Paul the Psychic Octopus

Paul the Psychic Octopus Free Crochet Pattern

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Octopus Crochet Pattern

Crochet Materials

Crochet hook size 3.0.

Crochet yarn: Panda premium acrylic in green. The rest of the pattern was created using scrap yarn. Curly white yarn to make hair, pink yarn to make the mouth. Purple yarn to make the headband.

2 x Craft eyes.

Crochet Octopus Free Pattern Instructions

This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation.

Crochet Octopus head and body.

With Green Panda Premium Acrylic yarn.

Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Round 1. 9 sc in ring, sl st in1st st.

Round 2. 2 sc in every sc to end.

Round 3. Sc in sc around.

Round 4. Repeat round 2 + 3.

Round 5-10. Sc in sc around.

Round 11. *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat between ** around.

Round12-13. Sc in sc around.

Round 14. Repeat round 11.

Round 15-16. Sc in sc around.

Round 17. 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in remaining sc.

Round 18. 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in remaining sc.n

Round 19. Sc in sc around.

Round 20. Sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc tog, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc tog, sc in remaining sc.

Round 21. Rep round 20.

Round 22-23. Sc in sc around.

Round 24. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat between ** around.

Round 25. Sc in sc.

Round 26. Repeat round 24 + 25. Fill  in stuffing.

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Crochet Octopus tentacles.

Round 27. Sc in next 4 sc, turn, sk 7 sc, sl st in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, turn, sl st in 8th sc of round 26, sc in next 4 sc, sk next 3 sc other side, sl st in 4th sc, continue by repeating the process, creating 8 x 8 sc circles.

Crochet around the 1st and 8th 8-sc circles using tentacle-1 pattern, and crochet around 8-sc circles 2-7 using tentacle-2 pattern.

1st 8-sc circle. Tentacles-1.

Round 1. 2 sc in each sc. (16)

Round 2. sc in sc. (16)

Round 3. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat between ** around. (24)

Round 4-5. Sc in sc. (24)

Round 6. (2 sc tog, sc in next sc)x 2, sc in sc until last 6 sc, (2 sc tog, sc in next sc)x 2. (20)

Round 7. Sc in sc. (20)

Round 8. Rep round 6. (16)

Round 9. Rep round 7. (16)

Round 10. Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in remaining 6 sc. (20)

Round 11. Repeat round 6. (16).

Round 12-15. Repeat round 7. (16). Fill in stuffing.

Round 16. Repeat round 6. (12)

Round 17-21. Repeat round 7. (12)

Round 22. (2 sc tog, sc in next sc)x 4 (8)

Round 23. Repeat round 7. Fill in more stuffing.

Round 24. (2 sc tog, sc in next sc) x 2, sc in next 2 sc. (6)

Round 25-29. Rep round 7. (6)

Round 30. (2 sc tog) x 3. (3)

Round 31-37. Rep round 7.

8-sc circle no. 2 -7. Tentacles-2.

Round 1. 2 sc in each sc. (16)

Round 2. sc in sc. (16)

Round 3. *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat between ** around. (21)

Round 4-5. Sc in sc. (21)

Round 6. (2 sc tog, sc in next sc)x 2, sc in sc until last 6 sc, (2 sc tog, sc in next sc)x 2. (17)

Round 7. Sc in sc. (17)

Round 8. Rep round 6. (13)

Round 9. Rep round 7. (13)

Round 10. Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in remaining 6 sc. (17)

Round 11. Repeat round 6. (13).Fill in stuffing.

Round 12-21. Repeat round 7. (13).

Round 22. (2 sc tog, sc in next sc)x 4 (9)

Round 23. Repeat round 7. Fill in more stuffing.

Round 24. (2 sc tog, sc in next sc) x 2, sc in next 3 sc. (7)

Round 25-29. Rep round 7. (7)

Round 30. (2 sc tog) x 2, sc in next 3 sc. (5)

Round 31. (2 sc tog) x 2, sc in sc. (3)

Round 32-37. Rep round 7.

Final 8-sc circle. Repeat Tentacle-1 pattern.

Now your Octopus will look like the image below.

octopus blueprint

Crochet Octopus eye sockets (make 2)

With Green Panda Premium Acrylic yarn.

Ch 4, sl st in ch 1 to form a ring.

Row 1. Ch 3, 6 dc in ring.

Row 2. Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 6 sts. Fasten off.

Attach eyes with a sewing needle on the Octopus where two rings on the picture below show.

octopus eyes

Now it is time to dress up the Octopus. Use curly white yarn to make hair. Attach the hair in the 1st round of making the Octopus. Then dress up the Octopus with a headband. In this case, I used a headband I made earlier, the SpiderWeb headband. Click here to see this pattern.

Glue two craft eyes inside the eye sockets you made.

Below eyes stitch a string of pink yarn to make the mouth.

Vola, your crochet Octopus is finished.

Crochet Octopus Decoration

I decorated the head of the Octopus with a crochet headband. Click on text or image to get the free crochet headband pattern. 

crochet headband free pattern

Want another Free Octopus Crochet Pattern?

Do you want to crochet an octopus, but you don’t have the time or patience to make the Crochet Octopus above. Why not crochet the miniature Octopus. 

crochet octopus free crochet pattern

Miniature Crochet Octopus

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