Free Crochet Octopus Pattern (Amigurumi Crafts)

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Crochet Octopus Pattern

This adorable crochet octopus pattern is available to you as completely free pattern. Not only do I have a cute octopus crochet pattern available for you, but I also have a mini octopus crochet pattern, included as a bonus for you! 

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No matter your skill level, we are going to walk through this pattern together, with step-by-step instructions that you can easily follow. When you are done, you will have a cute stuffed octopus that you can share with someone special or enjoy for yourself!

Free Crochet Octopus Patterns

In this free pattern I am going to walk through the step-by-step process to help you make a super adorable crochet octopus. No matter what your skill level is, this project is perfect for complete beginners and advanced crocheters. 

Plus, you get to make this super adorable amigurumi octopus! Isn’t it just the cutest?!

I am so excited to share this free pattern to make because not only is the finished project super adorable, but this crochet octopus also makes a great gift, is the perfect sensory fidget toy, makes a cute baby shower gift, and is fun to sell at craft fairs. 

Crochet Octopus Toys Make a Great Sensory Fidget Toy

No matter your reason for making this octopus stuffy, my free pattern will show you exactly how to make a cute little octopus. The stitches in this pattern are simple stitches, nothing complicated here! Alrighty, let’s jump into the pattern! 

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    Octopus Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

    Skill Level: great for beginner crocheters

    Materials You Will Need:

    ·      3.75 mm crochet hook

    ·      Size 4 weight yarn in 4 different colors (or dk weight yarn)

    ·      Stitch marker (optional) you can insert this in the first stich of each round to make it easier for find if you want. 

    ·      Yarn needle or tapestry needle

    ·      Sewing needle 

    ·      2 mm safety eyes

    ·      Fiber fill stuffing

    ·      Scissors

    Note: Please note that this pattern is written in US terms for crochet. 

    tall crochet octopus

    Stitch Abbreviations

    ch – chain stitch

    sc – single crochet stitch

    dc – double crochet

    sl st – slip stitch

    mr – magic ring

    inc – increase

    dec – decrease 

    st – stitch

    sts – stitches 

    Octopus Body (main color)

    RD1: ch 2, in the first ch st add 6 sc, join with sl to first ch (6 sc).

    RD2: ch 1, 2 sc in next sc and in each st around, join with sl to first ch (12 sc).

    RD 3: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the following st*. Repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (18 sc). 

    RD 4: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (24 sc).

    RD 5: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (30 sc).

    RD 6: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (36 sc).

    RD 7: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (42 sc).

    RD 8: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (48 sc).

    RD 9 – 19: ch 1, sc in next st and in each st around. SL to first ch to join. (48 sc)

    RD 20: ch 1, dec in next sc, 1 sc in next 6 sts, repeat from * to * around. Join with sl to first ch (42 sc).

    RD 21: ch 1, dec in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts, repeat from * to * around. Join with sl to first ch (36 sc).

    RD 22: ch 1, dec in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * to * around. Join with sl to first ch (30 sc).

    Do not finish off. Attach the plastic safety eyes to the lower part of the head. Use fiber fill to stuff the octopus head until it is full. 

    Ruffle (main color)

    RD 23: Ch 1, sc in same st *skip the next 1 st, 5 dc in next st, skip next 1 st, sc in next st, * repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to first ch st. finish off. (8 5dc spaces). 

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    Octopus Butt (main color) 

    RD1: ch 2, in the first ch st add 6 sc, join with sl to first ch (6 sc).

    RD2: ch 1, 2 sc in next sc and in each st around, join with sl to first ch (12 sc).

    RD 3: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the following st*. Repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (18 sc). 

    RD 4: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (24 sc).

    RD 5: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (30 sc). 

    RD 6: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (36 sc). Finish off. 

    Attach Butt to Head

    With wrong sides facing, use a yarn needle with long tail threaded. Stitch around the edge of the head to attach the bottom, working through the back stitches. 

    making the crochet octopus
    bottom of the crochet octopus
    assembling the crochet octopus

    Curly Tentacles (all colors)

    Make: 8 tentacles

    Short Tenacles (make 2)

    RD 1: ch 53

    RD 2: dc in third ch from hook, dc in each ch (50 dc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Medium Tenacles (make 2)

    RD 1: ch 63

    RD 2: dc in third ch from hook, dc in each ch (60 dc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Long Tenacles (make 2) 

    RD 1: ch 73

    RD 2: dc in third ch from hook, dc in each ch (70 dc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    To finish off, use long tails to sew the tenacles to the base of the octopus head, with a yarn needle. Tuck in any ends, to finish off. 

