Crochet Reversible Octopus - Free Crochet Pattern

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Crochet Reversible Octopus - Free Pattern

Full Youtube tutorial available here

This is a pattern for this super cute reversible crochet octopus. One side happy, one side sad, or even both sides happy if you prefer! The colour combinations are endless with this little guy.

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

**This pattern uses US Crochet Terms**

Yarn used

- Hobbii Baby Snuggle in 2 colours
- Small amount of medium weight black yarn for mouth

Items used

- US G/4.25mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- 12/15mm safety eyes
- Poly fill
- Stitch markers (optional)
*Please note that safety eyes are NOT recommended for children under the age of 3 years.

Abbreviations and stitches

• MR: Magic ring
• St(s): Stitch(es)
• SC: Single crochet
• Ch: Chain stitch
• Sk: skip a stitch
• Sl st: Slip stitch
• DC: Double Crochet
• HDC: Half Double Crochet
• Inc: Increase (Stitch 2 SC into the stitch)
• DC Inc: Double Crochet Increase (Stitch 2 DC into the stitch)
• Dec: SC decrease using the invisible method
• (...) x n: Repeat instructions in brackets n times

Body - Make twice in different colours

R1: 8 SC in a MR
R2: 8 inc (16)
R3: (SC, inc) x 8 (24)
R4: (2SC, inc) x 8 (32)
R5: (3SC, inc) x 8 (40)
R6: (4SC, inc) x 8 (48)
R7-11: 48 SC
R12: (4SC, dec) x 8 (40)
R13: (2SC, ch 7, Start 2nd ch from hook: 6 SC, SC2tog (base of ch & next SC of body), 2SC) x 8
R14: (2SC, 3HDC, 2DC, [DC Inc] x 2, 2DC, 3HDC, 3SC) x 8

- Attach eyes between R9 and R10, above front two tentacles
- Embroider on the smile/ frown
- Sew two sides together using tail from one side, stuffing as you go


  1. I love your work! Everything you make comes out looking so darn cute! I'm so glad I found you on You Tube channel and now here. Thanks for all the wonderful patterns.

  2. Can I use a 4.5mm to crochet the octopus

    1. Yes this should be fine; it all depends on your yarn weight, but 4.5mm should work with this chunky yarn :)

  3. I don't see the instructions for the tentacles.. am I blind? Lol

    1. Row 13 creates the tentacles,row 14 makes them wider.

    2. 13 and 14 are the tentacles I recommend watching the video cause it was super confusing to me.

    3. those are included in the instructions for the last 2 rounds! Also I'd recommend to add an extra row of (3SC, dec)x8 to get down to 32 stitches between R12 and R13. I assume this might've been forgotten to be added in the pattern? xD Bc I simply can't see the tentacles aligning correctly any other way.

    4. row 13 & 14 seem to be those

  4. R13 is where the tentacles start. Ch7 is the 'skeleton' of the tentacle.

  5. How much yarn in grams is needed for this project?

  6. No matter what I do I can't seem to get the right number of tentacles. I end up with 10 or 11. Am I missing something?

    1. You should have 40 single crochet, so you put a tentacle every 5 sc

    2. Your missing the decrease round

  7. I am confused as on how many tentacles there should be. If you want 8 tentacles then they should be done every 5 stitches. However if you want more tentacles then there should be a smaller space in between each tentacle.

  8. I did 3 sc inbetween tentacles to make it work for me 48/8 is 6 stitches. I'm wondering how much stuffing to add