Want to try making amigurumi? This list of free amigurumi patterns includes animals, food, dolls, and more, with something for crocheters of all skill levels.
What Is Amigurumi?
Amigurumi is a Japanese word that means crocheted or knitted stuffed toys. Crocheted amigurumi are the most common, and they frequently use the simplest of stitches as their base: the single crochet. Of course, there are increases and decreases, color changes, and a few special techniques, but they are still fun and easy objects to crochet.
Because most of these are small, they don't take much yarn and you can make them in a short amount of time. They are fun to play with, set on a shelf, hang on a holiday tree, or even use as a keychain! See 20+ free amigurumi patterns for crocheters of all skill levels.
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Get Started With a Rainbow of Monsters
Simple monsters are a fun and easy way to learn how to make amigurumi toys. With this basic pattern, you can crochet the base piece, then customize it with adorable eyes, mouths, bows, and even some optional feet.
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Make an Amigurumi That's Sweet as Honey
In amigurumi, simple shapes can make a big impact. That's certainly true of this jumbo bee. The design is easy to make and blanket yarn makes it super-sized and squishy. Bee sure to buzz around the Curious Papaya website for more oversized designs for cute foods and more.
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Crochet Some Fruity Friends
Dolls dressed like fruit? What could be sweeter? This set of three free patterns from Tiny Curl include lemon and watermelon girls, as well as a pineapple girl that has cute leafy spikes. And while you could crochet just one, these friends are best kept as a fruit salad set.
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Craft a Tiny Panda
This tiny little panda fits in the palm of your hand and is oh-so-cute. There are minimal color changes and only a few easy pieces to crochet. You could make this in traditional black and white, but seeing a blue and white panda might just inspire you to try other colors, too!Continue to 5 of 24 below.
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Prepare a Crocheted Spread
It's time to put the cute in charcuterie! A Menagerie of Stitches shares this free set of patterns for a collection of meats, cheeses, crackers, and more. This is a perfect example of how little amigurumi designs can be both an art piece and a fun item for kids to play with.
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Hook a Big One
The easiest amigurumi patterns are crocheted in pieces, then put together. That's exactly what happens with this whale designed by Becky Garrett for the Gathered website. Even the striped belly is a separate piece, which makes for fewer color changes and a great way to use up some yarn scraps!
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Crochet a Happy Little Bat
Have you ever wanted to hug a bat before? You will when you make this sweet little bat amigurumi! Sir Batwington would be a perfect Halloween gift, but it's also ideal for anyone who loves these flying creatures of the night.
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Make Beautiful Music in Crochet
Very small amigurumi designs are also good holiday ornaments, and music lovers will especially appreciate this one. All you need to do is add a little hanger to decorate your tree with a note or two. And if you've ever worked with black yarn before, you know it can be tricky to see. Thankfully, Holly from Storyland Amis shows the step-by-step for this using white yarn so it's easy to follow along.Continue to 9 of 24 below.
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Get Ready to Fawn Over This Amigurumi
Oh deer! If it isn't the cutest little fawn pattern. This free deer is best for intermediate crocheters, but there's a video tutorial to help you through any tricky parts, as well as tips for skipping the color changes. You might even learn a new technique or two that you can use when making other patterns!
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Crochet a Super Soft and Curly Octopus
Even babies can enjoy amigurumi! This crocheted octopus is designed for preemies to snuggle with and grab onto the curly tentacles. By stitching on the face instead of using plastic safety eyes (which you often see on amigurumi), it's safe for infants and toddlers to play with.
Crochet Octopus Pattern From The Spruce Crafts
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Light Your Crochet on Fire
Do things around you ever feel like a dumpster fire? Bring some humor to your crochet with this adorable design from Twinkie Chan, based on Truck Torrence's art. This is definitely a more complicated project, but the result is so cute that it's worth the effort.
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Build a Snowy Amigurumi
Craft your own frozen friend with this huggable snowman amigurumi designed by Rose Obom of Craft Her. The hat and scarf are removable so you can change up your snow friend's look.Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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Make a Palm-Sized Piggy
This little piggy is sure to make you squeal in delight! Rather than a full pig body, this free amigurumi almost feels like a little emoji with its round shape, tiny arms, and blushing cheeks. If you're looking to make full animal characters, Hainchan has plenty more patterns available for sale, so you can crochet a whole critter village.
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Plant Crocheted Flowers
Even if you don't have a green thumb, you can grow your own flowers with some yarn and your crochet hook! Erin May Crochet offers these free Bumble Blossoms, complete with the pots and a little bee. There's even a third design in her LoveCrafts shop as well.
Bumble Blossom and Tulip Crochet Patterns From Erin May Crochet
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Crochet a Furry Fall Friend
This adorable bunny rabbit is all ready for fall with a cozy infinity scarf and matching socks. The scarf uses Tunisian crochet to give it a more knit look, but everything else is worked with traditional crochet stitches. But the best part about Coco might just be that super sweet expression!
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Take Your Crochet to the Beach
These Beach Bum Dolls are ready to soak in some salty air and sandy shores! Unlike most of the amigurumi designs in this list, these figures are semi-flat with some three-dimensional components. That's one of the unique elements of Spin a Yarn Crochet's patterns, and if you like these, you'll love all the other designs she makes.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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Put a Pin in It
Want to make a functional amigurumi? Check out Henrietta the Hedgehog! Not only is this is a perfectly adorable little animal on its own, but it's also a handy way to store your pins. Chloe Peters also excels at designing unique creatures, which are available through her Ravelry store.
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Make a Few Amigurumi Pups
Stephanie Lau from All About Ami has enough cute patterns that it's hard to choose just one to include here, but this Chinese New Year Dog uses a few techniques to make it stand out. After crocheting the dogs, she shows you exactly how to brush them so they have fluffy fur. Then you add color with markers for a realistic look that you won't achieve any other way!
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Crochet Some and S'more
Along with animals, food is one of the most common amigurumi subjects. Seeing a happy little s'more tells you why. Little crocheted foods with faces are just cute. All you need to go with these is a crocheted campfire!
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Craft a Trio of Happy Hippos
These little hippos look like they should have their own television series. Which makes us think that if you make a set for your child, they might just use them to act out stories and have some seriously fun playtime. And just to add to the fun, they use chenille yarn for the softest hippo friends you'll ever meet.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Grow a Prickly Pal
Cacti are pretty easy to take care of, but this amigurumi version doesn't require any care whatsoever! There are lots of fun details on this friendly cactus, including the way it seems to wave at you. You can also easily skip the face and scarf if you'd prefer your desert plant to look a bit more traditional.
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Crochet a Crafty Critter
Hamsters are sometimes called pocket pets, and this pattern allows you to crochet a critter that you really do carry around in your pocket! These furry friends look like they came straight out of an anime, and they come with teeny snacks to munch on. Customize yours with cute colors and favorite foods.
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Create a Cartoon Shiba Dog
This may be the friendliest Shiba (a Japanese hunting dog) you'll ever see. The oversized paws give it a cartoon feeling that kids and grown-ups will love. Piggiesagogo offers an extensive free PDF pattern with full written instructions, photo guides, and charts so you can follow along the whole way.
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Carve an Amigurumi Pumpkin
With the simplest of stitches, you can crochet this happy pumpkin. It's soft and squishy, making it perfect for hugging. And while it has a face, it's not strictly a Halloween pumpkin. This amigurumi is perfect for the entire fall season!
How to Crochet a Pumpkin From The Spruce Crafts