37 Crochet Octopus Patterns

People are being crazy with crochet octopus patterns so it’s time to jump on the bandwagon and make one!

The octopus is, despite all the scary old sailor stories and its eight long tentacles, a fascinating creature. This unusual and wonderful ocean animal makes a lovely nursery decoration, a unique accessory, or a huggable softie with eight embracing arms.

Celebrate the magnanimity of these creatures by browsing through the collection below. These octopuses are too cute to pass by!

37 Crochet Octopus Patterns


1. Apollo, The Octopus Giant Crochet Pattern by Projectarian

Apollo the Octopus is a life-sized snuggle buddy! With long, floppy tentacles he naturally poses like a real octopus.

He has happy, shining eyes and enough suckers on his tentacles to make you feel like you’ve accomplished something tremendous by the end of this project!

Apollo can be made with or without his suckers, depending on how much time you’d like to spend creating your gigantic new friend.

Apollo, The Octopus Giant Crochet Pattern by Projectarian

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2. Realistic Octopus Amigurumi Pattern by Elena’s Times

This Realistic Octopus Amigurumi is like a real octopus — with life-like eyes and even a funnel (sometimes called a siphon), which is a tubular opening in sandy color on a side of the head, below the eye – it serves as a pathway for water.

This octopus has an arm span of approximately 43 inches (108cm),
if made from Super Bulky (Category 6) yarn and L-11 (8mm) hook size. Also, there is a crochet pattern for the rock that the octopus likes to stay on.

Realistic Octopus Amigurumi Pattern by Elena's Times

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3. Crochet Amigurumi Octopus Pattern by Croby Patterns

This Crochet Amigurumi Octopus Pattern is very easy to follow. Just work in rounds all the time and you will see how beautiful the final result will be.

It is made using DK weight yarn and 3.00mm crochet hook for the body and 3.5mm crochet hook for the eyes circles.

Crochet Amigurumi Octopus Pattern by Croby Patterns

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4. Crochet Kraken Octopus Shawl Pattern by Yarn Geek Makes

This is a filet crochet pattern with the image of the Kraken built into a graph/chart from which you make the shawl.

Using a wool-blend DK weight yarn, the shawl works up fairly quick, and it is super lightweight and still very cozy to wear.

It’s perfect for any outing: wear it as a wrap for a formal event or wear it wrapped up as a triangle scarf for something more casual!

Crochet Kraken Octopus Shawl Pattern by Yarn Geek Makes

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5. Mini Octopus Crochet Pattern by Crochet Toys For Kids

You cannot help but smile at the adorable amigurumi animals this Mini Octopus Crochet Pattern makes. 

These mini amigurumi crocheted octopuses will make for great stocking fillers. In addition, you could easily turn them into little keyrings. So why not make one for all your friends and family?

Mini Octopus Crochet Pattern by Crochet Toys For Kids

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6. Octopus For A Preemie Crochet Pattern by My Nomad Home

This octopus for a preemie toy uses crochet eyes so you don’t have to worry about safety eyes. Note that there aren’t specific instructions for personalizing the octopus with accessories, but you can get some great inspiration from the photos.

Octopus For A Preemie Crochet Pattern by My Nomad Home

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7. Octopus With Headphone Crochet Pattern by Snacksie’s Handicraft

These octopus wearing headphones are looking for a music lover buddy! As a reference, using finger yarn with a 2.5mm hook will produce an octopus plush of about 5.5cm/2in tall.

Using a thicker yarn and bigger hook will make a bigger octopus and thinner yarn and smaller hook will make a smaller one.

If you are a beginner trying out amigurumi, you can use a thicker yarn to further reduce the difficulty of this project.

Octopus With Headphone Crochet Pattern by Snacksie's Handicraft

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8. Free Crochet Octopus Pattern by Handy Little Me

This Free Crochet Octopus Pattern is unique from the others because the designer provides you with three different ways to finish off the toy.

This allows you to create several different styles, which is fun for you as the creator and also makes the gift a little more special for the family.

Free Crochet Octopus Pattern by Handy Little Me

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9. Amigurumi Octopus Crochet Pattern by The Friendly Red Fox

This Amigurumi Octopus Crochet Pattern is a perfect beginner pattern for those new to amigurumi. You can also add a rattle to make it fun to wave around. 

