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Amigurumi octopus free pattern Adorabilis

Instructions on how to crochet a cute Amigurumi Octopus  Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis. Easy crochet pattern for beginners with pictures and video included.
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Instructions on how to crochet a cute Amigurumi Octopus Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis. Easy crochet pattern for beginners with pictures and video included.

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Amigurumi octopus free pattern adorabilis.

Hi Hook Ninjas! One week ago while checking around I read in boredpanda the most adorable and cute news about an octopus species that scientists are expecting to call "Adorabilis". The scientific name will possibly be Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis and it is a little octopus of 17cm that lives in deep waters 1,476ft (450m). I felt that I immediately needed to make an inspired version, this fella is awesome!

This amigurumi octopus is a free pattern for beginners, a simple and fast pattern. You will practice how to use different stitches for Amigurumi and how to add simple details to your crochet projects. This is a an easy level pattern. You can complete it in aproximately 2 hours.

You can use this Amigurumi Adorabilis octopus as a keychain, as a charm for backpack, or simple as decoration for your desk or room.

Materials

For this free amigurumi pattern you will need:
  • Coral yarn suitable for a 4mm hook
  • 1 pair of black amigurumi plastic eyes of 12mm (you can use black eyes or any eyes of your preference)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • This is a 2 Star pattern. 2 star pattern

Hook size

For this pattern I used a customized Clover hook of 4mm. Read my other article "Which crochet hook should I choose?" For more info about materials and differences between crochet hooks. Please note that the bigger the hook, the bigger the holes between stitches in your Amigurumi.

Body

With coral yarn (nose) Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)

amigurumi octopus adorabilis instructions part one

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)

amigurumi octopus adorabilis instructions part two

---> Place your marker.

Round 3: [2 sc in each, sc in next sts] around(18 sts)
Round 4: [2 sc in each, sc in next 2 sts] around(24 sts)
Round 5: [2 sc in each, sc in next 3 sts] around(30 sts)
Round 6: [2 sc in each, sc in next 4 sts] around(36 sts)
Round 7: [2 sc in each, sc in next 5 sts] around(42 sts)

amigurumi octopus adorabilis instructions part three

Round8 to 16 : St around (42 sts)

Install safety eyes in the sides.

TENTACLES

The tentacles are made in the same way you make petals for a flower: [Ch3, skip 2 sts and sl st in next st] around. This creates the holes or spaces that we are going to use to create the tentacles. [3dc in the first space we made (ch3), ch2, sc in each of those 2 sts, make 3dc and finish with slst] Repeat this around.

You should have 13 tentacles.

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Here is a short Youtube video showing how to make them.

video on how to crochet the tentacles
Click on image to see the video

"HORNS"

To make the horns:

ch4, triple crochet in same space 4 times, sc in next st. Fasten off.

Do you know what is the purpose of the bumps adorabilis has in the head? I would love to learn!

Thanks to: Glenda Andre's comment we now know! :D

BOTTOM or under side

the under part of adorabilis
This is the same Adorabilis, just a different colour. ^^

with coral yarn

Round 1: st 6 into a m. r (6 sts) Ch 1
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12 sts) Ch1
Round 3: [2 sc in each, sc in next sts] around(18 sts)
Round 4: [2 sc in each, sc in next 2 sts] around(24 sts)
Round 5: [2 sc in each, sc in next 3 sts] around(30 sts)
Round 6: [2 sc in each, sc in next 4 sts] around(36 sts)
Round 7: [2 sc in each, sc in next 5 sts] around(42 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to use it for sewing. Stuff the body of the octopus and sew the bottom with a tapestry needle.

You are ready! Now you have your own cutie octopus adorabilis. I hope you like this pattern :)

Let me know if you have any questions with this pattern, remember to share with your friends and give thumbs up if you like it. This pattern is in:


22 comments :
  1. Where do you get the little pink buttons for the cheeks?

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    1. Hi Colleen! I found the buttons on ebay. They are pamper buttons

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  2. The horns are fins used for swimming around. Science Friday has a YouTube video with a lot of information on the little guys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv7DfebpL7E

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    1. Ohh cool, thanks Glenda! Swimming with the ears. :) :)

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  3. Thank you so much for this free pattern! My boyfriend and I are totally enamored with Adorabilis, so I've been making this as my first arigurumi project! I've successfully finished the body and tentacles, but I'm a little confused about the horns. Are these made using a magic ring? And is triple crochet the same as treble crochet? I've been playing around with them but I'm not sure if I'm anywhere near correct...Would really appreciate any help with my question, thanks!

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    1. Hi Jamie how exciting you are making your first amigurumi!

      To make the horns you need to use popcorn stitch. In this video I explain how to make it: https://youtu.be/3kU-1MOovBw (in the video I show with double crochet but it is the same principle).

      Triple crochet and treble crochet are basically the same thing. Please let me know if this helps :) Good luck!

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  4. I'm a bit confused about the horns, am I to make them separately and sew them on when done?
    I love your pattern by the way, it is so cute!!

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    1. Hi Anonymous:

      To make the horns you will need to attach a string of yarn into the ready made body and crochet a popcorn stitch from it. If you are not familiar with popcorn stitch you can find a tutorial about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kU-1MOovBw.

      Good luck!

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    2. Awesome!! Thank you so much!!

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    3. I'm unclear on how to "attach a string of yarn" to the body. Do I tie a knot to anchor the new string to the body?

      And triple crochet into which space? Over the stitch you attach the ch 4 into?

      And then sc into the stitch next to the anchored point or the next stitch on the chain?

      Kind of sounds like the popcorn stitch is supposed to be worked in while making the body. The video only shows how to make the popcorn stitch with the rest of the work. Do you think you can make another video on how to do the horns, like you did for the tentacles?

      Thanks!!!

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  5. I'm having trouble understanding the first round of the bottom. "St 6 into m r" what does that mean?

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    1. Hi, "St 6 into m.r" means Stitch 6 into a magic ring. Here is a tutorial on how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5usdShMz5go

      Good luck!

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  6. thank you for this great pattern love it its so cute :)

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    1. You are welcome Virgina, I'm glad you liked it! :D

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  7. Hello, After reading the book, The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery - I'm fascinated with octopuses (yep, that the plural!) This little Adorablilis is well.... adorable. Thanks for the great tutorial and pattern. Can't wait to make one.

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    1. Hi Sam I am very happy that you liked the pattern. I Also love octopuses very much. Looking forward to see your Adorabilis

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  8. I have never made petals for a flower! Do you have a link or something that could help me understand how to make the tentacles? I've got no idea what you mean by "make 3dc" and the part about "sc in each of those 2 sts" is really confusing, too -- should I be turning my work to go back into the stitches I just chained, or what?

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    1. So, after some more experimentation, I'm doing it like this: sc in the *back* of the two chained stitches, and then "make 3dc" just means "make another 3dc in the same loop the first one was made in". I don't know if that's precisely what you meant, but I'm okay with the way it looks.

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    2. Never mind, I see you made a video and everything. Sorry! It's late, here. Thanks so much for the pattern and I'm sorry I'm bad at reading it.

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  10. HI Jennifer I loved the amigurumi Adorabilis, I'm working in it right now and I'm just a beginner in this world!! I was a little confused with the horns, but as I saw it was not just me and I think that with what you said I kind of understand how to make them. I'll tell you later :DD thank you very much for sharing this with us!

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  11. hi, i'm a beginner with te amigurumis and i'm confused whit the horns, i would like to see how to make them, thank you.

    the amigurumi adorabilis is just lovely!!!!

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