Time: Two or three days (easy peasy)
Yarn: Caron “Simply Soft” in red and white
Needles: Size 6 (US) dpns for the body and size 4 dpns for the legs.
Pattern: “Spherey” by Jess Hutchison in her book Unusual Toys for you to Knit and Enjoy.
Modifications: Spherey is originally just a ball with two arms and two legs, but I wanted an octopus. So I scrapped the arms and legs in this version and knit fat I-cords for his legs, with a small increase at the end for little suction cups. This octopus is also smaller than the first one, because I did a few fewer of the increases. The face is sewn on with the same red Caron.