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Octopus Crochet Pattern FREE (Mini Pocket Octo)

Crochet a small octopus with this FREE and EASY Crochet Octopus Pattern! which is also great for beginners. 

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As you can see I have also made the octopus slightly larger in size by adjusting yarn thickness and hooks! (BLUE Octopus) 

These mini pocket octos are so popular at the markets. Great for having a small ticket-priced item on your stall for the kids to spend their pocket money on. 

And They make super cute gifts for teachers, or kids in the class. 

You can make these mini amigurumi pocket octos in no time at all! they are super in any color.

If you post your octupis online remember to tag me #lisaauchcrochet! 

NOTES for crocheting the mini octopus:  

  • You DO NOT START with a Magic circle /ring
  • Traditionally you would usually start crochet toy and amigurumi pieces with a first round of 6sc sts. However for the Octopus head To Lay FLAT at the crown we are going to be making 8sc into the
  • Working in rounds continuously, use a stitch marker or a 

Abbreviations Are in US TERMS 

Ch - Chain 
2sctog - decrease by 1 stitch by working 2 single crochet stitches together 
2sctog in the BL - work 2 single crochet stitches together in the Back Loops of each stitch
sc - single crochet

Materials Used to crochet the Octopus

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  • SMALL - To crochet a small pocket octo which measures 3 inches across and 2.5 inches in height
You will need James C Brett (12ply) and a 3. 50 mm crochet hook

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  • MEDIUM - TO crochet a Medium-sized Octopus : 
I used James C Brett Flutterby (2 strands held together and a 4.500mm crochet hook

I made the BLUE octopus, with 2 strands of Flutterby by James C Brett (Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) held together and it gave me a slightly larger octopus measuring just under 3 and a half inches tall and 5 inches across. 

But if you want a mini octo or pocket octopus you can  use 1 strand of flutterby! use a 4.00mm hook and use the YARN UNDER method, for tighter stitches! 

You will also require a Small amount of Stuffing  2 saftey eyes 

The Yarn Under Single Crochet (YUSC) is a special technique often used in making amigurumi and crochet toys and it creates a tighter stitch. Here are the step-by-step instructions for YUSC

  • Insert your hook into the stitch, chain, or magic circle.
  • YARN UNDER the hook and pull up a loop (you’ll have two loops on your hook).
  • Yarn over the hook and pull through both loops.

That’s it! The YUSC gives a lovely texture and is perfect for making adorable crochet toys. You can use it with any yarn and hook.

Starting in your chosen colour of yarn and compatible crochet hook size

Rnd 1: Ch2, and work 8SC into the FIRST chain, DO NOT JOIN, place marker here and each round after (8 sts)

Rnd 2: work 2SC into each stitch around, (16 sts)

Rnd 3: SC in the next stitch, 2SC in the next stitch (24 sts)

Rnd 4 to Rnd 8: SC in each stitch (24) (work 5 FULL rounds)

If you are adding safety yes add them here between Rnd 6 and Rnd 7 4 stitches apart. 

Rnd 9: working in the Back LOOPS 2sctog, around (12sts) 

STUFF the Octopus to shape here.

Rnd 10: 2sctog around. (6sts)  

Finish stuffing if required to shape and SEW through the remaining stitches and pull to tighten to close the space. 

Tentacles, (make 8 around)  

Join yarn with a slip stitch into ANY of the FRONT loops from Rnd 8,* skip next st, (2HDC,DC,2HDC) all in the next st, slipst into next st* repeat from *to* around, (8 tentacles)  

Fasten off and weave in ALL ENDS 

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How about crocheting a little whale or small shark, or Orca whale! next up in the sea creature series 

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My Grandson LOVED his long legged jelly fish!  he held onto those curly tentacles and was so happy playing with it.

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