You will need to know how to use a magic circle, single crochet, and how to increase and invisible decrease. You will also need to know how to use the half-double, double and triple crochet.

Amigurumi Octopus Crochet Pattern by The Friendly Red Fox

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10. Crochet Octopus Scarf Pattern by Hello Happy

Make a funny octopus scarf with this crochet pattern! You’ll need around 500 yards of worsted (weight 4) yarn for a 4 tentacle scarf and 1000 yards for an 8 tentacle scarf, along with a 4mm hook. 

Crochet Octopus Scarf Pattern by Hello Happy

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11. Crochet Octopus Pattern by Lil Crochet Love

These sassy cephalopods are great for older babies, kids, and adults! Fun to cuddle, dangle, and throw! Or add a touch of sweetness to any ocean-themed decor.

Make them in your favorite pastel or rainbow colors for a more happier look. They are so easy to make you’ll want to whip up a few for everyone!

Crochet Octopus Pattern by Lil Crochet Love

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12. How To Crochet An Octopus by Mollie Johanson

This adorable free octopus crochet pattern is extra soft for snuggling and has twisting tentacles that babies can grab onto.

Of course, any child can enjoy this cuddly cephalopod toy, so prepare to make a few for friends and family too! Because the face is embroidered, you don’t need to worry about small parts that aren’t safe for young children.

How To Crochet An Octopus by Mollie Johanson

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13. Giant Squishy Octopus Crochet Pattern by Left Handed Crocheter

This giant squishy octopus is pretty simple, and the technique created for attaching the legs makes it easier and looks better.

The Bernat Blanket Yarn makes this octopus extra big, and extra soft. It does require a lot of poly-fil, but it’s worth it to have this huggable creature to cuddle up with or use as a pillow.

Giant Squishy Octopus Crochet Pattern by Left Handed Crocheter

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14. Inky, The Octopus Rug Crochet Pattern by Ira Rott Patterns

Meet Inky, the octopus rug. He would like to say hello to your home! This beautiful crochet rug will go perfectly in your little one’s nursery room. Serves best as a playmat or just nursery decor.

He is approximately 44” (111.75 cm) from the top down & 50” (127 cm) across. Your finished size may vary slightly depending on the materials used & your tension.

Inky, The Octopus Rug Crochet Pattern by Ira Rott Patterns

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15. Octopus Squish Crochet Pattern by Moogly

The Octopus Squish is a cute, cuddly, very squishy free crochet pattern!

It’s filled with a microbead pillow ball, making it addictively huggable! And by using Bernat Blanket, it works up pretty darn quickly too – and is just as soft as can be! If you prefer, of course, you can fill it with Fiberfill.

Octopus Squish Crochet Pattern by Moogly

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16. Octopus Brooch Crochet Pattern by Mavdrik Toys

Measuring 3.5 x 2.5 cm, this octopus brooch is the best traveling companion wherever you go! Attach and pin it on your bag or clothes to flaunt your buddy in the cutest and fashionable style!

Only basic crocheting skills will be needed to make this pattern: chain, single crochet, increasing, decreasing, and slip stitch.

Octopus Brooch Crochet Pattern by Mavdrik Toys

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17. Octopus Crochet Pattern by Patchwork Moose

This octopus is rather large, his head measures about 9 inches/23 cm in height and he spans 45 inches/115 cm across, from tentacle tip to tip using an Aran weight yarn.

However, he can be made from any weight yarn and appropriate hook for different sizes. He would make such a wonderful birthday gift or gift for the holidays!

Octopus Crochet Pattern by Patchwork Moose

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18. Crochet Octopus Toy Pattern by R Nata

These crocheted octopus toys are great helpers and will be very happy to settle in every children’s room. Your kids are gonna love them!

Made with cotton yarn, these lovely creatures would be a perfect gift for someone who has given birth to a premature baby or for your little one who loves the sea! 

Crochet Octopus Toy Pattern by R Nata

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19. Octopus Granny Square Crochet Pattern by Maria’s Blue Crayon

This adorable and easy to make octopus granny square is the perfect way to show your love for this wonderful creature.

