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Free Amigurumi Patterns Too Cute Not to Crochet

Do you know how to crochet? I think one of the most fun things to make is cute creatures! Get 15 free amigurumi patterns you’ll love right here.

15 Free Amigurumi Patterns to Crochet

My friend Maya and I have made a resolution for the new year – we are going to learn how to crochet! I’ve shared some crochet patterns on here before, but now I’m sharing with you our major motivation for learning: amigurumi.

What is Amigurumi?

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a blend of two words: “ami,” meaning crocheted or knitted, and “nuigurumi,” which means stuffed doll.

It’s pretty straight forward – a knitted or crocheted stuffed doll. Even though it’s been around since the early 2000s, the trend continues to grow in popularity.

There aren’t any rules about amigurumi, whether it be color, size, or look. Most of the creations are small, just because they are so cute and appealing. AND you can make the toys more quickly the smaller you make them.

As far as I’m concerned, the goal of amigurumi is to make people squeal with how cute it is.

Speaking of cute, you might hear the term “kawaii” thrown around when referring to these stuffed creatures. Kawaii is the culture of cuteness in Japan, and (for the most part) is absolutely applicable when it comes to talking about amigurumi.

Free Amigurumi Patterns

We just want to make adorable creatures. As we figure out where we are going to take our lessons, we have put together a collection of amigurumi patterns that we want to try. We need something to keep us inspired!

If you are learning to crochet, or even if you have been doing it for years, you need to make at least one of these cute characters. Scroll through this collection of 15 amigurumi patterns and tell us which one you would make first!

Also don’t forget to visit our other free crochet patterns.

Bunnies & Bears

Bunny amigurumi pattern

These cute characters come in a few versions – I want them all!

Get the pattern at Peppermint Mag

Worm and Apple

Apple and Worm Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet an apple, then a separate, removable worm. How cute is this?!

Get the pattern at Ravelry

Mini Pig

Mini Pig Amigurumi

I might add wings to this cute candy pink pig (at least, when pigs fly I might).

Get the pattern at Adorably Kawaii

Mini Fox

Fox Amigurumi Pattern

This fox says, “I’m super cute!” He’s also very easy to make.

Get the pattern at Spool of Sunshine

Circus Elephant

Circus Elephant Amigurumi

This elephant is ready for his debut, and I love his little hat and colorful blanket.

Get the pattern at Better Homes & Gardens

Deer Taxidermy

Crochet Taxidermy

Once you are done with this deer, put on a wall plaque for a unique decoration.

Get the pattern at Steph Chows

Deek the Monster

Deek the Monster Amigurumi

This crazy monster is actually three colorful characters in one!

Get the pattern at Ravelry

Lloyd the Octopus

Free Amigurumi Octopus Pattern

There’s no reason to stop at just one – if you make a squid, you need to make a whole family.

Get the pattern from robotrish

Pretty Peacock

Peacock crochet toy Pattern

This little lady is so pretty in shades of blue.

Get the pattern at Ravelry

Green Pig

Angry Birds crochet pattern

This Angry Birds character won’t steal your unhatched eggs.

Get the pattern at Ravelry

Pac Man and Ghosts

Crochet Pac-Man and Ghosts Amigurumi

Celebrate your love of one of the most popular video games of all time.

Get the pattern at Instructables

Meap the Robot

meap the robot amigurumi pattern

The finishing of this little robot is my favorite part – wire and hardware.

Get the pattern at Squirrel Picnic

Despicable Me Minion

Despicable me minion amigurumi

Minions are so popular right now! This might be the first creature I try.

Get the pattern at Little Things Blogged

Perry Platypus

Perry platypus crochet pattern

This precious platypus is so cute with his fat blue body and little orange beak.

Get the pattern at Ri Create

Kawaii Dragon

Little dragon amigurumi pattern

I love that this baby dragon was made just by looking at a picture!

Get the pattern at All About Ami


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Jan Furtado

Monday 13th of May 2019

I looked at the Wormy Apple pattern and it's 3 euros on Ravelry. I have an account but it's not free. That would be my pick - it's just adorable.

Cindy Van Meter

Thursday 29th of September 2016

This worm pattern is NOT free......listing is deceiving

Amy

Friday 30th of September 2016

Hi Cindy! The worm pattern used to be free - looks like they are charging now. Thank you for the heads up. I will change it out!

Zoe Baechtel

Monday 18th of April 2016

Some of these are definitely not free... Cute but not free

Amy

Monday 18th of April 2016

I just double checked - they are all free! For Ravelry you need an account, but it's free to sign up.

Sommer

Saturday 5th of April 2014

Love Pac man

Kate

Monday 31st of March 2014

Very interesting ideas! Thanks for you job.