17 free amigurumi crochet patterns
If you’re looking for a crochet project, how about creating amigurumi toys? Or just ONE toy if you’re not sure your skill level is quite up to creating more just yet?
Amigurumi is a Japanese word blending ami (meaning crocheted or knitted) and nuigurumi (meaning a small stuffed doll). I think of them as endearing little yarn creatures and they make a great gift.
If the idea appeals, check out my favourite free pattern ideas (17 of them – as well as some beautiful patterns to buy). There are also yarn recommendations (though crochet toys can be a great way to use up scrap yarn!). Hope you enjoy making one or two of the amigurumi projects I’ve picked out. There are beginner amigurumi patterns suitable for beginner crocheters as well as more challenging fantasy creatures to make.
Free amigurumi crochet patterns
Tip the Border Collie
This sweet little dog is inspired by the book Tip Counts Ten. Based on a true story, Tip’s beautifully illustrated adventure shows that some animals really can count and show concern for those in their care.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn in black and cream – approx. 110 yards each color • Crochet hook size F (3.75 mm) • Stuffing • 16 mm Safety eyes (2) • 16 mm Safety nose (1) • Yarn needle
Finished Size: approx. 9” long (nose to tip of tail); 6” tall lying flat
Gauge: 4 sc & 4 rows = 1”
Skill level: Easy Stitches used include – magic circle, ch, sc, sc dec. As free amigurumi crochet patterns go, this one is a bit of a find.
This super cute pattern is skill level intermediate. If Baby Yoda is one of your favourite characters, this amigurumi design is definitely ‘inspired’ by him. Perfect amigurumi for any little Star Wars fans.
Suitable for beginners upwards, this cute pattern is by Donna Wilkins. A little crochet bunny approximately 5.5 inches tall, perfect for little hands.
This amigurumi written pattern includes detailed instructions and is suitable for those with beginner crochet skills with a knowledge of magic ring/circle, crocheting in spirals/rounds, chain, slip stitch, single crochet,
You will need:
hook: US G (4.00 mm) yarn: DK acrylic yarn. I used DK Special by Stylecraft, but any dk can be used.
stitch marker tapestry needle safety eyes 9mm (embroidered eyes can be made as an alternative) toy stuffing.
Teeny tiny dachshund
If it’s tiny amigurumi patterns you’re after, how about this free crochet pattern? Suitable for intermediate crocheter’s or advanced beginners looking to expand their skills.
Double Knit (8ply /
Yarn Weight #3 / Light #4)
5g of tan yarn
Hook: 3.5 mm or 4 mm (US size E or G)
You will also need: A yarn needle
Enrico The dog
Fast and easy to make, this pattern is full of hints, tips and photos that help you along the way. For beginners instructions of basic crochet stitches are provided.
Difficulty Level: easy. Skills required are sl st, sc, increase/decrease sts and ability to work with small pieces.
Enrico is made in a seamless way, only dog collar is sewn on.
Finished Size:if done with cotton Sport, 2.5mm hook, it is 9 cm (3.5”) high and 3.5cm (1.4”) wide w/o arms. This may vary depending on the yarn and hook size you decide to use.
Pig amigurumi crochet pattern
This one is one of the part crochet part sew amigurumi patterns. It’s by Lenn’s Craft – love the tiny basket and dress!
Baby bunny by Stephanie Lau
This adorable pattern is free from Stephanie’s own website here: https://www.allaboutami.com/chinese-new-year-rabbit/
or you can buy it as a printable PDF pattern on Etsy:
Whilst we’re on the subject of baby bunnies, there’s also a beautiful free baby bunny knitting pattern by Claire Garland for my readers here:
Love this pattern, designed as part of the Amigurumi Blooming Spring Adventure MCAL.
Cute little angel
This pattern makes a cute little angel about 12.5 cm high which you can fill with fragrant lavender or potpourri. The potpourri is added through an opening created at the bottom of the angel which is closed with a small button (the filling can be changed and refreshed at any time). If you prefer, you can fill the angel with toy stuffing, like a traditional amigurumi. The wings are hand sewn from cotton fabric.
This cute little bear is free to download from Lion Brand – and you can also buy the recommended yarn from them at the same time.
Amigurumi spring bunny
These cute little bunnies would make great Easter gifts/decorations
Stephanie Lau Spring bunnies
If it’s Spring bunnies you’re looking for, these beauties by Stephanie Lau are among the very cutest! Again, the pattern is free on Stephanie’s own website: https://www.allaboutami.com/springbunniespattern/ or you can buy the pattern without the ads as a printable PDF on Etsy:
Chinese new year doll
Also love Stephanie’s little Chinese new year doll – free on her website here https://www.allaboutami.com/chinesenewyeardollpattern/ or to buy without the ads as a printable PDF pattern on Etsy:
Primrose doll by Stephanie Lau
Possibly the pretties of all Stephanie’s patterns, however, is this adorable Primrose doll pattern. It’s free from Stephanie’s allaboutami website here https://www.allaboutami.com/primrose-crochet-dolls/ or to buy from Etsy here (as a printable PDF pattern without the ads):
Lucky cat doorstop amigurumi crochet pattern
This cute doorstop pattern is skill level easy and practical too. It’s free to download from Lion Brand Yarn:
Amigurumi straight bunny 2 in 1 pattern
This cute pattern is by Tatie and skill level is easy. It’s an amazing pattern to get for free as there are 2 bunnies as well as their tiny scarves! If bunny rabbits are favourite animals of little ones in your life, this could be a great project choice.
Crochet pride frog
Love this happy little guy (or girl – or neither, you decide! It’s by Amy Gaines and suitable for skill level beginner, so maybe this is your next project? Techniques used: Single Crochet Half-Double Crochet single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) single crochet twice in the same single crochet stitch (increase) Half-Double crochet twice in the same stitch (increase).
Amigurumi crochet patterns to buy
Kira the kangaroo
Such a beautiful pattern and there’s an adorable story to go with it, all about Kira:
Kira can be seen from afar by her long scarlet coloured scarf – so the koalas sometimes call her the “Red Kira”. In her spacious pouch she keeps everyday things and her impressive collection of antique cushion springs – and of course her baby kangaroo feels most at home here. After a furious victory in the shadow boxing championship, the two prepare themselves for the world championship in long-jump.
Mon petit lapin amigurumi crochet pattern
Adorable. And available in lots of different languages: English, Spanish, French, German
Rabbit doll amigurumi crochet pattern
More adorable bunnies to choose from – two patterns in one. Available to buy on Etsy:
Spaniel amigurumi crochet pattern
Who wouldn’t be better off with a spaniel in their life? The best thing about this pattern is how much fun the lucky recipient would have playing with it and just cuddling up. Love the floppy ears, the soft, gentle expression and over-sized paws. Just like the real thing. Available to buy as an instant download printable PDF pattern on Etsy:
If you’re new to crochet, you might like to read this post: crochet basics – a beginner’s guide
It covers all the basics including single crochet, most-used crochet skills, double crochet stitches and basic crochet stitches. There are also lots of super-helpful links to video tutorials to help you become a dab hand at this fun craft.
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