About Tako the Bobtail Squid Free Knitting Pattern
Quite possibly the cutest member of the cephalopod family, Tako is a sweet and mellow little squid. He’s so mellow, in fact, that he doesn’t mind that his name is used to describe both octopus and squid in Hawaiian.
Hawaiian bobtail squid are gorgeous, iridescent little creatures that would fit in the palm of your hand. Tako is quite a bit bigger than the real thing, but he’s just the right size for snuggling.
About this Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate.
Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills, plus increases (m1, kfb, kfbf), decreases (ssk, k2tog), i-cord.
Finished Size: Main body Main body 18in / 45cm
Yarn: 200 yards Infinite Twist Cosmos Handspun, or any hand-spun yarn with 7.5 wpi / 18 wraps over 5cm).
- 4.5mm / US size 7 dpns, two sets (10 needles total). 3.75mm / US size 5, any needle type.
- 3.25mm / US size 3, any needle type.
Gauge: 15 sts and 24 rows over 4in / 10cm on 4.5mm / US size 7 needles.
10oz / 300g wool stuffing for mantle and head.
1oz / 33g wool roving for tentacle stuffing.
Two (2) 24mm plastic safety eyes, dark brown recommended.
Stitch markers, 2 different colors recommended.
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