Preemie Octopus knitted pattern


For body: 3.5mm needles for tentacles: 4mm needles

Any colour you want for your octopus and a bit of black yarn for eyes and red or dark pink for mouth all DK


C/on 9sts with 3.5 mm needles

Row 1 and all odd rows purl

Row2: increase in every stitch (18 sts)

Row 4: *k1 increase into next stitch* to end (27 sts)

Row 6: *K2 increase in next stitch* to end (36sts)

Row 8: *K3 increase in next stitch to end* (45sts)

Starting with purl row stocking stitch 11 rows

Row 20: *k3 knit 2 together* to end (36sts)

Row 22: *K2, knit 2 together* to end (27sts)

Row 24: *k1, knit 2 together* to end (18 sts)

Row 26: K2 together to end (9 sts)

Cut yarn and thread through stitches and pull tightly sew edge seams together inside out allowing a small gap to turn right side out, and stuff firmly and sew up the last bit, now you have the body.

Tentacles (make 8)

With 4mm needles c/on 40sts

Knit into front and back of every stitch (80 sts)

Next row cast off

Nose: (optional)

Same colour as body using 3.5mm needles

Cast on 3 sts

Row 1: increase every stitch (6sts)

Row 2: purl

Row 3: knit 2 together in all sts (3sts)

Pull yarn through the remaining stitches an sew thread all around the outside edges then pull tightly

Now you have all your body parts, a top tip from me, the thread for the eyes and nose thread through the bottom of the octopus and pull through, when you sew tentacles to the base it will hide the other colour wool

Have fun!