I found this great pattern on Katestitches.com. Hers was blue but I like my black and grey one. He is bigger than I thought at first but will make a great toy for a child. I have fun making him. I used cotton yarn so that it will be washable and hold up to the abuse of a child or adult playing. The pattern is easy to follow and I like the way it turned out. I sent the octo to my friend who lives by the ocean and works for an aquarium. She also loves Octopuses. So below you will see the Octo in its new home.