He’s finished! I think… I feel like he still needs something. More color and some small details. I’m not sure what though, so I’m just gonna say he’s finished.

Here are some in progress pics of him: 12. I hope you like! Let me know what you think of him! :)

I’m not sure if I’ll share the pattern for him. Actually, I didn’t even write it down. There are already so many octopus patterns out there. But maybe I’ll put together a smaller, simpler version. If there’s any interest in it. :)

This was just an excuse to be a dork and show you my bright yellow nail polish. It’s so weird to me. I’m thinking of painting black stripes and turning them into little bees!

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24 Responses

  1. I LOVE his eyelids and suction cups! SO CUTE!

  2. Lisa says:

    I love the octopus! But I think maybe he needs a smile? I put smiles onto everything though so I may be slightly biased. And I’d love a pattern! I don’t know if my crocheting is up to making one, but I would sure like to try ^_^

    • Julie says:

      I actually tried giving him a smile but I thought it looked weird so I got rid of it. It seemed like he needed something between his eyes. I even made a little nose but it just didn’t look right :(

  3. JO says:

    Oh he is wonderful,did you thread wire into the legs, or do they do that naturally? Brilliant fun!

    • Julie says:

      Thank you! His legs aren’t wired. They kinda have a natural curl to them. But the two that are up, were pinned for the photos and then I Photoshopped the pins out. :)

  4. Lisa says:

    He/she is sooooo cute! The suckers and eyelids are wonderfully perfect details. I think you might feel like something is missing because the eyes are really low on the head leaving a large empty space above the eyes (the rest of the head). What about a yellow bow to match the eyelids and your nails? You really did an awesome job!!

    • Julie says:

      Thank you! The bow is a cute idea! I was kinda thinking about spots. But I might just leave him as is. I’m being indecisive. :)

  5. melanie j says:

    i like the little bow idea. or if it’s a boy octopus, you could make a little hat to the side…

  6. Mary says:

    I just love this pattern! The Octo-ma-pus. I don’t think you need to change a thing. Please let me know if you ever think you will share the pattern.We are going through a rough time right now and I have pretty good stash of yarn to work with but not much money to spend on unnessary things. Well, if you ever share please let me know.

  7. Chantal says:

    i love your octo-ma-pus! i have seen many, many amigurumi octapus and i think this is the by far the cutest one i’ve seen! i would love the pattern, please let me know if you decide to share! and don’t change a thing, he’s wonderful as is :)

  8. patricia says:

    Love your octopus!!! Really, really cute. I would not change a thing! If you share the pattern would love to have it. The eye lids and suckers make it!

  9. mags says:

    Love your octopus … really got loads of character and is so expressive :)

    ps – did you make your nails into bees?

    • Julie says:

      Thank you! :)

      I never did the bees! I totally forgot! I will have to remember to do that next time I paint my nails! :D

  10. Kalyn says:

    I would love this pattern ; u;
    <3 He's just soo cute

  11. ch says:

    Yes, there are other octopus crochet amigurumi patterns available. I have been searching. Most are cute little toys. Some are scary realistic. EEEK!

    Yours has all the elements of a great octopus.

    Along with many other of your friends, I encourage you to make the pattern available.

    I would appreciate a notice when this happens.

    Best Wishes.

  12. Debbi says:

    I saw this and thought…this is one that is real enough to be an octopus yet, cute enough not to scare my granddaughter…and I came here looking for the pattern…and it isn’t here. I was going to crochet it for Christmas. Her mommy is going to fly to Florida for Christmas and I thought it might keep the little 6 month old girl busy for part of the flight. Oh, well. I do hope you post it soon…it’s perfect!!!

  13. Virginia Farrell says:

    I would love to have the pattern for this adorable octo-ma-pus. E-mail me if you can Thanks

  14. Joellyn smith says:

    Oh my this is best ever, my neice is obsessed with octopus, and she is having a big birthday bash in june for her 16th birthday the theme is OCTOPUS, i would do anything to be able to get the pattern to make this for her, please could you send me this pattern, it is amazing,

    • Anita Suermann says:

      I am rather paticular when it comes wanting to make something. I looked at many other octopuses. This couldn’t be any more perfect. Is your pattern available? The reason I want to make one is, my daughter was looking for an octopus for a friend, to cheer her up. Her friend miscarried in her first pregnancy, but is now pregnant again. Which should be a happy occasion, however she is depressed. My daughter is a nurse and believes her friend is having trouble getting excited for fear of the same thing happening. You get it I’m sure. Anyway she was looking for one for this friend, wanting to send her a package to cheer her up. They don’t live in the same state. They met because their husbands were military and they have remaind friends. I would love the pattern if it is possible.

  15. Barb Castleman says:

    I wanted to tell you your octopus is so cute. You did a great job. I would love to have the pattern. I think it is one of the great ones I have found. I als love your yellow nails.

  16. Barb Castleman says:

    I wanted to tell you your octopus is so cute. You did a great job. I would love to have the pattern. I think it is one of the great ones I have found. I also love your yellow nails.