Friday, December 14, 2012

Crochet Octopus Pattern

Crochet  Amigurumi Octopus Pattern 


  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Your color choice of yarn
  • Small buttons or felt
  • Stuffing
  • Yarn Needle 
Stitches to know
  • Single Crochet (Sc)
  • Decrease (Sc2tog)
  • Magic Circle
  • Slip Stitch (Sl St)
  • Chain  (Ch)

Starting with the top of the octopuses head you work in rounds to create his whole body. The only part of his body that isn't made in rounds are his tentacles. 
Magic Circle (6)
Round 1. 2 Sc in each st around (12)
Rounds 2-4. Sc in each st (12)
Round 5. Sc in 1 st, sc2tog in next st repeat around (8)
At this point stuff his head. 
Round 6. Sc in 2, sc2tog in next st repeat around (6)
Round 7. Sc in each st (6)
Round 8. 2 Sc in each st around (12)
Round 9. Sc in 2, 2sc in next st repeat around (16)
Round 10. Chain 9, Sc in 3 chains, 2sc in next 5 chains, sl st in next st in the round, sc in next st and chain 9 again. Repeat this around to make the tentacles, you should end up with eight. 

For the whole in the bottom of the octopus I made a magic circle of 4 and used my yarn needle to sew it on. I used really small purple buttons for my octopuses eyes but another option is to use felt. If you plan on giving this to a child the felt is recommended. 
If you want to share this pattern please use my link to do so, do not copy and past to your site or blog. Any octopus made from this pattern can be sold. 
For questions please leave them in the comments and I will be happy to help, have fun crocheting!
I would love to see your octopus that you make, feel free to post them!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this wonderful pattern! I just made an adorable, purple octo with a 4.5 hook. It's so cute! You rock!