Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Squidoo Squid Knitting Pattern



I joined Squidoo in November of 2010. I have been using this writing platform to expand my knitting niche and explore writing about other topics that interest me.


The official Squidoo logo (left) that is the basis for this knitting pattern (right).

Materials
  • Size 1 (2.5 mm) double pointed knitting needles
  • Fingering weight wool in blue, orange and black (small amounts). I used KnitPicks Palette that I hand dyed myself.
  • Yarn needle for finishing
  • Polyfill stuffing or yarn scraps to stuff the squid.
  • Gauge: not important for this project

The Pattern
  • Cast on 6 stitches in Black onto three double pointed needles (2 sts on each needle)
  • Row 1: Join in the round, Kfb across (12 sts)
  • Row 2: *K1, Kfb* repeat across the row (18 sts)
  • Row 3: Switch to Blue: K 1 row across
  • Row 4: *K2, Kfb* repeat across the row (24 sts)
  • Row 5: K 1 row across
  • Row 6: Switch to Orange: *K3, Kfb* repeat across the row (30 sts)
  • Row 7: K 1 row across
  • Row 8: *K4, Kfb* repeat across the row (36 sts)
  • Rows 9-17: K across the row (9 rows total)
  • Row 18: *K4, K2tog* repeat across the row (30 sts)
  • Row 19: K1 row even
  • Row 20: *K3, K2tog* repeat across the row (24 sts) This completes knitting the body of the squid.
  • Starting with the first six stitches, knit a 6-stitch icord for 21 rows to create the first of the four legs.

  • Make three more 6-stitch icords of the same length. The legs are now complete.
  • Finishing: Stuff the squid with polyfill stuffing, and then start to stitch the bottom of the body closed. First I sewed up a bit between each leg, and then I sewed across the gap and drew it closed. (See below images.)
  • Email me a picture of your finished knit Squidoo Squid!


I worked on the 4 icord legs at the same time to help keep the lengths consistent.


When closing the bottom of the squid, I started by sewing in between the legs


Cinching the bottom closed.

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Happy Knitting!


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Abbreviations Used in this pattern:
Kfb - increase by knitting into the front and back of a single stitch.
K - knit
P - purl

SSK - decrease by slipping two stitches then knitting them together. Alternatively, you could slip one stitch, knit one stitch and pass slipped stitch over.
K2tog - decrease by knitting two stitches together.
sl - slip a stitch

This pattern was created by ChemKnits for your personal or charity use. You are not distribute or reprint this pattern without the permission of ChemKnits. Squidoo(tm) is a trademark of Squidoo LCC and has no affiliation with ChemKnits. This project was not endorsed by Squidoo
© 2011 ChemKnits (www.chemknits.com)

8 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I just found your pattern on http://craft-recipes.com

    I have just had to get them to remove a pattern of my own that they had posted without my permission. I thought you might like to know in case they do not have permission to repost your work.

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  2. Knittingand,

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have contacted craft-recipes to request they remove my pattern instructions.

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  3. hi i am not subcribed i don't know much about blogging, but my son would love your toys! do you know if there is a printer friendly version without the extra links on the left? thank you so much for sharing your beautiful sqiddo pattern, i want to make these for all my kids and my friends sons birthday too! blessings, jess

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  4. The easiest way to copy the material to print is to highlight the pattern text and then copy and paste into a text document.

    I have converted a few of the patterns to PDF's, and this is something that I hope to do more of in the future (as time permits.)

    Best of luck!

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  5. thank you so much for the message back. I have had so much fun making these squidos! You have so many cool toy patterns I am looking forward to knitting (maybe the fly next?)! Do you have a misquito knitted toy pattern with the long sucker in front? I just saw a crachet version somewhere... Thanks again, Jess

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  6. I do not have a mosquito knit toy... but I will add this to my idea list! Maybe someday you'll find that pattern here with a shout out to you, Jess.

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  7. Hi, are you based in the UK? I love your squid and would like to buy a couple - in hot pink if possible?

    Thank you

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    1. Unfortunately, I do not sell any of my knit figurines. Maybe you can find a friend who is a knitter to make one for you (the entire pattern is available on this page.)

      I also happen to be located in the US.

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