Colossal Giant Squid by Stitch-n-Snitch

Colossal Giant Squid

June 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
5.5 mm (I)
1600 - 1700 yards (1463 - 1554 m)
approximately 8 feet long including tentacles
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For this pattern, you need knowledge of both knitting and crocheting.

The squid’s body has a hemmed edge at the bottom and then is knit straight and bound off. Single crochet stitches are then picked up from the bound off edge and used as a visual divider between the squid’s sections.

After the single crochet divider, stitches are picked up and knit in a taper, creating the top section of the squid.

The tentacles and fins are worked in single crochet.

For this pattern you will need:

Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle; US 9 double-point needles, set of 5
Crochet Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm) (Using a hook this size creates a crochet fabric that has a bit of drape. Use a smaller hook if you prefer a stiffer, denser crochet fabric.)
Gauge: 15 stitches and 24 rows=4 inches in stockinette stitch (NOTE: It isn’t crucial that you get exact gauge in this pattern.)
Notions: Darning needle, 1 piece black felt, 1 piece white felt, 1-2 20 oz. bags Poly-fil, 12x12 square of black fleece, thread, sewing needle
Yarn: 2 Jumbo-sized skeins (16 oz each) Red Heart Super Saver (Claret colorway is used in the sample)

The following skills/stitches are used in the pattern: using double point needles, using circular needles, knit, picking up stitches, placing markers, k2tog, slipping stitches, 3-needle bind off, chaining, single crochet, basic hand sewing

Pattern instructions are written out row by row.

This pattern is for your personal use only. Items made from this pattern may not be sold by you on Etsy or any other internet site.