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Olive the Crochet Octopus Puzzle Pattern Olive   Crochet Octopus Puzzle

Olive the Crochet Octopus Puzzle is the latest in my Amigurumi Amish Puzzle Animal series (Amamani for short).  She is based on my FREE Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball Pattern, and as such comes apart into 3 segments that have to be assembled or “built” to form an octopus.

Once built (and provided you use the suggested yarn and hook), she is about 12 cm in diameter, making her perfect for little hands to grab hold of!  And the limitless colour options mean that you can make your crochet octopus as unique and as crazy as you want.

The puzzle itself is fairly simple.  But if you’ve never built a puzzle ball, it might take you a while to get your head around it.

My friend, Pam Perkins, made a tiny version using #10 crochet thread and a 1.5 mm crochet hook.  She sent me these cute pictures of Olive trying to eat Skillie the crochet turtle.  They made me giggle, so I am sharing them.

Picture22 Olive   Crochet Octopus Puzzle

This pattern is suitable for beginners, but you will want some experience of working in the round and increasing/decreasing.

If you are at all unsure and want to do a dummy-run first, try making my Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball.  You will soon notice that the only difference between the puzzle ball and the octopus is that one of the segments of the octopus contains a head.

Olive the Crochet Octopus Puzzle 1 Olive   Crochet Octopus Puzzle

Olive the Crochet Octopus Puzzle 2 Olive   Crochet Octopus PuzzleCrochet Octopus Puzzle Pattern

You can find the free pattern (PDF) here on Ravelry.

Extra points for you if you share a picture of your completed octopus puzzle on my facebook page or add it as a Ravelry project.

Update 15/6/2013:  I have now updated the pattern with additional photos.  Hopefully this will make it easier for those of you who have never made the Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball or any of the Amamani.

Translations

This pattern is now available in Dutch (translated, with permission, by Magda Wellens from Aurorashandwerkwereldje)

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33 Responses to Olive – Crochet Octopus Puzzle

  1. Tierni Moore says:

    Your patterns are amazing. Is there any way I can get the pattern?

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Hi Tiernie. The pattern for Olive is free. If you scroll down on the page (here) you will see an image of the written pattern. Clicking on it will open the pdf pattern.

  2. Jeanean Wendland says:

    I have been looking for a first project amirigami. This is it. Thanks so much for publishing this as a free project.

  3. Thank you for this tutorial! I made this for a 1 year old girl who likes it but doesn’t know how to put it together yet. It will be nice also after some time! I posted a story of my octopus in my blog http://helmelliset.blogspot.fi/2014/01/joulunpunaisia-lahjoja.html and I also added a link to your page. I really like the animals that you make!

  4. Brenda says:

    Great patter, had fun making it. Thanks

  5. [...] Amish Puzzle Animals (Amamani) lurking around…And to whet your appetite, I have made Olive the Crochet Octopus Puzzle available for [...]

  6. [...] are at all unsure and want to do a dummy-run first, try making my Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball or the Crochet Octopus Puzzle, both of which are [...]

  7. Brenda says:

    I enjoyed testing this adorable puzzle and the little girl that got it, loves it!!!! You are brillant!

  8. Tess says:

    I found her… not enough coffee yet this morning! Thank you, Dedri!!!

  9. Melanie says:

    That is AWESOME!!!!! He has given me the incentive to finish my ufo’s! I’ve promised myself no more new projects until they are all done!! Thankfully there are only 5!!!

    • Dedri Uys says:

      For every one thing I finish I abandon 4! I am hopeless. I once resorted to putting all unfinished projects in their own little bags along with the needed novelties and equipment…I very quickly ran out of crochet hooks and still can’t find my 6mm hook and half of my bobbins and thread. Bad idea!

  10. [...] latest Amamani is Olive the Crochet Octopus Puzzle (free pattern available here).  I am crazy about Olive, and we give her lots of love.  But lately she has been looking a bit [...]

  11. Zanne says:

    Your patterns are awesome. Thank you so much for offering them for free. I can’t wait to try them. I know my grandchildren will love them!

  12. Patti says:

    Dedri, you have such a talent and are so kind to share this with so many. You inspire us in so many ways and it is truly appreciated!

  13. Anja says:

    Thanks for sharing again an incredible pattern. I’m always looking forward to see your newest creations.

  14. Suzanne Nielsen says:

    This one is awesome too! I’ve shared it on Facebook and would love the pattern :)

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Suzanne, the pattern is available for free by clicking on the image of the pattern in the post above. Have fun!

  15. Katherine says:

    The octopus is amazing! You are so talented!

  16. al says:

    thanks abunch you are truly talented and giving thanks again fot olive

  17. Jamea Henry says:

    Once again you blow my mind Dedri. I love the octopus! Where do you get your ideas? Do you just get up one morning and say hey, I think I’ll design an octopus puzzle ball today!? And then you do it…? How long does it take you to design one? I am very intrigued!!!! : )
    I think your designs are super cool and I will eventually get around to making every single one of them. I have two more grandbabies due this year!!!
    Thank you by the way…you are quite an inspiration!
    Jamea (Angel)

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Haha. For every one thing I make, I think of 5 more I want to make. I need another me or another 8 hours in my day. Glad you like her!

  18. Jan says:

    Just made th Amish ball and look forward to trying this and others.
    Please chec my site I have also made the little blue car which was a big hit with the recipient.

    Thanks for your patterns.

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Thank you, Jan. I’ve had a look at your lovely creations. Tried to leave a comment this morning, but my phone was acting up. Will try again later x

  19. Aimee says:

    I totally agree…very cool! How do you come up with all these great ideas? I’ve seen the plain puzzle balls a million times but never would have come up with the idea of making it into an octopus! I look forward to making him…thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
    Have a spectacular Sunday,
    Aimee :o)

  20. Allison Jones says:

    Love Olive! She is absolutely brilliant!

  21. Amy says:

    That is…*shakes head in amazement* I’m just speechless. This is the most awesome one you’ve designed yet, I love it!!

    I cannot wait until I’m done with my backlog of projects, this will be the first puzzle ball I do.

    Thank you so much for your hard work and generosity of offering them for free.

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Lol, thank you, Amy. You’ve made my day! Crochet quickly so I can see what your Octopus turns out like x

  22. LeAnn Tucker says:

    I love your patterns. Thanks for sharing you are amazing!

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