Pattern: Acht the Octopus
Designer: Rachel Henry
Available: $3 on Ravelry
Yarn: CEY 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!