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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.

Abbreviations:

CO – cast on

KFB – knit into the front and back of stitch

PM – place marker

K – knit

rnd(s) – round(s)

BO – bind off

PU – pick up

Body:

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 needle BO.

Arms:

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

Legs:

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.

Finishing:

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

Notes:

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

Hope you enjoy your knitted squid pattern.

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,
    Kris

    1. Thanks for your comment Kris. It isn’t my pattern totally, just modified it a bit. Enjoy knitting the squid.

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