Little octopus

Feb 10, 2008
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Jessica Felton


This little octopus I whipped up for a friend while away on holiday. He is a very simple little guy to make and is worked in one continuous piece (his tentacles are all worked straight on to his body - so no joining him all together at the end!)

Materials List

Scrap of yarn (any colour you like) - I guess I only used about 10 grams to make up my octopus

Small amount of black yarn

Small amount of fiber fill

2 small black beads

Crochet hook (3mm)

Yarn needle

Fine needle and black thread

Finished Size

Depends on the yarn/hook size that you use, but mine ended up being about 4cm tall and 8cm wide.


Keep the gauge as tight as you can so that the stuffing doesn't show through.


This is another amigurumi style toy - hence it is all worked in one continuous spiral.

The Pattern

Main body

ch 3, join with a sl st to form a circle

Row 1: 6 sc in circle (continue in a spiral)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc)
Row 3: *2 sc in first sc, sc* repeat (18 sc)
Row 4: *2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat (24 sc)
Row 5: *2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc* repeat (30 sc)
Row 6-12: sc around (30 sc)

Row 13: *2 sc in first sc, 14 sc* repeat twice (32 sc)


*4 sc, ch 1, turn* repeat 14 times
*2 sc tog* repeat twice, ch 1, turn (2 sc)

2 sc tog, ch 1, turn (1 sc)

sl st down the side of the tentacle and work another 7 tentacles in the same way.

Finishing off

Work row 14 in the back loops of the first row of tentacles

Row 14: *2 sc tog, sc in next 2 sc* repeat (24 sc)

Row 15: *2 sc tog, sc* repeat (16 sc)

Stuff main body with fiber fill

Row 16: *2 sc tog* repeat (8 sc)

Row 17: *2 sc tog* repeat (4 sc)

Finish off

Final touches

Add small beads for eyes and using that short length of black yarn sew your octopus a happy smile.

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loop de lou wrote
on Mar 13, 2008 5:31 PM

this will be a great grab bag gift for my kids 4th b-day , thanks a bunch

catacoma wrote
on Oct 1, 2008 6:04 PM

O.O I love octopi! I've seen a lot of patterns for arigurumi octopi but I have to say this is the easiest and my favourite. This is going to be my first arigurumi project!