Octopus by Susan B. Anderson


January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
100 yards (91 m)
Small ~ 1 3/4 inches tall; Large ~ 3 1/2 inches tall
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The Octopus pattern has instructions for both a fingering weight and a worsted weight version. Both are worked the same, seamlessly, from the top-down. The legs are cleverly worked right into the bottom of the body so no extra finishing is needed. The fingering weight Octopus makes a great ornament!

Here is some pattern information for you:
Finished size: 1 ¾ (3 ½) – inches tall

Small Octopus: 10 grams of fingering weight yarn
Large Octopus: 30 grams of worsted weight yarn

The samples are made in Regia Arne & Carlos sock yarn color #3653 (small size), and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted 100% superwash wool in color #412 Campbell (large size).

Small Octopus: US size 1 double-pointed needles, set of 5
Large Octopus: US size 5 double-pointed needles, set of 5
Use the size needles to achieve gauge.

Small Octopus: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Large Octopus: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Yarn needle
Detachable stitch markers
Small amount of fiberfill
Ruler or tape measure
Waste yarn
2 - 9mm safety eyes

Pattern note: Both sizes are worked the same with the exception of a couple of places in the pattern so one stitch count is given throughout. In the places where the directions are different, the smaller size is listed first and the larger size is in the parentheses.