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35+ Easy Crochet Animal Patterns (Amigurumi)

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Introduction to Easy Crochet Animal Patterns (Amigurumi)

Have you wanted to create a cute crochet animals but are having a hard time finding patterns? Were the typical results coming up granny animal patterns? Maybe it’s because crochet stuffed animal patterns go by many names, such as crochet plushies, crochet stuffed animals, and crochet stuffies, but the best way to find great patterns is by searching for amigurumi!

Amigurumi is the Japanese word for a stuffed toy that is crocheted or knitted, but most of the time patterns that will come up in the searches will be crocheted amigurumi.

The versatility of crochet shines through the most when it comes to plushies and amigurumi, because of this crochet enthusiasts can channel their passion into crafting adorable amigurumi animals with just a crochet hook and yarns. 

It’ll take you a little time to learn the handful of skills that are common to amigurumi, but we can guarantee that once you understand it you won’t stop creating cute crochet plushies. But if you are still asking how to crochet amigurumi animals for beginners and want to get the basics down first and get guidance from the experts, we have a free online summit workshop that you can join, and learn to crochet the best amigurumi toys!

But if you want to start working on your cute plushies now, we have 35 of the best free amigurumi patterns for crochet animals so you can make your own cute and cuddly little creatures, so check it out!

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What is Amigurumi? 

Have you been seeing those cute little crochet stuff toys online and have been wondering how you can make them? That’s amigurumi! Now you might be asking yourself as well what is amigurumi crochet?

The word amigurumi (あみぐるみ) is a blend of the Japanese words “ami” (あみ) and “nuigurumi” (ぬいぐるみ), which means crocheted or knitted stuffed toy. And that’s exactly what you get when you make amigurumi!

These adorable crochet toys are easy and quick to make since a lot of them are small. In the amigurumi technique, you work in a spiral round, unlike in the common Western method of working row by row. Working in rounds makes it quicker to build up, but easier to get lost in, so crocheters use various items to keep track of their rounds.

Using the amigurumi method you can create a wide variety of cute little animals, dolls, food, or even miniature objects. Due to the rise in popularity of this method, it is now widely known worldwide. Now amigurumi patternmakers are found all over the world with countless free and paid patterns available for you, and even ready-made plushies available for purchase. 

What is the History of Amigurumi?  

Due to the origin of the word, most people consider it a Japanese craft, but some historians argue that the origin of the art form is China, because of the records found in the Shang Dynasty about knitted and crocheted dolls. Such dolls were first found in Japan during the 17th century, or the Edo period, due to the trade between the Dutch and Japanese people, and the interaction between China and Japan. 

In the 19th century, the yarn craft techniques learned from trading with the Dutch and interacting with China continued to expand and flourish in Japan, thanks to the samurai. They used these yarn crafts to create winter wear, gloves, socks, and even embellishments for their katana.

Finally, in the 20th century, the first crocheted stuffed animal patterns we now know as amigurumi began to appear. Amigurumi’s popularity increased during the 1970s during the emergence of kawaii culture and style. The kawaii culture embraced all things cute, from miniature dolls and toys to cute and colorful cartoon characters like Hello Kitty.

During the late 80s, the amigurumi art boomed again due to an NHK show called Ami.

Since then, amigurumi’s popularity has continued to grow with the rise of free online patterns and video tutorials since the early 2000s, gaining worldwide attention.

Is Amigurumi Difficult?  

No. Amigurumi is easy to do once you get to know the basic crochet stitches and get a grasp of how to construct different amigurumi shapes. That’s why it’s best to start with learning how to create a ball using the amigurumi technique. By perfecting the crochet ball, you’ll understand how tight your stitches should be, how much stuffing you’ll need, and how each increase and decrease can influence the shape of the amigurumi ball.

After learning to master the crochet ball, your next problem will be which amazing pattern to start with. The amigurumi world is your oyster!

Why Is Amigurumi So Popular with Crocheters?

Aside from them being adorably cute? Amigurumi are easy and fun to make! There are so many reasons for you to choose this as your next crochet project. 

