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).

  • 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!

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
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