Tunip the Vegimal Pattern

Tunip the Vegimal

Felix is a huge fan of the Octonauts, and subsequently I decided she needed a plushie one of her own! But after some searching, couldn’t find any knitted ones, so…Tunip was made!

Materials:
Blue/green wool for tail
Yellow wool for head
Green wool for stalk
White wool for nose
Either black wool or safety eyes for the eyes
DPNs a size smaller than recommended for wool – I used 3mm needles and DK wool for my Tunip

Body (Make 1)
With blue, CO 3 sts, split onto three needles.
1 – Inc every st (6 sts)
2 (and every even round) – K
3 – K to last st on needle, inc last st – do this on each needle, so three times (9sts)

Repeat 3 and 4 to 36 sts

Work round 3 once more, change to yellow, K 1 row

Work round 3 and 4 in yellow to 48 sts

K 4 more rounds

5 – K(6) sts, K2tog, K(6) sts K2tog – do this on each needle, so three times (42sts)
6 – K

Repeat round 5 and 6, decreasing the numbers in brackets by 1 each time you repeat round 5, until 18 sts remain.

Stuff firmly, and add safety eyes at this point if being used. Use photo for reference.

Change to Green, k 1 round.
Next round: *K1, K2tog* across round (12sts)
K a further 7 rounds

Work 1st 3 sts as I-cord (leaving the remaining 9 on spare needles) and I-cord 10 rounds.

Leaf – Working 3 sts flat, inc 1, K1, inc 1.
Next row: Inc 1, K3, Inc 1
K 3 rows
Next row: K1, Dec 1, K1, Dec 1, K1
K 1 row
Next row: Dec 1, K1, Dec 1
K1 row
Next row: K3tog, cut yarn and pull through.

For the second stalk, take the next 2 sts of the remaining 9, and the last st (so three in all) work 6 rounds I-cord then leaf.

For the third stalk, take the 1st st of the remaining six, and the last 2 (s three in all) work 3 rounds I-cord then leaf.

For the last stalk, take the remaining three sts, I-cord 1 round then work leaf.

“Arm” Fins (Make 2)
With blue, CO 10sts, join in the round.
Work 3 rounds
Next round: Dec 1, K(3), Dec 1, K(3)
K 1 round

Repeat last two rounds, decreasing the number of sts in the brackets by 1 each repeat to 4 sts

Next round: K2tog, K2tog
Next round: K2tog, cut yarn and pull through

“Leg” Fins (Make 2)
With blue, CO 12sts, join in the round.

Work 7 rounds
Next round: Dec 1, K(4), Dec 1, K(4)
K 1 round

Repeat last two rounds, decreasing the number of sts in the brackets by 1 each repeat to 4 sts

Next round: K2tog, K2tog
Next round: K2tog, cut yarn and pull through

Making up
Lightly stuff limbs then sew to body, using photo as a reference. Tuck in all loose threads.
Sew on snout by using white and blue wool, use long sts to obtain a flat and more solid looking face.
Give to happy recipient, or make two, and keep one for yourself.

Pattern is on Ravelry, so if you make one or many, please put photos up!

Pattern is copyright to Foxymitts.co.uk, do not use pattern to sell or make for profit.

5 comments on “Tunip the Vegimal Pattern
  1. Penny says:

    I’m doing your tunip pattern but can’t work out how to do the nose. Can you help please.

    • Roxy says:

      All I did was embroider a small blue triangle for the nose and two little white circles either side. Just takes a little patience and practice!

  2. Kelly says:

    Hi, any chance you could help me convert this pattern to a hat? I think I can work out the head, looks like a basic beanie shaped decrease, but I’m not sure how to size up the little leaf on top. It’s so cute, I would love to make my toddler a hat like this for Christmas and would credit you on Ravelry! Thank you!

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