30 Free Crochet Octopus Patterns You Need To Make!

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In this round-up, you will see 30 free crochet octopus patterns to create toys you can make for your kids or as a gift. 

Crochet octopuses are not only adorable, squishy and but are the ideal toys for babies and young children.

They love to cuddle them and grab onto their tentacles (better them than your hair!).

30 Free Crochet Octopus Patterns You Need To Make!

Why Crochet An Octopus?

Kids of all ages from babies to teenagers love the adorable stuffed sea creatures. 

Plus they can make excellent baby shower gifts for a friend who is expecting, as they are unique (move-away bears) and will add a fun note to the baby’s room decor. 

Young but especially teenagers and (let’s be honest, adults too) adore the reversible octopus.

A stuffed toy you can reverse from happy to angry or sad.

It’s an easy way to express your feelings to your loved ones without having to say a word. 

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Crochet octopus pair

Find The Perfect Octopus For You

There is a variety of free and paid octopi patterns you can find online and on Pinterest.

From tiny ones that are perfect for decor only, oversized ones, realistic ones, and adorable ones that are perfect for cuddly buddies. 

There are also patterns for beginner crocheters

Even if you are a new maker, you will find there are many beginner and easy patterns you can follow that use basic crochet stitches like the chain stitch, single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, and slip stitch. 

Nothing can stop you from crocheting amigurumi octopus patterns.

Check out this post to find tutorials and useful information.

Crochet octopus front view

What Supplies Do You Need To Crochet An Octopus?

To crochet obviously, you need your crochet hook, one of your favorite yarns, and your pattern instructions. 

Also, you are going to need, a tapestry needle/yarn needle, stitch markers, stuffing to fill your octo buddy, safety eyes, buttons, and anything else you want to decorate your stuffed friend with. 

Though it’s important to remember that if you are gifting the toy to a baby, toddler, or small child it’s essential not to add anything (like small parts) that can be torn off and swallowed (for safety reasons).  

You can add embroidery characteristics like eyes. 

And make sure not to overfill and secure the toy so no stuffing can get through those spaces. 

supplies you need to crochet an octopus

What Yarn Do You Use To Crochet An Octopus?

The yarn you are going to use depends on your crochet pattern and your preferences. 

You can use any yarn from dk weight yarn, worsted weight yarn to super bulky. 

Any cotton yarn is a safe option as it’s durable. 

If you are making a stuffed toy for a baby it’s better to use hypoallergenic yarns and any yarn that’s safe for baby clothes, blankets, and toys. 

You can make many in different sizes and different colors.

Yarn that is hand dyed

Crochet An Octopus For A Preemie

Preemies are going to stay in the hospital for a long time at the start of their life, so they need all the comfort they can get. 

And crochet octopi seem to provide just that! 

The tiny babies love them, as holding on to their curly tentacles resembles holding the umbilical cord in the womb making them feel safer.

If you want to join the cause, check out this post How To Crochet An Octopus For A Premie to find all the important information including a free pattern for premature babies. 

You will also find websites, Facebook groups, all safety regulations, and a free crochet pattern you can easily make.

You can also see a video tutorial showing you how to crochet octopus legs here.

30 Free Crochet Octopus Patterns You Need To Make!

If you are ready to make your own octopus toy check out the amigurumi patterns below and you might find your next project.

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