Welcome, fellow crochet enthusiasts! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a delightful journey into the captivating world of crocheting your very own crochet octopus. With its eight squiggly arms and soulful eyes, this project is a fantastic opportunity to infuse your own creativity and personalize your crochet journey. With this tutorial, unravel the mysteries of crochet, and bring to life a one-of-a-kind cephalopod that will mesmerize all who behold it.

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This crochet octopus is one of our Amigurumi animals. We also have other patterns. Check for extra inspiration.

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In addition, we provide Beginner Crochet Kits-Amigurumi Animal to choose from. Every single material is included so you can make those lovely animals with just one kit. what are you waiting for, crocheters? Grab your hooks, select your favorite yarn, and let’s begin this amazing crochet adventure together.

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Materials for Crochet Octopus

  • Yarn – yarn of three colors, black, pink, and blue sky
  • Hook – 6 mm
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Multi-purpose glue or hot melt adhesive
  • 2 pairs of eyes – 8mm
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Difficulty

Crafting enthusiasts will find this pattern to be of an intermediate level of difficulty, requiring focus, precision, and attention to detail.

  • The difficulty level increases in Round 2, where you need to repeat the sequence of “2 single crochets in each stitch” eight times.
  • In Round 3, you alternate between “1 single crochet” and “2 single crochets in each stitch” eight times, requiring attention to stitch placement.
  • In Round 4, you incorporate an additional single crochet between increases, which can be tricky to maintain consistency.
  • In Round 9, the difficulty level increases again, with careful stitch manipulation in working “1 single crochet, sc2tog (decrease), 1 single crochet”
  • Lastly, in Round 11, you crochet “5 double crochets, skip 1 stitch, 1 slip stitch” eight times, it requires concentration to skip stitches correctly and maintain the overall shape. The pattern concludes with suturing the edges, attaching eyes, and sewing a mouth using black yarn.

Stitches and Abbreviation

  • sc-single crochet
  • magic ring– a technique used to start crocheting in the round
  • sc2tog-single crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • dc– double crochet
  • sk– skip
  • ss– slip stitch

Special Stitches

  1. Magic Ring: This is a technique used to create a secure starting loop for crocheting in the round. It involves creating an adjustable loop and working stitches into the center of the loop.
  2. Increase (2 sc in each st): This is an increase stitch that is achieved by working two single crochet stitches into the same stitch. It is used in Rounds 2, 3, and 4 to gradually increase the number of stitches same as to the other side of the Octopus.
  3. sc2tog (single crochet two together): Insert your hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and draw up a loop. You should now have two loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the following stitch. Yarn over and draw up a loop. You should now have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all three loops on your hook. You have now completed one sc2tog. Continue to the next stitch as the pattern dictates.
  4. sk: This is short for “skip.” It means to skip or pass over a certain number of stitches without working into them. In this pattern, it is used in combination with the double crochet stitch to create a space or gap in the row.

Pattern Notes

  • Our pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Follow the pattern carefully to avoid mistakes.
  • Use a stitch marker for every first stitch of the round.
  • Take note of the specific stitch counts and techniques.
  • Our pattern requires some attention to detail.
  • Additional notes are written in Italics.

Step by Step Crochet Octopus Patterns

Body of Crochet Octopus:

  • R1: Using the blue yarn, start with 8 sc in the magic ring. 1 ss, 1 ch. [8]
  • R2: Work (2 sc in each stitch)*8 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [16]
  • R3: Work (1 sc, 2 sc in each stitch)*8 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [24]
  • R4: Work (1 sc, 2 sc in each stitch, 1 sc)*8 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [32]
  • R5-R8: Work 32 sc stitches in each round. 1 ss, 1 ch. [32 stitches in each row]
  • R9: Work (1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc)*8 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [24]
  • R10: Work 24 sc stitches in the round. 1 ss. [24]
  • R11: Work (5 dc in one st, skip 1 stitch, 1 ss)*8 times. Cut and leave a tail. [40]
crochet octopus pattern|hookok
crochet octopus pattern|hookok
  • Change to pink yarn and repeat from R1 to R11 to create the other side of the pattern.
crochet octopus pattern|hookok

Assemble Crochet Octopus:

  • Step 1: Use black yarn to sew a mouth on the body.
crochet octopus pattern|hookok
crochet octopus pattern|hookok
  • Step 2: Sew the edges of both sides together using a matching yarn.
crochet octopus pattern|hookok
crochet octopus pattern|hookok
  • Step 3: Attach the eyes to the desired location on the pattern.
crochet octopus pattern|hookok
crochet octopus pattern|hookok

Afterthoughts and Wrap Up

As I put the final stitches in my crocheted octopus, a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment washes over me. This creation, born from my own hands and nurtured by my creative spirit, has transformed humble materials into captivating creatures brimming with personality and warmth. Whether it becomes a cherished keepsake, a gift for a loved one, or finds its way to someone in need of a smile, my crocheted octopus is a testament to the wonders that can be crafted with love and dedication. Happy crocheting, my fellow artisans, and may each stitch be a testament to the beauty you bring to the world.

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Crochet Octopus – Amigurumi Free Pattern

How to crochet octopus pattern with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial.
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Type: Crochet Amigurumi Animals
difficult level: middle
Keyword: Crochet Octopus

Equipment

  • hook 6 mm
  • Darning needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker

Ingredients

  • Yarn – yarn of three colors black, pink, and blue sky
  • Multi-purpose glue or hot melt adhesive
  • 2 pairs of eyes 8mm

Instructions

Body of Crochet Octopus:

  • R1: Using the blue yarn, start with 8 sc in the magic ring. 1 ss, 1 ch. [8]
  • R2: Work (2 sc in each stitch)*8 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [16]
  • R3: Work (1 sc, 2 sc in each stitch)*8 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [24]
  • R4: Work (1 sc, 2 sc in each stitch, 1 sc)*8 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [32]
  • R5-R8: Work 32 sc stitches in each round. 1 ss, 1 ch. [32 stitches in each row]
  • R9: Work (1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc)*8 times. 1 ss, 1 ch. [24]
  • R10: Work 24 sc stitches in the round. 1 ss. [24]
  • R11: Work (5 dc in one st, skip 1 stitch, 1 ss)*8 times. Cut and leave a tail. [40]
  • Change to pink yarn and repeat from R1 to R11 to create the other side of the pattern.

Assemble Crochet Octopus:

  • Step 1: Use black yarn to sew a mouth on the body.
  • Step 2: Sew the edges of both sides together using a matching yarn.
  • Step 3: Attach the eyes to the desired location on the pattern.

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Notes

  • Our pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Follow the pattern carefully to avoid mistakes.
  • Use a stitch marker for every first stitch of the round.
  • Take note of the specific stitch counts and techniques.
  • Our pattern requires some attention to detail.
  • Additional notes are written in Italics.

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10 Comments

  1. Help! I’m so confused. Round 3 ends with 28. Round 4 should end with 39, right? If I’m putting 1sc , then 2 sc, then 1 sc before repeat .,, that’s 39sc correct? But round 5 -8 says I should have 32sc in each stitch. Please help as it’s throwing off my 8 tentacle count! T_T

  2. Love ur crochet I am new to working with chennile and having a difficult time regular yarn I’m fine with Trying to undo a mistake is a night mare How do u do it Urs look so beautiful I need any help u can give me thanks

  3. 1 star
    Pattern is still wrong. Row 4 is incorrect in pattern. It should be 2 sc, increase. You have 1 sc then increase. End in 32 sc.