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Baby octopus crochet applique free pattern

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free crochet pattern by octopus squaid applique by jennyandteddy
free crochet pattern octopus applique

octopus crochet applique free pattern with video tutorial.

Hi Crochet friends, Let me present to you the cutest octopus crochet pattern on the web, Mr. Giggley!

Mr. Giggley is a tiny baby octopus applique that you can easily make him in less than 10 minutes with a full step-by-step video tutorial.

And he is a cousin of Mr. Squidly the small pink color amigurumi octopus that I create a while back.

As you guys know I am slowly building my collection of crochet animals patterns, especially the sea creature theme.

I had called him, Mr. Giggley because he swims kind of wiggly.  You are just going to fall in love with him because he is so easy to make even for a beginner crocheter.

And within no time you might just be crocheting a lot of tiny babies’ octopus applique.

Easy octopus free crochet pattern.

Crocheting an octopus as a beginner is surprisingly easy all you need is basic crochet stitches like single and double crochet.

This baby octopus applique had an oval shape head which create from a magic adjustable loop some called a magic ring and teeny tiny long tentacles.

For the eyes, I use felt black color cut into a circle shape and use craft glue to stick them on.

For his mouth, I use a contrasting color yarn for it.

Crocheted him more ocean friends, or put a magnet on him and stick him to your refrigerator.

He would make great friends with Mr. Steve the crochet Whale and the tiny seahorse they play very well together.

Moreover, you could make a school of small crochet fish to go along with them.

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Material for this octopus applique.

  • Yarn: In the example piece I use dk weight or 4 medium weight will do just fine but you can also use any yarn and crochet hook size that is suitable for the yarn weight that you had.
  • Crochet hook:  in this example piece I use a 3.5 mm hook or a 4.0 mm hook will be fine. or any crochet hook size that you have on hand that is perfect for the yarn you got.
  • Black felt for the eyes and craft glue.

How to crochet an octopus applique step-by-step video tutorial.

Tiny crochet octopus pattern with  full step video tutorial.

Crocheting the octopus Head.

Make a magic ring or adjustable ring and 8sc in the ring (8 sts)

2sc in each st around (16 sts)

*Sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, repeat 2 time.
then sc in 2 next st, Hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2dc in the same st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, and sc in the next 3 st.

crochet head and tentacles photo tutorial.

Crocheted Tentacles of an octopus.

Round4. sl st in next 3 st, then chain 9 ( to make first tentacle) turn sl st in next 8 st and sl st in next.

Then start the second tentacle by chain8, turn sl st in next 7 st and sl st in next.

The third tentacle by chain8, turn sl st in next 7 st and sl st in next.

The fourth tentacle by chain9, turn sl st in next 8 st and sl st in next then finish off.


Eyes & mouth.

We are almost done using red color yarn for the mouth making sc and black felt for the eyes.

All done!

Happy crocheting.

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Diane N

Saturday 14th of May 2022

Thanks for sharing this adorable pattern, and I know it’s been on a while since it was posted, but most of the written pattern has been obscured by ads which renders the instructions unreadable.


Wednesday 24th of September 2014

This is so precious! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday, Kathy


Thursday 4th of September 2014

So super cute! I'm tempted to make one for my husband just because we're silly like that. =) Visiting from Project Pin it!

Amanda K.

Thursday 28th of August 2014

so cute! stuff like this makes me wish i knew how to crochet instead of knit :)


Saturday 26th of July 2014

what a cute little project!


Wednesday 30th of July 2014

thanks Ileana.