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How to Crochet a Baby Octopus

Updated on October 23, 2015
Handmade in Crochet Baby Octopus
Handmade in Crochet Baby Octopus

Create Your Own Baby Octopus in Crochet (Free Pattern)

One of my favorite stuffed animals to crochet is an Octopus. Along with the bigger ones I create, I thought it would be fun to have a 'baby' octopus. I searched for a pattern, but the only instructions I could find were rather incomplete and difficult. Since I have a habit of always finding a simpler, quicker or easier way to do most everything, I worked on this idea until I came up with just the right combination of stitches to create the octopus design I had in mind.


*All images are my own, unless otherwise noted. (c) Wednesday-Elf

Plural of Octopus Looks Like it Should Be Octopi :-) - Is it Really "Octopuses"?

Over the past couple of years, I have crocheted dozens of these little 'octopuses' in all the colors of the rainbow and some in two-color combinations. It takes me about one-half hour to crochet and finish one, which I usually do while watching a favorite television show. I've given them as gifts, sold them in my Etsy Shop and found that children I meet as a vendor at craft fairs love them, as they are "just the right size" for little hands!

Since they are such fun to make, I decided other crochet artists would enjoy creating them as much as I do. This page will give you step-by-step directions to crochet a baby octopus. I hope you enjoy the pattern as much as I do.

For Extra Help in Learning to Crochet - Choose a How-To-Crochet Book

If these crochet directions for a baby octopus still leave you 'scratching your head', and you wish to learn the fine art of crochet, there are some excellent choices on Amazon.com

Crochet Stitches Used ...

For Baby Octopus

Stitch Abbreviations:

SC = Single Crochet

Ch = chain

St = stitch

sc2tog = (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTE:

Work in continuous rounds; do not join or turn.

Step-by-Step Directions - For Crocheting a Tiny Baby Octopus in Your Choice of Color

Baby Octopus
Baby Octopus
Yarn and materials needed for baby octopus pattern
Yarn and materials needed for baby octopus pattern

First ... Gather Your Materials...

For Your Baby Octopus!

Materials:

*Worsted Weight Yarn

(less than 2 oz.)

*Size F hook

*Large-Eye Blunt Needle

*Polyester fiberfill

*Googly eyes & craft glue, OR small amount of contrasting color yarn for eyes.

NOTE: Photo Gallery of baby octopus step-by-step is shown below:

Baby Octopus Body.
Baby Octopus Body. | Source

Octopus Body

Beg at top of head, ch 2

Rnd 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook (4 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (8 sts)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around (16 sts)

Rnd 4-5: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 6: *Sc2 tog, rep from * around - 8 sts.

DO NOT end off.



Octopus Tentacles

Crocheted spirals create the octopus tentacles.
Crocheted spirals create the octopus tentacles. | Source

Octopus Tentacles

  1. Slip stitch in next stitch - chain 21.
  2. 2 sc in second chain from hook and 2 sc in each of the next 19 chains
  3. Slip stitch in same stitch where chain began, slip stitch in next stitch in 8-stitch base. Repeat chains until there are 8 'tentacles'.
  4. Slip stitch in last sc. End off.

*NOTE: As you crochet 2 sc in each chain, your work will begin to naturally curl, giving you a curled tentacle!

Bottom of octopus.
Bottom of octopus. | Source

Bottom of Octopus

Chain 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook (4 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (8 sc)

End off, leaving about an 8 inch tail.

Finishing

Lightly stuff body with a small amount of polyfil. Sew small round to bottom of octopus. Weave in ends.

For Eyes: EITHER:

1) Thread a yarn needle with a length of contrasting yarn. Embroider eyes on 3rd row from crown in satin stitch, leaving one or two sc spaces between eyes. OR

2) Glue on Googly eyes.

FINISHING NOTE: Finished size of Baby Octopus, using a Size F Crochet Hook, will be approximately 2 inches high and 6 inches across the tentacles!



