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Where will YOU help Pentapus travel next?

Knit & Crochet Versions Now Available!

Join the Craft Along
& Help Pentapus Travel The World

  • Sign up below to participate
  • Receive the FREE pattern in your email
  • Knit your own Pentapus
    (it should take less than an hour
    and YES! It’s beginner friendly)
  • Post a photo of you and your Pentapus

What is a pentapus?

And why does he need to go on adventures?

Many years ago, when my kids were still small, I knit up a tiny little octopus just for fun.
But because I’m a wimsical creature, I knit him with 5 feet instead of 8. 

My kids were immediately IN LOVE.

They took Pentapus out into the yard on adventures.
They made movies of him.
They cut reams of paper into tiny little hats and tiny swords so that Pentapus could become a pirate.

But if you asked them, I don’t think they could have told you that he was supposed to be an octopus.
They didn’t care WHAT he was.
He was just Pentapus.
And he needed to go on adventures!

Now my kids are great big teenagers and I think it’s finally time that Pentapus got to have adventures ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Please help us out by knitting your OWN Pentapus and sending us photos of his adventures in YOUR town.

Actual stop motion film recorded by my kids

Knit Along Rules


Enter your name and email in the form above to officially join the craft along.


Wait 5 minutes to receive your welcome email.

Download the pattern & knit your new friend!
(it should take less than an hour)


Post a photo on Instagram of you and your Pentapus having adventures in your town using the hastag #whereispentapus


Email your photo to for us to share on our Instagram page for you.


We’ll choose 1 winner each week for a special prize!

March 3 – A Ball Of Everyday Merino Yarn
March 10 – Complete Ocean Buddies Pattern Ebook
March 17 – A Chain Row Counter Of Your Choice 
March 24 –  One of Our Brand New Sock Ruler Bracelets

Pattern Details


Size 6 (4mm) needles
Your choice between a 36” circular for
magic loop knitting or double pointed


5 stitches = 1 inches in stockinette in
the round


10-20 yrds of worsted weight yarn
Twice Sheared Sheep Everyday Merino

Or mix it up!
Try making a tiny pentapus in fingering weight yarn, or a GIANT penapus in bulky.


  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • A small amount of fiber fill (or yarn scraps) for stuffing
  • 6mm plastic safety eyes (yarn or embroidery floss work well too)

Meet the designer

Dawn Prickett

Dawn loves to design patterns that are simple, fun, and help to expand the skillsets of knitters.

She believes that trying new things shouldn't be scary and has developed a whole line of knitting tools to help knitters keep their place so they can stress less and knit more!

You can find her tools and her patterns on her website

Pentapus's adventures so far...

© Twice Sheared Sheep LLC & Dawn Prickett – Pocatello, Idaho, USA

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