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Octo-Slinky Toy
Free Crochet Pattern
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By Donna Collinsworth of
Donna’s Crochet Designs
MATERIALS:
1 Skein Bernat Baby Coordinates Self-Striping yarn in Sailor Stripes, size F crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge, needle to take yarn, stuffing, small amounts of cream and dark blue felt, craft glue, 8 metal junior size Slinkys and wire cutters.
GAUGE: 4 hdc sts = 1”, 3 rows hdc = 1”
FINISHED SIZE: 9” tall
BODY:
With yarn and F hook ch-3, sl st to form a ring.
RND 1: Ch-1, work 12 hdc in ring, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (12 sts)
RND 2-3: (2 hdc next st, hdc next st) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (18 sts)(27 sts)
RND 4: (2 hdc next st, hdc next 2 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (36 sts)
RND 5: (2 hdc next st, hdc next 3 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (45 sts)
RND 6: (2 hdc next st, hdc next 4 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (54 sts)
RND 7: Hdc ea st around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.
RND 8: (2 hdc next st, hdc next 5 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (63 sts)
RND 9: Rep rnd 7.
RND 10: (2 hdc next st, hdc next 6 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (72 sts)
RND 11: (2 hdc next st, hdc next 7 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (81 sts)
RND 12: (2 hdc next st, hdc next 8 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.  (90 sts)
RND 13-18: Rep rnd 7.