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Large Graeme the Octopus

Join a summer CAL this July and learn how to crochet Graeme the Octopus with Kerry Lord and the TOFT community. You'll find daily videos for this crochetalong on @toft_uk Instagram videos, where you can learn all the techniques you need to complete your project. For more information, see the TOFT blog.

Originally seen as part of TOFT's Dye Club crochet subscription in a stunning hand-dyed colourway of vibrant yellow, blue and white inspired by the blue-ringed octopus, Graeme the Octopus has been one of the most loved projects among TOFT fans since his debut in 2018. The unique shaping and 'make bobble' technique used on the tentacles are a great way to add some additional crochet techniques to your skillset, and now you can supersize this pattern with TOFT's ARAN yarn for a larger version of this majestic ocean-dwelling creature.

There are more than 300 species of octopus in the oceans of the world and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. They are masters of camouflage with the ability to change the colour, brightness and pattern of their skin to adapt to their environment or find a mate. Preferring to crawl along the ocean floor, these clever creatures can zoom through the water and release ink if threatened, and they can also survive out of water for several minutes.

TOFT’s Edward’s Menagerie collection is a series of crochet amigurumi toys designed by Kerry Lord. This crochet animal kit contains TOFT’s quality pure wool yarn and an easy-to-follow downloadable pattern. There are video links for all the crochet stitches and techniques used in the pattern to get you started and help you complete your toy. Share your progress with the TOFT community on Instagram @toft_uk using the #edsanimals hashtag.

THIS CROCHET KIT CONTAINS: 400g of TOFT's luxury pure wool ARAN yarn in the colours of your choice and yarn for facial features.
Shown here using:
Main colour: 200g Steel
Contrast colour: 200g Silver
Length of Black

The crochet pattern is provided digitally in .pdf format. You can download this from a link that will appear at the bottom of your order confirmation email and in your MY TOFT library. You can log in and re-download the pattern at your convenience.

YOU WILL NEED: To complete your crochet animal you will need a few added extras including a 5mm crochet hook, toy stuffing and a wool needle. Find everything you need in our haberdashery section.

MEASUREMENTS: When finished your Large Octopus will be approximately 38cm tall from top of head to end of tentacles.

SKILL LEVEL 3: This kit is more suitable for those with some crochet experience.

IT WILL TAKE: Approximately 5-10 hours crochet time.

All orders are hand-picked and packed by our team in Warwickshire into our fully recyclable and reusable packaging.


  • Ruby
  • Amethyst
  • Cream
  • Oatmeal
  • Silver
  • Stone
  • Camel
  • Fudge
  • Mushroom
  • Chestnut
  • Cocoa
  • Shale
  • Steel
  • Charcoal
  • Pink
  • Green