Baby Octopus- FREE CROCHET PATTERN

This is another one of the first animals I made. It was such a cute and simple soft toy to make and after making the giraffe, it was quite easy to judge how many rounds to do and when to increase and decrease. It’s such a lovely quick little gift and can be made in any different colours. I used 9mm safety eyes on some of them, or sewn on eyes for the ones that were for younger children. The body is also big enough to add a little rattle ball inside too, which is what I have done a couple of times. The finished item, using DK yarn and a 3mm hook, has a body approx 2 1/2 inches wide and the legs are approx 3 inches long (longer when stretched).

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Materials:

  • 3mm Crochet Hook
  • DK Yarn in desired colours (optional extra yarn to sew on eyes and mouth if not using safety eyes)
  • 9mm Safety eyes (optional)
  • Rattle ball (optional)

ABBREVIATIONS:
MR- Magic Ring
SC- Single Crochet
INC- Increase
DEC- Decrease
F/O- Fasten Off
CH- Chain
ST- Stitch
SL ST- Slip Stitch

PATTERN

DO NOT JOIN AT END OF ROUNDS UNLESS STATED IN PATTERN.

BODY

  1. 6SC IN MR (6)
  2. INC in each ST (12)
  3. *INC, SC* AROUND (18)
  4. *INC, 2SC* AROUND (24)
  5. *INC, 3SC* AROUND (30)
  6. *INC, 4SC* AROUND (36)
  7. *INC, 5SC* AROUND (42)
  8. *INC, 6SC* AROUND (48)

9-15. SC AROUND (48)
16. *DEC, 6SC* AROUND (42)
17. *5SC, DEC* AROUND (36)
18. *DEC, 4SC* AROUND (30)
19. *3SC, DEC* AROUND

Stop here to do eyes and mouth. Place or sew eyes between rows 7-8, with approx 5 stitches showing between them. Sew mouth a couple of rows under the eyes (I did the mouth around row 12). Start stuffing the body. Add rattle at this point too, if you are adding one.

20. *DEC, 2SC* AROUND (18)
21. *SC, DEC* AROUND (12)
FINISHING FIRMLY STUFFING
22. DEC x6 (6)

F/O. Sew hole closed and weave in ends.

LEGS (MAKE 8)

  1. CH31
  2. SC in 2nd ST from hook and across (30)
  3. 3SC in every stitch. (will start curling as you go along)

F/O leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew each leg under the octopus, 4 each side of the body. Weave in all ends

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I hope you enjoy making your own Octopus soft toy. Thank you for supporting MyBelle Creations and I hope you follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Please share and tag me in your finished items, I would love to see them all.


COPYRIGHT ©
This pattern and photos are the intellectual property of MyBelle Creations. You are not permitted to sell or share the pattern in anyway. You may sell your finished items but please credit MyBelle Creations for the design. ©

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Published by MyBelle Creations

Hi, Welcome to MyBelle Creations. I taught myself to crochet around 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. Over the years I have made many different types of items, my favourites being my ‘geeky’ items such as the Labyrinth movie characters and Dungeons and dragons items. I have enjoyed making and sharing my patterns and finished items. Since my children have gone back to school full time, from being home school during the covid-19 lockdowns, I have decided to start a new way of sharing my patterns and items.

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