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SunShine Octopus: Crochet Pattern

Sun Shine Octopuse
Octopus Plant Holder

This Sun Shine Octopus crochet pattern was created as a bonus pattern at the end of the Octopuse Plant Holder crochet pattern.

Sun Shine Octopus will be a part of the Croceht Magic Blog Hop hosted by Craftopia Collective . The Blog Hop will start April 1st, 2024 and end April 31st, 2024.


My Sun Shine Octopus crochet pattern will be featured on April 15th, 2024; during the 24 hours the pattern is featured you will be able to get the pdf from Ravelry for FREE with the coupon code provided on the host site. Along with Sun Shine Octopus being Free, the Octopus Plant Holder will also be 50% off on Ravelry and Ribblr.

The blog post here has the written instructions for the name of crochet pattern, the pdf has a few photos as well as a graph of the image to help those who are more visual when they follow patterns. There is also a YouTube tutorial embedded here to show how to do the color changes, If this video is helpful you can find more crochet tutorials on my YouTube channel. would love to have you stop by, check them out, and subscribe if you find the videos to be helpful.

Each day during the blog hop, a wonderful designer will have a turn being featured in which you will be able to get their featured pattern for free. This is a great way to get introduced to some amazing designers and find out what your preferred pattern style is to follow. You can find the host blog with all the coupon codes here with the Round up button.

Here are some great designers participating in this blog hop.

Here are the links to the pdf pattern on Ravelry and the interactive pattern on Ribblr.

To make this cat hat you will need a few items and need to know a few abbreviations, if there are any abbreviations you do not know or any you need help with check out the abbreviations link.

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Video Tutorial: for Sunshine Octopus

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Written Pattern for the Mushroom Cat Hat:


Yarn: any color of worsted/Standard 4 weight

       I used:

Red Heart: Burn Orange- 20 yards

Crochet Hook(s):

 G (4.00 mm) hook 

Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, poly-fil (stuffing),

2 Safety eyes (two- 6mm to 10mm, or whatever you would like for eyes)

Gauge swatch:

With G (4.00mm) hook and worsted (4) weight 100% acrylic yarn

Ch 17, Row 1: in 2nd bb from hook sc 16, Row 2 – 16: ch 1, turn, sc 16

Measures: 4” x 4”

Measurements of Sunshine Octopus if Gauge is Met:

5” Wide

2” Tall



-It can be beneficial to look through entire pattern before starting.

-The pattern is written in standard US terminology and written working right-handed

- 2st = increase stitch, if inc is easier for you to follow than 2st you can make notes throughout the pattern before starting.

            Exp- sc 2, 2sc, sc 2 = sc 2, inc, sc 2

- Rnds are worked continuous, unless noted to join

-slst to join, is a slst that is pulled tight so it disappears, it is more of a knot than a stitch

Mini Sunshine Octopus: Crochet Pattern


Red Heart: Burn Orange- 20 yards

G (4.00 mm) hook


Rnd 1: sc 8 in MR (8)

Rnd 2: [2sc]x8 (16)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, 2sc]x8 (24)

Rnd 4-8: sc 24 (24)

Rnd 9: [sc2tog, sc 1]x8 (16)

If using safety eyes, add the eyes between Rnds 6 & 7 – 3 to 4 sts apart. 


Rnd 10: [FLO-sc 1, FLO-2sc]x8 (24)

Rnd 11: Repeat 8 times around to create the 8 tentacles

Row 11a: FLO-sc 3 (base of one tentacle) (3)

Note: Row 11a doesn’t have to be done FLO but makes the tentacles more pronounced if done FLO

Row 11b: ch 1, turn, sc 3 (3)

Row 11c: ch 1, turn, sc 1, sc2tog (2)

Row 11d: ch 1, turn, sc 2 (2)

Row 11e: turn, slst, picot, slst (2 + picot)

Row 11f: (working back down the rows created in the side bar of the sts) ch 1, sk 1, slst 3 (4)

On 8th tentacle slst into Rnd 10 st/base of 1st sc of 1st tentacle

Note: if you want a cleaner look to your tentacles you can slst all the way around each tentacle before starting Rnd 12.

Rnd 12: ch 2, slst into BLO of Rnd 9, [BLO-sc 2, BLO-sc2tog]x8 (12)

Add stuffing

Rnd 13: [sc2tog]x6 (6)

Leave a tail to sew hole closed. Cut and weave tail through back loops of Rnd 13, pull tight to close hole, tie, & weave in ends

Tester Photos

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