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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 is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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