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Ed the Kraken Amigurumi Pattern

Ed the Kraken Amigurumi Pattern - Wayward Pineapple Creations

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Release the kraken! I am currently obsessed with a certain gay pirate show on HBO, and I decided to celebrate my love for Blackbeard and the Gentleman Pirate with my latest pattern: Ed the Kraken! Ed seems like a big scary sea monster whose mighty tentacles tears ships apart, but really he just wants a hug. And this amigurumi kraken is very, very huggable! At over 2 feet tall and made from soft bulky yarn, Ed is perfect for cuddling (make sure to also tell him he’s a very good kraken who deserves fine things). And you can wrap his tentacles around you so it’s like he’s hugging you back! No, I’m not lonely, why do you ask.
Ed the Kraken was my first giant/bulky amigurumi pattern, and I loved making him. It’s super fun and satisfying to see how quickly a pattern like this works up. You will need approximately 450 yards each of velvet/chenille Super Bulky #6 yarn in the main colour and the tentacle underside colour, and a ton of stuffing. Like, more stuffing than you think you will need. If you think you have enough stuffing? Get more stuffing. This big boy needs a lot of it!
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Skill Level


Finished Dimensions

Approx. 30″ tall

Supplies Needed

  • Super Bulky/#6 chenille/velvet yarn (Loops & Threads Sweet Snugglies Lite, Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky, or similar): Purple (~450 yds) and light pink (~450 yds) or preferred colours. I used 2 each of the L&T Sweet Snugglies Lite and just barely had enough, and those come with 218 yds each.
  • Worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver or similar):  White (~55 yards), Black (~7 yards)
  • Size J / 6.00mm crochet hook – I recommend the ergonomic Clover Amour hooks
  • Size F / 3.75mm crochet hook 
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Yarn needle with a wide eye
  • Scissors & pins
  • Stitch marker – I recommend locking stitch markers

Terms & Abbreviations

All details below are based on US crochet terms.
  • Mc: Magic Circle
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sl: Slip Stitch
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • Inc: Increase
  • Dec: Decrease – I recommend using the Invisible Decrease
  • BLO: Back Loop Only
  • Bobble Stitch (instructions in pattern)

Download the Ed the Kraken Amigurumi Pattern

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I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to comment below or email me.

And if you made your own kraken I would love to see a picture on Instagram! Make sure to tag me so I don’t miss it, @waywardpineapplecreations.

© Wayward Pineapple Creations | Julia Simpson  This pattern and all related images are copyright protected. You may sell items made from my patterns, but please do not copy/paste, distribute, or alter the pattern and claim it as your own.

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