Hi Guys! I am back with this free mini octopus crochet pattern! Now that the summer weather finally came I am all about sea creatures! These cutie pies are the first in my mini tentacle friends series ~ something for everyone to look forward to ;)

These little guys are NO SEW! YAY! I know for me, sewing is the most hated point in all of my projects… ugh. So while brainstorming for quick workup ideas for my last craft fair, I decided to try and make a pattern that would also be just crocheted entirely with absolutely no sewing. These little ones are the result! (And for those of you who do craft fairs as well, all three of them sold!)

I used a super bulky yarn to make them which I absolutely LOVED! I used Big Twist Plush Yarn in the VARG PASTEL color from Joann’s. The yarn color was just perfect for summer time vibes and it was utterly soft! If you want to make even tinier octopi then you can definitely use a lighter weight yearn and follow the pattern below. So feel free to experiment with all different sizes!

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Yarn:   1 Skein of Big Twist Plush Yarn (VARG PASTEL) ~ Check this yarn out here.

            Weight: 6

Crochet Hook:  Size G



Safety Eyes


R = row

mc = magic circle

ch = chain

st/sts = stitch/stitches

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

inc = 2 sc in same stitch

dec = sc the next 2 stitches together

()* = repeat inside all the way around



R1: 8 sc in mc

R2: (inc)*

R3: (sc, inc)*

R4: (2 sc, inc)*

R5-6: sc around

R7: (2 sc, dec)*

R8: (sc, dec)*

DO NOT finish off. Continue to tentacles.


R9: sl st in front loop of next st, (ch 9, sl st in sc ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sl st into front loop of next st, sl st into front loop of next st) rep 7 more times.

DO NOT finish off.

Stuff with fiberfill and insert safety eyes (mine are at R4).

Closing the bottom: sl st into the back loop of the first st in R9, (dec[work in back loops only])*

Finish off.


I hope you enjoyed this pattern!

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