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The Baby Octopus is a fast and easy no-sew amigurumi project, meaning it’s crocheted in one piece! It only takes 10 minutes to make and a great way to use up leftover scrap yarn. This stashbuster design features a round, squishy body and eight chubby little tentacles.

These baby octopi are suitable as kawaii (“cute”) ornaments or keychain charms. They serve as fun kids toys, nursery decor, and pocket-sized friends! They’re perfect as birthday party favors or Valentine’s Day gift sets for an entire class of students. They sell well in craft fairs and markets. In addition, they can be used for therapy as a sensory fidget toy or stress ball, for people with anxiety, ADHD, or autism.

You can use any yarn fiber, from cotton to chenille velvet, to create different textures…or any weight to create different sizes! This project looks great in all different yarn colors, including solids, ombre, self-striping, and variegated yarn. Customization is easy by adding crocheted appliques, bows, beads, buttons, eyes/facial features, and more.


Height: 1.5 inches (3.8 cm)


  • Hobbii Baby Snuggle (super bulky “6”) yarn
  • 6mm plastic safety eyes (x2)
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


★☆☆☆☆ Beginner/Easy. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).


  • FO = fasten off
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase (insert 2 sc in same st)
  • dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together)
  • BLO = back loops only
  • FLO = front loops only

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4 months ago

So cute! Made 1 of these and only took 15/16 minutes! Definitely recommend!

Soooo cute!!!!!!


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1 year ago


I made six of these for Valentine’s Day gifts. I made them in no time! Easy and fun. My students loved them.