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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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Jan 18, 2015

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!


Jun 9, 2014

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


44 Ratings

Jun 7, 2014

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. www.octopusarms.weebly.com Thanks!


May 21, 2014

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


Oct 25, 2013

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


May 16, 2013

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.


Apr 24, 2013

so cute! am curious what size this pattern makes.


May 7, 2012

This one is adorable.


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