Photo Gallery of Step-by-Step Baby Octopus Crochet Steps

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First RoundSecond RoundFirst chain for tentacleTentacle beginning to curlSlip stitch for tentaclesFirst 4 tentacles finished...Bottom of baby octopus with all 8 tentaclesBottom piece ready to sew onBottom - finishedSewing eyes on finished baby octopus.Baby Octopus, Completed
First Round
First Round
Second Round
Second Round
First chain for tentacle
First chain for tentacle
Tentacle beginning to curl
Tentacle beginning to curl
Slip stitch for tentacles
Slip stitch for tentacles
First 4 tentacles finished...
First 4 tentacles finished...
Bottom of baby octopus with all 8 tentacles
Bottom of baby octopus with all 8 tentacles
Bottom piece ready to sew on
Bottom piece ready to sew on
Bottom - finished
Bottom - finished
Sewing eyes on finished baby octopus.
Sewing eyes on finished baby octopus.
Baby Octopus, Completed
Baby Octopus, Completed

How About Crocheting a Two-Tone Baby Octopus?

Purple and Lavender Baby Octopus
Purple and Lavender Baby Octopus
Yarn for Two-Tone Baby Octopus
Yarn for Two-Tone Baby Octopus

Color Combinations are Limited Only by Your Imagination!

Materials for Two-Tone Baby Octopus

*Choose two contrasting colors of your choice for two-tone baby octopus (approximately 1 oz. each):

Worsted Weight Yarn: Color A

Worsted Weight Yarn: Color B

*Size F hook

*Large-Eye Blunt Needle

*Polyester fiberfill

*Googly eyes & craft glue, OR small amount of contrasting color yarn for eyes.

Two-Tone Baby Octopus

Two-Tone Baby Octopus is made exactly the same way the single color octopus is crocheted, except for changing colors every other round and every other 'tentacle'. Perfect for creating a baby octopus in your favorite school colors, or in pink & blue for a baby gift!


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Begin with Color AChange to Color BChange color with each subsequent tentacleFinish two-tone baby octopus the same as the single color octopus.
Begin with Color A
Begin with Color A
Change to Color B
Change to Color B
Change color with each subsequent tentacle
Change color with each subsequent tentacle
Finish two-tone baby octopus the same as the single color octopus.
Finish two-tone baby octopus the same as the single color octopus.

Two-Tone Baby Octopus Crochet Instructions

See how-to photos in gallery below:

Octopus Body:

With Color A, beginning at top of head, ch 2

Rnd 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Attach Color B in last stitch of Rnd 1.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, changing to Color A in last stitch (8 sts)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around, changing to Color B in last stitch (16 sts)

Rnd 4-5: Sc in each st around. Continue to change colors each round by dropping unused color and picking up new color.

Rnd 6: *Sc2 tog, rep from * around - 8 sts. DO NOT end off.

Octopus Tentacles:

Slip stitch in next stitch - chain 21. 2 sc In 2nd from hook, 2 sc in remaining 19 chains. Slip stitch in same stitch as beginning.

Change color

  • Slip stitch in next stitch, chain 21, 2 sc in next 20 chains, slip stitch in same stitch,
  • Change color before next 'slip stitch' for each tentacle.
  • Repeat from * until there are 8 'tentacles', changing colors with each one. At the end, you will have 4 tentacles of each color in an alternating pattern.
  • Slip stitch in last sc. End off.

*NOTE: As you crochet 2 sc in each chain, your work will begin to naturally curl, giving you a curled tentacle!

Bottom of Octopus:

Chain 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook (4 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (8 sts)

End off, leaving about an 8 inch tail for sewing.

FINISHING:

Lightly stuff body. Sew small round to bottom of octopus. Weave in ends.

For Eyes: EITHER:

1) Thread a yarn needle with a length of contrasting yarn. Embroider eyes on 3rd row from crown in satin stitch, leaving one or two sc spaces between eyes. OR

2) Glue on Googly eyes.


Two-Tone... and more... Crocheted Baby Octopi ... Adorable in Holiday Colors!

