FREE Reversible Moody Octopus Crochet Pattern

Free Reversible Moody Octopus Crochet Pattern


Hey everyone! I originally designed this crochet pattern around Valentine’s Day for others to make their very own. The Reversible Moody Octopus is based off of the famous plush! It’s fun to cuddle, but most of all, makes a funny gift for you and your significant other. You’ll never have to guess if they’re upset again! 😉

*You can purchase the premium PDF version HERE instead. Your support also allows me to continue designing. Thank you!




Please do not copy/redistribute any part of this pattern as your own. Feel free to sell your finished products in small quantities – I only ask that you give credit by providing a link to my blog to help support my work :). I would also love for you to share photos of your cute creations made with my pattern by tagging me on Instagram @curiouspapaya. Thank you!

-The head is worked in a spiral.


-Velvet yarn in pink and red (here, I’m using Yarnspirations Bernat Velvet)

-Size 6 mm hook

-Yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers, fabric glue

-A choice of: red, yellow, black felt -or- size 16 mm safety eyes and black yarn for the mouth


-SC (single crochet)

-CH (chain)

-SLST (slip stitch)

-INC (increase)

-DEC (decrease)


-Use a stitch marker and count your stitches after each round.

-Use pins when sewing parts together and check for uniformity.

-Fluff up your stuffing by pulling it apart and inserting it little by little to make your amigurumi more even. Stuff it some more right before closing using the tips of your scissors for a firmer shape.


(make the first one in color A and the second one in color B).

RND 1: Make a magic circle and (SC) x6 [6]

RND 2: (INC) x 6 [12]

RND 3: (SC, INC) x 6 [18]

RND 4: (2 SC, INC) x 6 [24]

RND 5: (3 SC, INC) x 6 [30]

RND 6-10: SC all around (5 rounds total) [30]

RND 11: (3 SC, DEC) x 6 [24]

RND 12: (2 SC, DEC) x 6 [18]

Fasten off and leave a short tail on the first octopus’s body. Make a second, leaving a 10 inch tail to sew the two bodies together.


(make eight in  both colors A and B)

ROW 1: CH 7. SC in to the next 5 stitches. (SC) x 3 into the last stitch and work on the other side of the chain [8]

ROW 2: SC into the next 6 stitches. [14]

SLST into the next available stitch and fasten off, leaving a short tail on the first 8 legs of color A. Leave a longer tail on color B when fastening off.



*Note that you can be creative with your facial expressions! I made two variations to use as examples; one using safety eyes and yarn and the other using felt. For the pattern, we’ll be using the safety eyes to demonstrate.

EYES: Insert the safety eyes between rows 7 & 8, 6 stitches apart. [img 1]

EYELIDS: For the angry octopus, cut off 10 inches of red yarn. Using a yarn needle, loop over the eyes to make it “angry” looking. You can secure the yarn onto the eyes with fabric glue so it doesn’t shift. [img 1]

MOUTH: Cut off about 8 inches of black yarn and create a straight line for the angry octopus and a v-shaped smile for the happy one. (You can also use embroidery thread here but I found that a thicker yarn does not get buried in the fluff of the velvet body as much!) [img 1]



*If using felt for the facial features as I did, skip the directions in “body” and simply secure your felt cutouts on after sewing everything together.

BODY: Lightly stuff the body in color A, leaving a gap in the center where the body in color B will be inserted.

Stuff the body in color A into the body in color B. Play around with the placement so that when you flip it, the different faces will face you. [img 2]

Sew the two edges together going through both loops of both colors. When finished, it should look like img 2.

LEGS: Using the long tail on the body in color A, lay one of each colored leg on top of each other and sew through each stitch. SLST and use the remainder of the tail for sewing them onto the body. Stuff the other yarn tails into the leg. [img 3]

Use stitch markers to mark where the 8 legs will be positioned with the colors corresponding to the right body. Sew them on and bury the tails in the body. [img 4]

Your Reversible Moody Octopus is finished! And just remember… if someone’s having a crappy day, you can help change that into a happy day with this little cutie.


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