Free Crochet Pattern for Mini Octopus

This mini crochet octopus is such a sweet little thing! Just a couple of inches tall but with so much personality, and of course those awesome tentacles. I had such a blast making a mini version of my Friendly Giraffe that I knew I just had to try out a mini version of my amigurumi Octopus!

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You will need:
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See how mini?? So fun and cute!
Okay, let's crochet a mini octopus!!

Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6. Pull tight and add stitch marker. (For the rest of the pattern keep moving the stitch marker up to the last stitch)
Round 2: INC in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3: *SC in first stitch, INC in next* Repeat * * around. (18)
Round 4: *SC in first 2 stitches, INC in next* Repeat * * around. (24)
Round 5: *SC in first 3 stitches, INC in next.* Repeat * * around. (30)
Round 6: *SC in first 4 stitches, INC in next.* Repeat * * around. (36)
Round 7: *SC in first 5 stitches, INC in next.* Repeat * * around. (42)
Rounds 8-12: SC in each stitch around. (42)

Attach eyes between rows 11 and 12, 8 stitches apart.
Round 13: *SC in first 5 stitches, DEC in next.* Repeat * * around. (36)
Round 14:  *SC in first 4 stitches, DEC in next.* Repeat * * around. (30)
Sew on mouth. I sewed mine on row 13. Begin to stuff.
Round 15: *SC in first 3 stitches, DEC in next.* Repeat * * around. (24)
Round 16:  *SC in first 2 stitches, DEC in next.* Repeat * * around. (18)
(Finish stuffing)
Round 17:  *SC in first stitch, DEC in next.* Repeat * * around. (12)
Round 18: DEC in each stitch around. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Using the needle, sew the remaining gap closed. (6)

Tentacles:
For more pictures showing how to make the tentacles check out the larger octopus post!
With the accent color chain 20 and turn.
SC in second chain from hook. SC in the next. HDC in the remaining chains. Cut yarn and sew in ends. (19)
Repeat with the main color, but DO NOT CUT YARN! Line up the two pieces. SC around the entire piece, with 2 SC where ever you need to turn. Leave a long tail to sew on to the head.
Repeat 8 times.
I make all the white pieces first and then finish them off. It's easier for me that way!
Sew onto the head. I sewed them all about on the 5th row up.

If you liked this project, be sure to check out my larger Amigurumi Octopus! 
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