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Easy Crochet Octopus - Free Pattern

Updated: Mar 12, 2023


Looking for a super quick and easy to make crochet project? Create a cute little octopus that you can turn into a keychain, last-minute gift or a good luck charm. You decide with this easy amigurumi pattern!


This crochet pattern has a lot of room for creativity. Experiment in hook and yarn size to make miniature squids or even XL sized squids with fluffy or chenille/velvet yarn.


Feel free to share your results and pictures on social media. Don't forget to tag me @CrochetHappyPlushie :)



US terminology is used for this pattern.

Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

List of materials

  • 2mm hook

  • 3,5mm safety eyes (or 5mm for chenille yarn)

  • Cotton yarn (Anna & Clara by Sostrene Grene)

- Light pink

  • Thinner thread e.g. Sweet Treat by scheepjes

- Light blue and yellow

  • Embroidery needle for finishing off

  • Polyfill stuffing

  • Fabric glue (for attaching starfish - optional)


Octopus

1

sc6 in mr

6

2

*inc*

12

3

*sc, inc*

18

4

*sc2, inc*

24

5

*sc3, inc*

30

6-10

sc around x5

30

11

*sc3, dec*

24

12

sc around

24

13

In BLO – *sc2, dec*

18

Place eyes in row 8 with 7 st in between

14

*sc, dec*

12

15

*dec*

6

Leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Cut yarn.


Tentacles


Insert hook into a front loop from row 13.

1

*2hdc*

36

Leave a tail to finish off and tuck in ends.




Starfish

Use thinner thread

1

sc5 in mr

5

2

slst, *ch2, slst in prev st, slst*

You'll end up with a 5 pointed starfish. Finish off and tuck in ends. Cut yarn. Attach to octopus with glue or sew it on.











Happy birthday to your cute little octopus!








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