17 + Free Crochet Octopus Patterns
These cute eight-legged creatures with their fantastic appearance are indeed a delight to watch. You could replicate these invertebrates and make some at home by trying the crocheting technique. These pretty things could serve as centerpieces, a comfort toys for kiddos, preemies in particular (for which they have a reputation), put into keychains, and even designed as hats or blankets.
The cute smile, and big expressive eyes made with black yarn gives the octopus an increasingly appealing look.
The spiral, coily appearance of the tentacles makes it all the more unique. Since it has a long head, you could make button eyes for it using black yarn.
A colorful crochet hat in an octopus design made with two colors would enhance your style statement to the fullest. The hanging tentacles add a unique charm to it.
The big googly eyes with the blue and white short tentacles intensify its charm completely. The smile could be made a little more prominent by fixing black felt on it.
Crochet octopuses have been a great success in serving as a comfort toy for preemies in NICU. The latter take the tentacles for the umbilical cord and grasp on to it tightly instead of pulling the tubes. As shown in the image, the blue and rainbow-colored ones would provide the tiny tots immense solace.
The oval head, curly tentacles spread evenly all over, and the egg-like protruding eyes, are the main USP of this octopus. This giant creature would beautify your home when you hang it at the center of the ceiling.
Amigurumi, the famous Japanese technique would give a stuffed-toy like appearance to your octopus. These mini ones could be ideal as give-away at a birthday party or even be fixed into a keychain. The curly tentacles make it look marvelous. If planning to make these for kids, go for embroidered eyes to eliminate risks of any choking hazards.
This tiny octopus with large black eyes, sans the tentacles, would serve as a beautiful centerpiece.
The small bulb-shaped head with the long, hanging tentacles gives it a different appearance. If you wish, you may stitch a large pom pom on top.
Following the cue given in the link of the above tutorial, you could make a round stuffed head, embroidered eyes with black yarn and a frill. The rainbow-colored tentacles give it an added charm.
You could crochet tiny hats too if you have a special skill in this craft and stitch it on the octopus for increased cuteness.
To make tiny octopuses as shown here, reduce the measurements than the ones done in the above tutorial. Black button embroidered eyes, and a small smile would complete the look.
The soft bulky weight blanket yarn, as used here, would undoubtedly give the octopus a fluffy look.
You could make an appliquéd octopus and stitch it to a blanket, as shown here.
The mini octopus with curled tentacles and googly eyes make for a fabulous keychain.
The Kawaii pattern of making a stuffed octopus is unique, indeed.
The thick coiled tentacles and big round head make it a perfect stuffed toy.
The cuteness of the octopus lies in its eyes. You could make them in accordance with the body. For a short, stubby one like this round or half-moon eyes suit the best. You may even go for button eyes or large googly eyes. The choice could range from safety eyes or black embroidered ones, mainly if meant for kids.
This abundance of tutorials would give you ample choices to make fabulous crochet octopuses for any special occasion.
Published on July 22nd 2020 by Miranda Gibbs