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We all secretly adore cephalopods, some of us less secretly than others. I whipped up this pattern for you to make your own plushie squid suitable for household deep sea adventures. You can dress up the squid body with a fuzzy sweater or shorts (depending on how you anthropomorphize the squid’s anatomy). The one pictured above is named “Mr. Caissy from Accounting” on account of his long daily commute from the depths to his cubicle, making him prone to caisson disease. Don’t mention his missing tentacles, he hates talking about that tragic boating accident. You can see more plush squids made with this pattern in my Flickr set.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).