No Sew Mini Octopus- free crochet pattern

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Looking for a cute crochet amigurumi that works up fast? Check the no sew mini octopus pattern. Easy and fun crochet amigurumi octopus even beginners can make.

Even better! This pattern is NO SEW. Not even a single part to attach. Scroll down for the free pattern or buy the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here!

Crochet mini octopus in rainbow colours

The newest pattern of this year’s Crochet Amigurumi Along is the cutest mini octopus. Before I start the Amigurumi along I used to admire all the amigurumis made with plush yarn.

In the last few years it became so popular that I decided to order a bunch of colours and give it a try. What can I say it was a love at first sight 🙂

Even though some people find it hard to work with plush yarn I think it depends on the quality of the yarn. Nevertheless, if you are not a fan you can always use regular acrylic or cotton yarn.

Related post: No Sew Crochet Rose Turtle Pattern.

Why you will love the no sew mini octopus?

The finished size of this octopus is 2.3 inches x 3.1 inches/ 8 x 6 cm. Therefore, you can make a bunch of these in a few hours. Great for spring and summer craft shows.

Moreover, this pattern requires no sewing! Not even one part to attach. Once done your octopus is ready!

Lastly, it looks good in every colour. You can use whatever colours you have in your stash and your final octopus will be amazing.

No Sew Mini Octopus Pattern

crochet mini octopus without sewing

Terms: The pattern is written in US crochet terms!

Difficulty: Easy/ Advanced Beginners

Finished size:

  • Finished size of the turtle is width 8 x length 6 cm/ 3.1 x 2.3 inches.


  • – poly fiberfill for stuffing
  • – tapestry needle
  • – hook size 4mm
  • -safety eyes- 10mm (a pair)

Yarn used:

Super bulky weight yarn- Chenille/velvet yarn- Parfait Chunky 100% polyester, 100 g, 120 m

If you use thicker or thinner yarn your octopus will be bigger or smaller.

Pattern notes:

  • The pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join your rounds with a sl st.
  • The first round is worked in hdc. Following rounds are worked in single crochet!


  • sc- single crochet
  • sl st- slip stitch
  • ch- chain
  • inc- increase (make 2 SC in same stitch)
  • dec- decrease ( work 2 SC stitch together)
  • MR- magic ring
  • – repeat the stitches in the () indicated times
  • FO- fasten off
  • hdc- half double crochet

Special Stitch:

  • Working in the third loop of the HDC stitch – this loop is located just behind and nearly parallel to the normal loops that typically work.
How to crochet a hdc in third loop step by step
how to crochet in third loop of hdc known as camel stitch

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Octopus Body

-with any color you wish

Rnd 1: MR of 8 hdc (8)

In the next round we will work in the 3rd loop of hdc stitch

we made in round 1. (Picture 1)

In the following rounds we will work in sc stitch. Not hdc!

Rnd 2: 8 inc (16)

Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x8 (24)

Rnd 4-9: 24 sc (24) [6 rounds]

Insert eyes between rounds 5 and 6. Leave 4-5 sts

between them. (Picture 2.)

Rnd 10: (1 sc, 1 dec) x8 (16)

Rnd 11: 8 dec (8)

Fasten off and close the opening. Take a tapestry needle

and go through the front loop of each stitch.

Pull to tighten. Tie with a knot. Weave ends in.

how to work in third loop of hdc stitch
easy crochet octopus

Octopus’ tentacles:

-with your main or any colour

Take your octopus and turn it upside down. Insert your hook in the last st of round 1. You must have a round of raised stitches from working in the 3rd loop of hdc. (Picture 3.)

Pull a loop and make 10 chs, (3 sc in first, 2 sc in next) x3 , 3 sc in next, 2 sc, sl st in next st to join. (Picture 4-6.) First tentacle is ready. Repeat the steps we did for the first till you have 8 tentacles.

In the end join your last tentacle with sl st into the first st.

how to make a tentacles for octopus
how to make a tentacles for octopus
how to make a tentacles for octopus
how to attach tentacles to octopus

Crochet Rainbow Mini Octopus colours and rounds

For the Rainbow Octopus I used 7 colours. You can also make it with 6 and change colours in every second round.

color table chart for rainbow octopus
crochet mini rainbow octopus with curly tentacles


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