The 25 Most Adorable Crochet Octopus Patterns

Mildred Bracho  - July 23, 2020

The time has come to finally talk about one of the coolest, weirdest, and a bit underrated creatures: the octopus! What is not to love about this ocean animal? For starters, their anatomy is entirely different from ours, which makes it so intriguing: 8 arms, three brains, their “torso” is over their eyes, their arms are attached to their neck, they have no bones, have suckers, expel ink, and the list just goes on and on.

They have been proven to be as smart as dogs, and their camouflage ability is just mesmerizing. Another interesting fact? Small crochet octopuses can be beneficial for premature babies since their tentacles remind them of the umbilical cord from their mom. The way it works is that the babies can hold on to these tentacles instead of pulling on medical wires and materials while they are being treated. How surprising and cute is that?

Warning: These 25 crochet patterns will turn you inevitably and irreversibly into an octopus lover. Continue with caution!

01

Claude The Octopus

This pattern can be a bit challenging, but it is so worth it! The results are incredible, and I love how it shows so much attention to detail regarding the shape. If you have some extra time these days, this is definitely the one for you! You won’t regret it. 
Size: Large
Difficulty: Advanced
Paid Pattern
02

Sleepy Preemie Octopus

One thing to bear in mind when creating crafts for newborns, is the selection of hypoallergenic and soft materials that can be sanitized; a good option would be cotton. This pattern will be the perfect gift for the new member of the family 🙂
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
03

Mini Amigurumi Octopus

Cute doesn’t even begin to describe this one. Just a few inches tall, but with so much personality and positiveness. This octopus will fill your life (or the lucky person you give it to) with the perfect energy for a fantastic day. 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
04

Octopus Squish

Are you looking for an octopus that you won’t be able to stop hugging? You need to look no further! I would say ideal for a children’s room, but I won’t lie, I’m a grown-up woman, and I want it for myself!  
Size: Large
Difficulty: Intermediate
Free Pattern
05

Tiny Octopus

The smallest octopus species in the world is called Wolfi, and this pattern represents exactly its size! (around one inch). With this tiny octopus we can confirm that all good things come in small packages. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Intermediate
Free Pattern
06

Mini Ami Octopus

Here is an easy and creative pattern that involves minimal sewing (sewing haters, we feel you). Feel free to personalize your octopus by adding props like buttons, hats, or even beads as cheeks. You’ve got this!
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
07

Kawaii Octopus

Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute, as it represents an art style that involves round shapes, giant eyes, and simplistic features. This pattern is all of that, and more! It even includes a hat and a mustache to take your octopus to the next “serious” level. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
08

Giant Octopus

The Giant octopus is the most famous species of octopuses of all, and no wonder why! Its size can be very imponent, but with this version, I promise that even the Kraken you’ll see now as your new best friend. 
Size: Large
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
09

Apollo The Octopus

Apollo is one of those advanced patterns where you’ll enjoy every stitch. The result is so beautiful that you’ll want to make one for every person you know, including yourself! (no one loves you better).
Size: Large
Difficulty: Advanced
Paid Pattern
10

Amigurumi Octopus Baby Toy

This Baby octopus would be a great start in your octopus journey (yes, and octopus journey is a thing). It is simple, well explained, and the results will leave you wanting more. 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
11

Odd The Octopus

Is it I or this pattern has a certain “The Nightmare Before Christmas” air? I love Tim Burton’s movie, and thinking about it, perhaps its dark and weird nature, would be the perfect match for this mysterious ocean creature. 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
12

Giant Squishy Octopus

Pillow, puff, or hugging machine. But who am I kidding? You can make this pattern without a specific purpose. This octopus will fill your heart with good things just by looking at it. 
Size: Large
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
13

Kraken Octopus Squid Applique

A beautiful applique that has endless uses such as a keychain, a coaster, or even adding some extra life to your kids’ clothes. Feel free to play with the sizes and colors to create many of our littler aquatic neighbors. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
14

Sleepy Octopus

Dreamland has never been as beautiful and cozy! I would like to tell you that with this little fellow, your baby will sleep all night long. We know that’s not true, but I can at least assure you that your crying baby will look even more beautiful next to his eight-arm friend 🙂  
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
15

Baby Octopus Amigurumi

If you played the Legend of Zelda, this baby octopus will look familiar. The shape is just like an Octorok, but don’t worry, this one won’t throw rocks at you! If, on the other hand, you don’t know what I’m talking about, take this as the sign you were waiting for to go and play some Zelda. You’re welcome. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
16

Little Octopus Annie

A doll inspired octopus that any baby girl would LOVE! Be sure to play with the colors of the arms for that extra-cuteness effect, and yes, expect a lot of excitement and hugs when delivering this gift. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
17

Preemie Crochet Squid

There is no limit to the number of colors you can use while working on any of these patterns. Red, blue, gray, or even a multicolor string like our little preemie friends shown in this adorable squid pattern. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
18

Twisted Kraken Hat

One of the coolest hats I’ve seen in my life. Without a doubt, this is a MUST HAVE accessory for autumn or winter, which will not only keep your ears and head warm, but it’ll have people stop you on the streets because of your awesomeness. 
Size: Large
Difficulty: Advanced
Paid Pattern
19

Octopus Hand Puppet

And what a better way to teach about nature and the wonders of the ocean than through this beautiful octopus hand puppet! With this masterpiece, you’ll entertain children and adults alike!
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
20

Preemie Comfort Octupus

This crochet octopus for babies comes with a bow pattern that will allow you to personalize your gift as much as possible. It is easy, pretty, and might I say, very stylish.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
21

Octopus XXL

I have no doubt that this eight-arm creation will bring tons of happiness to your life, and instead of living in the depths of the sea, this giant octopus will live in the depths of your heart.
Size: Large
Difficulty: Advanced
Paid Pattern
22

Octopus Animal Rug

You can use this octopus rug to warm up any room in your house! From a bedroom to a bathroom, or even use it as a bed for your dog. So many uses and so much cuteness that only one rug might not be enough. 
Size: Large
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
23

Grumpy Octupus Cup Sleeve

Environmentally friendly, this reusable coffee cup cozy is the perfect unisex gift. I love the expression on its face because it reminds me of my own every morning right before the magical and delightful drink that I use to wake up (of course, coffee).
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
24

Colorful Octopus Amigurumi

Empty corner? Octopus. Shelf with books? Octopus. A basin in the middle of your dining table that’s been there for years and you don't really know its purpose? Octopus! This baby will light up any space of your home and make you smile a little more every time you look at it. 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
25

Plush Crochet Octopus

One of kids’ favorites for sure. I don’t know exactly why, but there is something about having a toy with eight arms that makes children go crazy with excitement. This is a safe choice when trying to score some points with that kid in your family with whom you have never really connected. Go for it!  
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
About the author

Mildred Bracho

Mildred is a nature lover and an extremely curious person. She's passionate about trying new hobbies and learning new skills. Always looking for ways to make her life more sustainable. She's a dog lover, who recently adopted a dog named Pretzel.
To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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