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Squid Knitting Patterns

Updated on December 30, 2013

Cephalopod Knitting Patterns


I performed a search for free octopus knitting patterns before I had even joined Squidoo. It only seems appropriate that I dedicate a lens to these cephalopod knitting patterns now that I have designed a Squidoo Squid Knitting Pattern!

So what kinds of squid and octopus knitting patterns did I find? These range from toys to hats, iPod cozies to charts and many more.

Toy Octopus Knitting Patterns

  • Ollie the Octopus - This creature has a mushroom shaped head. The arms are knit and stuffed, so they are stiffer and curled up.
  • Octopus - The head is stuffed, and the tenticals don't appear to be, making them a little curly. Button eyes finish him off. You will need to create a free Ravelry account to view this pattern.
  • Socktopus - A stashbuster knitting project where each of the 8 legs of this toy Octopus are made out of different sock yarns (giving him "socks")

  • Octopus Garden - The head is shaped like a turnip. There is a loop on top so you can hang the toy up in your home.

  • Octopus Redux - This is a slight variation of Octopus Garden.
  • Jolly Octopus - The legs are short in proportion to the body. Cute and looks like a fast knit.
  • Aristotle the Octopus - Knit flat and then seamed.
  • George - A felted stuffed octopus knitting pattern.

  • Le Octopus! - The legs are short in relation to the body.

  • Orla the Octopus - You will need to create a free Ravelry account to view this pattern.
  • "Henry" the Octopus - You will need to create a free Ravelry account to view this pattern.
  • Squiggly Octopus - Simple with icord legs and a round head.
  • Phat Pacific Octopus - A teeny tiny knit octopus

  • Little Octopus - This little octopus is smiling!

  • Rastapus - Octopus with attitude - Complete with dreadlocks!

  • Pieruvre - The pattern is written in french, but I don't think it should be too hard to figure out how to make him.

  • Socktopus - Very cute!

Vintage Octopus Knitting Pattern

Other Octopus Knitting Patterns

Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits

Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits
Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits

This is one of my favorite toy knitting books ever. The book contains knitting patterns for both a Squid and an Octopus, but there are also 18 other amazing knitting patterns making this a book you should add to your personal library.

 

Squid Knitting Patterns

  • Squidoo Squid Plushie- The Squidoo Squid designed by ChemKnits.
  • Giant Squid Hat - This hat is HUGE, and would obscure your face, with tentacles hanging down past your shoulders.
  • Poor Mojo's Squid Hat - Two long tentacle hang down like pigtails, and there are some smaller ones like fringe around the brim of the hat.

  • Squiddy Cat - Garter stitch with low amounts of detail. Should be a fast knit.

  • SquidPod Ipod Cozy - VERY cute. See the ravelry page for a photo since there is no photo on the pattern page.
  • Squid Shaped Phone Case - Close this phone cozy with buttons that also serve for the squids eyes.

  • Squiddy -Sort of resembles a mouse... if a Mouse were dressing up like a squid!
  • Cosy Squid - A squid-shaped iPod Cozy. You will need to create a free Ravelry account to view this pattern.
  • Squiddy Squid Pattern - This was knit with a variegated yarn. The head is a bit pointy, with thick legs.
  • Naughty Squiddy - A small project, the legs hang straight down.

  • Shoney the Squid - There are a lot of details to this knitting pattern that result in a realistic knit toy.

Miscellaneous Cephelapod Knitting Designs

  • Tentacular - Tentacular is a scarf constructed out of tentacles and suckers. I promise that it is cute than it sounds!

  • Cthulhu Penguin - So this is a fictional octopus-like creature eating a penguin? I don't really get it... but it fits in this list!
  • Nautie - Complete with a curled shell. Knitty.com patterns have never failed me yet!

The Free Squidoo Squid Knitting Pattern!

The Free Squidoo Squid Knitting Pattern!
The Free Squidoo Squid Knitting Pattern!

Do you know of any patterns to add?

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    • hsschulte profile image

      hsschulte 5 years ago

      I really want to make one on a loom!! That is a very cool Squid. Great idea.

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      krakensquid 5 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Love that Vintage Octopus! Great patterns here - I really must get into knitting again. Blessed. :)

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      mysterrio 5 years ago

      This is a very cool lens. I am going to show this lens to people on my staff who enjoy making this kind of stuff. Awesome!

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      Very fun! Blessed and featured on my angel lens.

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      Greenwickpress 6 years ago

      Awwww...I love these! They are like giant cuddly eyeballs.

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      These are very cute! :)

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      PrettyWorld 6 years ago

      Too cute! I'd love to see crochet versions of these.

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      What fun! :) And the Squidoo squid is particularly cute.

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      The cutest thing I've ever seen that was knitted!

      With Love and Gratitude,

      Jeremiah

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      This is adorable!

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      jodijoyous 6 years ago from New York

      I'm not a knitter, but those are adorable!