Octopus from Lion Brand (if you can't see the pattern, just sign up, it's free) and made one for a gift. I made him a little smaller than the pattern, starting with just 3 chains and 6 single crochets for the body and then cutting out rows 11-17. I think I made the arms longer too.
I'm always looking for the way to take toys to the next level though and make them learning tools like el Conejo Hambriente. So I just crocheted numbers on the tentacles and we have a Counting Octopus, great for helping us count one through eight.
Pulpo Pablo (his Spanish name) next week in Spanish for Preschoolers!