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Squid Phone pattern, for those of you who knit and care. [Jan. 3rd, 2006|02:16 pm]
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request for anyone who makes this: First, could you let me know if there are any glaring errors in the pattern? I did test it, but I'd like some feedback. And second, if anybody could take a photo of their squid and allow me to use it on my site, I'd of course credit them and link back to wherever. As you can see, my ability to make knitted things look cute in photos is subpar.

Squid-shaped phone case
By wingedkamui, 2006



The orange squid uses the pattern as written, the green was adapted for a smaller phone

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn, 1.5 oz
1 set US #3 dpns
1 yarn needle
2 3/4" buttons

Gauge:
6 st/7 rows in stockinette

Directions:

Body front:
CO 13, knit plain for the length of your phone ending with a purl row.

Tentacles:
Row 1: S1, *m1, k1, m1, slip last 3 st to a new needle, work I-cord over these st for 1.5” or desired tentacle length. BO by drawing yarn. Slip next st in row onto the first needle.* repeat between * across row.
Row 2: P1, *pick up and purl 1 st from next I-cord, P next slipped st.* repeat between * across row. 13 st. on needle.
Row 3: K4, *m1, k1, m1, slip last 3 st. to new needle. Work I-cord over these 3 st for 2” or slightly longer than the row 1 tentacles. End I-cord by working the flipper directions as below. * With new yarn k3, repeat between *, attatch new yarn and k4
Row 4: p4, pick up and purl 1 st from row 3 I-cord, p3, pick up and purl 1 st from row 3 I-cord, p4. 13 st. on needle.

Flipper:
Row 1: at end of row 3 I-cord, turn.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl across
Row 3: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1
Row 5: k across
Row 7: k2tog, k1, k2tog
Row 9: k3tog, fasten off.

Body base:
Knit plain for 2 rows.

Body back:
CO 6 st at the end of the next two rows, or as needed for depth of phone. knit plain for length of phone, slightly longer than as for Body Front. BO 3 st, or half the amount you cast on, at the beginning of the next two rows, ending with a wrong side row.

Head:
Row 1: k 17 or to last st on needle, turn leaving last st unworked.
Row 2: p16 or to last st, turn
Row 3: k15 or to last st, turn
Continue to work one less stitch each row, until you have worked 12 rows. You should have 1 st left.

Row 13: k2
Row 14: p3
Row 15: k4
Continue to work one more stitch each row. Your work should fold over on itself and form a point. Cool, huh?

Once you are again working 18 stitches or every stitch on each row, sew up the sides of the pouch while leaving the flap on the needle, and mark where you would like the eyes. Knit the flap plain until it reaches this mark when closed.

Eyes:
Row 1: k4, bo3, k4, bo3, k4
Row 2: p4, co3, p4, co3, p4
If you changed the size of the phone case you will have to use different spacing in the center. Each eyehole should be 3 st wide and evenly spaced from the center
BO all stitches, block flap so it does not curl.
Sew on buttons underneath the button holes.
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: bombsawaybaby
2006-01-03 11:17 pm (UTC)

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i can't wait to try it!


-grin-
From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-21 03:40 am (UTC)

Pics

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The pics don't show :( Make them come back I'm dying to see!
[User Picture]From: indeigo
2006-03-27 02:07 am (UTC)

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Found this through Google. What a cute pattern! I'm dying to make one, but I suck really hard. Looks like my grandmother will have something to do this week... I'll take pictures when it's done! Thanks so much for posting this.<3
From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-06 08:38 pm (UTC)

knitting

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Hi, am desperately trying to knit your squid case but am having trouble.
Should you have a certain number of tentacles in row 1? I seem to get 3 with a few stitches here and there on the ends. Does that sound right?
Also a little confused by the pick up and purl one stitch from next i-cord. I'm still not sure where exactly to pick up a stitch from?
And the flippers, if I only have 3 stitches on my needle how can I K1, M1, k1, m1, k1.??? I only have room to k1,M1,k1.
Sorry if I sound a bit dense. would be grateful for any help.
[User Picture]From: wingedkamui
2006-12-25 01:55 pm (UTC)

Re: knitting

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Sorry to get to this so late, I hope I can still help you.