The variety in amigurumi designs will keep you crocheting forever, with so many designs you’ll definitely find the best gifts to make. They are also typically small so you can make a batch up quickly, and it won’t be hard to hide them if they are gifts.

A trend nowadays in the amigurumi pattern world is making a themed series, like Chiacrafts’ Women of History HERSTORY series or Green Frog Crochet’s Princess Pattern Series, these fun projects will make a great collection that you can display in your home. Aside from these paid patterns, there are thousands of free amigurumi crochet patterns out there.

Whether you are making amigurumi for yourself or for your loved ones, it will be calming and boost your brain power. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start igniting that creative crochet passion in you and make cute, soft, and amazing plushies now!

Supplies Needed to Make Crochet Animals

Choosing the Perfect Yarn to Crochet Animal Patterns

Choosing yarn for amigurumi projects deals more with color choices than yarn feel. Generally, the best yarn for amigurumi is cotton yarn or acrylic yarn.

Cotton and acrylic yarns are easy to work with and have clear stitch definitions, which makes it easy for you to see what you are working with. Another benefit of those two types is that they are soft, cost-effective, and easy to work with.

Remember when choosing the best yarn for you, make sure there is a range of color options available so that you can easily create more amigurumi from the excess yarn. Part of the fun of amigurumi is all the details so you’ll definitely use little leftover bits on other projects. 

What’s the Best Yarn Weight for Amigurumi or Crocheted Animal Patterns?

Usually, amigurumi patterns call for sport or light weight yarn because you can get more details into a small space if your stitches are smaller. Some projects call for worsted weight yarn, or you can upsize an amigurumi by working in worsted weight yarn instead of a lighter option. 

Our suggestions for the different yarn weights are as follows:

Sport weight (2): Knit Picks Brava Sport

Light weight (3): Scheepjes® Softfun DK

Worsted weight (4): Lion Brand Basic Stitch

Crochet Hook for Crochet Animal Patterns

Usually, the best crochet hook to use is whatever is the suggested size on the yarn label, but for making amigurumi, it’s best to go a size or two down on the hook. If the suggested size is 2.75mm on the ball band, for example, you would use a 2.25mm crochet hook. 

The reason for that is that you want your stitches to be relatively firm and close together so that the stuffing doesn’t spill out through the holes in the stitches. 

The Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set is our favorite because you already have a wide variety of hook sizes available, you won’t need to make an unexpected craft store run just to get the perfect size hook for your project.

Notions and Supplies Needed to Crochet Animal Patterns 

Compared to other crochet projects, crochet animals and dolls will need a certain set of tools in your arsenal. Although beginners can utilize alternatives, having these tools will ensure that you minimize the mistakes you make during the project, and get the intended final look.

Scissors

Like in any needlecraft, scissors are your best friend. You need them to cut off the yarn whether it be to finish off the ends or when changing into different colors in your crochet animal project. Regular scissors are ok at the start, but you’ll want a dedicated pair of yarn scissors for your threads eventually because small scissors are easier to use and cut cleanly.

Stitch Markers & Row Counters

It is easy to get lost in the rounds when making crochet stuffed animals and toys. Crocheters often make mistakes like this because of how repetitive the actions are, and since the projects are worked continuously you can’t easily see where the round starts and ends unless you place stitch markers.

We recommend Clover Stitch Markers and if you also want to keep track of your rounds, grab a Knitter's Pride Row Counter.

Yarn Needle

Yes, typically if you are resourceful and careful enough your hook is sufficient in hiding your yarn ends, but in making crochet plushies you need a yarn needle to effectively hide the yarn tail. Our favorite is a Clover Tapestry Needle.

Safety Eyes

Your crocheted stuffed animal may need eyes, although some patterns utilize felt or crochet small circles, no one can deny how prettier and more elevated it would be to use doll safety eyes. 

The size of safety eyes you need for your project will typically be indicated on the pattern but we find it best to have a variety of sizes on hand, because we can assure you that you will be making a lot of amigurumi projects once you start.

