Crochet Octopus by Croby Patterns

My head was somewhere else than crocheting for the last few weeks. Time flies by so fast. The reason I was not around so much was that we moved to our new apartment. The best thing is, that it has an additional room that we transformed into small office/working area. I am so so happy for that! 🙂

A few days ago I’ve created a cute amigurumi octopus. In the process I using some DK weight yarn in orange and my 3.0 mm crochet hook for the body and 3.5 mm crochet hook for the eyes circles.

The pattern is very easy to follow. Just work in rounds all the time and you will see how beautiful the final result will be. For the eyes, I was using some plastic eyes that you can buy in your local craft store. They are not safety eyes for amigurumi toys. So if you are making this octopus for your kids and not for decoration, I would definitely recommend you to use instead of this ordinary eyes, real safety eyes that you attach on the toy and they will not fall out no matter what.

With love, Doroteja

 

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CROCHET OCTOPUS – Pattern

Materials

  • 3.0 and 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • DK weight 100% cotton yarn (I am using orange, but you can use any color you like)
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Safety eyes

Stitches

  • St/Sts – stitch/stitches
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sc2tog – join two stitches with single crochet two together
  • Sc3 tog – join three stitches with single crochet two together
  • Ch – chain
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Hdc3tog – join three stitches with half double crochet three together
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Dc3tog – join three stitches with double crochet three together

Notes!

You will work in rounds. Please do NOT join the at the end, just  continue crocheting the next one.

Use a marker and mark your first stitch of each round.

* If the number is written:

in before the stitch – 3 hdc = work 3 hdc into the same stitch, after the stitch – hdc 3 = work hdc into next 3 stitches.

*If you see something like that:

Repeat (2 hdc, hdc 1) 2 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence: 2 hdc sts into the first one, 1 hdc into the next one, two times.

Hdc 7(10). It means that you have to work 1 hdc into next 7 sts if you are working on the smaller size and work 1 hdc into next 10 sts if you are working on the bigger size.

= 44(50) sts. It’s the number of the stitches that you have to have at the end of the round. The first number is for the smaller size and the number in the () is for the bigger size.

MAIN PART: BODY AND ARMS

Take the yarn and the hook (3.0 mm) and create a magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc sts into the magic ring. = 6 sts.

Round 2: Work 2 sc into next 6. = 12 sts.

Round 3: Repeat (2 sc , sc 1) 6 times. = 18 sts.

Round 4: Repeat (2 sc, sc 2) 6 times. = 24 sts.

Round 5: Repeat (2 sc, sc 3) 6 times. = 30 sts.

Round 6 – 12: Sc 30 sts. = 30 sts.

Begin stuffing head.

Round 13: Repeat (sc 3, sc2tog) 6 times. = 24 sts.

Round 14: Sc 24. =24 sts.

Round 15: Repeat (sc 2, sc2tog) 6 times. = 18 sts.

Round 16 – 17: Sc 18 = 18 sts.

Here follows a very important part. Work in round 18 (let’s call it 18 BL) into back loops only. Then continue with round 19 and join all remaining stitches and fasten off.

Next, go back into round 18 (let’s call it 18 FL) and work into front loops only. Continue working on rounds 19, 20, 21, 22 and octopus arms.

Round 18 BL (work in back loops only!): Repeat (sc 1, sc2tog) 6 times. = 12 sts.

Continue stuffing head firmly.

Round 19 (work in both loops again): Repeat sc2tog 6 times. = 6 sts.

Leave longer tail for sewing. Take the yarn needle and join the remaining stitches.

Fasten off and weave in end.

Go back into round 18 and work into front loops only.

Round 18 FL (work into front loops only!): Sc 18. = 18 sts.

Round 19 (work into both loops again): Repeat (sc 2, 2 sc) 6 times. = 24 sts.

Round 20: Repeat (sc 5, 2 sc) 4 times. = 28 sts.

Round 21: Repeat (sc 6, 2 sc) 4 times. = 32 sts.

Round 22: Ss into next st, continue with arms.

ARMS

Arm 1: Ch 29. Turn and start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Continue working into the chain Ss 2. Sc 1. 3 sc. Sc 2. Hdc3tog. Hdc 5. 4 hdc. Hdc 3. Dc 4. Dc3tog. Dc 3. Skip 2 sts on the octopus body. 1 ss into next two sts.

Arm 2: Ch 29. Turn and start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Continue working into the chain Ss 2. Repeat (2 sc) 6 times. Hdc 3. Repeat hdc3tog 4 times. Dc 5. Skip 2 sts on the octopus body. 1 ss into next two sts.

Arm 3: Ch 29. Turn and start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Continue working into the chain Ss 2. Sc 3. Hdc 2. Repeat (2 hdc) 4 times. Hdc into next 6. Repeat hdc3tog 2 times. Dc into next 5. Skip 2 sts on the octopus body. 1 ss into next two sts.

Arm 4: Ch 29. Turn and start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Continue working into the chain Ss 2. Sc 3. Repeat sc3tog 2 times. Hdc into next 4. 2 hdc into next 3. Hdc 5. Dc3tog. Dc 2. Skip 2 sts on the octopus body. 1 ss into next two sts.

Arm 5: Ch 29. Turn and start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Continue working into the chain Ss 2. Sc 3. Repeat (2 sc) 3 times. Hdc3tog. Hdc 3. Repeat (2 hdc) 3 times. Hdc into next 5. Dc3tog. Dc 3. Skip 2 sts on the octopus body. 1 ss into next two sts.

Arm 6: Ch 19. Turn and start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Continue working into the chain Ss 2. Sc 3. Hdc 2. Repeat ( 2 hdc) 4 times. Hdc 5. Dc 2. Skip 2 sts on the octopus body. 1 ss into next two sts.

Arm 7: Ch 19. Turn and start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Continue working into the chain Ss 2. Sc 3. 2 sc. 3 hdc. Hdc 2. Hdc2tog 3 times. Dc into next 3. Skip 2 sts on the octopus body. 1 ss into next two sts.

Arm 8: Ch 29. Turn and start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Continue working into the chain Ss 2. Sc 3. Repeat sc3tog 2 times. Hdc into next 4. 2 hdc into next 3. Hdc 5. Dc3tog. Dc 2. Skip 2 sts on the octopus body. 1 ss into the last one.

Leave longer tail for sewing. Take the yarn needle and sew all small parts between skipped stitches and the last dc stitches on the arms. Fasten off a weave the ends.

EYE BASE– You will need two

Take your  3.5 mm crochet hook and some yarn and create a magic ring. Work 6 hdc stitches into the magic ring.  Join the round with the ss into the first stitch of the round.

Fasten off and weave in end.

There are two ways to attach the eye bases and the eyes. I used a hot glue gun and glued the eyes on the eye base first and then glued both pieces to the body. If you are making your amigurumi as a toy, please use safety eyes. Attach them to the eye bases and sew the eye bases on the body.

I’ve made a small bow and attached it to the octopus head. You can see how to create a small bow HERE.

If you will create a amigurumi octopus using this pattern and post it online, please use #crobypatterns so I can find it and give it a big heart or thumbs up.

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