Last week my newest (4th!!) niece was born, and her mummy requested a crochet octopus.
Of course, I left it to the last minute and was feverishly crocheting a week after she was born. And I decided to make a jellyfish instead of an octopus. But she's finished (unlike the blanket I started but still haven't finished for my 3rd niece, who born in October!)
I used this lovely free pattern - cute crochet jellyfish amigurumi pattern.
I made a few changes to the pattern, I used DK yarn (Yarnfair stripes from Wilkos in the colourway 'brights') and a 3mm hook, and made the tentacles much longer than the pattern told me to (it says chain 20, I chained between 40 and 55 for each as I wanted them all different lengths.)