Our Newest Amigurumi Obsession? Crochet Octopus Patterns!

Move over, adorable foxes and owls. We still love you, but the crochet octopus is taking over as the cutest stitch project!

There’s room in the world of crochet for more than one cute amigurumi, and this season we are all about the octopus. These deep-sea swimmers have fun arms that are begging for fun textures, plus you can give your crochet octopus all kinds of different personalities, as you’ll see from this fun collection.

Crochet Octopus Patterns

Jump on the latest, cutest amigurumi trend: the crochet octopus!

Stitch up an adorable crochet octopus with these patterns!

(Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the FREE patterns featured in the collection!)

Baby Octopus FREE Crochet Pattern

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1. Baby Octopus Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Instantly download this pattern for free, and you’ll have your very own baby octopus in no time. These guys are only 2″ tall, so they’re great for attaching to key chains. If you want a larger octopus, you can use a heavier yarn and a larger hook.

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Hockey Octopus Crochet Pattern

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2. Hockey Octopus

This octopus was designed to look like the Detroit Red Wings mascot, but you can stitch it even if you’re not a fan of the team. The mouth can be embroidered onto white felt and then attached, or you can just go with black floss for a less aggressive expression.

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Realistic Octopus Crochet Pattern

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3. Realistic Octopus

The photo may make this octopus look dangerous, but we promise it’s harmless! The designer recommends looking out for gauge when you’re stitching the head, just to make sure there’s no stuffing showing through.

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Henry the Hexapus FREE Crochet Pattern

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4. Henry the Hexapus

A common crochet obstacle — running out of yarn — turned this octopus into an even cuter hexapus. This prompted the designer to do a bit of research, which led to the naming of Henry. Check out the pattern details for the whole story behind her inspiration.

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Octopus Crochet Pattern

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5. Octopus

Wanna give your octopus some color? This two-tone crochet octopus only requires basic stitch and shaping skills, so it’s perfect for beginners who want to take their color-changing skills to the next level.

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Octopus Mermaid Crochet Pattern

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6. Octopus Mermaid

For something a little different than your usual octopus, how about an octopus mermaid? According to the designer, there’s a dose of diva in here, too. Use up some of your scraps on those fun facial features. I’d love to see some m yarn used for her eye shadow!

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Amigurumi Octopus FREE Crochet Pattern

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7. Amigurumi Octopus

The designer calls this one of the easiest amigurumi patterns out there. It’s also a great octopus project for beginners since the tentacles are a bit larger and easier to work with. Plus, working with worsted-weight yarn means you’ll stitch it up much faster than you would with a lighter yarn.

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Opie the Octopus Crochet Pattern

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8. Opie the Octopus

The designer wrote this pattern with even the most beginner crocheter in mind. It includes plenty of details to guide anyone unfamiliar with amigurumi. Once you master this pattern, you’ll be able to work on other in-the-round patterns with confidence.

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Child Octopus Crochet Pattern

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9. Child Octopus

This octopus design was inspired by premature babies, who find comfort in the curly tentacles. If you’re making the amigurumi for small children or babies, remember that you shouldn’t use safety eyes. Check out our amigurumi eye guide for more child-safe options.

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Cute Little Octopus Crochet Pattern

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10. Cute Little Octopus

Fill this squishy little toy with an optional squeaker to make it even more fun. You’ll need two different colors of yarn to get this color scheme, but you can also double up on a variegated or solid yarn if you want to try something different.

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Salty the Pirate Octopus Crochet Pattern

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11. Salty the Pirate Octopus

Don’t be fooled by the rough look of this pirate octopus. The designer assures us he’s a softie at heart! Plus, details like his peg-leg tentacle will make practically anyone giggle.

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Octopus Keychain Crochet Pattern

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12. Octopus Keychain

The colorful tentacles of this keychain are calling out to your stash! Grab some fun colors of even your smallest scraps to whip up this cutie. If you don’t like it as a keychain, you can make one that simply sits on the shelf and makes you smile.

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