How cute is this?
I used the Baby Monsters pattern for the body (www.craftyiscool.blogspot.com)
The legs were hooked as part of the last row of the bottom circle. To hook spirals: hook a chain twice the length that you want. Turn, make 2 SC in each chain. I found the spiral effect was stronger when I hooked in the butt of the chain (the back part of the stitch).
Somehow I didn't count right, and my octopus ended up a sextopus - only 6 legs!
Ah, but it's still sweet