Little Octopus Pattern


You have probably at this point seen many of these cute octopuses out on the internet, I think they are cute. For you, I made a pattern for this little octopus. You could use a variety of different yarns. I would stay with a size 4-5 weight yarn. The brown octopus is made with Eco Naturals yarn. I had bought the yarn last year from Micheals. I was clearance yarn last year, so I am not sure if you easily find it anymore. You can find the yarn on eBay and ETSY.

This purple octopus I made with yarn I had bought off TEMU. I have been getting a lot of yarn off TEMU lately. The link for this particular yarn can be found {here} I can't say how long this yarn could be available on TEMU before it could be discontinued. 

I had used safety eyes on my octopus. If you are not comfortable using safety eyes, you could just sew on facial features. I have started to hear that maybe safety eyes might not be that safe. I would think it would take some effort to remove the eyes but never underestimate a toddler.

So onward with the pattern of how to make the octopus.

Worsted Weight yarn (size 4-5) of your choice
size G hook or hook appropriate for the yarn
stitch marker
polyfill or stuffing
yarn needle
safety eyes or a small amount of other yarn to sew on features

Foundation row: Start out by making a magic ring, or a ch 4 ring. 8 sc in the ring. 
Working in continuous rounds. It would be easier to mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
Row 1: 2 sc in every sc.
Row 2: *2 sc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch* repeat around
Row 3: *2 sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around
Rows 4-8: sc evenly around
At this point add in your safety eyes or sew in your facial features
Row 9: *sc2tog (insert the hook in the front loops of the next 2 stitches and sc like normal), sc in the next 2 stitches* around
Start stuffing the octopus.
Row 10: *sc2tog , sc in the next stitch* around
Row 11: sc2tog around

Make the legs:
*slip stitch in the front loop of the next stitch, ch 11, 3 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across* repeat for 8 legs total. slip stitch back to the beginning front loop. 

Finish off by closing the hole by sewing in the unworked back loops.


  1. Super super cute especially as a soft toy for a baby or newborn.
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