc, sc into next four stitches. Repeat from * around (24).

Round 12: sc around.

Round 13: *2sc into next sc, sc into next five stitches. Repeat from * around (28).

Round 14: sc around.

Round 15: *2sc into next sc, sc into next six stitches. Repeat from * around (32).

Round 16: *2sc into next sc, sc into next seven stitches. Repeat from * around (36).

Rounds 17-30: sc around.

Round 31: *sc2tog, sc into next seven stitches. Repeat from * around (32).

Round 32: *sc2tog, sc into next six stitches. Repeat from * around (28).

Round 33: sc around.

Round 34: *sc2tog, sc into next five stitches. Repeat from * around (24).

Round 35: sc around.

Round 36: *sc2tog, sc into next four stitches. Repeat from * around (20).

Round 37: sc around.

Round 38: *2sc into next sc, sc into next 5 stitches. repeat from * around (24).

Round 39: sc around.

Fasten off.

Squid Leg Section:

4.5mm hook, pink wool:

ch24, ss into 1st ch to form a round (ss doesn’t count as a stitch) (24).

Rounds 1-10: sc around, don’t fasten off.

Legs:

3sc, turn and ch3, ss into 1st sc on the opposite side to make a round (6).

Working on these 6sc only:

Rounds 1-23: sc around.

Round 24: sc2tog three times.

Fasten off.

  • Repeat legs section for the next 7 legs, starting each leg into the next sc from the previous leg (pull up loop, ch1, sc into the same sc.)

Long Paddle Legs – Make 2:

4.5mm hook, pink wool:

ch8, ss into 1st ch to make a round (ss doesn’t count as a stitch) (8).

Rounds 1-50: sc around.

Round 51: (2sc into next sc, sc into next 3 stitches) twice (10).

Round 52: sc around.

Round 53: (2sc into next sc, sc into next 4 stitches) twice (12).

Rounds 54-60: sc around.

Round 61: (sc2tog, sc into next two stitches) three times (9).

Round 62: (sc2tog, sc into next stitch) three times (6).

Round 63: sc2tog three times (3).

Fasten off: weave around the last 3 stitches and pull tight to close.

Long Paddle Leg Suckers – Make 6:

4.5mm hook, white wool:

ch4, ss into 1st ch from hook to make a round.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Sew three suckers onto the bottom part of each of the long paddle arms.

Squid Head Side Pieces – Make 2:

4.5mm hook, pink wool:

Row 1: ch3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row (2).

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc, 2sc into the next sitch (3).

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch, 2sc into next sc (5).

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into next sc, sc into next 3 stitches, 2sc into next sc (7).

Row 6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into next sc, sc into next 5 stitches, 2sc into next sc (9).

Row 7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 8: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into next sc, sc into next 7 stitches, 2sc into next sc (11).

Rows 9-12: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 13: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next 7 stitches, sc2tog (9).

Row 14: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 15: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next 5 stitches, sc2tog (7).

Row 16: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 17: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next 3 stitches, sc2tog (5).

Row 18: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 19: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next stitch, sc2tog (3).

Rows 20-21: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 22: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next stitch (2).

Row 23: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog (1).

Fasten off.

  • Fold in half and sc along the top edge:
  • Starting in the first row end, insert hook, pull up loop, ch1, sc into same sc. Next sc along the top edge.
  • Fasten off.

Squid Eyes – Make 2:

4.5mm hook, starting in black, using 2 strands at the same time:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Change to 1 strand of white:

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Squid Assembly:

  • Take the two long paddle arms and place the top of them into the leg section, with the top edge of the long paddle arms aligned with the top edge of the leg section. Sew along the top edge to secure.

  • At the top of each of the legs in the leg section sew the gap closed.
  • Stuff the head section.
  • Cast on 5 rows down from the top of the leg section, then place the leg section into the head section with the bottom of the head section 1 row below where you cast on. Sew around to secure.

  • Sew the eyes onto the side of the leg section.
  • Sew the side head pieces onto each side of the head, sewing down one side of the head piece, then back up the other side.

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