How adorable is this little octopus?! What’s great about it, it that it’s super easy, easy enough for a brand new knitter. In fact, if you don’t know how knit, I walk you through the basics, from one novice knitter to another 😉
For this project, I’m using bulky weight Lamb’s Pride yarn in Cranberry Swirl. It’s gorgeous and you can find it here:
I’m using size 10 needles:
I’m using a large blunt needle for sewing the octopus together, wool batt for stuffing and black yarn for the eye.
Cast on 15 stitches
knit 30 rows
Sew the top and side together to form a tube
Fill the top 2/3 with wool batt or top
Sew around the tube so you have a spherical head with a ‘collar’
Twizzle four pieces of yarn about 12-18 inches long (ply them together)
Sew the twizzles to the collar
Stitch eye and you’re done!
See more projects for first grade here: