The Octopus pattern from Susan B. Anderson has instructions for both a fingering weight and a worsted weight version. Both are worked the same, seamlessly, from the top-down. The legs are cleverly worked right into the bottom of the body so no extra finishing is needed. The fingering weight Octopus makes a great ornament!
1 3/4 (3 1/2) inches tall.
Small Octopus: 10 grams of fingering weight yarn.
Large Octopus: 30 grams of worsted weight yarn.
Small Octopus: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.
Large Octopus: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.