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« on: February 17, 2007 07:59:23 AM »

I've recently become obsessed with octopi...i knit this little pink octopus so i could carry him around classes and have something to put on my desk (i love confusing my teachers)...he is very,very simple to knit, and doesn't take too long...the pattern is included at the end of the post- please post pictures if you make your own!!  i'd love to see them  Grin Grin







PATTERN

you will need:
one skein of sport weight yarn (i used microspun in a coral color)
a bit of thread for the mouth
two 9 mm plastic eyes
size 6 double pointed needles
fiberfill stuffing
yarn needle

CO 6 sts
Rnd 1-  kfb around (12 sts)
Rnd 2-  knit 1 round
Rnd 3-  kfb around (24 sts)
Rnd 4-  knit 1 round
Rnd 5-  *k1, kfb 1  *repeat around (36 sts)
Rnd 6-  knit 1 round
Rnd 7 and 8-  repeat  previous two rounds (54 sts)

Knit until the piece is about 3-4 inches long (or however long you want your octopus to be  Wink)

At this point, you should embroider the face and stuff your octopus up to your needles

Begin decrease:
Rnd 1-  *k 7, k 2tog *repeat around (48 sts)
Rnd 2-  knit 1 round
Rnd 3-  *k 6, k 2 tog *repeat around (42 sts)
Rnd 4-  knit 1 round
Rnd 5-  *k 5, k 2tog *repeat around (36 sts)
Rnd 6-  knit 1 round
Rnd 7-  *k 4, k 2tog *repeat around (36 sts)
Rnd 8-  knit 1 round
Rnd 9-  *k 3, k 2tog *repeat around (24 sts)
Rnd 10-  knit 1 round
Rnd 11-  *k 2, k 2tog *repeat around (18 sts)
Rnd 12-  knit 1 round
Rnd 13-  *k 1, k 2tog *repeat around (12 sts)
STUFF
Rnd 14-  *k 2 tog *repeat around (6 sts)
Cut a longish tail, and pull it through the remaining stiches.  Weave in the tail.

LEGS (make Cool
CO 4 sts
Knit in i-cord until it is 3 1/2 inches long (or however long you want the legs to be)

ASSEMBLY
The easiest way to line up the legs is to sew them in pairs.  Turn over your octopus and pick a starting point.  Sew on the leg, then sew another leg directly across from it.  These legs are like 12 and 6 o'clock.  Now attach legs at 3 and 9 o'clock.  Keep going until all 8 legs are sewn on.  

Tada!!  You have an octopus friend!!

~Let me know if you have any problems or questions  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007 08:27:06 AM »

Just beautiful!  I love octopi...have this saved, printed out and on my to-do list.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2007 09:50:53 AM »

Too cool!! I like it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2007 10:55:11 AM »

He's adorable!  I, uh, have a thing for pink octopods.  Shocking, no?   Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2007 12:50:14 PM »

Oooo he's neat! Only on Craftster have I found others with the same appreciation of tentacled marine creatures.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2007 01:20:10 PM »

that is so cute, thanks for the pattern, i think Ill make one for my niece!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2007 01:36:55 PM »

Gah!  That is so cute!  I think my daughter needs one of these.  Needs one, mind you.  I'd never make her something she didn't need.   Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2007 03:08:25 PM »

he (or she) is adorable. i love octopods too!!! (see avatar on the left)
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2007 11:34:13 AM »

I am knitting this right now! It's so adorable!
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aww, that's so cute Smiley
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