I first shared this simply cute octopus crochet pattern for sale on Ravelry in October 2018. Then I opened a limited free class via WhatsApp in November 2019. Now in 2022 I’m sharing simply cute octopus crochet pattern for free on Crochethea blog!
I didn’t make any changes to the pattern. You can crochet the octopus amigurumi without sewing, it’s simple and fast to make. I crocheted two new octopuses to take some photos for this post because my other octopuses are already sold.
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Simply cute octopus is about 5 cm (2 inches) tall and the diameter is about 3.5 cm (1.38 inches). I used small ply Balinese cotton yarn (sport yarn) and Tulip hook no. 2 (2.00 mm). The similar yarn you can use is Schachenmayr Catania (100% cotton; 50 g (1.8 oz); 125 m (137yds)).
Its size may vary according to the materials you used.
Abbreviations (US Terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (2 sc in a stitch)
dec = decrease (sc across two stitches)
sl st = slip stitch
FLO = front loop only
BLO = back loop only
Round 1: Magic ring, 6 sc (6)
Round 2: *inc* 6 times (12)
Round 3: *1 sc, inc* 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, inc* 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, inc* 6 times (30)
Round 6-8: sc in each stitch – 3 rounds (30)
Round 9: *4 sc, dec* 5 times (25)
Round 10: sc in each stitch (25)
Round 11: *3 sc, dec* 5 times (20)
Round 12: sc in each stitch (20)
Round 13: *2 sc, dec* 5 times (15)
Round 14: sc in each stitch (15)
Attach eyes between Round 12 and 13
Stuff as you go
Round 15: *3 sc, dec* 3 times (12)
Round 16: sc in each stitch (12)
Round 17: *2 sc, inc* 4 times (16)
FLO *sc in next stitch, 25 ch, skip 1 ch, sc in next 24 ch, sl st in next stitch* make 8.
Do not cut the yarn, continue to close the hole.
Close the hole
BLO on Round 17 *dec* 8 times, dec until the hole closed.
Stuff before close the hole. Fasten off.
I also made the octopus with soft cotton acrylic yarn and Tulip hook no. 4 (2.5 mm), it’s 8 cm (3,1 inches) tall.
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Pattern and pictures are original design by Crochethea. This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions and share it on other websites.