Octopus Bag by Deborah West

Octopus Bag

September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
110 - 115 yards (101 - 105 m)
One size
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This is a written pattern with multiple photos to show the process of stitching the tentacles together and attaching to the body. There are 5 pages in the PDF.
This is a more advanced pattern and you will need to know how to:

  • Knit in the Round
  • Knit W&T short rows
  • Knit Lifted Increases
  • The Kitchener Stitch

    If any of these are new techniques for you, my suggestion is to check out some YouTube videos on each (Very Pink Knits is a great start).

A fun little cephalopod to hold all your dice or other small items. This knitting pattern will show you how to knit the entire bag, from body to tentacles with pictures to help explain the fiddly bits. This doesn’t take a lot of yarn to make, so it’s a good project to use up leftover yarns. Also, I’ve knit it from a wide variety of yarn, acrylic, fancy hand-dyed wool, etc and it all turns out fantastic.

I have test knit this pattern many times, but to error is human, so if you find an error please let me know so that I may correct it!

I have a new Lightweight version of this pattern, for fingering and sock weight yarns, available! Click over to my other designs!