Squishy Baby Octopus: A Beginner’s Crochet Delight

22 Sep 2023 | Crochet Basics, Designer Spotlight | 0 comments

About the author: Karmen Režek

From Ljubljana, Slovenia, I aspire to inspire others with the same joy and fulfillment that crocheting has given me.

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Hello to all the crochet enthusiasts out there! Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce you to a delightful crochet project that’s not only adorable but also perfect for those just starting out on their crochet journey. Say hello to the “Squishy Baby Octopus” designed by the talented Jade Gauthier-Boutin of AllFromJade.

Why You’ll Fall in Love with the Squishy Baby Octopus:

Perfect for Beginners: This project is specifically tailored for those who are new to the world of crochet. The pattern is straightforward, and the end result is a cute little octopus that you’ll be proud to show off.

Versatile: Whether you’re thinking of a unique gift, a playful toy for a child, or just a fun addition to your crochet collection, this baby octopus fits the bill.

Bilingual Pattern: For our diverse community of crocheters, Jade has thoughtfully provided the pattern in both English and French.

Materials You’ll Need:

• You can use the brand of worsted weight yarn of your choice. I personally used the brand Loops & Threads – Impeccable.
• 3.50 mm crochet hook
• Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
• 6 or 7mm safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
• Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker

Key Skills to Know (or Learn!):

Crocheting in spiral, magic ring, chain, slip stitch, single crochet stitch, increasing and decreasing.

Final Creation Size: 

They are about 3,5 cm (1,5”) high, with worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn and a 3.50 mm crochet hook (US size E/4).

For those eager to dive right in, the pattern is available as a free Ravelry download. A big shoutout to Jade Gauthier-Boutin for sharing this charming pattern with the community. If you decide to take on this project, don’t forget to share your creations and tag AllFromJade. She’d love to see how your baby octopi turn out!

Happy crocheting, everyone!

Video tutorials

You’ll find just about every pattern I offer on my YouTube channel. This is because I want to share my love and knowledge for crochet as far and wide as I can!

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