Amigurumi Baby Octopus

Hello everyone! how are you guys faring during this lock down period? Some days I'm super productive, some days I'm so lazy to do anything. I managed to make some baby Octopus for my little girl. It's the same pattern as my Octopus cupcake but with a little bow. It's super simple and doesn't require a lot of time. It's a beginner friendly project and i have included lots of step by step pictures in this post. Read below for instructions on how to make these adorable Octo babies.

Materials needed:

  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn in any two colours of your choice.
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 8 mm safety eyes.
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Polyester fiber fill for stuffing.

Stitches/ Abbrevations used:
R - Round / Row.
Ch - Chain.
St - Stitch.
Sc - Single crochet.
Hdc - Half double crochet.
Dc - Double crochet.
Inc - Single crochet increase (2 sc in same st).
Dec - Single crochet decrease (2 sc together)
Sl st - Slip stitch.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms and worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise.

With main colour yarn,
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6).
R2: Inc in each st (12).
R3: [ sc, inc ] x 6 (18).
R4: [ sc in next 2 st, inc ] x 6 (24).
R5: [ sc in next 3 st, inc ] x 6 (30).
R6 - 10: sc in each st (30).
R11: [ sc in next 3 st, dec ] x 6 (24).
Insert 8 mm safety eyes between R8 and R9 with 6 stitches in between.
R12: [ sc in next 2 st, dec ] x 6 (18).
Stuff the head firmly will fiber fill and stuff as you go.
R13: [ sc, dec ] x 6 (12).
R14: dec in each st (6).
Weave in the ends and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

We use popcorn stitch for making tentacles.

 Popcorn stitch explained:
5 double crochet in the specified stitch, pull up the loop on your hook and carefully remove the hook.
Insert your hook from front on the top of first double crochet stitch and grab the dropped loop from behind and pull it through. Finally secure the stitch with A chain (see pic below for reference).

Note: When you make the first popcorn stitch, you will chain 3 (which counts as first dc) and 4 dc in the same stitch. You will insert the hook on the third chain of the first stitch and continue the other steps of the popcorn stitch as usual.

R1: 8 sc in magic ring (8).
R2: 2 sc in each stitch (16) and sl st to the first st.
Work a popcorn stitch in the first st, *skip one st, make a popcorn stitch in next st*, rep ** 6 more times and sl st to the first st. You will now have 8 popcorn stitch made in a round that looks like a flower.

With any yarn colour of your choice,
In magic ring, *Ch 2, hdc, dc, hdc, chain 2 and slip stitch into the ring* twice. Pull the tail to close the ring. wrap around the middle of the bow 3 times and make a knot at the back. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Attach the tentacles to the head.
Add in the bow to the head around R5.
And your Baby octopus is now done!

I really hope you liked the tutorial. Don't forget to share your makes on Instagram with the tag #littleloveeveryday. Also i'm having a sale in my Etsy shop. Get 20% off on all patterns till the end of April. Stay safe everyone! Better days are ahead :)


  1. Tey are adorable. Thank you for sharing. Take care and stay safe.

  2. They are so cute !!!!!!
    Thanks for the tutorial !
    Have lovely week !

  3. trop mignons bravo merci du partage biz

  4. I've made a baby octopus !
    Not as perfect as yours but cute too !
    I'm putting your link on my blog.
    Have a lovely day !


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