NEW pattern: Acht the Octopus

PatternAcht the Octopus

DesignerRachel Henry

Available:  $3 on Ravelry

YarnCEY Seedling Hand Paint in #4565 Lagoon

This quick one-skein project makes a great baby shower gift! It makes the most of hand-painted yarn like Seedling.

Legs are worked sideways, with clever use of short rows to make life-like tentacles. Reverse stockinette curls back an itself, so no need to sew up the legs. Body is worked in the round from picked-up stitches. Use safety eyes or embroider eyes with scrap yarn. A small amount of fiberfill gives the body form.

I designed Acht for an upcoming “101 one-skein wonders” book.  Luckily the contract allows me to release the design as a solo pattern, even before the book comes out. Yay for octopus toys for everyone!

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