11 FREE Crochet Amigurumi Patterns You Have to Try!
Amigurumi is a Japanese art form that has caught on worldwide, and these fantastic free crochet amigurumi patterns will be favorites that you will turn to again and again. Eleven different patterns make up this exciting free amigurumi tutorial—a sweet crochet bunny, quirky monsters, funky dogs and cats, a handsome prince, and more. Your crochet creatures are just a click away from being born. Imagine the look of surprise and joy you’ll see when you give these cuddly gifts to the favorite kid (big or little) in your life! And because these crochet amigurumi patterns can be whipped up quickly, they are easy to make for a variety of occasions. Beginning crocheters will find the amigurumi how-to they need, while more experienced crocheters can jump right in.
The amigurumi world is filled with creatures of all shapes and sizes. Once you make an amigurumi, you might just get hooked. Click here to download the 11 Free Crochet Amigurumi Patterns: Amigurumi Crochet with Crochet Me. Nearly all the patterns call for knowing just a few basic crochet stitches.
Crochet Amigurumi Patterns
The oversized Doug & Gordo Dolls by Kim Werker are great cuddly companions for children-even the eyes are crocheted, so there’s no choking hazard. These crocheted Canadians would also be great sitting on a shelf in the office, for comic relief just when you need it. These easy crochet dolls are suitable for beginning crocheters. Like Kim Werker, you can finish them up before you get bored and start thinking about the next thing you want to make.
The Dread Pirate Sam by Amy J. Shimel will have you talking like a pirate as you channel Johnny Depp into your crocheted creation. This amigurumi pattern has several parts, but they’re all easy to crochet. You’ll find yourself speaking pirate as you make your very own Pirate Sam. This amigurumi pattern has several parts, but they’re all easy to crochet (and involve only a little bit of obsession). Amy says, “Once I began, I was unable to stop, crocheting at sword point it seemed—not of my own volition but by strict order of The Pirate himself. After a few days of my husband dragging me to bed at 2 a.m., The Dread Pirate Sam was finally done and a legend was born. I hope he brings you many adventures!”
The Funky Stuffed Toys (Cat & Dog) by Judith L. Swartz are perfect crochet patterns for teaching a child to crochet. Made up of simple rectangles, these crochet critters are great stash-busters as well. This colorful design is the perfect amigurumi for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Bright colors and simple details define this cat and dog. They are a great exercise in striping, with a little shaping thrown in. Stuff them tightly or slightly for different looks. Whipstitched seams add another touch of color and emphasize the handmade look. With the exception of the ears and tails, both animals are constructed the same, just in different colors.
The super-adorable Sir Stephen, the Bunny by Donna Childs may become your go-to crochet pattern for baby presents, especially worked in organic cotton. Antique toys were the inspiration for this cuddly crochet bunny. Each body part is crocheted separately in basic stitches. Vintage buttons both embellish and are used to join the arms and legs so he can be posed. Organic cotton yarn makes this a perfect gift for a recipient of any age.
Frog Charming by Toni Rexroat is pensive as he awaits his princess. Now you can make a frog prince for your own princess with this fantastic amigurumi crochet toy. In the story of the Frog Prince, a spoiled princess loses her favorite ball down a well. It is retrieved by a frog prince in exchange for becoming the princess’s playmate—to eat with her, play with her, and sleep on her pillow at night. One morning the princess awakens to discover that the frog has been transformed into a handsome prince. Stitch him up to give as a present along with a copy of The Frog Prince fairy tale.
The sassy Ewenice McFleece by Christine Vitron aspires to a life of drama-maybe as Sheep no. 23 in the Serta commercial. For now, she can be yours as you practice an innovative thrumming technique. Crochet toys are made with love and are meant to be loved in return! Ewenice McFleece is a fine example of single crochet, double crochet, and the innovative double crochet with thrum. Basically an inside-out thrummed mitten, Ewenice consists of just a few parts: a body, four legs, a head, and ears. She can be worked up and assembled in a few short hours. Ewenice’s fleecy coat is cream-colored and she has black accents on her feet and ears but could easily change to other traditional sheepy hues or avant-garde color schemes.
Crochet A Lamb by Meg Grossman is derived from a pattern in Weldon’s Practical Needlework. This pattern has a crocheted fleece fitted over a cotton-batting body. This makes it a perfect for showcasing handspun yarn to make a gift for a fibery friend. The combination of fine yarn for the lamb’s legs, underside, and face, with fuzzy yarn for the fleece, is particularly intriguing. The body of the lamb is an armature over which the crocheted fleece is sewn. A beautiful and loving gift that is sure to be cherished.
Hugo the Not So Hungry Hippo by Stacey Trock is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages. Worked entirely in single crochet, this amigurumi pattern is perfect for beginners looking to practice skills, or for experience crocheters looking for a quick pattern. Hugo will end up being 9″ tall and is great to cuddle with. This beautiful and loving gift is sure to be cherished.
Pucker the Goldfish by MK Lee is a little crochet amigurumi that presents a great opportunity to play with yarn size. This small crochet pattern is a very quick and easy project. Crochet him using a bulky yarn for a giant goldfish perfect for snuggling or work him in thread for a tiny figure perfect for creating your own dry aquarium.
Chiyo the Mouse by Mamta Motiyani is an adorable crochet amigurumi mouse. This crochet pattern is a creation of pure imagination. With crochet balloons ready to fly her away to her next adventure, she is ready to take you with her. This might be the only mouse you would want to have in your house!
Little Joe by Brenda K. B. Anderson is a little crochet monster amigurumi that serves as the perfect best friend. He may be an amigurumi monster, but he has a big heart and adorable grin. Create your own pal or make him for a special someone. How can you say no to that smile?
In case you weren’t counting, that’s 11 crochet amigurumi patterns in all, and absolutely free. Call them amigurumi or crochet toy patterns, but we know you are going to love them all. Check them all out today in the 11 Free Crochet Amigurumi Patterns eBook! Have fun with these free amigurumi crochet patterns.