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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 25 free amigurumi patterns you’ll love right here.

Free Amigurumi Patterns

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.

Various skeins of yarn with a bunny amigurumi

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.

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 25 amigurumi patterns and tell us which one you would make first!

(PS – check out our yarn weights guide which comes in handy for both knit and crochet).

Amigurumi Patterns

Looking for free amigurumi patterns to try? Here are 25 super cute patterns to choose from!


If you enjoy these crochet creatures patterns, you’re going to love some of our other yarn crafts. Whether you knit or crochet or just like to use yarn, I hope you’ll check these out:

Janet Reid

Saturday 1st of May 2021

Where do I find the squid pattern? Thank you so much for the patterns!

Amy

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

Right here: https://robotrish.com/2010/05/07/free-amigurumi-octopus-pattern/

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