This was quite the project for me.. I don't typically don't do custom orders, very seldom actually, but a young woman had asked me to do a commission for her boyfriend who had been so great to her during a rough time while her mother fought cancer. Her story touched me, and I had agreed.. before I knew it was a cuttlefish! Not knowing exactly what a cuttlefish is, she sent me this picture of what one looks like:
As you can tell, the name is very misleading for this creature. It's definitely not something I would want to cuddle and trying to make this sea dweller to be cute proved to me to be an intimidating task.
After fighting with how I wanted it to look, I think it turned out how it was truly meant to live; to be cuddled! We should change the spelling of the name to an actual cuddlefish!
Here is the free pattern for the Cuttlefish!
**Notes: This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
It’s helpful to know how to do invisible decrease as it will look cleaner!
Always be mindful of commas in the pattern!
Exact gauge is not required.
Materials: 4mm hook
Polyester fiber fill
12mm safety eyes
Abbreviations: sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
mr = magic ring
inc = increase (2 sc in next stitch)
dec = decrease (sc 2 together)
ch = chain
Body (Begin in Navy)
Round 1: 6 single crochet in Magic Ring (6)
Round 2: *Inc* around (12)
Round 3: Sc around (12)
Round 4: *Sc, Inc* around (18)
Round 5: Sc around (18)
Round 6: *Sc 2, Inc* around (24)
Round 7: Sc around (24)
Round 8: *Sc 3, Inc* around (30)
Round 9: Sc around (30)
Round 10: *Sc 4, Inc* around (36)
Round 11: Sc around (36)
Round 12: *Sc 5, Inc* around (42)
Round 13-25: Sc around (42)
Round 26: *Sc 5, Dec* around (36)
Round 27: *Sc 4, Dec* around (30)
Round 28: *Sc 3, Dec* around (24)
Round 29: *Sc, Inc* in FLO (36)
Round 30-31: Sc around (36)
Round 32: *Sc 4, Dec* around (30)
*Place eyes 9 stitches apart and don't forget to embroider pink blush!*
Round 33: *Sc 3, Dec* around (24)
Round 34: *Sc 2, Dec* around (18)
Ch 13. Sc in second chain from hook and work across back to the circle. Sl st into next FLO. *Ch 13. sc in second chain from hook and work across back to the circle, sl st into next FLO.* repeat into each stitch around in FLO. Once it is done, use the tail to sew in the BLO and close the hole shut!
Ruffles (Begin in white)
Pull yarn through stitch where head begins. In same stitch where you pulled through, do 2 hdc. In next stitch, 4 hdc. In each stitch around, repeat *2 hdc, 4 hdc*
Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to Knot Bad and link it my website knotbadami.com
If you do decide to post it anywhere, especially Instagram, please feel free to tag me (@knot.bad) and show me how yours turns out! :)