What you are doing with the tentacles is knitting a row of i-cords protruding from the front of the work. You do this by increasing one stitch into three, then working an i-cord. The stitch you pick up in the next row is from the top rim of the i-cord, the part that is not attatched to your work.

As for your next question, what you are doing is increasing between the knit stiches.

You do not sound dense... I am re-reading the pattern after not having made a squid in some time, and it could definitely be written clearly. Thanks for the questions :)
From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-01 07:51 pm (UTC)

i dont get it

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i really dont get this. its about a year on but i found this on google. anyway. could you put a knitiing lingo guide at the bottom. and do you carry on the tentacles from the body?
[User Picture]From: helgawurm
2007-09-27 06:43 pm (UTC)

Re: i dont get it

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k= knit
p= purl
m= make one stitch (you can find how to do this online through knitting tutorials, but it is very difficult to describe without pictures)
CO= Cast On
BO= Bind Off
k_tog= knit that number of stitches together
Work I-cord= another thing that is easy to find on knitting sites but hard to explain...
Turn= turn the needle so the working yarn is on the other side (you will understand why after you learn to make an I-cord)

I know I did not write this pattern, but I hope these explanations help somewhat
[User Picture]From: wingedkamui
2007-09-28 03:01 pm (UTC)

Re: i dont get it

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Thanks!
I am so bad at translating knitting terms into real English.

Also, nice icon :D
From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-17 02:35 pm (UTC)

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I can't wait to get startted. My nickname is Squid and am always looking for "squidly" items.
Thanks
Squid
[User Picture]From: knittergoddss
2008-05-28 04:18 am (UTC)

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I so cannot wait to try to make these. totally awesome
[User Picture]From: wingedkamui
2008-05-28 05:56 pm (UTC)

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Thank you! I hope it turns out well :)
From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-11 11:57 pm (UTC)

Help!

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Hello. I'm not very experienced with knitting, but I decided to try making this squid thing because it's awesome and I'm tired of practicing stuff. Anyway, do you bind off the body front or just knit the tentacles directly onto it?
From: (Anonymous)
2008-10-01 02:38 am (UTC)

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im sort of confused... do you know this all in one piece? or do you know the front and then the back and sew it together??? if you dont knit it all in one then why do you need the dpn's? ... im confused :S and i really want to knit this.. when i read it seemed to make sense, but now that im going to knit im a bit confused.....
From: (Anonymous)
2010-06-22 11:16 pm (UTC)

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1st: yes this is knit in all one peice but the back and the front is make like a long rectangle that you fold in half (the tentacles are in the middle of your back and front so once folded they are on the bottom of the phone case) the head of the squid will be attached to the top of the back so once the peice is folded the top can be looped over the front creating a flap that hold the phone in place
2nd the double pointed needles are used just for ease when it comes time to make the i cords instead of switch from regular needles to dpns and back again
From: (Anonymous)
2008-10-01 03:57 am (UTC)

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nevermind i have figured it out.. it was just confusing the way it was laid out on the page
From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-07 10:37 pm (UTC)

Someone PLEASE help...

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I am not an experienced knitter. I have been trying to figure this out for a week now.
1. On the tentacles row 1 it says 'S1' which Im guessing means slip one? So when I slip one then m1, k1, m1 I end up with 4 stitches. So how do I work and Icord with 3 stitches when I have 4 stitches?
2. Same section. It says to BO by drawing yarn. Do I have to cut the yarn at the end of the tentacle and join the yarn to keep going? How do I bring the yarn up once I work one of the tentacles?
If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks.
[User Picture]From: paydaycat
2010-08-13 01:07 am (UTC)

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Head:
Row 1: k 17 or to last st on needle, turn leaving last st unworked.
Row 2: p16 or to last st, turn
Row 3: k15 or to last st, turn
Continue to work one less stitch each row, until you have worked 12 rows. You should have 1 st left.

Row 13: k2
Row 14: p3
Row 15: k4
Continue to work one more stitch each row. Your work should fold over on itself and form a point. Cool, huh?

This is the bit that I'm stuck on. Are there sort of increases on the 13th row? What exactly is going on here?