You could make it into a scarf, blanket, pillow –the possibilities are endless! It works up quickly and can be customized with all kinds of colors. What a great gift idea for any ocean-themed home!

Octopus Granny Square Crochet Pattern by Maria's Blue Crayon

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20. Little Octopus Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Goozell Toys

This Little Octopus Amigurumi has very big beautiful eyes, everyone will fall in love with it! It’s small – you can put it in your bag and carry it with you! The height of the finished octopus 3.5” (8-9 cm).

Little Octopus Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Goozell Toys

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21. Octopus Cupcake Amigurumi Pattern by A Little Love Everyday

Are you ready for a crazy underwater adventure?These coloful tiny little fellows are waiting for you!

Adorable round decorations like this octopus cupcake amigurumi will look so pretty as single hanging ornaments or parts of a cute garland.

Octopus Cupcake Amigurumi Pattern by A Little Love Everyday

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22. Oleg, The Octopus Crochet Pattern by Lalylala

If your child wants a doll to play with and a huggable friend, then check out the totally adorable Oleg, the octopus. Oleg will measure 27 cm (10.5 inches) using fingering weight yarn on a 2.25 mm crochet hook

Oleg, The Octopus Crochet Pattern by Lalylala

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23. Crochet Octopus Hat Pattern by Nature’s Hook

Make a cephalopod to wear on your head with this Crochet Octopus Hat Pattern! Guaranteed to be your best buddy and bound to turn heads and receive compliments.

This cute and fun octopus beanie can be worn as a creative and unique expression to show your love of the ocean or as a costume or cosplay.

This is a perfect statement piece to wear to the beach, aquarium, marine class, boat trip, cruise, costume, dive trip, festival…the opportunities are endless!

Crochet Octopus Hat Pattern by Nature's Hook

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24. Octopus Egg Cozy Crochet Pattern by Tamara Kelly

This Octopus Egg Cozy brings the Kraken to your holiday this spring! Why an octopus egg cozy? Why not!?

Octopi don’t have anything to do with Easter (though they do lay eggs!). But making crochet curlicues is so much fun, and these little creatures will make you smile!

Each Octopus Egg Cozy uses 2 buttons (or a bit of yarn if preferred). So while you can do some yarn stash busting with these, you can also go through all your buttons and have fun matching them up for each cozy!

Octopus Egg Cozy Crochet Pattern by Tamara Kelly

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25. Penelope, The Octopus Pin Cushion Crochet Pattern by Heart Hook Home

Meet your new little friend and deskmate, Penelope. She’s an octopus with class and a secret weapon. You see, Penelope is a pin sharpening pin cushion. It’s true! And she is a free crochet pattern!

Penelope is unique in that her body is not stuffed with Polyfil as with regular amigurumi. Her body is stuffed with steel wool that will help her sharpen the pins as they are used. 

Penelope, The Octopus Pin Cushion Crochet Pattern by Heart Hook Home

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26. Octopus Keychain Crochet Pattern by Handmade By Hennek

This Octopus Keychain Crochet Pattern is worked in the round, using a stitch marker, from the head down using one continuous piece of yarn. It requires no breaks in yarn unless you want a color change.

It does give instructions to make the item into a keychain or zipper pull but can be used in multiple ways such as garland, mobiles or little stuffies if you use thicker yarn.

Octopus Keychain Crochet Pattern by Handmade By Hennek

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27. Huge Octopus Crochet Pattern by Mama Moseley Creations

This octopus is pretty big measuring a whopping 19 inches tall by 64 inches wide! If your gauge swatch measures smaller-your octopus will be smaller as well.

This huge octopus will fit perfectly into the interior of your home and would be a total hit at your office! Let your creativity flow and choose the color palette you’d love to see this beautiful creature in.

Huge Octopus Crochet Pattern by Mama Moseley Creations

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28. Plush Octopus Free Crochet Pattern by Whistle And Ivy

This darling plush crochet octopus is an easy crochet pattern, perfect for beginners. You will love your new squishy, soft sea friend. 

This octopus is made with simple construction, so it’s a crochet pattern that is perfect for beginners. And for some reason, kids just love playing with all those soft, floppy octopus arms! 

