Easy Flat Knit Plush Octopus- If you can knit a square, you can make this cute, plush octopus! Ideal for beginner knitters.
There are tons of great knitting patterns out there for stuffed animals, but most of them aren’t beginner-friendly. This octopus knitting pattern is as easy as it comes- if you can knit a square, you can make this! It makes a great gift for anyone who loves sea creatures!
For this knit octopus pattern I have included both written instructions and a video tutorial.
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Easy Flat Knit Plush Octopus
Yarn: #4 Worsted weight yarn
Also needed: yarn needle, fiber fill
Gauge: not necessary for this project
For the head:
Cast on 24 sts. Knit every row until the piece measures approximately 6 inches from the cast-on edge.
For the tentacles (make 8):
Cast on 24 sts. Knit every row until the piece measures 2 1/2 inches from the cast-on edge. Bind off.
How to Assemble the Octopus
Once the square for the head is finished, break the yarn and insert the end through a yarn needle. Thread the needle through the stitches on the knitting needles to remove them. Pull to tighten and sew the side seam.
Stuff the head with fiber fill stopping approximately 1 1/2 inches before the bottom.
Add the eyes.
Make a running stitch 1 1/2 inches up from the base of the head. Pull to cinch.
This is what the bottom of the head should look like. Don’t worry if there’s a small opening. The tentacles will cover it.
Fold the tentacle over lengthwide and sew the side seam to create a tunnel. Sew one of the ends closed. Stuff lightly with fiber fill. Repeat with the other 7 tentacles.
Sew the tentacle to the base of the head. Repeat with the other 7 tentacles. Weave in ends.
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