This is my first official pattern. I got the idea after completing an octopus using a pattern from Loren
I thought the concept was interesting and wanted to created a smaller version.
This pattern was a good challenge, because I had to test is by myself and there was a lot of versions. I think this little amigurumi octopus turned out great!

Materials Needed for the Amigurumi Octopus

  • 5 mm hook
  • Stitch markers
  • 6 weight yarn (in this pattern, Sweet Snuggles™ Lite Yarn by Loops Threads) (approx. 45 g/36 m)
  • Safety eyes
  • Polyfill

Pattern notes

This pattern is worked in rounds, so it is important to mark the last stitch of each round with a stitch marker.

If no number is provided in front of an stitch, do 1.

The pattern is using US terminology.


R : round

(…) x n : do what is in the parenthesis n

YO : yarn over

BLO : back loop only

FLO : front loop only

inc : increase

dec : invisible decrease

vis-decrease : normal decrease

st : stitch

ch : chain

slst : slip stitch

sc : single crochet

hdc : half-double crochet

dc : double crochet

attach : take next stitch, the front loop of
the last stitch of the round (the one contai-
ning the last sc made) and front loop of the
next st in the round. YO, pull through 3 (2
loops on hook), YO pull through 2

Steps for Making the Amigurumi Octopus

R1 : 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

R2 : 6 inc. (12)

R3 : (sc, inc) x 6. (18)

R4 : (2 sc, inc) x 6. (24)

R5 : (3 sc, inc) x 6. (30)

R6-R7 : 30 sc. (30)

R8 : (3 sc, dec) x 3, 15 sc. (27)

R9 : 27 sc. (27)

R10 : (2 sc, dec) x 3, 15 sc (24)

R11 : 24 sc. (24)

R12 : (sc, dec) x 3, 15 sc. (21)

R13 : 3 dec, 15 sc. (18)

R14 : (7 sc, dec) x 2. (16)

R15 : 16 sc (16).

Put a stitch marker in the back loops of the first stitch of R15 (see below image)

Add the safety eyes between R12 and R13 by folding the project in two and putting them at the same distance from the fold (see below image for reference).

R16 : In FLO, (sl st, ch 15, hdc in second ch from the hook, 12 hdc, attach) x 8


R17 : In BLO of R15, (2 sc, vis-dec) x 4. (12)

R18 : 6 dec. (6)

Sew shut.

Thanks for checking out my pattern! Don’t hesitate to show me your finished projects on Instagram (@filmignoncrochet), I’d love to see them!


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