Monday, March 30, 2015

Cuttlefish Amigurumi Pattern (Free)

I've been wanting to make a cuttlefish amigurumi for a few years now, but I could never find a (free) pattern that I liked enough to make. Don't get me wrong-there are some great patterns out there. They just didn't "do it" for me, I guess. So, this weekend I was inspired to try again after visiting Epcot and seeing the little baby cuttlefish they have at the Seas in their breeding program.

It took me a couple of tries to get the body proportions right, but once I got it figured out it was smooth sailing. The tentacles, which I thought would give me a raging headache, turned out be stupidly simple albeit a tad fiddly.

You will need:
  • Worsted weight yarn in color (s) of your choice
  • size "G" crochet hook or size to match your yarn-you want the stitches tight enough to hide the stuffing
  • Fiberfill
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
Stitches/techniques used:
  • single crochet - (sc)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • increase (2 single crochet in same stitch) (inc)
  • decrease (one single crochet over 2 stitches-I prefer the invisible decrease method) (dec)
  • magic ring
1: start with 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2: *inc* in every stitch around (12)
3: sc in every stitch around
4: *inc, sc in next stitch* (18)
5-10: sc in every stitch around (18)
Start stuffing!
11: *dec, sc in next stitch* around (12)
12: *inc, sc in next stitch* (18)
13-15: sc in every stitch around (18)
Place eyes.
16: *dec, ch 8, sc in second ch from hook and in next 6 chains, sc in next stitch* around (12)
17: sc in every stitch around (12)
18: *dec* around (6)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

To make the ruffle along the side, join yarn to side of body just behind and under the eye. Single crochet in every row along the length of the body and over to the other side. Ch 1, *3sc in same stitch, sl st in next stitch* repeat from * to the starting point. Fasten off and weave in ends.

errata: I somehow left out a round. Round 3 should be a single crochet round, and has been fixed.

And that's it! Your cuttlefish is now ready to be unleashed on the world. Enjoy. :)

 Disclaimer: This pattern is my own property and may not be sold or distributed. Unfortunately at this time, I am not giving permission to sell items made my patterns. Otherwise, you are free to do whatever you want with the finished items. Gifts? Freebie prizes? Amigurumi army to take over the world? Go wild. :)


  1. SQUEEEEE!!!! So super cute, I can't wait to make one! Thank you for the free pattern!

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    1. The tentacles are crocheted during round 16, when you are about to close up the mouth. :)

  3. This little guy is so cute! How can I contact you about possibly selling finished pieces?

  4. Hi Nikki! I'm so sorry for the late reply. The best way to contact me is on if you have an account there-otherwise you can reach me on etsy. It may be awhile before I get back to you though-I'm working on opening up a shop on etsy and I'm still deciding what I want to sell. :)