I just loved coming up with this squid pattern! He was so much fun to make and I think he came out just oh so cute! I hope you enjoy making one of your very own squids using this simple crochet pattern.

A pdf version of this pattern can be purchased here.


  • Yarn:   3 Skeins of Lion Brand My Boo Yarn (Weight: 4)
  • Crochet Hook:  Size G
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill
  • Safety Eyes (if wanted)


R = row

mc = magic circle

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

inc = 2 sc in next stitch

dec = sc the next 2 stitches together

FO = fasten off

()* = repeat inside all the way around

x2 = repeat stitch listed twice


R1: 8 sc in mc

R2: 8 sc around

R3: (3 sc, inc)*

R4: (4 sc, inc)*

R5: (5 sc, inc)*

R6: (6 sc, inc)*

R7: (7 sc, inc)*

R8: (8 sc, inc)*

R9: (9 sc, inc)*

R10: (10 sc, inc)*

R11: (11 sc, inc)*

R12: (12 sc, inc)*

R13-14: Sc around (2 rows)

R15: (10 sc, dec x2)*

R16: (8 sc, dec x2)*

R17: (6 sc, dec x2)*

R18: (6 sc, inc x2)*

R19: (8 sc, inc x2)*

R20: sc around

R21: (12 sc, inc)*

R22: sc around

R23: (13 sc, inc)*

R24: sc around

R25: (14 sc, inc)*

R26: sc around

R27: (15 sc, inc)*

R28: sc around

R29: (16 sc, inc)*

R30: sc around

R31: (17 sc, inc)*

R32: sc around

R33: (18 sc, inc)*

R34: sc around

R35: (19 sc, inc)*

R36: sc around

R37: (20 sc, inc)*

R38: sc around

R39: (21 sc, inc)*

R40: sc around

R41: (22 sc, inc)*

R42: sc around

R43: (23 sc, inc)*

R44: sc around

R45: (24 sc, inc)*

R46: sc around

Insert safety eyes where desired.

R47: (22 sc, dec x2)*

R48: (18 sc, dec x3)*

R49: (15 sc, dec x3)*


R50: (10 sc, dec x4)*

Finish Off.

Hand Tentacles (x2)

R1: 6 sc mc

R2: (1 sc, inc)*

R3: sc around

R4: (2 sc, inc)*

R5: sc around

R6: (5 sc, inc)*

R7: sc around

R8: (6 sc, inc)*

R9-11: sc around (3 Rows)

R12: (4 sc, dec x2)*


R13: (2 sc, dec x2)

R14-59: sc around (45 Rows)

Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing onto body.

Tentacles (x4)

R1: 4 sc mc

R2: (2 sc, inc)*

R3-48: sc around (45 Rows)

Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing onto body.

Sew tentacles onto bottom of body.


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