The whale is made from Spin A Yarn Crochet’s free pattern. You can find it here. It was a fun, fast pattern. I like the look it has from crocheting a front and back and single-crocheting them together. The pattern doesn’t give you much guidance on the face placement but she had good photos. I just try the eyes in a few places and then secure them when I am satisfied.
The octopus was also from a free pattern. It is by Sarah Hearn and you can find it on ravelry. This pattern also worked up fast. I liked how the tentacles were made. She made them off of a circle so it was easy to sew on to the body. Her pattern has a lot of pictures but at the very end the pattern is written out. That is easier for me. I don’t usually need pictures so I like having both options. As you can see in the last picture, Jet was thinking the octopus was his new toy.