I'm crocheting some gifts for our kids this year. I've crocheted a lot of animals for our son, ranging from Dory to a bunny rabbit. He will often put in a request for a new crocheted critter and has kept each one I've made for him. This year, since ocean animals are his favorite, we thought we'd add an octopus to his collection.
This pattern from Delicious Crochet was incredibly detailed and I absolutely love how this guy came out. And it's not small, either. I should have measured it, but you can see my hand in the picture below to get an idea of the size. My husband and I have him hiding in the back of the closet and can't wait to see our son's face when he opened the box at Christmas.
I'm going to take a couple of days and then start working on the gifts for our daughter. I'll share pictures of those once they're finished as well. :-)