Pattern

Sea Otter Amigurumi

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Overview

In this lesson we’ll be learning how to crochet a sea otter! What’s really cool about this pattern is the added magnets in the hands that let your otter hold onto anything or even hold hands! So cute.

Louie Mensinger

Created by

Louie’s Loops

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Difficulty

Medium

Time

~ 2 hours

What you'll create

What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn

Weight:

Colors:

Crochet Hook

Size G6 / 4.00mm

Safety Bead Eyes

Size 6.00mm

Darning Needle

Stuffing

Embroidery Thread

Black and White

Nickels

Or similar sized heavy coins

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Abbreviations

FLO/BLO

Front / Back Loops Only

Other Useful Info

Gauge:

5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1” 
Finished piece is about 3-4” long

Worked in the Round

The Lesson

Note:

These boxes are checkboxes

These time codes correlate to the video for this lesson

01

The Arms

[All in Brown]
Ch 2 or use magic hoop method

Rnd 1

sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2 – 4

sc in each st (6 x 3)

Rnd 5

sc 1, invdec 1, sc 1, invdec 1 (4)

Rnd 6 – 7

sc in each (4 x 2)

Slst 1, cut the yarn and pull through. Stuff with magnets so that they can connect. Sew this into the body after you make the legs (Rnd 15).

02

The Head

[Starting in Beige] Magic loop

Rnd 1

sc 6 into the magic loop (6)

Note:

{ } = Worked in the same stitch

Rnd 2

[{sc 3}, inc 1, sc 1] repeat 2 times total (12)

Rnd 3

sc 1, inc 3, sc 3, inc 3, sc 2 (18)

Rnd 4

sc 5, ear (ch 2, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook), sc 9, ear, sc 4 (18 +2 ears)

Rnd 5

working around the ears, sc in each (18)

Rnd 6

sc in each (18)

Rnd 7

sc 4, invdec 1, sc 7, invdec 1, sc 3 (16)

Rnd 8

working into the FLO, [ch 1, slst 1] in each st (16 slsts)

Cut the yarn, pull through and hide the end.

(34:10) Add face using black yarn for an embroidered nose, safety eyes in Rnd 4, sts 7 and 13, and embroider on a mouth using black thread.

Use white thread making knots on the inside for whiskers.

03

The Body (continuing from the head)

[All in Brown]

Make a slip knot with Brown, pull through the BLO of the first st from Rnd 7 (count back from the last st 16 to be sure it’s the first). Continue into these BLO for the sts in Rnd 9.

Rnd 9

working into the BLO from Rnd 7, sc in each (16)

Rnd 10 – 13

sc in each st (16 x 4)

Rnd 14

sc 6, inc 1, sc 7, inc 1, sc 1 (18)

Rnd 15

sc 6, invdec 1, leg (working into Rnd 14 bo 1), sc 5, leg, invdec 1, sc 1 (16)

(57:55) Sew on arms and stuff head fully. Make sure the magnets in the hands are facing the correct way and connect together.

Rnd 16

sc 5, invdec 2, sc 3, invdec 2 (12)

Rnd 17

sc 5, invdec 1, sc 3, invdec 1 (10)

Rnd 18

sc in each (10)

Rnd 19

sc 5, invdec 1, sc 3 (9)

Stuff mostly. Try adding nickels in the back while stuffing to add extra weight.

Rnd 20

invdec 1, sc 7 (8)

Rnd 21

sc 2, invdec 1, sc 2, invdec 1 (6)

Rnd 22

sc in each (6)

Cut the yarn and pull through. Stuff fully and sew closed.