How to make a crochet octopus

New to crochet? This one’s for you. Stretch your crochet skills with our simple octopus plushie crochet pattern by Leanne Garrity. Hook this little sea creature in nine steps using basic crochet stitches. Here’s how…

How to make a crochet octopus | Step 9 | Crochet Pattern | Mollie Makes

You will need:
• Aran weight yarn
• 5mm crochet hook (UK 6, US H/8)
• Scraps of black and white felt
• Fabric glue
• Soft toy stuffing
• Tapestry needle

Abbreviations: Chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), double crochet (dc), stitch(es) (st(s)), double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog), repeat (rep), space(s) (sp(s)).

How to make a crochet octopus | Step 1 | Crochet Pattern | Mollie Makes

Step 1
Ch4, sl st into the first ch to form a ring. Ch2 (counts as your first dc), 9dc into the centre, sl st into top of beginning 2-ch. [10 sts] Pull yarn tail to tighten.

How to make a crochet octopus | Step 2 | Crochet Pattern | Mollie Makes

Step 2
Ch2, dc into same sp, work 2dc into each st in round, sl st to join. [20 sts]

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Step 3
Ch 2, dc into same sp, *work 1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st; rep from * 8 times. 1 dc into last st in round, sl st to join. [30 sts]

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Step 4
*Dc one round even, sl st to join; rep from * 5 times. [30 sts in each round]

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Step 5
Start reducing the rounds. *3dc , dc2tog; rep from * 5 times, sl st to join. [24 sts]. *1dc, dc2tog; rep from * 7 times, sl st to join. [16 sts]. Fasten off leaving a long tail, stuff with soft toy filling.

How to make a crochet octopus | Step 6 | Crochet Pattern | Mollie Makes

Step 6
Now make the octopus base. Ch4, sl st into the first ch to form a ring. Ch2 (counts as first dc), 7dc into ring, sl st to join. Ch1, dc into same sp, 2dc into next 7 sps. [16 sts]. Ch1, work one round even. Fasten off and sew octopus base to body with tapestry needle.

How to make a crochet octopus | Step 7 | Crochet Pattern | Mollie Makes

Step 7
Make the legs. Ch16, skip the ch closest to hook and dc in each st back along the ch. Fasten off and rep for other seven legs.

How to make a crochet octopus | Step 8 | Crochet Pattern | Mollie Makes

Step 8
Attach the legs to the body and base seam at regular intervals. Weave the ends.

How to make a crochet octopus | Step 9 | Crochet Pattern | Mollie Makes

Step 9
For the eyes, cut 2 circles of white felt, 2 smaller circles of black felt and 2 crescent shapes in grey. Assemble with glue and stick in place.

Leanne Garrity | Chi Chi Dee HandmadeAbout Leanne Garrity
Leanne is a DIY blogger, writer, reviewer and designer-maker for her indie fashion label, Chi Chi Dee Handmade.

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