Crochet Amigurumi Reversible Octopus
The Crochet Reversible Octopus Toy has been around for a while but most of the patterns require you to join pieces and sew them together. That seemed too much work for me, so I decided to create a pattern that is entirely crocheted, with no sewing required (except for the face expressions).
Some might still ask: What is a Reversible Octopus Mood Toy? The Reversible Octopus is a double-faced toy designed to help work out emotions with young children. It has a face that expresses joy on one side and one that shows sadness on the other side, and it’s a way for your little one to express his or her emotions.
The pattern works up fast and with minimum ends to weave in. I used plastic doll eyes, but feel free to embroider yours if you wish.
I used Aran (worsted #4) for my design, but you can use a thinner yarn, DK (light worsted #3), or go thicker and use Bulky Yarn (chunky #5). It all depends on how big you want your octopus to be.
Scroll down for the row by row pattern and the full step-by-step video tutorial I made for the reversible octopus.
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- 18m in diameter, 9cm tall
- Marriner Yarns Aran in pink & blue
- crochet toy
- 12mm safety doll eyes in black
- 5mm crochet hook
- small quantities of aran yarn in black for the mouth
- tapestry needle to embroider the mouth
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
|magic ring||inc – increase|
|ch – chain||dec – decrease|
|sl st – slip stitch||sc – single crochet|
|st(s) – stitch(es)||hdc – half double crochet|
|sk – skip|
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Reversible Octopus Free Crochet Pattern
- Work in the round, without turning or closing the rounds.
- Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each round.
- The number at the end of each round is the stitch count.
- The pattern written between ** is that pattern that needs to be repeated.
Make 2 identical pieces, one in pink and one in blue. With a 5mm crochet hook, create a magic ring
Round 1: 6sc into the magic ring, pull the tail to close the magic ring hole = 6
Round 2: inc x 6 = 12
Round 3: *inc, sc* x 6 = 18
Round 4: *inc, sc in next 2sts* x 6 = 24
Round 5: *inc, sc in next 3sts* x 6 = 30
Round 6: *inc, sc in next 4sts* x 6 = 36
Round 7: *inc, sc in next 5sts* x 6 = 42
Rounds 8 – 14: sc in each stitch = 42
Insert the eyes between rounds 10 & 11, 7sts apart.
Round 15: *dec, sc in next 5sts* x 6 = 36
Round 16: *dec, sc in next 7sts* x 4 = 32
Round 17: sc in next, ch6, sk1 ch and sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4ch, sl st in the same st you made the last sc, *sc in next 4sts, ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4ch, sl st in the same st you made the last sc* x 7, sc in next 2sts= 112
Round 18: *sk1, hdc in next 5chain loops on side of the leg, 3hdc in the top st of the leg(the chain you skipped on round 17), hdc in next 5sts you made on the other side of the leg, sk1, sl st* x 8 = 136
Fasten off and weave in all ends on the blue piece, leave the yarn attached on the pink piece, we are going to crochet the two pieces together.
Turn the blue piece with the wrong side on the outside and insert it inside the pink one. Match the blue and pink feet and continue with the next round to join the two together.
Round 19: sl st through the back loop of the pink stitches and front loops of the blue stitches to join the two pieces together. Make sure each blue stitch matches the pink one (legs are aligned and corespondent stitches are one in front of the other) = 136
Once you have sl st all stitches around, fasten off and weave in the ends.
With black Aran yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the sad mouth on the blue piece and the happy mouth on the pink piece. If you need more details on how to sew the mouth, check out my step-by-step tutorial on Crafting Happiness Youtube Channel.
Your Crochet Reversible Octopus is now complete. If you found this tutorial helpful, please share and Pin! Follow me on Pinterest HERE.
Don’t forget to tag me @craftinghappinesscrochet with your creations, I would love to see them and share them with my fellow crocheters.
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