Wonky octopus by Dawn Finney

Wonky octopus

April 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
This pattern is available for $2.00 USD buy it now

Like to try your hand at knitting an octopus but not sure where to start?

The wonky octopus pdf knitting pattern gives you clear step by step instructions and handy hints along the way.

This pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter or a beginner wishing to expand their skill set.

You can also contact me at any point if you need technical advice or have any other queries.

What you will need:

2 knitting needles for the main body (US3/3.25mm or size required to match tension square)
A wide selection of larger and smaller needles for shaping the tentacles
1 ball of your main color (approx. 50g)
8 small amounts of different wool for the tentacles - or more of your main
1 scrap of dark wool and two buttons for eyes
Acrylic toy stuffing (polyfil)
1 tapestry needle for sewing up
Toy bells and squeakers (optional)

Skills used:

Casting on and off
Increasing and decreasing
Picking up
Sculpting using different needle sizes

Stitches used:

Stocking stitch

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This pattern is sold on the condition that it will be used for personal use only, e.g. making gifts for family and friends, not for commercial purposes.