Note: This pattern has been updated as of May 2021. The changes include an updated hook size, gauge, and stitch type that creates much tighter stitches. This creates a slightly smaller toy, but ensures that the stuffing doesn’t show through if you are matching the gauge provided.
This is Akkoro Kamui, a stuffed octopus toy that belongs to Louise Belcher from the show Bob’s Burgers. Akkoro Kamui is most prominently featured in the episode Flu-ouise (season 7, episode 1), but is also frequently seen in Louise’s room.
Louise Belcher’s Stuffed Animal Akkoro Kamui (Bob’s Burgers) Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Notes
Akkoro Kamui is a fun-loving and sassy toy. In the episode, she threw the best swamp parties for Louise’s other stuffed animals. She served wine with calamari and the toys would drink and drink and drink and drink and drink and drink and drink all dayyy. So naturally, I had to include a glass of wine with this toy.
The name Akkoro Kamui comes from a Japanese mythological being. In Japanese folklore, the Akkoro Kamui is an octopus monster that is regarded as a minor deity and has shrines dedicated to it in certain parts of Japan.
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I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran to make all of the toys in the Flu-ouise Collection. I chose to use this yarn because of the amount of colours that they offer. The vast colour options allowed me to colour-match the toys better to the show’s actual artwork. The weight of the yarn also allowed me to make larger toys in less time. The finished toy measures to be roughly 10 inches (25.5cm) tall.
You can also use any cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn.
For this pattern, I used roughly 150-170g of Marine Blue (3-4 skeins of yarn), 10g of Red Wine (< 1 skein), 20g of Evergreen (< 1 skein), 10g of Champagne White (< 1 skein), 5g of Vintage Pink (< 1 skein), and a little bit of Pure Black for the Pupils. The amount of
Akkoro Kamui Pattern Notes
The difficulty level of this pattern is Hard.
Akkoro Kamui is constructed from the tentacles up and the pattern explores some advanced techniques. There is also a bit of sewing involved in this pattern (head spots, eyes, tongue).
I put a wire in each of the tentacles to make them poseable. The pattern includes brief instructions that demonstrates how you can do that as well. It’s completely optional, but I think that doing so takes the toy to the next level.
Terminology used in this pattern:
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc/sl st: one sc/sl st in the following # stitches
sc#: sc # of times in the next st
Things You Need:
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Marine Blue, Evergreen (this colour has been discontinued by Paintbox Yarns. The next best alternative is the colour Racing Green), Red Wine, Vintage Pink, Champagne White, and Pure Black
- 3.25mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers
- Chopstick or Pen (to help stuff the tentacles better)
- Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
- Optional: 12-gauge Crafting Wire
- Optional: Wire Cutter
- Optional: Pliers
- Optional: Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue (or any fast drying, tacky glue that dries clear)