Knitted Squid Pattern

knitted squid patternIf you are looking for a knitted squid pattern, this one may be just for you.

It is 7.25 inches long not including its legs and has a 14.5-inch circumference.

This knitted squid is quick to knit and small enough to hang on a mobile above a babies cot.

Knitted Squid Pattern

We used Eggplant 24344 wool to get the above dimensions, but you can experiment with any wool you like.


CO – cast on

KFB – knit into the front and back of the stitch

PM – place marker

K – knit

rnd(s) – round(s)

BO – bind off

PU – pick up


Using 4 (3.5mm) needles, CO 4 sts.

KFB across dividing sts 2 – 4 – 2 between needles

PM and join to work in the round being very careful not to twist – 8 sts

Rnd 1: (KFB, K1) around – 12 sts

Rnd 2: and all unaccounted for even rnds through Rnd 32: knitt….

Rnd 3: (KFB, K2) around – 16 sts.

Rnd 5: (KFB, K3) around – 20 sts.

Rnd 6: (KFB, K4) around – 24 sts.

Rnd 7: (KFB, K5) around – 28 sts.

Rnd 9: (KFB, K6) around – 32 sts.

Rnd 11: (K2tog, K6) around – 28 sts.

Rnd 13: (K2tog, K5) around – 24 sts.

Rnd 15: (K2tog, K4) around – 20 sts.

Rnd 16: (K2tog, K3) around – 16 sts.

Rnds 17 -24: Knit.

Rnd 25: (KFB, K3) around – 20 sts.

Rnd 26 – 33: Knit.

Rnd 34: Purl, Stuff Squid, Place 10sts on 1 needle and 10 on another and BO with 3 needles BO.


At the corner of the BO seam and working into the bottom purl bump ridge, PU and K2 sts at back, 1 sts at the side, 2 sts at front – 5 sts.

Work in i-cord for 2 inches.

Row 1: (WS): Turn, and P WS sts.

Row 2: (RS): K1 KFB, K1, KFB, K1-7 sts.

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1 – 5 sts.

Row 7: P1, P3 tog, P1 – 3 sts.

Row 8: K3 tog – 1 st. Cut Yarn and secure remaining st.

Make another arm at the other corner of the BO Row.


Working into the bottom purl bump ridge, PU and K2 sts from front and 2 sts directly behind them at back, right next to where you’ve picked up for an Arm. Work in i-cord for 3,5 inches. Cut yarn and secure. Work two more legs across purl bump ridges so you’ve go 3 legs between two arms.


Weave in ends. With E, embroider on a face 2 sts from purl bump ridge following Face Chart.


I-cord – *knit a row. Slide row to the other end of the needle without turning the work. Pull yarn firmly and repeat from *, creating a tube.

Hope you enjoy your knitted squid pattern.

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2 thoughts on “Knitted Squid Pattern”

  1. It’s amazing to think that you have come up with this pattern! A knitted squid. My kids would certainly love one. I really love the idea. It makes me want to pick up my knitting needles and have a go myself. And your step-by-step instructions are just so easy to follow!
    Thanks so much for sharing,


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