Squid Hand Puppet Pattern For Oceanic Party Favors

Squid Hand Puppet

Puppets have been a source of entertainment and education for children for centuries, offering a unique blend of play and storytelling that captivates imaginations. Among the various types, the squid hand puppet stands out for its distinctive appearance and the creative play it inspires. The no-sew squid hand puppet pattern simplifies the process of crafting such a toy, making it accessible even to those with minimal crafting experience. This particular crochet pattern focuses on creating a squid puppet without the need for intricate sewing, relying instead on materials that are easily shaped and secured together. It’s ideal for quick projects, crafting with kids, or for anyone looking to make a charming and playful aquatic friend.

Squid Hand Puppet

Free Crochet Squid Hand Puppet Pattern

Making Your Squid Hand Puppet


  • Red Heart Super Saver Stripes -A (I used Peacock and Retro Stripes) – approximately 116 yds
  • 16mm Flat Back Kawaii Eyes
  • Crochet hook size H-5mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Hot glue gun and sticks


  • magic ring
  • rnd, rnds – round, rounds
  • ch, chs – chain, chains
  • st, sts – stitch, stitches
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – triple crochet
  • inc – increase, 2 sts in same st

Step by step Pattern

  • Body, in A
  • Begin with a magic ring.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts
  • Rnd 2: (inc, sc in next 2 sts)2x; 8 sts
  • Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next 3 sts)2x; 10 sts
  • Rnd 4: (inc, sc in next 4 sts)2x; 12 sts
  • Rnd 5: (inc, sc in next 5 sts)2x; 14 sts
  • Rnd 6: (inc, sc in next 6 sts)2x; 16 sts
  • Rnd 7: (inc, sc in next 7 sts)2x; 18 sts
  • Rnd 8: (inc, sc in next 8 sts)2x; 20 sts
  • Rnd 9: (inc, sc in next 9 sts)2x; 22 sts
  • Rnd 10: (inc, sc in next 10 sts)2x; 24 sts
  • Rnd 11: (inc, sc in next 11 sts)2x; 26 sts
  • Rnd 12: (inc, sc in next 12 sts)2x; 28 sts
  • Rnd 13: (inc, sc in next 13 sts)2x; 30 sts
  • Rnd 14: (inc, sc in next 14 sts)2x; 32 sts
  • Rnd 15: (inc, sc in next 15 sts)2x; 34 sts
  • Rnd 16: (inc, sc in next 16 sts)2x; 36 sts
  • Rnd 17: (inc, sc in next 17 sts)2x; 38 sts
  • Rnd 18: (inc, sc in next 18 sts)2x; 40 sts
  • Rnd 19: (inc, sc in next 19 sts)2x; 42 sts
  • Rnd 20: sc in each st around; 42 sts
  • Line up the next 3 sts to the left of your hook, with the next 3 sts right behind them. Mark the right side by counting off 15 sts left to right, beginning with the last st of rnd 20. Place a st marker in the 15th st from the left, to mark for later.
  • no sew squid hand puppet
  • no sew squid hand puppet
  • Insert hook into the 1st and 6th st of the rnd and work sc, sc through the 2nd and 5th sts, and sc through the 3rd and 4th sts.
  • no sew squid hand puppet
  • Now turn the triangle so that it points to the left, and begin working hdc sts up the side of the rnds; hdc 18 up the toward the top of the point, and sc 3 sts across the top, hdc 18 sts back down the other side of the triangle.
  • Just as you did on the other side, sc into sts the first 2 sts, the 2nd 2 sts, and the 3rd 2 sts, stopping at the st marker. The st holding your st marker will now be the first st of the rnd. Take the st marker out. Squid should have 15 sts on each side, and we will go back to working in rnds.
  • Rnd 21: sc in each of the next 15 sts, sk the 3 sts on the edge and turn work, sc in next 15 sts on the other side of the squid, do not join here and throughout; 30 sts
  • Rnd 22: sk over the 3 sts on the edge, sc in each st around; 30 sts
  • Rnds 23-32: sc in each st around; 30 sts
  • Rnd 33: (invsc2tog, sc in next st)10x; 20 sts
  • Rnd 34: sc in each st around, sl st into the first st of the rnd; 20 sts

Tentacles and arms

  • These are worked in the rnd, perpendicular to rnd 34. There are 2 tentacles and 8 arms (tentacle, 4 arms)2x
  • Rnd 35: *ch 40, sl st into the 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, tr in next ch, ch 3, sl st back into the same ch as last st, sc in next 18 chs, hdc in next 10 chs, dc in last 4 chs, sl st into next 2 sts of rnd 34, [ch 36, sl st into the 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, (inc, sc in next ch)9x, (2 hdc in next ch, hdc in next ch)5x, dc in last 4 chs, sl st into the next 2 sts of rnd 34]4x*, repeat from *to* once more.
  • Fasten off the yarn and weave in the ends.


  • Place your eyes about 4 rnds up from the tentacles, either close together or farther apart. Up to you! And glue them down gently.
  • Alternately, eyes can be embroidered on in my standard puppet style of just the curve and lashes, with a small amount of black yarn. Knot off inside the puppet and weave in the ends.


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