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crochet octopus

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Yarn: light weight (3) yarn suitable for amigurumi and a size 2mm crochet hook in:

  • blue
  • red (just a strand for the mouth)

Crochet hook: size 2mm

Stuffing – stitch marker – tapestry needle – scissors – glue

Wiggly eyes: 1 set

Keychain ring: 1pc

Abbreviations: (click on the stitch name to go to a tutorial about that stitch)

The color of yarn you are to use for your row is mentioned at the end of the row. When nothing is mentioned, use the same color as the previous row.

Work only in back or front loops when this is mentioned. When nothing is mentioned, work in both loops.

Important information: (click here to go to a really good tutorial about how one reads the rows)

*2sc, inc, 2sc* repeat till the end = 2sc, inc, 2sc, 2sc, inc, 2sc, 2sc, inc, 2sc, …

*3sc, inc* repeat till the end = 3sc, inc, 3sc, inc, 3sc, inc, 3sc, inc, …

**This crochet pattern is a FREE PATTERN but it is copyrighted = you CANNOT sell it, claim the design as your own, publish it, distribute it, print and distribute it, print and share it, post it online, publish it online, post it on Facebook, translate it, copy it, … in any way or form without my permission!!!

You are allowed to sell the finished product (the octopus) BUT NOT THE PATTERN ITSELF!!!

If someone you know/on Facebook/… is asking for the pattern, DO NOT PRINT AND SHARE IT WITH THEM and DO NOT COPY AND PASTE AND SEND IT DIGITALLY OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA/CHAT APPS TO THEM. Instead give him/her/them the link to the pattern and send them to this page on my website.


Row 1: 6sc in a magic ring with blue

Row 2: inc in every stitch (12)

Row 3: *1sc, inc* repeat till the end (18)

Row 4: *1sc, inc, 1sc* repeat till end (24)

Row 5: *3sc, inc* repeat till end (30)

Row 6: *2sc, inc, 2sc* repeat till end (36)

Row 7: *5sc, inc* repeat till end (42)

Row 8-12: 1sc in every stitch (42)

Row 13: *5sc, dec* repeat till end (36)

Row 14: *2sc, dec, 2sc* repeat till end (30)

Row 15: in back loops only: *3sc, dec* repeat till end (24)

Row 16: *1sc, dec, 1sc* repeat till end (18)

Row 17: *1sc, dec* repeat till end (12)

  • stuff now

Row 18: dec 6 times (6)

  • yarn off
  • attach the same yarn to any of the front loops of row 14
  • do the following in the front loops of row 14:

Row 1: 1sc in every front loop of row 14 (30) with blue

Row 2: *5dc in the third stitch, 1sl st in the 5th stitch* repeat till end

  • yarn off
  • make the tentacles now:

Row 1: ch56 with blue

Row 2: start in the second ch from the hook: 2 hdc in every ch (110)

  • yarn off with a tail
  • make another 3 tentacles or more if you wish to have more
  • attach a key chain to the top of the octopus
  • glue wiggly eyes on the octopus
  • sew a mouth below the eyes with some red yarn

If you have any questions about this pattern, click here to send me a message.

I would love to see your octopus made with this pattern so feel free to post a picture of it on social media and tag me there so I know you’ve posted the picture. You can also post it in my Facebook group: Amigurumi Heaven.

Sofie Julien Versluys
Sofie Julien Versluys

Was born in Belgium but moved to Indonesia as a child. Have been living here ever since. I absolutely LOVE crochet and knitting. I made this blog to help others get to the same level as me. And to make sure people have a place to come to with questions. Even the very beginner questions. Go ahead and ask me!

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