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The St. Patrick's Day colors are Green & GoldCandy Cane OctopusChristmas Red & Green OctopusSweet Valentine Colors of Red & PinkEaster Octopus is pretty in Pink and LavenderChoose Red, White & Blue for the 4th of July!The colors of Halloween are Orange & BlackFor Thanksgiving, Create your Octopus in Harvest colors of Brown, Yellow, Green and Orange!
The St. Patrick's Day colors are Green & Gold
The St. Patrick's Day colors are Green & Gold
Candy Cane Octopus
Candy Cane Octopus
Christmas Red & Green Octopus
Christmas Red & Green Octopus
Sweet Valentine Colors of Red & Pink
Sweet Valentine Colors of Red & Pink
Easter Octopus is pretty in Pink and Lavender
Easter Octopus is pretty in Pink and Lavender
Choose Red, White & Blue for the 4th of July!
Choose Red, White & Blue for the 4th of July!
The colors of Halloween are Orange & Black
The colors of Halloween are Orange & Black
For Thanksgiving, Create your Octopus in Harvest colors of Brown, Yellow, Green and Orange!
For Thanksgiving, Create your Octopus in Harvest colors of Brown, Yellow, Green and Orange!

Worsted Weight Yarns - Available online at Amazon

I use 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarn and hypoallergenic polyfill fiberfill for my baby octopus, because both the yarn and the fiberfill is completely machine* washable. This makes it an excellent choice for babies and children, who love these little octopuses.

*If washing and drying the finished baby octopus by machine, use a lingerie bag to contain this tiny critter so that it doesn't get 'lost' in the laundry' :)

My yarn of choice is Red Heart, but any brand of 4-ply worsted weight yarn works equally as well.

Using Cotton Yarn

You can also crochet a baby octopus with cotton yarn, but washing would need to be done in cold water or by hand to prevent shrinkage. Cotton yarn is preferred by many.

Lavender Mama and Baby Octopus Family
Lavender Mama and Baby Octopus Family

Baby Octopus Sometimes Needs a "Mama"

Mama and Baby Octopus by Coastal Crochet Crafts on Etsy

A baby octopus isn't the only size I like to crochet. This is an example of a bigger size Octopus I make, along with her 'baby' octopus.

Lavender Mama & Baby Octopus make a happy little family.

They have gone to live in a new home, so "Mama Octopus is not currently available in my Etsy Shop, but can be recreated upon request in any color you desire. Just contact me at Coastal Crochet Crafts.

Pastel Octopus
Pastel Octopus | Source

The current big octopus in my shop is a pretty pastel octopus in a different style, darling for a new baby gift or would make a cute stocking stuffer for baby's first Christmas.

Like to have your own Baby Octopus... - But don't want to crochet one yourself?

Primary Colors Baby Octopus
Primary Colors Baby Octopus

Etsy Shop

Hand-crocheted (by Wednesday-Elf in her crafting persona) baby octopi are available in my Etsy shop Coastal Crochet Crafts.

Baby Octopus in many colors
Baby Octopus in many colors

What To Do With a Baby Octopus!

This tiny baby octopus makes a great gift for a child, as a package decoration on a new baby gift, as a fun little surprise in a special birthday card, or as a cute 'stocking stuffer'. It also looks adorable sitting on top of your computer or on your desk at work. And 'Cats' love to play with them. I'll bet YOU can think of a dozen uses for Baby Octopus!

Baby Octopus is a Fun Toy for a Kitten

Kitten with toy yarn octopus
Kitten with toy yarn octopus

Baby Josiah thinks his crocheted octopus is a 'teething toy'!

Baby Josiah thinks his crocheted octopus is a 'teething toy'!
Baby Josiah thinks his crocheted octopus is a 'teething toy'!

A Baby Octopus in Black Becomes a Spider - Great for a Halloween Party Decoration!

