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Knitting Octopus

Knitting OctopusI seem to have a bit of a thing for knitting octopuses at the minute. (2 here and 1 here!) I’m not sure why because I always get bored of the tentacles after I’ve done two or three. So I decided to make one that’s good at knitting in the hope that it’ll do some for me. This one is already much better at colourwork than I am!

When I made this I started with a couple of sketches so I thought I’d share them with some pictures of the making process too. You might notice the cunning use of an interchangeable knitting needle to fill the tentacles with stuffing.

Now available as a greeting card from my shop for £2.50.

UPDATE: 11.8.11 The much requested pattern is now available to buy! See more details on the ravelry pattern page or click below to buy it now.

The Knitting Octopus Pattern – £3

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17 thoughts on “Knitting Octopus

  1. Such a dinky little thing. Came together beautifully. Bet it was a little fiddly to do.

    Charlotte x

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  3. This is the coolest thing I have seen in a very long time. Absolutely amazing. You are a creative genius!

  4. I LOVE him! That is too awesome!

  5. This is so adorable it hurts – love it!

  6. Any chance you’d be willing to upload a high-resolution version of the article picture? It would make a fantastically random ipad wallpaper 🙂

    1. Agreed!
      Inspired, and very cute.

  7. I first saw this on Craftzine this morning, and I’ve had it open all day because it makes me so happy every time I see it!!

  8. That’s amazing! Such a cute idea 🙂

  9. Love your octopus 🙂 Wish I had that many arms to speed up my knitting!

  10. Wow! Thanks for all the kind comments everybody. I’m so glad my little octopus is spreading such a lot of joy.

    Ian – Sorry I can’t upload a hi-res version for you but I do have a real life paper version of the octopus on my shop now as a greeting card.

  11. So cute! I normally don’t make decorative items…I tend to stick to garments. But this is so adorable I think I have to make it!!! Super super cute. Well done!

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  13. Awww I want to make a hat with him as the center piece! An idea is a brewing since I don’t think I’ll evar find one to buy that is this cute!

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  16. I love it! Now I have to think of someone to buy the greetings card for!!!

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