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By: Leanna Booth
Updated March 20, 2018

Octopus alert! The Crochtopus is a pattern for a crochet octopus from Leanna Booth! This little guy makes a great gift for a child or octopus enthusiast. Use these free amigurumi patterns to make your own.



  • 1 ball of DK (8ply) about 25g
  • 5mm hook (US 8)
  • Stuffing
  • 2 safety Cat's eyes


sc dec - pull loop through next st, then pull loop through next st, yoh pull through all 3 loops on hook.
yoh - yarn over hook

I used US terminology, ie sc throughout. For UK and Australian read dc.

1. Using magic loop (Look up on Google) work 5sc into circle. Place marker (pm)
2. 2sc in each st. Move marker (mm)
3. Repeat row 2 mm
4. (1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) repeat to end, mm (30sc)
5-10. 1sc in each st to end, mm (6 Rows)
11. *1sc in next 3 sts, sc dec* repeat from * to end of row, mm
12. *1sc in next 3 sts, sc dec* repeat from * to last 4 sts, 1sc in next 2 sts, sc dec in last 2 sts, mm
13. Repeat row 12 (15sc), mm
14-18. Repeat row 5, mm (5 Rows)
19. *sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to last st, 1sc in last st. mm
1st Tentacle: Make a chain of 24, turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to
beg of body, 1sc in next ch of body*
2nd Tentacle: 1sc in next st of body, ch 26, turn, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, sc
in next st of body, turn, sc in front loop of next 10 sts of tentacle, ss in next st, turn, ss in front loop ofeach st back to body, sc in next 2 sts of body
3rd Tentacle: As 1st tentacle
4th Tentacle: 1sc in next st of body, repeat 1st tentacle to * turn, ss in front loop of 1st 7 sts, (NOTE this is ss not sc) turn, ss back to body, sc into next st of body
5th Tentacle: Repeat 4th tentacle
6th Tentacle: 1sc in next st of body, repeat 1st tentacle
7th Tentacle: Repeat 2nd tentacle
8th Tentacle: As 4th tentacle, (omit 1sc in next st of body at beginning)
Next Row: 1sc in next st of body
Fold legs to the outside and starting on the inside, pick up evenly any loop at the base of the legs and sc (about 19 or 20) ss into 1st st, pm
Next Row: (sc in 1st st, sc dec twice) 4 times, sc in next st, mm

Stuff the head
Next Row: (sc dec) 6 times - leave a longish end anduse it to sew up the base, finish off.

Eye Cups (make 2)
1. 2 ch, 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook, pm
2. 1sc in back loop of each sc, mm
3. As 2nd row - 1ss into next st, finish off leaving long enough end to sew to head
Attach safety eyes to solid end of cup, sew cups to head in appropriate position

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I want to call is something else, from the name that is has been given. -) However, these are super cute! I wonder if it would be baby-proof? The googly eyes... If baby cannot play with it, then I say make an octo-family to decorate the shelves in babies nursery.

Maybe rename it, Octochet (pronounced Octo-Chay)

Brilliant! Made two of these, one pink and one blue. I adapted the pink one to make it into Professor Inkling for my Octonauts crazy grandaughter. It was much appreciated!

The yarn and hook size listed are not a good combination and now you can see the stuffing throughout the octopus.

Hi eapk 9800243, Thanks so much for your comment. Do you have a suggestion for a correction to the hook size or yarn weight? We would be happy to change the pattern accordingly. Thanks!

This was a great project! It worked up wonderfully and I love that all the legs are different and wiggle independently. I ended up using french knots in place of the safety eyes in a contrasting color. And it worked out nicely. I sited this pattern on my blog if you'd like to see it. Thanks!

we're so glad you loved it! We love it, too! Thanks for sharing it! :D --FaveCrafts Editors

Great pattern! Very cute! I'd work on the name though. It's very easy to mispronounce into something... inapropriate.

It turned out great octopus.Ive made it in a couple of hours.

5 stars! I made this little guy in green in two evenings for my daughter to use as Cthulhu, an Elder God from H.P. Lovecraft's stories. I put two rows of tentacles at front where his mouth would be, added red shank button eyes in the eye cups, a few green spangles randomly on his tentacles for a bit of bling and he rocks. I'd definitely use this pattern again to do regular octopi as they rock, so smart and kinda cute.

so cute! am curious what size this pattern makes.

This one is adorable.

I think they are both cute but I really like this one the best and I think that it is a toy that kids would love.

I used to make all sorts of critters when my daughter was little, a long time ago. This octopus is so cute I just might make several.

this pattern is awesomely adorable!!!

octopuses are so adorable and sound easy to make


I LOVE these little guys. I am definitely putting them on my next "to do" crochet list. How adorable!

These are so creepy cute I love them!!

I LOVE this little octopus! It would make a sweet gift for a little boy, kitten or puppy!!! It looks so realistic, too!

This wins my liking. Has a more interesting look to it...I can imagine my cat going crazy over it with just a spoonfull of catnip inside. X)

I like the Crochtopus

This Crochtopus is adorable!

I just adore this little sea creature, octopus. Will go perfect with the little jellyfish I designed. Thank y'all very much for the pattern. I'm always looking for sea creatures to crochet.

This Crochtopus is adorable! I think I would like to make a smaller version as a cat toy filled with catnip for my furballs. LOL!

I think the Octopus looks fantastic because I am a Detroit Red Wing Fan. Those wouldn't be messy throwing them on the ice. (Ha,Ha) ;-)

I love the octopus because it is so unusual. It's an unusual animal and it's an unusual pattern.

I really like the pattern for the octopus, but the instructions aren't very clear. They need to be rewritten for the less experienced crocheter to really understand and follow. This pattern would make a great rattle for a baby and quite easy to hold because of the legs.

I agree, I found the terminology to be confusing

This is the cutest pattern I have seen for octopus.

My son is really interested in sea life and he would really enjoy these -- I think they are really cute too

This guy is really cote. I thinl I'll make one to go in a freeform crochet reef.

Soooo Adorable!!!

i like this a lot.. i can make it as a rattle also.. thanks! :)

I love the croctopus , he is so cute

This is really cute. I wish I could remember how to crochet so I could make them for my grandbaby.

Crochtopus is very cute for the name of these adorable little seacreachers. I love them.

This Octopus is my FAVORITE!!! Love it!

Love the pattern.

How cute!

I made this Octopus and the pattern was great all my grand kids want one

what size did the octopus turn out to be?

I really like the octopus pattern the best out of the two.

It will make a great end of the year present for the whole Grade 2 class! The underwater world theme is on for the last Term. Check for more amigurumi ideas Love the name

This is so stinkin cute. I need to make a few of these!

Thank you for this great pattern, I'm sure my son will love it as it looks so real.

It's so cute, and so realistic in it's dimensions, I can't wait to get my needle on this one. Cheers.

how do you say the name of this pet? just looking at the name of it makes me giggle.

hahaha......I love it! Great Pattern P.S. wasn't there a 007 movie called Octopussy? hahaha ok I'll leave this one alone.

Crochtopus? Really? As if Octopussy wasn't bad enough. Thanks for the laugh.


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