Plush Octopus Free Crochet Pattern by Whistle And Ivy

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29. Crochet Octopus Amigurumi Pattern by Solid Marl

From teeny baby comfort, let’s move to big kids! Who wouldn’t want a snuggle with this giant octopus? He’s easy to make and made from 100% lambswool so he’s super soft!

The octopus is easy to make if you have made any crochet animals before you will be able to make this amazing octopus!

Crochet Octopus Amigurumi Pattern by Solid Marl

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30. Gus, The Octopus Bag Crochet Pattern by Heidi Yates

Gus, the octopus bag is a friendly octopus that is great for your kids or for your inner child. He is made with worsted weight yarn and works up very quickly!

The bag measures approximately 18” across x 16” long without tentacles. You can stock him up with plenty of your things since he’s big enough to handle it!

Gus, The Octopus Bag Crochet Pattern by Heidi Yates

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31. Octopuses For Preemies Crochet Pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

If you want to avoid the issue of safety eyes altogether, then one option is to forgo the eyes entirely.

They aren’t necessary to make a cute crochet octopus. Lilla Bjorn Crochet used this pattern and explains why she chose a no-eyes design. The pattern is by Anastasia Popova of Crochet for Babies.

Octopuses For Preemies Crochet Pattern by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

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32. Octopus Hood Crochet Pattern by Les Tuques De Stephanie

With this easy crochet pattern, you will be able to create an Octopus hood in one size for adult standards.

Wearing this hood with tentacles and big eyes is a fun way to get your “Kraken” on. It would make the perfect accent to your Halloween costume and your everyday winter wardrobe!

Octopus Hood Crochet Pattern by Les Tuques De Stephanie

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33. Amigurumi Octopus Pattern by Lilleliis

In this Amigurumi Octopus Pattern, the tentacles are crocheted to the body, so it`s safer for little babies.

Also, no safety eyes are used. Instead, the eyes can be embroidered or skipped at all. You only need to add the ruffle later.

Amigurumi Octopus Pattern by Lilleliis

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34. Octopus With Ice Cream Cone Crochet Pattern by Juli HM Toys

How cute is this octopus with ice cream cone on top of its head? This would be a cute gift idea for friends, family members, or sweet knick-knacks for your desk or dresser.

To crochet this Octopus with Ice Cream Cone, you should know how to do a magic ring, chain, single crochet, how to make an increase, and invisible decrease.

Octopus With Ice Cream Cone Crochet Pattern by Juli HM Toys

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35. Octopus Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Crafty Intentions

Two octopus crochet amigurumi patterns for the price of one! The effect is amigurumi-like, though there are some stitches other than single crochet.

The gauge is not crucial to the pattern as long as the stitches are tight enough to hold the stuffing.

The eyes can be 15 mm safety eyes or to make this baby-safe sew the eyes on with yarn or felt. The perfect toy for a girl or boy!

Octopus Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Crafty Intentions

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36. Crochet Octopus Applique Pattern by The Sequin Turtle

This Crochet Octopus Applique Pattern is a basic pattern to show you how to make a little octopus applique. It can be simply modified to create the size and shape you need.

All you have to do is change the number of stitches in the first round, the number of increase rounds, or the number of chains for each tentacle to make a wide variety of these cute little things.

Have fun experimenting – that’s the best part of this project!

Crochet Octopus Applique Pattern by The Sequin Turtle

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37. Crochet Baby Octopus Pattern by Crochet 4 Fun By Mei

The resulting baby octopus will be approximately 6 cm/2.7” tall and is designed to be made with any fingering weight cotton yarn. These are so cute and so easy to make! And you can make them pretty fast too!

Crochet Baby Octopus Pattern by Crochet 4 Fun By Mei

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Which of these are your favorites?

If these octopus patterns have triggered your love for ocean crafts, do check out our crochet patterns based on other ocean creatures like jellyfish, turtles, and more! There’s a whole beautiful world out there, underwater!

When you make your own version of these patterns, please do share your finished works on our Facebook Page. We’d love to see what you came up with!

Now, let’s get our hooks busy with these crochet octopus patterns and have fun exploring all the different colors, designs, and sizes of these amazing creatures!