Pull the yarn around the styrofoam ball, covering it completely and making sure the strands aren't lumpy.
Take your other 10 inch strand and wrap it around the yarn just under the ball. Tie it tightly (NOT a double knot),
and flip your octopus over, tie your strand tightly in a double knot.
tying your strand tightly in a double knot.
Trim off any strands that are extra long.
Take a section of yarn and braid it. Secure at the bottom with yarn in a double knot.
Do this a total of 8 times.
Glue on some eyes.
And you're done! This one has BIG googly eyes.
I also braided the legs... no, that's not right... TENTACLES, that's it... I also braided the tentacles differently. I just took to pieces and wrapped them, instead of braiding three pieces together.
That middle dude? That is the result of NOT ENOUGH YARN. You definitely need to have a decent amount of yarn for this to look right. Do you recognize his eyes? Oh, and that tiny thing? That's obviously a baby octopi, made with a teeny styrofoam ball.
I believe they will decorate our kid's fishy bathroom.
Are you following along with Mandy? She's teaching us to crochet!