Finished size is approx 63cm (25”)
Skill level: confident beginner / intermediate : there isn't anything too complicated on this sewing pattern, but you must be confident with sewing curves - there are a lot of bits (as you can imagine with 8 arms)
Did you know the squid is one of the cleverest invertebrates and has THREE hearts.
Terms and Conditions of use
All patterns and associated work are the sole intelectual property of Dermot O’Grady trading as crafty kooka
Small scale Cottage Industry Crafters are very welcome to make and re-sell the finished soft toy, if you follow the terms and conditions:
1- Each individual person making a Crafty Kooka soft toy should buy their own pattern.
2 --The sewing pattern cannot be shared, re-sold or forwarded to anyone, or reproduced in any way. By doing this you are engaging in theft.
3- You are not allowed to make design modifications to the patterns or alter it in any way but are welcome to enlarge/decrease as needed as well as using your own creativity when creating the eyes, smiles, noses and final touches.
4- You are not allowed to modify a pattern and then claim it as original work that you have designed. You are not allowed to use parts of a pattern (eg arms, legs, torso, head) and then claim this is original work that you have designed. You are not allowed to make patterns based on my finished design and and then claim this is original work that you have designed. by doing any of these you are engaging in Intellectual property (IP) theft. Derivitave work (work based on an original design by me Dermot O’Grady) of any kind is not permitted unless an agreement has been entered into with me Dermot O’Grady the designer.
5- You give credit to Crafty Kooka: Online shops must clearly state a crafty kooka pattern was used and give credit, whether this is Etsy, instagram, facebook etc or your own company website. You should provide a link back to our store. Do this by copy and pasting this link onto your listing --> https://www.craftykooka.com/
For sales in person, please add to your label or tags stating clearly that the product was “made with a Crafty Kooka pattern”.
6-We do not offer our patterns for mass production. The item must be hand made. In accordance with the terms and conditions stated herein. i.e. defined as, but not limited to, manufacturing large quantities of items in assembly line form.
7-You are not allowed to use name “crafty kooka” in any product title, description, tag, or listing without prior written consent.
8-PHOTOS You are not allowed to use or copy any images or photos from our shop or website unless an agreement has been entered into with me Dermot O’Grady the designer. Our Photos can be used on your blog or social media site but crafty kooka or me Dermot O’Grady must be clearly credited and contain a direct link to our shop -->https://CraftyKooka.com Photo or images of a finished toy made from a crafty kooka pattern should only be used for the purpose of advertising the sale of the finished toy. Photos of the finished toy may not be reproduced in any other media without written consent from the designer me Dermot O’Grady You must not use any photos or images from crafty kooka for your own products for example prints, film and television etc.
Due to the nature of my product, once the pattern file is downloaded all sales are final and non-refundable.
workshops and teaching:
If you use our patterns for a workshop, each student will need a purchased their own copy. You must not share a single pattern. By sharing a pattern you are engaging in theft.
We reserve the right to make changes to this Policies page at any time without notice. Your use of any pattern following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms of the updated Policies page as changed.
We feel we are a family and a community of crafters. and we expect the members of our community to treat everybody else with the respect they themselves expect. We thank all of our customers in advance.
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- Full size pattern (no scaling required) with a seam allowance already added, Just download, print and cut out the pattern.
- Over 60+ illustrations with step-by-step instructions
- A list of material required
Materials you need at home:
- RECOMMENDED FABRICS, You can use any fabric to make your Squid. Be as creative as you like. We used quilting cotton for the body and wool felt for the eyes
- sewing machine
- toy stuffing
- safety eyes (we used 23mm eyes)
- a small piece of wadding (or batting) for the fins 25cm x 30cm (10x12”)
- Main Fabric 1 and 1/2 yards of cotton (a yard typically being 44” x 36“)
- Accent fabric for inside the arms 1/2 yard
- Accent fabric for the eye and eyelids a fat eighth (half a fat quarter)
Unique sewing patterns for brave beginners! Hello! my name is Dermot O'Grady and i'm the Irish pattern designer behind CraftyKooka. I live in County Wexford in the south east of rural Ireland with my wife Elisangela and our children, Tommy, Lester, Gil and Alice. Originally Craftykooka was set up by Elisangela to make and sell memory bears. The name "kooka" was a childhood nickname given to her by her dad. I helped out with cutting the fabric and other odd jobs. Eventually Elisangela taught me to sew and for fun I started making toys to give to our children. I found it really engaging and everything I came up with was met with huge enthusiasm by the kids. The collection grew and the toys improved. Over time the store transitioned from memory bears to sewing patterns.
Every pattern takes weeks and sometimes months of development, continually making modifications, and improvements until it's up to the highest standard. Right from the beginning I've been aware that arts and crafts people are visual people. So I make the instructions as clear as possible with lots of illustrations. Hopefully making the whole process interesting and fun.