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« on: December 29, 2006 05:11:13 PM »

Yeah! for ME! this is my first post on craftster! Hello All!

I made an octupus like the one on Jess Hutch's blog (Does everyone love her patterns as much as I do? She's magniificent!). I just looked at the real one and made a pattern! I think it came out really cute! I also attached a suction cup to his underside so he could have a real sucker. I could probably tell you how to make one since I came up with the pattern and it is just inspired by hers?? If anyone wants the pattern let me know! I would be delighted to post it.
Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63111594@N00/

(I can not post pictures yet!) just scrooooooll down and you'll see him!

Here is my pattern and here is a warning- I made up this pattern after I knitted him so if there are mistakes, just do what looks best to you and let me know! I want to see some more so post pictures if you create one! and THANKS to jess hutch for making the original one (she is so awesome!)::

Octopus that looks like “Sugi” we’ll call him, Albert

Materials:
Pink or whatever color you want worsted weight yarn (I used KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Coral)
Size 8 dpns.
stuffing- I used Poly-fil, you can use scrap yarn
Yarn needle
Black yarn for embroidery (or Fabric paint in a tube)
Suction cup

Body: CO 24 sts. Divide evenly among needles

Row 1: m1 (or kfb, whichever you are comfortable with), k3, m1, k3, m1, k4, m1, k3, m1, k3, m1, k2 – you should have 30
Row 2: k all
Row 3: m1, k4, m1, k4, m1, k6, m1, k4, m1, k4, m1, k2 – you should have 36
Row 4: k all
Row 5: m1, k5, m1, k5, m1, k8, m1, k5, m1, k5, m1, k2 – you should have 42
Row 6-16: k all
Row 17: k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k2 – you should have 36
Row 18: k all
Row 19: K2tog, k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2 – you should have 30
Row 20: k all
Row 21: k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k2 – you should have 24
Row 22: k all
Row 23: k2tog, k2 all the way around – you should have 18
Row 24: k all
Row 25: k2tog, k1 all the way around – you should have 12
Row 26: k all
Row 27: k2tog all the way around – you should have 6

Cut the yarn so that you have enough to pull the yarn needle through the stitches and into the center.

Arms: MAKE 8, CO 8 sts
Row 1-20: knit
Row 21: k2tog all the way around – you should have 4, cut yarn and pull through the sts. And center, embroider now if you are going to, stuff and sew onto the body. [

{{EDIT}} It helps to pinch the end of the tube together and to sew through the two layers and then sew onto the body. Then when all of the legs are sewed on you should sew the bottom up by pinching it closed.]

If you are using fabric paint, wait until you have sewn all the arms on and stuff the body. When everything is done you can attach a suction cup to his under side (I used a hot glue gun)

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006 05:19:11 PM »

Very cute!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006 05:54:52 PM »

*sqeals* eek a pink octo how can you get any cuter than that! So amazingly awesome. I would love the pattern. Is that embroidery or puff paints? for some reason on my computer it looks like paint on his little armies. super cute either way
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006 06:01:02 PM »

it is puff paint! I CAN NOT embroider for the life of me! so I have to use the squeezy fabric paint. I'm writing out the pattern so I can post it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2006 07:49:43 PM »

oooh thanks so much! Thats going in the wish list. You're fabulous!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2006 10:49:39 PM »

Awesome!

I am inspired to knit this octopus and the giant squid swimming somewhere in the knitting forum...
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2006 11:26:51 PM »

I really need to knit this for my sister, a confirmed octophile. Super-cute to the power of twelve.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2007 01:50:36 PM »

i love your knit creations!!! im making the octopus tonight, and then im making some fruit too.  thanks so much for posting all the patterns!
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2007 02:07:42 PM »

I love the pic of her painting Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2007 07:13:37 PM »

He's so cute and I want to make one!

I am sooooo sad that jess hutchinson stopped making her book of unusual toys to knit and enjoy...weeeep!
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2007 07:46:25 PM »

ha! I just enthusiastically posted regarding your banana man friend, checked out the lemon and lime peeps this morning, and finally realized that your flickr pictures looked familiar! I love all of your stuff, you are very talented and take great pictures too.
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2007 11:02:25 PM »

He's adorable!! I can totally see an army of these on my desk in my bedroom. In all different colors and verigated yarns. What a stashbuster!

Thanks for the pattern Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2007 11:58:05 PM »

Oh gosh, I am dead from the cute!
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007 05:36:42 PM »

Can you tell us exactly how you attached the arms? I can't quite figure it out.
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2007 12:25:35 PM »

I closed the ends together and sewed through both sides and onto the body at the same time. Does that make sense?
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2007 07:14:56 PM »

I closed the ends together and sewed through both sides and onto the body at the same time. Does that make sense?

Yeah, I figured that's how it happened. What did you do to close up the hole at the bottom of the body? I imagine threading yarn through and cinching it shut would result in wrinkles.
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2007 09:36:40 PM »

I think I figured it out!

How does he look?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/twitchyknits/399460046/
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2007 07:06:45 AM »

It's gorgeous!! That is exactly right on the bottom! I purposely left a hole large enough to attach a suction cup so mine looks different but it looks fantastic! Great Job!
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2007 02:33:23 PM »

Awesome, thank you! ^_^

It might be a good idea to add those steps to the original post, so others aren't confused. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2007 06:29:23 PM »

Awesome!  I have a friend who is preggers and I've been looking for a cute gift.  I want to get some lime green yarn this weekend and DPNs and start!
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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2007 08:01:03 PM »

Awesome!  I have a friend who is preggers and I've been looking for a cute gift.  I want to get some lime green yarn this weekend and DPNs and start!
That's funny, I have a friend that is going to have a baby and she comissioned me to make a light purple one for her. I love making them.
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2007 06:36:28 PM »

Hah! I made mine for a baby as well. Clearly we are trying to raise a new generation of cephalodophiles. Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2007 07:45:46 PM »

yes yes!
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2007 07:01:39 PM »

What is the approx. finished size for this adorable octopus? 

I bought some pretty bright blue yarn tonight!   Smiley  Now I just need to finish making new DPNs from dowels...  It'll be my first time making my own needles and knitting an octopus, so it should be great!
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2007 05:34:42 PM »

Mini-octo! I made him on size 5s. I don't know why but his body came out more onion-shaped than spherical.


sitting on my mother's bucket of pins...he's going to be a pincushion.


Try as I did, I just couldn't get the legs to work, so I just made I-cord ones.
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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2007 06:57:42 PM »

I finally finished one for a pregnant friend as a baby shower gift:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/m-e-c/500264263/

Everyone loved it!
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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2007 08:38:11 PM »

choicester, that looks perfect!! Beautiful!
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2007 06:02:24 AM »

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