Updated: Mar 12
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
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
Fabric glue (for attaching starfish - optional)
sc6 in mr
sc around x5
In BLO – *sc2, dec*
Place eyes in row 8 with 7 st in between
Leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Cut yarn.
Insert hook into a front loop from row 13.
Leave a tail to finish off and tuck in ends.
Use thinner thread
sc5 in mr
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!