Spider octopus for Halloween
Spider octopus for Halloween
Crocheted Cheeseburger Potholder
Crocheted Cheeseburger Potholder

Another Crochet Tutorial from Wednesday-Elf

Crochet a Cheeseburger - Pot Holders for Summertime Grilling
Hot burger patties in crochet make clever hot pads and sturdy pot holders. Perfect for summertime grilling, for camp cookouts, or for tailgating at sporting ...

© 2010 Wednesday-Elf

Do You Like to Crochet Stuffed Animals? Do You Like 'Sea Creatures', especially the Octopus? Sci-Fi Fans Call this octopus a Cthulhu! :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks Lady Lorelei. I have them in every color of the rainbow. They are quick and fun to crochet!

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      Aw these are so adorable. I could see me with a nest of multi colored crochet baby octopus in my house. Such a sweet craft project. Thank you for sharing.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Enjoy creating a group of baby octopi, Mouse. :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      The baby octopuses are so cute and I always appreciate free crochet patterns! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @DeborahDian: Crocheting this little octopus is really easy. I think you'd enjoy making it. :)

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I can crochet, but I have never tried something like this!

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      RaintreeAnnie 3 years ago from UK

      I have never done any crochet but I can certainly appreciate the results! These are so sweet and simply gorgeous :)

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      Too cute. My grandmother used to crochet a lot of cute little animals. I still have all the ones that she made me.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Oh...you could stuff it with catnip! Very cute!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @Lydia Ham: If you don't have an F size crochet hook like I use for my baby octopuses, any size hook will work. The bigger the hook, the bigger the finished octopus. :)

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      Lydia Ham 3 years ago

      If I have the right hook I will try this out! <3 There's so cute!

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      My nephew has a raggedy old octopus with jingle bell legs that he loves, this could be a good replacement when those legs finally give out.

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      kmhrsn 4 years ago

      I'm a knitter, more than a crocheter, but this is a GREAT article. Really well done.

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      Rhonda Albom 4 years ago from New Zealand

      So far I can only crochet a beanie, and I have done lots of them. With these easy to follow directions, I think I will give this octopus a try. blessed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love crocheting. And its great to make little toys and gifts instead of buying bought products. Hand made is still the best at least that's my opinion.

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      Deb Bryan 4 years ago from Chico California

      The crochet baby octopus instructions are fabulous! I recently had my granddaughters over and gave them a crochet lesson. We did chains. This will be a great next lesson for us. Thank you for your easy to follow tutorial. I also love your handmade gifts. So anyone can have these cute crochet baby octopus toys even if they do not know how, or wish to learn how, to crochet.

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      InfoCoop 4 years ago

      What a fun idea for a rainy day project.

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      LindaSueAllison 4 years ago

      This almost makes me want to take up crocheting again. Adorable!

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      hungry-deer 4 years ago

      How cute is that! Great and creative :) I will definitely try it!!!

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      TheJewelryStore 4 years ago

      What a precious baby octopus crochet pattern! I love it!

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Aawww... so cute!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Wishing you a year of many new blessings starting with this one! Happy New Year!

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      LPerry60 4 years ago from East Coast United States

      Super cute! I love the lavender mom and baby :)

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Awesome stuff you have here! ^_^

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      Mr-Panda LM 4 years ago

      That's amazing that you came up with that on your own =) It's great!

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      kopox 4 years ago

      so cute... make one for me :D

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I learned how to crochet when I was very young and I wish that I had a penny for every item I crocheted (and knit). This is a great "how to" lens and I will give it a try. It would be nice to give as a shower present. Thank you! Angel blessed.

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      Doc_Holliday 4 years ago

      I'm told the octopus is cute. But then what do I know!!

