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Kawaii Octopus Pattern

Updated: Apr 5

This Pattern was updated on 04/05/2024 to add more pictures for clarity.


Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I'm going to learn you how to make a little octopus!

I came up with this idea about a year and a half ago and I had actually forgotten I ever attempted to make one until I cleaned out my office closet last week! The initial finished result wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but when I pulled it out of a storage box, I knew exactly what I wanted to do differently!

After I finished the new and improved Kawaii Octopus I realized that virtually all of my posts on here include pink plushies, so I wanted to try challenging myself to use a different color. I grabbed a squash color that made me super uncomfortable and got to work. When I finished with it, it still felt like something was missing... Top hat. It definitely needed a top hat. And you can't have a top hat without a mustache in this kawaii world.

I seriously could not be more happy with my dapper octopus. I was so excited that I showed basically everyone I know. So, you don't haaaaave to add the top hat and mustache, but I highly recommend it!

Now that I'm done rambling, let's get to making!

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Materials:

3.75mm crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn in the colors of your choice

10mm Safety Eyes (or use whatever medium for eyes that you want!)

Fiber fill

Stitch markers

Yarn needle

Small piece of brown felt

Felting needle or sewing needle or glue ( to attach the mustache)


Abbreviations:

mr- magic ring

st- stitch

sc- single crochet

inc- increase

dec- decrease





Body:

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Round 4: sc 1, inc, (sc 2, inc)x5, sc 1 [24]

Round 5: (sc 3, inc)x6 [30]

Round 6: sc 2, inc, (sc 4, inc)x5, sc 2 [36]

Round 7: (sc 5, inc)x6 [42]

Round 8: sc 3, inc, (sc 6, inc)x5, sc 3 [48]

Rounds 9-16: sc around [48]

*Place eyes between rounds 14 and 15, 6-7 stitches apart*

Round 17: sc 3, dec, (sc 6, dec)x5, sc 3 [42]

Round 18: (sc 5, dec)x6 [36]

Round 19: sc 2, dec, (sc 4, dec)x5, sc 2 [30]

Round 20: (sc 3, dec)x6 [24]

Round 21: sc 1, dec, (sc 2, dec)x5, sc 1 [18]

Round 22: (sc 1, dec)x6 [12]

Round 23: dec x6 [6]

Make sure to stuff the body firmly, so it's nice and round! Fasten off, weave in ends

*If adding a mouth, I recommend embroidering it before closing up the body, a couple of rows under the eyes*


Tentacles (make 8):

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3-4: sc around [12]

Stuff firmly, fasten off, and attach to the bottom of the body. I like to line the edge of each tentacle with round 18, this is where I find they fit best.



Top Hat:

Round 1: mr 6 [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (sc 1, inc)x6 [18]

Round 4: (back loops only) sc around [18]

Rounds 5-8: sc around [18]

Round 9: (front loops only) (sc 2, inc)x6 [24]

Round 10: (sc 3, inc)x6 [30]

Fasten off, attach to the top of the body, and stuff while attaching.



Mustache:


The mustache is pretty easy to make, all you need to do is fold a piece of felt in half and draw a sideways comma. Cut around the comma, but not the folded part. After it's cut out, flip it over so you can't see the marker/pen/whatever, and then attach it!

That's it! Pretty simple, huh?



If you attach a mustache, I find it looks best (and floppiest) if you just sew or needlefelt or glue down the center of the mustache rather than around the border of the mustache


And you're all done! I hope you enjoy your new plushie friend! If you decide to make this pattern, I'd love to see it! You can tag me on Instagram @cutiepie_crochet, or email me at crochet_things@yahoo.com. Also, If you feel inclined, I'd be very grateful if you share this post to your Pinterest!




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mcknzmcclain
26 thg 6, 2022

Thank you so much for this pattern!! It is seriously adorable

"Today I'm going to learn you how to make a little octopus!" hehehe funny typo

Thích
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