Here are the various safety eyes sizes that are commonly used: 6mm, 8mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, and 24mm. And if you need a helpful guide, here is a short tutorial from Knit Picks on how to install safety eyes. Don’t use safety eyes on projects meant for very small children as they can pull out and become a choking hazard.

Doll Stuffing

When you are just starting out and experimenting you can use yarn and cloth scraps for your project stuffing, but they will not give you the desired shape or the desired softness. What is typically used by crocheters are polyester fiberfill and natural cotton stuffing, if you want to use hard stuffing to have some weight you can also opt for plastic pellets.

Basic Stitches and Techniques Used for Making Amigurumi Animals  

To know how to crochet amigurumi plushies you need to have knowledge of the basic stitches and techniques. Here are some of the basics you need to cover before you get started.

Single Crochet

The single crochet stitch is a staple, it is one of the 6 basic crochet stitches. This stitch is also the most used stitch in crochet amigurumi because of the tight stitch that it creates, which ensures that the stuffing in the plushie will not be seen or escape from the doll. In patterns, it is written as sc.

Front Loop Single Crochet

The front loop single crochet is worked by only stitching into the front loop of the next stitch. The purpose of this is usually to create a unique shape, define a line, or to have a place to work another separate round (like the inner and outer part of a dress).

Back Loop Single Crochet

The back loop single crochet is worked by only stitching into the back loop of the next stitch. It works the same way as front loop single crochet

Single Crochet Increase

The single crochet increase is a variation of the basic single crochet, worked by doing 2 single crochet stitches in one stitch. In patterns, it is typically written sc inc.

Single Crochet Decrease

The single crochet decrease is a variation of the single crochet used to make a shape smaller. It is worked by crocheting two single crochets together. You start the first stitch but don’t fully complete it, then start the second stitch and finish them off together.

When written in patterns it is written as sc2tog, sometimes sc dec. 

Sometimes, although it’s not that common, you may encounter sc3tog. This is three single crochets worked together. You do it in the same way as you would decrease two stitches, just with three. 

Changing Colors

It’s important to know how to change colors well so that your amigurumi looks its best. Different people use different methods but I like to work to the color before where I want to change colors, work all but the last part of the last stitch, then change colors for the last part of the stitch and work on as usual in the new color. 

For instance, to change colors in single crochet you would go into the stitch and pull up the loop with the first color, then with the second color, yarn over and pull through both loops. 

Crochet Spiral

The amigurumi technique involves working in spirals instead of turning at the end of the round. This means you don’t connect the ends of the first and last stitch of the row, you continuously work on the round, in a spiral.

Magic Circle

When learning how to crochet amigurumi, one of the first things you need to learn is how to do a magic circle or magic ring. This is one of the best ways to start a project where you will crochet in the round.

In this method, you won’t be starting with a slip knot. This is because the main characteristic of a magic ring (also known as a magic loop, magic circle, or mc) is that it is an adjustable circle that you can tighten up. Using this method, you will be able to eliminate the hole in the center of your project, so that your filling will not come out.

Start by looping the yarn around your fingers. Make an x with the yarn over your fingers.

Steps 1 to 3 of How To Do A Crochet Magic Circle

Hold the yarn at the x.

How To Do A Crochet Magic Circle Step 4

Insert your hook under the loop and yarn over.

Steps 5 to 6 of How To Do A Crochet Magic Circle

Pull through the loop, and hold on to where the loop is intersecting with the other yarn strands.

Steps 7 to 8 of How To Do A Crochet Magic Circle

Yarn over and pull through that loop. This stitch makes your magic loop somewhat secure, but it doesn’t count as a chain. Remember to still keep hold of the intersection.

How To Do A Crochet Magic Circle Step 9

Chain 1, this is your building stitch.

How To Do A Crochet Magic Circle Step 11

Make however many single crochet stitches your pattern calls for over the ring. The first sc stitch will secure the loop properly.

How To Do A Crochet Magic Circle Step

Pull the loose string, in order to tighten the adjustable ring.