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @anonymous: Glad you liked your octopus creation. They are fun to make. You can make one a bit bigger by using a bigger crochet hook. Otherwise, to make a really big one you'd need a different pattern. The Lion Brand web site has a free octopus pattern called 'Amigurumi Octopus' where you crochet the body, then 8 tentacles, which are then sewn onto the body.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Made one recently-real quick and came out great, but is there some way to make it bigger. The older brother wants one too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful step by step instructions and pictures. Anyone should be able to follow these with ease. You have done a wonderful job on this lens

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      Squidtastic! I crochet to unwind sometimes which usually means everyone I know will get a new handmade scarf for the winter holidays... won't they all be surprised to get an Octopus with it this year... or even better, I could top off that matching hat with one:)

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I love this project. I need to make a birthday gift for my youngest grandson. I think he would love these. Blessings and thanks for the pattern!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I LOVE octopi. This looks like a project I could tackle. I'm sick of making squares! Thanks for the lens!!!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Totally darling! Love that two-tone purple octopus. What a fabulous design you have created. Thank you for sharing your talent and your instructions with us. Appreciated!

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      what a great design

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      So incredibly cute.

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      Sooo cute!

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      WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

      Love your octopus!

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      What a great idea!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I think I can do this. Thanks for making it easy.

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      BW Duerr 5 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      These little octopus crochet patterns are so cute. I've taught myself how to knit one of those fuzzy scarves after wanting one for many years. Next: Crocheting. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Squidoo Angel Crochet Week Blessings :-)

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      btoteva 5 years ago

      Very nice lense!

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      ottoblotto 5 years ago

      Too cute! I love these little "octopi"!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very cute lens............

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      pyngthyngs 5 years ago

      Those are adorable.

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      CraftyDaffy 5 years ago

      This looks like so much fun, I'm definitely going to give this a try. The kids will love it!

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      Alethia LM 5 years ago

      OMG! I will be making this asap! Aww... what a cute little toy! I want one!

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Bet this is waaaay fun, they are so cute. Delightful lens, it is really attractive and informative! Thumbs up.

      Just stopping by to say Hello and Congratulations on making Popular Pages featured Lenses. Awesome!

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      I don't crochet, but that is THE CUTEST thing ever! Love it!

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I adore your how to crochet a baby octopus page, so sweet!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Tier - 1 , next ! Excellent work, love it !

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      GabrielaFargasch 5 years ago

      That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!! Everyone should learn how to crochet an octopus!! How fun!! I loved them!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very cute and can't wait to try! Thanks for uploading this!

      One small thing I can't hold back on is.. The plural of Octopus is Octopuses, not 'Octopi'... ;-)

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Cute picture of Baby Josiah!

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      I love it, so cute and very fitting for Squidoo! :D

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      Nirmal Shah 5 years ago from India

      This is so cute. I'm gonna tell my mom to make one for me :)

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      So cute! I might just have to try this pattern :-)

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      This is really adorable.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      I am definitely going to crochet myself a little octopus Squidlet to sit on my computer for motivational purposes! Blessings and a bit o' sunshine!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      To too cute! I have to pin this to my crafts category on Pinterest for future reference:-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Stopping by with fresh angel dust for your baby octopus sweetness!

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @marsha32: Thanks, Marsha. I've found that even 'grown-ups' like these baby octopuses. My DD & SIL have an artist friend who keeps one of my octopus babies on his art table and know of several people who have them sitting on top of their computers! :)

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for adding this to my linky. These would be cute to make for my younger grandkids....but even my teenager would like some too.

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      klaird 5 years ago

      Thanks for adding this lens to my "50 Craft Ideas for Adults" page. I've approved your link as well as featured your lens with a picture too. Thanks for submitting it! Keep up the good work!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Adorable, like my Great Grandmother used to make for us when we were young children. Awesome lens!:)

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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      No!! But if I knew how I might! I don't know how you develop the patience to crochet!! Is it like fishing?lol

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      hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

      so cute. love josiah. :)

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      Kathy McGraw 5 years ago from California

      Had to come bless this and tell you that 2 of these baby octopi have a new home in Croatia :) I don't have anymore now, so guess I will have to order some more. I love the size, how cute they are, and that they make just the perfect add-on to gifts. Yes, I got the idea from your Etsey store :) *Blessed*

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      Cinnamonbite 5 years ago

      Someone made me one of those when I was little. In pink. At the time, I thought it was a dumb present. It didn't DO anything. Pink wasn't realistic even if I wanted to play with a dumb ol' octopus. I think I threw it away. So just an FYI, now I totally appreciate the work put into making a pink octopus (but it still has no use beyond a dust collector on a shelf) so y'all might want to just give these to little little kids or people who would actually get a kick out of it.

