Octopus Tentacle Scarf: Attack!

So, this happened.

Octopus bigFriends or enemies? Who’s to say?

So a million years ago, I sponsored a prize for Sugar Slam, and the winner got a a gift certificate to my shop. She asked for a tentacle scarf, and I was like, No probs, I’ve made one before, and it will be awesome! Best laid plans, etc etc etc, it took me forever to find time to make the scarf, and I felt super duper bad and awful and like the worst person ever. Thankfully, she was really understanding!!!

She requested less pastel/Barbie colors, more rich/realistic ones, and after looking at a million pictures of octopus tentacles on google images, I sent her this color palette of yarns to choose from. It was Purpley vs. OrangeyRed.

Octopus swatchesWe went with the merino wool, which was Knit Picks Swish Worsted. I still couldn’t decide between Purple or Red for the main palette, and I sort of hemmed and hawed for a long time. I finally went with the reddish palette, as you can see!

Octopus collage

I made a few small changes in design between this scarf and the past scarf. With this one, the winner asked that I draw up the edges a bit when sewing them together, in order to make the edges curl in a bit. I slip stitch the two sides together rather than sew, so I just did one slip stitch per each hdc row which made the scarf curl a bit. It shorted up A LOT. I kind of panicked! I loved the rippley effect that resulted, but I was scared it had become too short. Luckily, I think it still turned out very wearable and cool!

Octopus collage2

The other adjustment I made was giving each suction cup a little more dimension, rather than just being a flat circle. It was a little extra work, but really worth it I think! Oh yeah! I also made the suction cups progressively smaller and smaller toward the tip.

Would you wear a tentacle scarf? Should I put one in the shop?

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25 Replies to “Octopus Tentacle Scarf: Attack!”

  1. AnneKo says:

    I looooooooove it ! β™₯
    But I’m broke ^^;

  2. tin says:

    I’ll go with the last comment: It’s absolutely gorgeous; LOVE the colours but I will have to save up for it πŸ™‚

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      My biz partner wants to produce it through Yummy You, but we’ll see…. depends on if our licensee wants to do it too!

  3. Piper says:

    These are ah-mazing!

  4. Lisa says:

    That is so awesome! I would totally wear a tentacle scarf ^_^

  5. melissa says:

    YES! Make the tentacle scarf! I know at least a few dudes who would wear this too! So rad!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      That’s true! It’s unisex!

  6. Ashley says:

    This would be cute to wear at the zoo!!

  7. Katie says:

    This needs to be worn while drinking tentacle grape soda…

    1. TwinkieChan says:


  8. Cecelia says:

    No I wouldn’t wear it honestly.

  9. Sami says:

    This is just SUPER
    The suction cups are amazing, you did a fantastic job on this πŸ˜€

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you so much!

  10. Kylie says:

    I would SO wear an octopus scarf! Except I’d go more for the cartoon-y colors rather than realistic. Maybe you could even just release the pattern? *hint hint, wink wink*

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hint: the main part of it is the same as the pizza and carrot scarf in my book! πŸ˜€

      1. Kylie says:

        πŸ˜€ I have made a pizza scarf already, so I may just have to try my hand at the octopus variation. If I do, I’ll post some pictures!

  11. MZ says:

    Octopus are my favourite of all water animals and cephalopods! I would SO wear a tentacle scarf

  12. Lynne says:

    The ringtone on my cell is “Octopus, I love you.” So, you’d think I’d want to wear an octopus scarf. Not sure, but it’s super adorable. Definitely a pattern for your next book!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I’m not sure I would personally wear it all the time either. I would rather go for a pizza scarf! πŸ˜›


  14. Ellie says:

    Oh my god!! Mega-cute! Would so wear this but my best friend is super-scared of octopi and all things with tentacles!! Still very very gorgeous and cute!

  15. msmo says:

    if it weren’t for trypophobia, i would wear it. it’s so cute and so awful at the same time. >.<

  16. Lydia says:

    **starts trying to figure out a pattern**

  17. Samantha says:

    Do you happen to have a pattern for this to sell?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi! I”m sorry, I do not at the moment.

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