How To Do A Crochet Magic Circle Step 12

Crochet Animal Amigurumi Tips

Before you get started crocheting an amigurumi you should keep these helpful tips in mind.

Use a Smaller Hook Size Than Suggested on the Yarn Label

If you are just beginning your amigurumi animal journey, it might be daunting to choose the hook size needed for your project. But a general rule is that it is better to use a smaller hook size than what is recommended on the yarn label.

It is important to choose a smaller hook size because you need to make sure that your stitches are tight with no gaps in between. You are creating 3D crochet animals that will be stuffed with filling. You wouldn’t want your stuffing to be visible through the stitches or start to come out from the stitches.

Get Comfortable Crocheting in a Spiral

Crocheting in a spiral is the foundation of amigurumi. Working in a spiral creates a nice seamless outcome. Unfortunately, this also means you don’t know where the round starts and ends, so make sure you are using stitch markers to help you know where your round ends.

Use the Invisible Decrease Method for a Polished Look

If you are aiming for a professional look for your project, using the crochet invisible decrease is what you need to use in your amigurumi animal project. This method is very easy to learn, and when you are done, no one will even see where you did your decrease. 

But take note this method is only good when you are working on amigurumi crochet patterns. It’s not recommended to be used in flat projects because it will pucker and warp the project. But with amigurumi, once you add the stuffing the shape will sit just right.

You do an invisible crochet decrease, create a single crochet stitch, and insert the hook into just the front loops of the next two stitches. Finish the stitch as if it were a normal single crochet by yarning over and pulling through all the loops.

Use Jogless Stripes when Changing Colors

Changing colors in amigurumi has always been a bit of a challenge.

When you work in continuous rounds, the stitches don’t sit exactly on top of each other, because you’re basically stitching a spiral. When you start a new round the stitch is actually a little diagonal from the stitch below.  

You don’t usually see this when working with a single color, but it becomes obvious due to the color change. So, when working on stripes where the color change is visible it is best to use the jogless color change method.

This method is as easy as working a slip stitch instead of a normal single crochet when you change colors. By doing this you drastically change the look, and the jog will be barely visible. What’s more, it doesn’t interrupt the flow of the stitches.

To use this crochet color change method, you will pull up a loop using the working color from the next stitch, then instead of finishing the sc stitch with that color, you will put your new color on your hook, and pull this loop through both loops on the hook. 

Work the first stitch in the new color as a slip stitch rather than a single crochet. Then just work single crochet until you need to change colors again.

Use Stitch Markers to Start Each Round

Since amigurumi is worked in a continuous round, there are no seams to help you understand where each round starts and ends. That means it is easy to lose your place and crochet too much or too little when trying to make a piece a particular size.

That is why with working with amigurumi, using stitch markers is key. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch of the round, then move it up with every new round. By doing this you are ensuring that you won’t lose your spot or have to count all over again.

Do Not Overstuff Your Crochet Animals

Knowing when stuffing is too much or too little is important when making crochet amigurumi toys. If you put too little, the shape won’t be as intended or it might not hold its shape. If you stuff too much, stitches may become undone, and the toy won’t be soft or easy to play with.

So, find that sweet spot for your crochet animals! It takes a little practice but you’ll soon get the feel for what a good amount of stuffing looks like. 

Count Your Stitches

When working on amigurumi projects, you must keep track of your stitches and your rounds, because most likely if you get lost, you’ll have to recount from the start. 

Using a row counter can help you keep track of how many rounds you have worked, and if you use a stitch marker at the beginning of the round it will be easy to count how many stitches you have at the end so you stay on the right track. 

Crochet Animal Patterns for Beginners 

These are some of our favorite free crochet animal patterns for beginners, that you can surely hone your skills with!


Crochet Amigurumi Bumblebee
Amigurumi Bumblebee Pattern

Designer: Hooked by Robin
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me

This happy little bumblebee might just be the little amigurumi ray of sunshine you need! And what’s more this little cutie is an easy crochet animal to make.


