I am still working my way through the list of marine animals my friend wants me to make for her new classroom next year. This week, I made an octopus, leatherback sea turtle, lobster, crab, and sea horse. I decided to try again to make an octopus. I still had a ton of trouble with the tentacles. I think I remade the tentacles 4 times before I got them the way I wanted them. I used THIS pattern from The Friendly Red Fox for the octopus. I love the huge eyes and the little white spot of light. It really brings character to this octopus.
HERE on One Dog Woof's site. She has a blue whale pattern that I have been looking at making.
I think I am pretty much finished with marine animal crochet for a little while. I have a cuttlefish pattern and a hammerhead shark pattern printed, just waiting for me to get started on them. I had a request from a school librarian for a Hobbes tiger. I have been avoiding it because I am scared of making the stripes on Hobbes. I think I am going to start that next and then go back and finish those last two marine animals. I am looking for an easy, but looks great, beginner pattern for a scuba diver to add to my friend's marine animal collection. If you know of a good one, I'd love to see it.