How to Make a Yarn Octopus Doll

August 3, 2015

Yarn Octopus Doll - finished blue octopus with eyes and mouthCreate a fun, easy, cheap yarn doll in no time!


Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 Doll


  • 1 yarn spool
  • scissors
  • Optional: google eyes and felt scraps


  1. Wrap yarn into a large circle loop. The more yarn that is used in the loop will create thicker legs for the octopus. Also, the larger the loop, the larger the overall size of the doll.
  2. Yarn Octopus Doll - assembling
  3. Tie a string through the top of the loop and tie a knot. Also tie a string around the neck to create the head.
  4. Yarn Octopus Doll - assembling
  5. Cut the bottom of the yarn loop to free the strings.
  6. Yarn Octopus Doll - assembling
  7. Equally divide the strings until eight sections.
  8. Yarn Octopus Doll - assembling

  9. Braid each of the eight sections to create legs. Enjoy!
  10. Yarn Octopus Doll - assembling
  11. Optional: Add a face with googly eyes and a felt smile.
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July 29, 2019

I have been trying to make handmade toys for my 9 month old son. So I was thinking of felt plush toys, but I found out something easier and I don't have to be knitting and sewing the materials together.

Mr. Octopus Made of Yarn - closeup of gren yarn octopus

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