A drawstring bag made to look like a bunch of tentacles reaching up and out and knit from the top down (tentacles first). Make a fun addition for your Arkham Horror game, or use it for whatever other tentacular uses you can come up with!
If you would like to make these to sell, it is alright with me, but please consider donating a dollar or two to BoardGameGeek.com if you do.
Yarn Worsted Weight
Needles size 7 dpns (could use circs)
Guage really not important
Tentacles Make 16
Cast on 4 stitches, join in the round.
- K1, M1 4 times - total 8 stitches on needles
- K4, M1 2 times - total 10 stitches on needles
Cast off 3 stitches.
Place remaining tentacle stitches onto spare needle or scrap yarn.
Pick up 7 stitches from first tentacle, repeat with the rest of the tentacles.
When you've picked up all tentacle stitches, join in the round,being careful not to twist.
Work in k5, p2 rib until you have aprox. 6 inches (longer for a larger bag) from where you picked up the tentacles.
*Optional - work in a row of eyelets to make weaving in the ribbon or icord easier later.
- *K2, K2tog, K1, P2 *repeat to end of row
- K4, P2 rib
- *K1, K2tog, K1, P2 *repeat to end of row
- K3, P2 rib
- *k1, k2tog, p2 *repeat to end of row
- K2, P2 rib
- *K2, P2tog *repeat to end of row
- K2, P1 rib
- *K2tog, P1 *repeat to end of row
- K1, P1 rib
- K1, *K2tog *repeat to last stitch. Knit last stitch tog with first stitch from the next row. 16 stitches will be left.
- K2tog to end of row - 8 stitches left
- K2tog to end of row - 4 stitches left
- bind off
Weave in all ends.
Make an icord or find some ribbon to thread through inside of the purled stitches for the drawstring. I made a 3-stitch i-cord, the regular 4 stitch one seemed to thick.
You can stuff the tentacles and sew them closed if you want. I just left mine open.