FREE Crochet Reversible Moody Octopus Plush Toy Pattern

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Flip this crochet reversible octopus plush over and turn him inside out to change his mood between happy and sad. This adorable little guy can help you show the world how you’re feeling.


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You are going to love today’s free pattern, inspired by the social media trend: a reversible mood octopus! Now you can make your very own crochet version. This cute plushie displays different facial expressions, happy or sad, depending on which way you flip him.

It’s a good choice for a child or anyone who loves plush toys. As well as a cuddly stuffed animal, this octopus is also a great visual aid to help kids learn about emotions and show how they are feeling. And because you can turn it inside out and back again, it makes a great sensory toy or stress reliever, too. Make it in your recipient’s favorite colors for a thoughtful and personal gift.

This friendly octopus stuffie uses only basic crochet stitches, with simple increases and decreases. There is also a small amount of sewing involved. But I’ve included a video tutorial to walk you through it. Crocheters of every skill level, even an advanced beginner, should be able to follow this cute pattern.

Now let’s get crocheting!

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Crochet Reversible Octopus Plush Free Pattern

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So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order crochet the reversible octopus mood toy:

How to Crochet the Reversible Octopus Plush

Materials you will need

Gauge

4 sts x 4 rounds = 1 square inch

Size of the Finished Toy

8.5 (d) x 3.5 (h) inches

Stitches Used and Abbreviations

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Video Tutorial of the Crochet Reversible Octopus Plush

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Free Pattern for the Reversible Crochet Moody Octopus

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Written Instructions for the Reversible Moody Octopus

2 Octopus halves (1 per color)

R1: make a Magic Ring, add 6 sc to the ring, close the ring, use a stitch marker

R2: 2 sc per st

R3: * 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around

R4: * 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the following st, repeat from * all around

R5: * 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the following st, repeat from * all around

R6: * 1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the following st, repeat from * all around

R7: * 1 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the following st, repeat from * all around

R8: * 1 sc in the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the following st, repeat from * all around

R9-18: 1 sc in each st around

Don’t cut yarn, you’ll continue below.

Add 8 tentacles

R1: Ch 8, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc per ch, sl st twice in the next st from R18

R2: ignore 2 sl st and crocheting back onto the row made in R1, 1 sc in each in the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the following, turn slightly to crochet around to the other side, 2 sc in the next st, then 1 sc in the next 6 sts, sl st twice in the next st from R18, turn

R3: ignore 2 sl st and crocheting back onto the row made in R1, 1 sc in each in the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the following, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the following st, then 1 sc in the next 6 sts, sl st 4 times in the next st from R18, turn

Once you have 2 octopus halves, you will need to add the eyes, and sew on the mouth with black yarn.

Crochet Reversible Octopus Plush Free Pattern

Now add some stuffing to one of the halves, place the other one inside out into the first one and then sew both halves (both faces on the outside, but faces are on the opposite side from each other) together one tentacle at the time, stuff each tentacle a little bit.

Crochet Reversible Octopus Plush Free Pattern

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