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Oliver the Valentine Octopus!

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I knitted an Octopus and sent it into a Chinese Auction at my local church. A couple of little boys really wanted to win him and one of them did. The other little chap was quite heartbroken, but luckily I had another one at home that needed a new friend, so both were happy in the end.

With all those legs made for hugging, Oliver would make a perfect Valentine's gift too! He can even be a soccer fan mascot in team colours for your soccer playing Valentine!

By the way all the Ollies were knitted with oddments of Red Heart Yarn, http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/KnittingCrochet/Yarns/Medium/Coats+and+Clark++Medium+Yarns.htm which comes in a multitude of lovely bright colours.

As with all my toys, they were stuffed with non toxic fiber fill and all the legs sewn on very tight so that little ones can't pull them apart and swallow anything. For the same reason, I never sew on buttons for eyes or noses, but always embroider the faces. It's much safer! Even the pom pom on the hat is knitted all-in-one with the hat so it can not be pulled off! The hat itself can be taken off, as can the scarf for added play value. If you have a small enough head, you could even wear the hat!

This is another Jean Greenhowe pattern. It's one of my favourite toys to knit too! It comes from her pattern book, called Toy Collection. http://www.jeangreenhowe.com/toy.html Happy Knitting!
pinky2525253 years ago
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! so cute!
I LOVE it!!
 Oliver is ADORABLE!!! Please post how to make them!!!!
Cephalopods=awesome
I know, right??!! That word was the only thing i learned from spongebob(:
momsonsii5 years ago
Hello again, Do you sell this one two? Unfortunately for me, I do not know how to knit and I love the octopus too. Please let me know. Thank You.
candeelady6 years ago
My Craft BlogHe is my favorite of all your creations
joknrok6 years ago
So cute. But where's the instructions? I looked at Jeans site and couldn't find the pattern. Can you post it please?
stinkymum (author)  joknrok6 years ago
Sorry, I can't post the pattern as it is copyright by Jean Greenhowe. If you want to knit it, you will have to buy the pattern book called "Toy Collection". Sorry... http://www.jeangreenhowe.com/toy.html I have seen them for sale on EBay quite a bit.
killhha6 years ago
haha! my gran has the book! i remember she made that octopus years ago for my sister! :D
Neelie killhha6 years ago
Yup, the pattern's been around for a long long time!
redheadeb6 years ago
Very, very cute. I do have a question about the book the pattern is in -- I don't see it in the Traditional Favorites, but it does appear to be in the Toy Collection book (http://www.jeangreenhowe.com/toy.html). I'm very seriously thinking about ordering a book to get this pattern and want to make sure I get the right one. Thanks!
stinkymum (author)  redheadeb6 years ago

Sorry I put in the wrong link. It's actually in her Toy collection knitting booklet. Here is the correct link. I have corrected it on the slide show too (must have had a senior moment there!) Thanks for spotting the mistake. http://www.jeangreenhowe.com/toy.html
pomade236 years ago
nice
canida6 years ago
He's so adorable! I love his colorful little socks. ;)
Wow! Very cute! This one... is just.. wow, very nice, I just totally LOVE IT! So colorful! +1 rating. (added to favorites)
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