Just one pair of socks. The head is one foot section and then 4 legs from each sock body.
But he looks huge
! How did you get four legs from each sock without the material all unraveling?
This octopus does indeed Rock My Socks!
His head is about 6 inches long and 3ish wide. its a whole foot portion minus the heel - I cut off before the heel. I considered keeping it to make a beak but a real puss's beak is under its body so in the end I nixed it.
His legs are about 12inches long but not even an inch wide. I took the body sections that you would make the legs with and cut in half - not all the way to the top. I left a few stripes uncut. Then I cut the halves in half again so you get 4 leg sections from each sock. You end up with a super long sock version of a grass skirt - so to speak. Then repeat with the other section to get 4 other legs.
Once the legs were stuffed and sewn I fit one section up theough the center of the other sock leg section middle and then I sewed the now set of 8 legs into the body.