If you are looking for a cute little creature that you use as a crochet toy or a keychain, here is the right place!
In this tutorial, you can find all you need to make this free sprinkle octopus. You will need a few supplies to make this octopus like a 2mm crochet hook, mixed cotton/acrylic yarns, a sewing needle, scissors, toy stuffing, and black safety eyes.
This tutorial uses some basic crochet stitches like single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and double treble crochet, also you need to have some information about how to increase/ decrease, and how to work in front & back loops which make this tutorial suitable for advanced beginner crocheters.
Pattern by: Natura Crochet
- Cotton/acrylic yarns types 170-185m/50g.
- B-1/2 mm crochet hook.
- Sewing needles.
- Toy stuffing (fiberfill).
- Stitch markers.
- Scraps of yarn for embroidery.
- Black eye beads.
Mr – magic ring
Ch – chain
St – stitch
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Dtr – double treble crochet
Dec – decrease
Inc – increase
Sl st – slip stitch
FLO – front loops only
BLO – back loops only
(n) – number of stitches in round
Body and Head
Start crocheting the tummy of the octopus. In blue.
Round 1: 6 sc in a Mr (6)
Round 2: inc in all 6 st (12)
Round 3: (sc, inc)*6 (18)
Round 4: sc, (inc, 2 sc)*5, inc, sc (24)
Start crocheting the tentacles of the octopus.
Round 5: (ch 25, start in second ch from hook, (sc, dtr)*12 FLO sl st in next 3 st on the octopus tummy)*8 (8 tentackes)
Change to off-white, cut the blue yarn.
Round 6: (8 hdc, 15 sc, inc, continue on the other side of the tentacle, inc, 15 sc, 8 hdc, skip 1 st on the octopus tummy, sc in next st on the octopus tummy, skip 1 st on the octopus tummy)*8 (8 tentacles)
Sl st in next st. Fasten off and weave in the yarn.
Go back to round 4 of the tummy. Pull up a loop of blue yarn in the first leftover back loop. Start crocheting the body and head.
Round 1: BLO, sl st in all 24 st (24)
Round 2: BLO, sc in all 24 st (24)
Round 3: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
Round 4-5: sc in all 30 st (30)
Round 6: 2 sc, (inc, 4 sc)*5, inc, 2 sc (36)
Round 7-8: sc in all 36 st (36)
Round 9: 2 sc, (dec, 4 sc)*5, dec, 2 sc (30)
Round 10: sc in all 30 st (30)
Stuff the body and head with fiberfill and continue stuffing as you go.
Round 11: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
Round 12: s in all 24 st (24)
Round 13: sc, (dec, 2 sc)*5, dec, sc (18)
Round 14: (sc, dec)*6 (12)
Round 15: 6 dec (6)
Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull it tight to close. Weave in the yarn end (pics 10 – 13). Go back to round 1 of the body and head. Pull up loop of blue yarn in the first leftover front loop. Start crocheting the frill.
Round 1: FLO, ch 2, 3 sc in next 24 st (72)
Sl st in next st. Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends (pic 14 – 15).
Ch 4. Stitches are worked around both sides of the foundation chain.
Round 1: start in second ch from hook, inc, 1 sc, 4 sc in last ch. Continue on the other side of the foundation chain, 1 sc, inc (10) Sl st in next st.
Fasten off and weave in the yarn. As this part is very small, highly recommended splitting a separate yarn tail into strands and using a single strand of off-white yarn to sew the eyes between rounds 4 and 9 of the body. Sew the black eye beads or embroider with black yarn.
- Embroider cheeks under the eyes using fuchsia yarn. Embroider the mouth with a single strand of green yarn.
- Sew the star on the body as you like.
Round 1: 5 sc in a Mr (5)
Round 2: inc in all 5 st (10)
Round 3: (ch 5, start in second ch from hook, 2 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, sl st in next 2 st on the small star base)*5 (5 arms)
Fasten off, cut the yarn, weave the end in between the stitches.