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Free pattern for SMALL Octobuddy on my blog here ·  Video tutorial here

***This PDF purchase includes both BIG & SMALL sizes***

Octobuddy the Calming Octopus is a fast, easy, and no-sew amigurumi project. That means it is crocheted completely in one piece! The Octobuddy PDF pattern includes three different sizes, as well as instructions for a hair bow applique. The design features a round, squishy body and eight chubby little tentacles that sit underneath.

Octobuddy would look great as a kawaii desk ornament or keychain charm. They also serve as fun kids toys or nursery decor, and are also ideal for selling at craft fairs. Additionally, Octobuddy can be used for therapy, such as a fidget toy or sensory toy for children with anxiety, ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder. This pocket sized plush makes a great friend!

This project can be made with any yarn fiber, from cotton to chenille velvet! Use any weight, such as thinner yarn for a smaller Octobuddy, and thicker/bulkier yarn for a larger one. You can even hold your yarn doubled to make an extra big Octobuddy plush! 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 and facial features, and more.

Varies, depending on yarn and hook size used.

★☆☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner. Requires stitches used (below) and attaching safety eyes.

Stitches/Terms (US Terms):
FO = fasten off
MR = magic ring
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
BLO = back loops only
FLO = front loops only

Any weight yarn
Crochet hook (Pick a suitable size for chosen yarn to crochet without gaps between stitches. For example: use a 3.25mm hook with worsted weight yarn, or a 6mm hook with super bulky yarn.)
Plastic safety eyes
Optional: black yarn and yarn needle for sewing mouth and eyelashes

This pattern is © 2022 Sweet Softies. For personal use only. You may not translate, copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may not make a video or teach a class using my patterns without my written consent. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my blog ( No wholesale.
You will get a PDF (292KB) file

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Verified Buyer

10 months ago

Very Easy

These cute little Octopuses are so easy and cute. They are the best that I have found.


Verified Buyer

1 year ago

cute toy

a very easy and cute crochet toy!!

Becky L.

Verified Buyer

1 year ago


I've watched it several times and now have the pdf. I've made several.