Dumpling Crochet Kitty
Dumpling Kitty Crochet Pattern

Designer: Sarah Sloyer, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

This Dumpling Kitty is one of the cutest crochet animal patterns we could find, and it is free! It is approximately 4” tall and is great for easy to intermediate level crocheters. It is also a quick 3-hour project so you can easily make a kindle of kittens for yourself and your feline loving friends.


The Little Crochet Pig
The Little Pig Pattern

Designer: Hainchan
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport

This little piggy can come home to you! This cube crochet pig pattern is great for those crocheters that are ready to take on a little bit more difficulty after the basics.


Amigurumi Crochet Octopus
Amigurumi Octopus Pattern

Designer: Lilleliis
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

The perfect amigurumi crochet octopus for babies! The tentacles are stitched into the body which makes it safe for babies to play with. And since there is no need for safety eyes, there is no fear that anything from the doll will pop off. If you want to tweak the head a little bit it can easily become a crochet jellyfish.


Two-legged Bunny Crochet Rattle
Two-legged Bunny Rattle Pattern

Designer: Lanukas
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: DMC Natura Just Cotton

The great thing about amigurumi art is that not all projects need to be anatomically correct, you can make any cute critter in the style of characters. Like this cute two-legged bunny! What’s more, it makes for a great gift for babies. (Note the pattern is in Spanish but if you keep scrolling you’ll find it in English, too.)


Pew the Crochet Baby Penguin
Pew the Baby Penguin Pattern

Designer: Khuc Cay
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Softfun

These tiny penguins are outfitted for Christmas, but you could leave off the hat to make them cute decor for any time of year. Or use these little cuties as Christmas tree ornaments.


Pocket Crochet Foxes
Pocket Fox Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Spin a Yarn 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Your new pocket companions! And if you aren’t used to completely 3D projects yet, then this is the perfect project for you. These adorable pocket foxes are made flat and then sewn together, so you can use hard or soft stuffing.


Kevin the Crochet Dino
Kevin the Dino Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Elisa Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Softfun

Who wouldn’t love a cute, cuddly, and friendly dinosaur? These will make perfect gifts for your dinosaur-loving loved ones. That little face is the cutest!


Crochet Little Lamb Lovey
Crochet Little Lamb Lovey Pattern

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca and Feels Like Butta

The crochet little lamb lovey free pattern will be the perfect companion to help your little one to fall asleep. This little soft blankey will definitely help your child sleep soundly!


Crochet Spring Bunny Toys
Spring Bunny Toy Crochet Pattern

Designer: Lilleliis
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

These crochet springtime bunnies will be great add-on to children’s Easter baskets! It doesn’t take a crochet master for you to make this, it is a great pattern for beginners. The little flowers are simple to stitch and magnify the cuteness.


Baby Humpback Crochet Whale
Baby Humpback Crochet Whale Pattern

Designer: 1 Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Make yourself an adorable whale companion. This pattern will put your assembly sewing skills to the test, but it’s a lot of fun to make.


Chubby Cat Crochet Amigurumi
Chubby Cat Amigurumi

Designer: Little Love Every Day
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport

It’s hard not to love these itty bitty crochet kitties. They are fluffy little furballs with adorable eyes. These chubby cats will make you want to finish your project immediately, so you can have your cutie cat companion by your side.


Crochet Boucle Bear and Bunny
Boucle Bear and Bunny Crochet Pattern

Designer: All About Ami
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Homespun

Create a classic teddy bear or bunny with soft boucle yarn! These sweet stuffed toys are so soft and cuddly. They will make perfect gifts for your loved ones.


Fat Crochet Cat Stuffie
Fat Cat Crochet Stuffie Pattern

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Velvet

This is for the cat lovers out there! Inspired by Grumpy Cat and kawaii trends in toys, snuggle up and hug this crochet fat cat stuffie made with irresistibly soft velvet yarn. Just make sure to crochet tightly so that no stuffing can seep through.


