Free Reversible Octopus Crochet Pattern – Flippy Friends

This free reversible octopus crochet pattern is the easiest of the Flippy Friends collection, its ideal for beginners. The kids plushie could pass as an octopus or a jellyfish, either way the amigurumi sea creature is a cute interactive toy with a little extra fun than your usual stuffed animal. Just like a real octopus, this crochet toy will change colour too! If you want to add some extra personalisation to your reversible crochet octopus you can try adding some sleepy eyes or a sad face to the children’s toy.

Free reversible octopus crochet pattern - Flippy Friends amigurumi
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How to crochet a reversible octopus

Crocheting a reversible octopus couldn’t be easier! In fact, this crochet octopus is beginner friendly too. As its made with super bulky blanket yarn the reversible octopus works up really quickly using just the single crochet stitch. What’s more, it uses no toy stuffing and it’s a no-sew amigurumi pattern! If you like to crochet for a profit, this reversible octopus ticks all the boxes, its fast, easy and uses very little supplies.

Flippy Friends

Did you know these reversible crochet toys come in a whole collection? They’re all free crochet patterns too!

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Free reversible octopus crochet pattern - Flippy Friends

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Free Reversible Octopus Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern info


  • 8mm crochet hook
  • Blanket yarn
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Black tapestry yarn
  • 16mm safety eyes x 4



USA Terminology (UK Translation)

  • BLO – Back loop only
  • ch – Chain
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • MR – Magic ring
  • R – Round/Row
  • sc – Single crochet
  • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Sizes & Gauge

  • 4” x 4” gauge swatch = 8 rows of 8 sc
  • Finished size – Diameter 5.5“ x Height 10

Pattern notes

  • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
  • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. EG. “sc, dc” would mean “single crochet in first space, double crochet in the next space”.
  • Use tapestry eyes only for babies or young children.

Safety Disclaimer

This item is entirely for use at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible for any accidents arising from its use. It is the crafters responsibility to adhere to local safety regulations.

This pattern in whole or in any part may not be copied, sold, distributed or altered in any way. Completed items may be sold in small quantities (not mass produced i.e. factory scale). Please credit myself ‘Memory Lane Crochet’ (Rose Hudd) as the designer when advertising or publishing photos online. If sharing the free pattern please only share the link to the pattern. Please DO NOT share screenshots or paid PDF files.

Lets start the free reversible octopus crochet pattern …

Octopus Body

Crochet 2 octopus bodies, 1 in each colour.

Round 1
  • sc x 8 into a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1
  • Do not weave in the magic ring tail

8 sts

Free reversible octopus crochet pattern - Flippy Friends

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Round 2
  • 2sc x 8
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

16 sts

Round 3
  • (2sc, sc) 8 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

24 sts

Round 4
  • (2sc, sc x 2) 8 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

32 sts

Rounds 5 – 10
  • sc x 32
  • sl st to first st & ch
  • Fasten off after R10

6 rounds

  • Insert safety eyes on R5, 5 sts between them
  • Make a tapestry mouth on R7, 3 sts wide
Round 11
  • With both pieces inside out, tie the magic ring yarn ends together
  • Fold pink body over multicolour body
  • Make sure the both faces are in the same position
  • Use multicolour yarn
  • Join both pieces by sl st inside loops together (pink BLO & multicolour FLO)
  • Fasten off & weave in ends

32 sts

Octopus Tentacles

Round 1
  • Continue with multicolour yarn & work into R11 sl sts
  • *sl st x 4
  • ch x 17 then start in 2nd ch from the hook
  • (2sc, sc) 8 times*
  • Repeat between *’s 7 more times
  • sl st to first st, fasten off & weave in ends

24 sts per tentacle

You made it!

How’d it go?

Did you enjoy making your free reversible octopus crochet pattern? Who did you crochet it for? Did they like it? Will you be making more Flippy Friends? Don’t forget to tag me on social media when you show off your work, I love to see your projects.

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