    Crochet Rose Flower

    RD 1: ch 51

    RD 2: sc in the second ch from the hook, *ch 2, skip the next chain space, sc in next space*. Repeat from * to * across. 

    RD 3: ch 1 turn, working in next chain 2 space, 3 hdc, ch 1, sl st, * in next chain 2 space, sl st, ch 1, 3 hdc, ch 1, sl st, * repeat from * to * across. Fasten off. 

    Holding the chain between your fingers roll the ruffles into a flower shape. Use a needle and thread to stitch the flower together. 

    crochet flower
    crochet leaf
    assembling crochet flower for octopus

    Leaves

    RD 1: chain 7

    RD 2: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in last st, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in same st as last main st, turn over. Hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st. Finish off.   

    Attach the leaves and flower to the head of your finished octopus. Tuck in any remaining strings. 

    When your cute little crochet octopus is finished it is ready to be given as a gift or enjoyed by you. You can use a variety of colors to make this little guy, so feel free to adapt this free pattern to your color preferences. 

    holding crochet octopus

    Note on Yarn Weight 

    I also wanted to point out that although I use a medium weight yarn to make this pattern, you can use other types of yarn. If you want it to be bigger and soft, then you can use a chunky soft yarn such as Bernat blanket yarn, Red Heart baby yarn, or even a velvet yarn.

    Just keep in mind if you do choose to use larger yarn; you will want to increase the size of crochet hook you use as well. 

    You can also decrease the size of your yarn to make a smaller crochet octopus using this pattern. When decreasing the size of your yarn, you will also want to be sure that you use a smaller crochet hook. 

    I also have a bonus crochet pattern that I am excited to share with you. This miniature octopus is adorable and makes a great addition to the above pattern. 

    Free PDF Pattern Download

    If you would like to enjoy this cute octopus pattern as a PDF download, I have made one available for you here. Please note that this pattern should be for your personal use only, and not for commercial use at all. Thank you! I really hope you enjoy making this cute little guy!

    Mini Octopus Crochet Pattern

    Materials You Will Need:

    ·      3.75 mm crochet hook or smaller

    ·      thinner yarn in 4 different colors (or dk weight yarn)

    ·      Yarn needle 

    ·      Sewing needle 

    ·      2 mm safety eyes

    ·      Fiber fill stuffing

    ·      Scissors

    mini crochet octopus

    Free Mini Octopus Crochet Pattern

    Octopus Body (main color)

    RD1: ch 2, in the first ch st add 6 sc, join with sl to first ch (6 sc).

    RD2: ch 1, 2 sc in next sc and in each st around, join with sl to first ch (12 sc).

    RD 3: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the following st*. Repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (18 sc). 

    RD 4: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (24 sc).

    RD 5 – 10: ch 1, sc in next st and in each st around. Sl to first ch to join. (24 sc)

    RD 11: ch 1, dec in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to * around. Join with sl to first ch (18 sc).

    RD 12: ch 1, dec in each st around. Join with sl to first ch (9 st). 

    RD 13: ch 1, dec in each st around, sc in last st. Join with sl to first ch (5 st). Sl in each st to close. Finish off. 

    Ruffle (main color)

    RD 23: Ch 1, sc in same st *skip the next 1 st, 5 dc in next st, skip next 1 st, sc in next st, * repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to first ch st. finish off. (8 5dc spaces).

    tiny crochet octopus

    Curly Tentacles (all colors)

    Make: 8 tentacles

    Short Tenacles (make 2)

    RD 1: ch 22

    RD 2: hdc in second ch from hook, hdc in each ch (20 hdc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Medium Tenacles (make 2)

    RD 1: ch 32

    RD 2: hdc in second ch from hook, hdc in each ch (30 hdc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Long Tenacles (make 2) 

    RD 1: ch 43

    RD 2: hdc in second ch from hook, hdc in each ch (40 hdc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Tips for Crocheting Octopus Amigurumi

    Use Stitch Markers to Keep Track of your Rounds

    When you are working with round projects, it is a very good idea to use stitch markers. These are special crochet tools that will help you mark the beginning of a round so that you know when you have reached the end and need to move on to the next round.

    Stuff Your Octopus Firmly, but not too Tightly

    When you add stuffing to your octopus, I like to add enough so that it is firmly packed, but not so much that it’s packed too tightly. Remember, the stuffing will break down over time, so it’s a good idea to add enough stuffing when making the stuffed animal.