Crochet Fox Pumpkin
Crochet Fox Pumpkin Pattern

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Add a little sweetness to your autumn decoration with this crochet fox pumpkin! Make this crochet fox pumpkin in large or small size and set them out to keep you company all fall. If you change up the expressions or add a little witch hat you can elevate this pumpkin to a Halloween pumpkin.


Zipzip Crochet Bunny
Zipzip Bunny Crochet Pattern

Designer: Elif Tekten, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport 

The Zip Zip Bunny is a cute and quick project that makes perfect gifts. It is so quick you can make it in just 2 hours! If you want to give it a special personality you just need to tweak the facial expressions a little bit.


Crochet Ragdoll Unicorn
Ragdoll Unicorn Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Spin a Yarn
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Handicrafter

Magic, sparkles, and rainbows? Who wouldn’t want this crochet unicorn? This classic ragdoll design is worked in flat pieces for ease, and you can make it any color you like.


Hubble the Crochet Squid
Hubble the Squid Pattern

Designer: Projectarian, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Hubble the squid is an easy-peasy crochet pattern that involves only minimal sewing. The 26-page free pattern includes more than 100 photos to help you understand each step of the process. This cute squid is a robust and very durable toy, perfect for newborns.


Crochet Animal Patterns for Intermediate and Advanced Crocheters

When you are ready to take your skills to the next level check out these free adorable animal crochet patterns that you can make!


Classic Crochet Bunny
Classic Crochet Bunny Pattern

Designer: 1 Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn

There is never a bad time to make a soft and huggable bunny with floppy ears, whether it is for Easter, a birthday, or a baby shower. This free crochet pattern can be made with a variety of yarns, in various sizes.


Orbit the Crochet Dragon
Orbit the Dragon Crochet Pattern

Designer: Projectarian, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Berroco Vintage DK

Orbit the dragon is a fun and quirky crochet pattern that’s a great project to work with multicolored yarn. Make a soft and huggable stuffed toy for your kids or anyone who loves dragons.


Amigurumi Crochet Rat Bookmark
Amigurumi Crochet Rat Bookmark Pattern

Designer: Supergurumi
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Schachenmayr Catania

Avid readers will know the struggle, there is never a bookmark in sight when you need one, so why not make one? A bookmark so eye-catching you won’t forget it! This bookmark is made using chain stitches, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches, and slip stitches. And it’s sure to make you laugh every time you see it.


Crochet Llama No Drama
Llama No Drama Pattern

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver O’Go

Kids of all ages will love this cutie llama. It is soft and cuddly; you'll always want it by your side.


Ginnie the Crochet Giraffe Amigurumi
Ginnie the Giraffe Free Amigurumi Pattern

Designer: Jess Huff
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Ultra-cuddly and makes for a great friend. Ginnie the Giraffe is the one they “look up” to the most in the savanna. Your assembly skills will be put to a test with the many pieces you’d need to attach to make this sweet friend.


Small Crochet Cat
Small Cat Crochet Pattern

Designer: Lilleliis
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes® Softfun

Learn how to crochet with joined legs with this free cat crochet pattern. You can even make this kitty in 2 versions, one with a striped blouse, and 1 with a ruffled skirt. If you are comfortable enough with adjusting patterns you can even mix the two together by making a cat with a striped blouse in a ruffled skirt.


Crochet Zebra Amigurumis
Zebra Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Designer: Craft Passion
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash

Meet ZeeZee! ZeeZee is cute to look at and interesting to make. He also stands 14” long which makes for a perfect friend to snuggle with on the couch.


Crochet Flower Gal
Flower Gal Free Flower Crochet Pattern

Designer: Tiny Curl
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

This pretty little flower is a fun addition to your indoor garden space, bookshelf, or windowsill. Her little pet bee makes it all the cuter!


Jip the Crochet Owl
Jip the Owl Crochet Pattern

Designer: Tessa van Riet-Ernst, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Schachenmayr Catania

Jip the Owl is a cutie pie that stands 12cm high. Jip’s personality shines through his facial expression, which you can change by giving him a winking eye or two open eyes.


