Large Octopus – Free Knitting Patterns

Nothing says “hug me!” better than an octopus with eight soft and squishy arms. We have knitting patterns for octopuses for you to try! These Large Octopus ideas are the perfect decoration not only for kids’ rooms. You will need some skills to knit these creatures but the effort will certainly pay off. You can get comfortable on the sofa and snuggle yourself in these large arms to relax. Choose neutral colors like whites and grays or go for bright and colorful. You can even add some suckers to make them more realistic. These big octopuses will be great gifts for kids and adults too, so grab your needles and test your creativity.  Check out these free patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

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Knit Octopus Free Pattern

This soft and very huggable octopus will be a great companion for kids and for adults. If you are looking for ideas for gifts that always work, you should surely try this one by Purl Soho. It looks delicate in white, but use whatever color you like!

Level: upper beginner/intermediate Author: Purl Soho

The original pattern and the photos are on More info on

Opus the Octopus Free Knitting Pattern

This is a fantastic pattern for a very realistic-looking octopus that can be so much fun to knit. Make it colorful because it would be a great decoration too! Are you wondering how? Follow the instructions by Cate Carter-Evans!

Level: upper beginner/intermediate Author: Cate Carter-Evans

The original pattern is on More info on Info about this version and the photos are on

4 thoughts on “Large Octopus – Free Knitting Patterns

  1. Looking for free octopus and squid like octopus. They say free and all I am doing is going around in circles!! I am interested in getting both patterns, but if you don’t want people to have it don’t put it on here!

    Thank you Kitty

  2. I would like free pattern for knitted octopus for babies in hospital. I have made many teddies but have now been asked to do octopus
    Can you help? They specified non stuffed tentacles.

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