Amigurumi octopus – free pattern

Here is a lovely amigurumi toy octopus! It’s quite pretty and easy to make. We have a free pattern and a good tutorial for you; let’s learn how to make it.

The finished octopus is approximately 10,5’’ / 27 cm / tall.

Abbreviations:

mc = magic circle / adjustable ring

st = stitch

ch = chain

sl = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

inc = increase (single crochet twice in the same stitch)

dec = decrease (single crochet two stitches together)

[ ] = one set to be repeated

( ) = total number of stitches in a round

RND = round

FO = Finish off

Important Note:

Each piece begins with a “ring”. Use any type of ring you are comfortable with (i.e. adjustable  loop, chain 2 and single crochet in second chain, etc.). Work in one continuous spiral and mark the last stitch of each round to keep track of where you are.

Materials needed:

  • Hook size US aluminum B-1 (3,5 mm)
  • Orange and white yarn for octopus. I used 100%; 100 gr – 380m/ yarn
  • Toy stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch holder
  • Piece of cloth or sock

Rnd1: Make a ring with 6 sc

Rnd 2: [inc]  6times                                (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1]  6times                     (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1] 6times                      (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 6times                      (30 sts)

Rnd 6: [sc 4, inc 1] 6times                      (36 sts)

Rnd7: sc arnd                                          (36 sts)

Rnd 8: [sc 5, inc 1] 6times                      (42 sts)

Rnd 9-12: sc arnd                                    (42 sts)

Rnd 13: [sc 12, dec 1] 3times                  (39 sts)

Rnd14: sc arnd                                          (39 sts)

Rnd 15: [sc 11, dec 1] 3times                  (36 sts)

Rnd 16-18: sc arnd                                   (36 sts)

Rnd 19: [sc 10, dec 1] 3times                  (33 sts)

Rnd20: sc arnd                                          (33 sts)

Rnd 21: [sc 9, dec 1] 3times                    (30 sts)

Rnd 22-23: sc arnd                                   (30 sts)

Rnd 24: [sc 8, dec 1] 3times                    (27 sts)

Rnd 25-27: sc arnd                                   (27 sts)

Rnd 28: [sc 7, dec 1] 3times                    (24 sts)

Rnd 29-31: sc arnd                                   (24 sts)

Finish with a sl st and pull the thread through. Weave in the ends.

Bottom:

Use orange coloured yarn.

Rnd1: Make a ring with 6 sc

Rnd 2: [inc]  6times                                (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1]  6times                     (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1] 6times                      (24 sts)

If you make this toy to help comfort premature babies or other infants, I recommend to use cotton sock for stuffing. This will definitely keep the stuffing inside preventing children from pulling it out since they love to poke and pull at their toys. Insert a piece of stocking which is big enough to be stretched to fill what your completed project will approximately be. When you are nearly closed, cut off the excess stocking and sew it closed with a sewing needle and thread as shown below.

Now put the bottom circle on to the body. Hook through both parts as seen below. Yarn over, pull through.

Now, start to make tentacles. Make a chain, 50 chain stitches, then;

into 2nd stitch from the hook make 1 Inc – 2 single crochet into one, repeat the same all along, you’ll have the curly look.

Then make 2 sc through head and bottom.

Repeat 7 times more. Start to make another tentacle, again 50 chain stitches and  again 2 sc throughout head and bottom.

There will be 8 tentacles.

Eyes (make 2 pieces):

Use white colorued yarn.

Rnd1: Make a ring with 6 sc

Rnd 2: [inc]  6times                                (12 sts)

Stitch the eyelashes on with a tapestry needle and black yarn.

Sew eyes to the head.

Voila! You have a lovely amigurumi octopus in your hands!

Created bu DenizasToysJoys

 

Designer’s wish:

Do not (re)sell, including translations to other languages; do not redistribute, including publishing on the internet.

Please provide a link to my pattern store if you are selling your finished toys online. Thank you!

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