Knit your own cyclops pot plant (pdf knitting pattern)

Knit your own cyclops pot plant (pdf knitting pattern)



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The perfect house warming or geek freak knit....a hideous cyclops pot plant!

Simply pop this lovely into a plant pot about 3-4 inches high for an unforgetable gift or conversation piece.

N.B. The ButterflyLove lawyers have asked us to point out that ‘pot plant’ is an English expression, which refers to a potted plant. This pattern does not contain instructions for the creation of knitted soft drugs. Sorry.

The ButterflyLove cyclops pot plant pdf knitting pattern gives you clear step by step instructions to knit a plant approximately 12 inches tall, with a removable eye and posable stems.

This pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter and is knitted flat. It's a substantial project so allow up to a week to knit this up.

You can contact me at any point if you need technical advice or have any other queries.

What you will need:

2 knitting needles (US2/2.75mm or size required to match tension advice)
2 knitting needles (US2.5/3mm)
30g pale green yarn
30g dark green yarn
20g dark brown yarn
Thin plastic covered wire
1 plastic toy safety eye
A few stones (optional)
Acrylic toy stuffing (polyfil)
1 tapestry needle for sewing up

Skills used:

Casting on and off
Increasing and decreasing
Picking up

Stitches used:

Stocking stitch

The pdf file will be made available for download once payment has been received.

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Chrissey Harrison Dec 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Pattern was really easy to follow and left some room for variation so you could add your own creative input. Threading the wire and fixing it inside was a little tricky. I found it was important to use a smooth wire and a really big, blunt tapestry needle to pull it through with, otherwise it was just one big snag fest.

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novaheart27 Feb 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Pattern is well written and instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Plus, this is such a fun project! I love my cyclops pot plant - I made a TARDIS cyclops pot plant for my office and I'm already knitting another one for our home. Love this project!

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Megan Connor Dec 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I made this pattern for my brother as a Christmas gift. He was impressed with its handmade weirdness. The most difficult part of making it was working the wire through.

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Susan Apr 16, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely end effect but wiring the stems is quite stressful. Easy to knit.

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