Saturday, February 20, 2021

Robyn Octopus & Friends Review & GIVEAWAY

Now you can knit a range of oversized animals made with soft chunky yarn! Meet Robyn Octopus & Friends: 17 loveable animals to knit using chunky yarn by Claire Gelder. Choose from knitting patterns rated easy, intermediate or advanced. Need to refresh your knitting skills? All of the techniques used in this book are shown step at a time, photo and text. This includes basic knitting stitches, how to assemble toys, sewing, stuffing and adding features. Every pattern comes complete with level of difficulty, size, tools & materials list, tension required, special stitches used (and the page number that shows how to do it), pattern note and plenty of up-close photos. All of the large animals are made with knitting needles measuring 7mm (UK 2, US 10 1/2) in diameter. Throughout the book Wool Couture's yarn is used - Cheeky Chunky for the large animals and Beau Baby for the mini versions. Use it or your choice of yarn - just make sure the weights and meterage are similar. All animals require stuffing. A standard carded polyester designed specifically for toys is used. Recycling is also an option. The 14 large animals measure about 70 cm (27 1/2 in) and the 3 babies 30 cm (12 in). These delightful animals are brought to life with generously stuffed bodies, floppy arms and legs, hand stitched eyes and noses, bushy pompom tails and much more. They are sure to be cherished! Who is your favorite? The complete table of contents is listed below. The 144 page paperback was released on September 22, 2020 by Search Press. A digital version is also available. Get your copy below!



Foreword by Sara Davies


Tools and Materials

Knitting stitches
Bringing the toys to life

Meet Robyn's family

Robyn Octopus
Mini Robyn Octopus

Mabel Bunny
Mini Mabel Bunny

David Orangutan

Patrick Puffin

Annie Hippo

Penny Snake

Chloe Cat
Mini Chloe Cat

Joan Sea Horse

Erin Robin

Frederick Fox

Amelie Turtle

Ozzy Schnauzer

Douglas Highland Cow

Charlie Unicorn



My favorites Chloe Cat and Mabel Bunny.

Douglas Highland Cow, Robyn Octopus and Mini Chloe Cat.

David Orangutan

Mini Robyn Octopus

Robyn Octopus & Friends ISBN-13 : 978-1782218692 is available worldwide at Search Press. Search Press is an independent, multi award-winning, family owned art and craft book publisher. Check out their unique catalog at Search Press. Search Press has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until March 10, 2021. Canada & USA only. Good luck!

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