Do you want to learn how to make a Reversible Crochet Octopus? Here you will learn how to do it step by step.

    Hi there, here at Crochet fashion you will find great tutorials, and i have a Reversible Crochet Octopus tutorial for you today, it’s a fast and easy tutorial, that was created by Rose and Lily Crochet.


    The “mood octopus” is an adorable, reversible plush. On one face he presents an emotion and, when turned inside out, he changes color, showing another feeling. Initially, it appeared as a gift between couples, who use the octopus to show how they are feeling, seeking to avoid conflicts. However, soon the pet also won the hearts of children and young people.

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    In addition to its success on the social network, the reversible octopus also caught the attention of psychologists and teachers, who generally use dolls and other playful resources to help children express themselves and say what they feel. The plush can serve as a way to work on the expression and emotional communication of the little ones. “I think these kinds of toys are fantastic. The more emotional recognition we have, the greater our self-knowledge, the greater our ability to self-regulate and the greater our ease with social relationships”, says Cristiane Rayes, clinical and educational psychologist.

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    Undoubtedly this is a very useful toy for young children to help them show their mood, when it is still difficult to use words to identify emotions. It can be a good option to make our mood known.


    One of the theories that circulates on the internet is that it is designed for children with difficulties in expressing themselves and communicating, as well as for those who have a disorder, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or Asperger’s.

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    This pattern uses US Crochet Terms and  is suitable for intermediate crocheters. Yarn used in this tutorial is Hobbii Baby Snuggle but if you want similar yarns you can use Himalaya Dolphin Baby or James C Brett Flutterby Chunky.

    Plush yarn in 2 diferent colors and you will also need a small amount of medium weight black yarn for embroidering the mouth. Other items we are going to use are:

    • Large safety eyes / 12- 15 mm
    • USG crochet hook / 4,25 mm
    • Yarn needle
    • Scissors
    • Poly fill and then it also helps to have stitch markers

    So far have you liked the clear instructions? Then watch the full tutorial below or see the written pattern for Reversible Crochet Octopus.

    Thanks to Rose & Lily Amigurumi for the article’s inspiration and featured image.

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