Bruna the Crochet Bunny
Bruna the Bunny Crochet Pattern

Designer: Amour Fou
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Chenille Appeal 

Bruna the bunny is the sassy crochet animal friend you need! This soft and huggable crochet bunny will make the perfect nighttime snuggle.


Crochet Amigurumi Otter Family
Amigurumi Otter Family Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Spin a Yarn
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

One of the sweetest animals, the otter values its family just like us. So, why not make an otter family that you can display in your family room?


Crochet Curlie Toys
Curlie Crochet Pattern

Designer: Tiny Curl
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Are you ready to crochet your new cuddly BFF? The Curlie free pattern is perfect for all crochet levels, and since the free pattern has detailed instructions with photo tutorials you can make sure to get the desired look.


Long-Legged Crochet Grumpy Cat
Long-Legged Grumpy Cat Crochet Pattern

Designer: Kristi Tullus
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed

An easy and fun pattern this long-legged grumpy cat free crochet pattern will help you relax. This pattern is a beginner-friendly amigurumi that works up easily with just single crochet stitches.


Step-By-Step Crochet Animal Amigurumi Video Tutorials

If you still haven’t found an answer to your question of ‘How to crochet an amigurumi?’ try these step-by-step video tutorials to help you in making the cutest crochet critters ever!


 Easy Cat Amigurumi
How to Crochet Easy Cat Amigurumi Tutorial

Designer: DIY Fluffies
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Schachenmayr Catania

This easy-to-follow crochet video tutorial is great for beginners. You can make cute little cat keychains that all your friends will envy you for or that you can gift to them. You can even add little embellishments and make a series of cute crochet cat Christmas ornaments.


Kawaii Crochet Octopus
How to Crochet a Kawaii Octopus

Designer: Hooked by Robin
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me

No Sewing Required! This quick and cute kawaii crochet octopus will make you want to make more in various colors. Crochet along with the detailed and easy video tutorial to make your own chunky crochet octopus.


Crochet Turtle Amigurumi Animals
Easy Crochet Turtle Free Amigurumi Animal Pattern for Beginners

Designer: Rose and Lily Crochet
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket

Slow and steady wins the race, but these crochet turtles will be done in a jiffy. Make your very own version of these cute little ones with the free video tutorial by Rose and Lily Crochet. You can even make a bunch of them with different colored shells to give out to small children.


Crochet Amigurumi Bunny Rabbit
How to Crochet Amigurumi Bunny Rabbit Tutorial

Designer: Odinka Wisanindhi 
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend

This pretty crochet bunny tutorial makes an animal that both kids and adults will appreciate. Matched with a soft yarn, this amigurumi bunny is the perfect crochet bunny pattern to snuggle up with at night. By following the step-by-step crochet video tutorial you’ll easily crochet this rabbit without getting lost. Also since this bunny is so simple you can even customize and make accessories for the crochet rabbit to wear.


Easy Crochet Dinosaur T-Rex
Easy Dinosaur T-Rex Beginner Crochet Tutorial

Designer: Rose and Lily Crochet
Yarn weight: (5) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket Brights

This adorably fluffy and cute Dinosaur T-Rex will be a favorite for dinosaur lovers. Whether you gift it or display it no one will resist the charm they have. Doesn’t matter if you use fun colors and stick to plain ones, the personality of these cute amigurumi dinosaurs will shine through.


Are You a Beginner Crochet Who Would Like Some Extra Help to Learn How to Crochet? 

If going through the different patterns we prepared wasn’t enough to solidify your skills, maybe you need to spend a little time learning the basics and beyond to boost your confidence. Luckily we have a class full of Crochet Fundamentals for faster, easier, mistake-free projects! 

Instead of dreading the next mistake or feeling guilty about the pile of your abandoned works-in-progress, imagine you simply had the confidence and skill to start, finish, and professionally polish every project you touched without stress. 

We have 30 professionally filmed bite-sized video lessons that’ll walk you through the fundamentals of crochet and help you practice your skills. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to master the art of crochet!

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