    Sew the Parts Together Securely

    Each part of your octopus must be sewn together securely so that it doesn’t fall apart. This is especially needed for the long tentacles of your crochet octopus.

    Embroider the Eyes on Your Octopus for Small Children

    Rather than using safety eyes on your crochet octopus, if you are making a stuffed toy for small children or babies, it is a good idea to embroider the eyes in place. This way the eyes aren’t a choking hazard.

    Free Crochet Amigurumi Octopus

    Now, it is time to get started making your super cute octopus using these free patterns. If you have any questions or comments, be sure to drop me an email, or leave a comment below. When you are finished making your crochet toy make sure to come back and leave a five – ⭐️ review of the pattern! 

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    Crochet Octopus Pattern

    Materials

    • 3.75 mm crochet hook
    • Size 4 weight yarn in 4 different colors
    • Stitch marker optional
    • Yarn needle or tapestry needle
    • Sewing needle
    • 10 mm safety eyes
    • Fiberfill stuffing
    • Scissors

    Instructions

    Octopus Body (main color)

    • RD1: ch 2, in the first ch st add 6 sc, join with sl to first ch (6 sc).
    • RD2: ch 1, 2 sc in next sc and in each st around, join with sl to first ch (12 sc).
    • RD 3: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the following st*. Repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (18 sc).
    • RD 4: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (24 sc).
    • RD 5: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (30 sc).
    • RD 6: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (36 sc).
    • RD 7: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (42 sc).
    • RD 8: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (48 sc).
    • RD 9 – 19: ch 1, sc in next st and in each st around. SL to first ch to join. (48 sc)
    • RD 20: ch 1, dec in next sc, 1 sc in next 6 sts, repeat from * to * around. Join with sl to first ch (42 sc).
    • RD 21: ch 1, dec in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts, repeat from * to * around. Join with sl to first ch (36 sc).
    • RD 22: ch 1, dec in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * to * around. Join with sl to first ch (30 sc).
    • Do not finish off. Attach the plastic safety eyes to the lower part of the head. Use fiber fill to stuff the octopus head until it is full.

    Ruffle (main color)

    • RD 23: Ch 1, sc in same st *skip the next 1 st, 5 dc in next st, skip next 1 st, sc in next st, * repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to first ch st. finish off. (8 5dc spaces).

    Octopus Butt (main color)

    • RD1: ch 2, in the first ch st add 6 sc, join with sl to first ch (6 sc).
    • RD2: ch 1, 2 sc in next sc and in each st around, join with sl to first ch (12 sc).
    • RD 3: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the following st*. Repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (18 sc).
    • RD 4: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to first ch (24 sc).
    • RD 5: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (30 sc).
    • RD 6: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * around, join with sl to the first ch (36 sc). Finish off.

    Attach Butt to Head

    • With wrong sides facing, use a yarn needle with long tail threaded. Stitch around the edge of the head to attach the bottom, working through the back stitches.

    Curly Tentacles (all colors)

    • Make: 8 tentacles

    Short Tenacles (make 2)

    • RD 1: ch 53
    • RD 2: dc in third ch from hook, dc in each ch (50 dc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Medium Tenacles (make 2)

    • RD 1: ch 63
    • RD 2: dc in third ch from hook, dc in each ch (60 dc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Long Tenacles (make 2)

    • RD 1: ch 73
    • RD 2: dc in third ch from hook, dc in each ch (70 dc). Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
    • To finish off, use long tails to sew the tenacles to the base of the octopus head, with a yarn needle. Tuck in any ends, to finish off.

    Crochet Rose Flower

    • RD 1: ch 51
    • RD 2: sc in the second ch from the hook, *ch 2, skip the next chain space, sc in next space*. Repeat from * to * across.
    • RD 3: ch 1 turn, working in next chain 2 space, 3 hdc, ch 1, sl st, * in next chain 2 space, sl st, ch 1, 3 hdc, ch 1, sl st, * repeat from * to * across. Fasten off.
    • Holding the chain between your fingers roll the ruffles into a flower shape. Use a needle and thread to stitch the flower together.

    Leaves

    • RD 1: chain 7
    • RD 2: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in last st, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in same st as last main st, turn over. Hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st. Finish off.
    • Attach the leaves and flower to the head of your finished octopus. Tuck in any remaining strings.
    • When your cute little crochet octopus is finished it is ready to be given as a gift or enjoyed by you. You can use a variety of colors to make this little guy, so feel free to adapt this free pattern to your color preferences.

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