Crochet Pattern: Cute Little Octopus

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Materials:

Sz. 5.5 mm/US I 9 crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn in two colors, plus a small amount of black yarn for the eyes and mouth.

Yarn needle

Stuffing material of your choice

Octopus looks cute on your coffee cup

Octopus looks cute on your coffee cup

Octopus top

Using main color:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd sc from hook (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in ea sc around (12)

Rnd 3: *2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in nxt sc* around (18)

Rnd 4: *2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in ea of nxt 3 sc* around (23).

Rnd 5: *1 sc in ea of nxt 6 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc * around. (26).

Rnd 6: *1 sc in ea of nxt 6 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc * around. (30).

Rnds 7-12: Sc in ea sc around. Although you can wait until you finish the top to do this, I find it easiest to pause in the crochet work here and sew on the eyes and mouth. I usually do the eyes around row seven and the mouth around row nine.

Rnd 13: *Sc in ea of first 5 sc, sk 1* around (26)

Rnd 14: *Sc in first 11 sc, sk 1* around (24)

Rnd 15: To make arms, *Sc in nxt 2 sc, ch 7, working back down ch starting at 2nd ch from hook, sc 6, sc one more on original round* for a total of 8 arms.

Rnd 16: Sc in ea sc around, adding 2sc in 1 sc space at top of each arm. Sl st and tie off, leaving the yarn long (at least 1 yard) for sewing top to bottom.

Octopus looks cute in your coffee cup

Octopus looks cute in your coffee cup

Bottom, using contrast color:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd sc from hook (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in ea sc around (12)

Rnd 3: *2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in nxt sc* around (18)

Rnd 4: *2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in ea of nxt 2 sc* around (24).

Rnd 5: To make arm bottoms, *sc in nxt 2 sc, ch 7, working back down ch starting at 2nd ch from hook, sc 6, sc one more on original round* for a total of 8 arms.

Rnd 6: Sc in ea sc around, adding 2sc in 1 sc space at top of each leg. Sl st and tie off.

Underside with contrast stitching

Underside with contrast stitching

Finishing:

Sew top and bottom together. When you have one arm left to sew, stuff octopus. Finish sewing, tie off, and tuck in end of yarn.

Taa-daa! A cute little octopus, all your own.

A squishy little octopus for you to love.

A squishy little octopus for you to love.

If you try this and have any difficulty, I’d appreciate it if you’d leave a comment so I make corrections if needed.

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About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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One Response to Crochet Pattern: Cute Little Octopus

  1. Very very cute, especially the contrasting colour underneath.

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