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Squid Pirate Pattern
gloomcookie613 wrote in weloveamigurumi
As promised, I worked up the pattern for Captain Calamarri that I posted earlier this week. Now it hasn't been tested, so if anyone tries it and finds super glaring errors, please let me know! This is my first pattern and I want to be sure it's clear and understandable. I only ask that you don't sell anything made from this pattern or claim it as your own work.

Enjoy!




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Captain Calamarri - Squid Pirate Pattern
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All terms are in US crochet terms.
All parts done with a size F (3.75mm) hook
Worsted Weight Yarn in colours of your choice for body and hat
Pipe Cleaner
Tapestry Needle
This pattern uses the Magic Ring if you are unsure how this is done, see this tutorial:
http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/magic-ring-right-handed/

Notes: Inv dec = (To decrease: hook through front loop, yarn over, pull up loop, hook through next sc's front loop, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.) Decrease as normal, but only in front loops. This creates a much cleaner decrease with less holes or gaps.
IN BACKLOOPS Inv dec = decrease in front loops, sc remaining stitches in backloops

Head/Body:

Rnd 1: sc 6 in magic circle (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (36)
Rnd 7-17: sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 18: IN BACKLOOPS sc in each sc around (36)
Rnd 19: *Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around (30)
Rnd 20-34: sc in each sc around (30)
Rnd 35: *Inv dec, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around (24)
Rnd 36: *IN BACKLOOPS Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around (18)
If you choose to do embroidery before closing up body, do so now and stuff when finished.
Rnd 37: *Inv dec, sc in next sc, repeat from * around (12)
Rnd 38: *Inv dec around, (6)
Finish Off, leaving long tail for sewing closed. With tapestry needle weave tail through all 6 stitches, pull tight, tie off and tuck in yarn ends.


Hat:
Done in two parts.

Base:
Done in a continuous spiral, do not join

Rnd 1: 6sc in magic circle (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (36)
Rnd 7: sc in next 12 sc, 2sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc (40)
Finish off and weave in ends.

Brim:
Done with joining at end of each Rnd with sl st.
Join yarn with sl st anywhere on base.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in next 19 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 19 sc, 3sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc in round.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next 21 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 21 sc, 3sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc in round.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in next 23 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 23 sc, 3sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc in round.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in next 25 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 25 sc, 3sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc in round.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in next 27 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 27 sc, 3sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc in round.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in next 29 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 29 sc, 3sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc in round.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in next 31 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 31 sc, 3sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc in round.
Finish off, weave in ends.

Optional Round for accent colour:
Join accent colour with sl st anywhere on brim
Rnd 1: sc in each sc around (66)
Finish off and weave in ends.

Contour hat to personal preference with tapestry needle and base hat colour yarn. For Tricorn hat with a slightly exaggerated front point, pull point as far out as desired and begin stitching close to the edge of the brim and working down to base. Finish off and weave in ends. Back points should not need contouring, but use your own personal preference and style.

Legs (8):

Join with sl st to body in desired area. Image shows legs done in a "brickwork" pattern on the body, consisting of mixing up the leg lengths by starting one leg and placing the next one lower and the one after that higher:

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After Joining to body make chain to desired leg length. Length used in original Ch 26

Rw 1: hdc in second ch from hook, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 20 sts, join to body with sl st.
Finish off, tie starting string and ending tail together, weave in ends.

Tentacles are done the same as legs with small exceptions:

Placement of the 2 tentacles should be on bottom of body.
Ch 31 instead of 26


Hook:
Bend pipe cleaner to desired shape and size. Cut to length if needed. Wrap yarn around hook from base to tip. A dab of clear glue might be needed to hold yarn in place on end of hook.

Using hilt colour:
Rnd 1: 6sc in a magic circle (leave opening in center to start)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (6)
Finish off
Insert Pipe cleaner into opening in magic circle, tighten circle around pipe cleaner.
Weave in ends or tie together and leave long as decoration.

Cutlass:
Done in turned rows:

Rw 1: Ch 11
Rw 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10 sc, ch 1, turn
Rw 3: sc in next 10 sc, ch 1, turn
Rw 4: sc in next 10 sc, finish off and leave long tail for sewing.

With tapestry needle weave closed around pipe cleaner.

Using hilt colour:
Rnd 1: 6sc in a magic circle (leave opening in center to start and a long starting tail)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (6)
Finish off leaving tail to wrap around bottom of pipe cleaner; weave through hilt to base, pull through to bottom.

With both tails, wrap around bottom of pipe cleaner and tie together, leaving tails loose as decoration.

Hair:
(Detatchable and optional)

Make a chain that will fit snuggly over the head, sl st in first chain to creat a large loop. Finish off and knot to secure.

In colours of your choice in worsted yarn, cut strands to double desired length (these will be folded in half for the hair). Now pull each piece of yarn in half leaving 2 strands. Now take each split strand and tie to the headband/loop in a simple knot. continue around until desired fullness of hair is reached. Do not try to tie too many strands on at one time as the knots will be too thick.

And now you should have your very own Captain Calamarri!
If you find any issues with this pattern or have any questions please contact me via Ravelry under the name gloomcookie613 or email me at gloomcookie613@yahoo.co.uk. Do not sell anything from this pattern or claim it as your own under creative commons licensing.
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Captain Calamarri - Squid Pirate Pattern by Mandy McNalis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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