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Mood Flipper Octopus: Expressive Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

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Mood Flipper Octopus: Expressive Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

Gather around, my yarn-loving companions, because I’ve got somethin’ that’ll twist your hooks with delight! It’s this cute as a button reversible octopus amigurumi I’ve spied on the web—a moody little critter that flips from a grumpy blue to a gleeful pink with just a quick turn inside out. Now, if that isn’t crafty magic, I don’t know what is!

You begin by fashioning the blue side, giving that furrowed brow and a frown that’s a stitchy embodiment of our Monday moods, right? Stitch by stitch, it comes to life in your hands. Then there’s the flipside—literally! You crochet the pink side with a smile so contagious it could light up any room. It’s not just about chaining and single crochets; it’s about weaving in a dash of joy and a pinch of surprise—oh!

And maybe a lil’ oopsie-daisy in the pattern here and there—keeps things interesting, y’know?

Don’t be shy; give this project a whirl. It’s an emotional rollercoaster for your fingertips and a heartfelt gift for any soul who knows the highs and lows all too well. Imagine the looks on their faces—a double-take for sure! And remember, when that octopus turns pink and cheerful, it’s like it’s saying, “Keep your chin up, sunshine. Better days are always just a flip away!”

Designer: Melz Crochet

Materials & Tools

  • Yarn: Sweet Snuggles Lite
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Adhesive
  • Black felt (eyes and mouth)
  • White HTV vinyl
  • A long piece of matching worsted weight yarn to sew the two halves together


  • Pattern is worked in continuous rounds, place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of every round unless instructed otherwise. Do not join.


Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Inv dec – invisible decrease
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Mr – magic ring
Hdc – half double crochet

Mood Flipper Octopus Expressive Crochet Amigurumi


Reverse side 1 and 2 make each side a different color.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in Mr (8)
Rnd 2: inc x 8 (16)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 8 (24)
Rnd 4: (3 sc, inc) x 6 (30)
Rnd 5-7: 30 sc around (3 rnds)
Rnd 8: (3 sc, inv dec) x 6 (24)
Rnd 9: (1 sc in the next 3 sts, ch 4, 3 sc down the ch) repeat 8 times, sl st in the next st (where the marker is placed (23 sc, 8 tentacles, 1 sl st)
Rnd 10: Place stitch marker on the first sc of this rnd. **1 sc, skip next st, 3 hdc on ch side of the tentacle, 2 hdc in the top of the tentacle (the chain stitch you skipped in rnd 9), 3 hdc on the sc side of the tentacle, skip 1 st** repeat from ** to ** 7 more times, sl st into first sc. Cut short tail hide inside.

Repeat rnd 1 to rnd 10 to make the second side of the reversible octopus.


  • Fold each side in half so that you have the front and back 3 tentacles touching each other and 1 on each side.
  • Place the eyes between rnd 6 and rnd 7, 3-4 sts apart.
  • Place the mouth centered between the eyes on rnd 8.
  • Place the two sides facing each other make sure to alight each tentacle with the corresponding one on the other side, and sew them together using the back loops only use a long strand of worsted-weight yarn that complements your colors to do this.
  • Tie and secure the yarn when you are finished and hide the tails inside. Push one of the sides inside of the other and that is it, your reversible octopus is ready to be flipped.
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