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Oh, that is toooo cute!!! I've thought of another use - it would make a really gorgeous hair accessory! And a brooch! Blessed. :)

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Oh, that is toooo cute!!! I've thought of another use - it would make a really gorgeous hair accessory! And a brooch! Blessed. :)

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      @NevermoreShirts: Agree! :) I like short-legged (or -tentacled) octopuses more than long-legged.

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      NevermoreShirts 5 years ago

      My goodness, this is so terribly cute!

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      agoofyidea 5 years ago

      I never have but I am definitely making a baby octopus. Too Cute! Thanks for the lens.

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      Mia Carter 5 years ago from SW Florida

      So random, but so cute!

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      GypsyLyric LM 5 years ago

      Such a cute craft - and I loved your idea to use it as a package topper! Brilliant idea!

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      nice

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      nice

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Oh, these are so cool! Great lens.

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      Kylyssa Shay 6 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      I haven't tried crocheting stuffed animals yet but this little crocheted octopus of yours is so cute I may just have to give it a try!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      So adorable!!!! I love it --- great for Squidoo... even if it's an octopus and not a squid - they're cousins, at least! :)

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      KANEsUgAr 6 years ago

      Wow you took some great step by step pictures. These are so cute. Ive never seen a Crochet octopus before.

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      EpicFarms 6 years ago

      I've never tried to crochet a stuffed animal (you'd think I would have done a horse already *laugh*). Your octopi are just adorable; but I'm lovin' that urple purple Mama most of all ;o)

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      My cat would love one of these as a toy, you could stuff it with catnip too.

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      Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I need the knitting pattern for the octopus I find knitting easier than crocheting

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Had to return to this great lens after seeing your post on SquidooHQ Blog about Step by Step photos. You really did a super job of showing the steps and using photos.

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      grandma deal 6 years ago

      I noticed a comment you made on another Lensmaster's lens. Had to come see your Octopi. I love the Babies. I'm so glad you shared the pattern. I'll be making a handful of these for package toppers, the grandchildren, and to put on my desk at work. Great Job.

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      grandma deal 6 years ago

      I noticed a comment you made on another Lensmaster's lens. Had to come see your Octopi. I love the Babies. I'm so glad you shared the pattern. I'll be making a handful of these for package toppers, the grandchildren, and to put on my desk at work. Great Job.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Just dropped by to let you know that I finally got around to making a lens to feature the blessed crochet lenses. This lens is featured on Squid Angel Mouse Tracks in Crochet.

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      Marie 6 years ago

      Thanks for the instructions - the octopus is so cute :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      And how can I not bless this little guy (they truly are adorable)

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      They're adorable!

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      My eleven month old is fascinated with octopuses (or is it octopi?) right now. Came back to leave a Squid Angel blessing!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Lensrolled to my: Healthy Gifts for 2011...Yay!, Healthy Gifts for Pets and People you Adore, International Children's Day and Helpful Tips for Raising Children lenses. Thank you, Rose

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Oh, since this lens of yours is completely instructional, I will feature it (and some others of yours that I love) on my International Fat Quarters & Thin Dimes lens, after all. Will leave you a bio page notice when complete (and I'll add in a fun quiz about you too). Sure hope it helps! Fondly, Rose

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      Lemming13 6 years ago

      Lovely! I can see there will be a lot of tiny tentacles around my desk soon...

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      Thank you for your visit an ohh my goodness thank you for this cutie baby octopus. I adore it!

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      ColorPetGifts 6 years ago

      Lensrolled to Purple Squid Gifts - love these baby octopuses -:)