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Amigurumi Patterns

Updated on August 6, 2013

Crochet Your Own Plushies!

Amigurumi is a Japanese word that means crocheted or knit toy. Crocheted animals have become very popular items to make, sell and purchase. If you know how to crochet but are tired of blankets and afghans and hats then it might be time to give amigurumi a try!

Amigurumis are my absolute favorite thing to crochet. I just love watching a little doll or creature come to life before my very eyes!

On this lens I have linked to some of my favorite free amigurumi patterns that are available online. Some patterns are easier than others but I'm sure, no matter your skill level, you are going to fall in love with these little animals and dolls.

Photo Credit: Penelope The Bunny By Fat Face & Me

Crobots - Amigurumi Robot Patterns

Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make
Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

These little crochet robots (cro-bots) are super fun to stitch up and make great gifts for kids (or adults) who are interested in robots and technology. The patterns in the book are well written and easy to follow but probably not suited for an absolute beginner.


Cat Crochet Patterns

Who doesn't love a cuddly cat friend to snuggle with? These little kitties would make perfect gifts for the cat lovers in your life!

Cuddly Kitty (pictured)

Black Cat Pattern

Cute Cat Couple

Lucky Kitten Pattern

White Kitten

Huggable Cats

Huggable Cats
Huggable Cats
Agent P Crochet Pattern
Agent P Crochet Pattern

Character Patterns

Create Your Favorite Characters from TV & Movies

I made my 6 year old cousin, Matt a Perry The Platypus doll and I'm pretty sure it was his favorite gift at the party. Perry was soon defeating villains and helping to save the world as some of Matt's other gifts watched forlornly.

Show someone you care by crafting a version of one of their favorite characters!

Ariel - The Little Mermaid

Despicable Me Minion

Hello Kitty Pattern

Perry The Platypus Pattern

Smurf Pattern

Smurfette Pattern

Snoopy Pattern

Poodle Crochet Pattern
Poodle Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Dog Patterns

These adorable amigurumi puppies are sure to make dog lovers wag their tails in delight!

Adorable Pink Poodle

Playful Puppy Pattern

Perky Blue Puppy

Happy or Sad Puppy (bonus kitten and bunny too!)

Cute Dog Doll

Cute Dog Doll
Cute Dog Doll

Crochet Fantasy Creatures - Unicorns, Dragons and more!

Baby Unicorn Amigurumi
Baby Unicorn Amigurumi

Princes and princesses will love being able to slay the dragon and save the unicorn (or vice versa) with these fantastic handmade fantasy animals!

Lil Baby Unicorn (pictured)

Baby Dragon

Super Cute Dragon

Charley The Unicorn

Adorable Dragon Amigurumi

Adorable Dragon Amigurumi
Adorable Dragon Amigurumi

Jungle Animal Patterns - Lions, elephants, tigers and more!

Free Crochet Lion Pattern
Free Crochet Lion Pattern

Create sweet or scary wild animals for your little wild animal!

Floppy Lion Pattern (pictured)

What a sweet, huggable friend for a little one! This lion looks like he would quickly become a favorite lovey.

Colorful Elephant

This rainbow elephant plushie is sure to brighten anyone's day!

Almost One-Piece Giraffe

I'm planning to make this giraffe very soon for my mom who just loves all things giraffe!

New Year Tiger

Created for the year of the Tiger, this little guy is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Peppermint Zebra

This Zebra looks like a candy cane - a lovely Christmas gift! Or create the stripes in any color you choose!

Sweet Little Tiger

Tiger Doll Amigurumi Pattern (Crochet Pattern Books)
Tiger Doll Amigurumi Pattern (Crochet Pattern Books)

Isn't this little guy just to die for!? He makes my heart go rawr! I think I could probably stitch up 100 of these and still not be sick of that sweet little face. But what would I do with an army of tiny tigers!?

The pattern creator, Cute Amigurumi, has several patterns on Amazon that are easy to follow and the finished products are fantastic!

Free Crochet Fish Pattern
Free Crochet Fish Pattern

Free Sea Animal Patterns

I love crocheting sea creatures - they're so colorful and even a bit wacky! These would be perfect gifts for those who love the ocean (isn't that everyone!?)

All-In-One Octopus Pattern

Bashful Starfish

Circus Seal

Dolphin Amigurumi Pattern

Frank the Whale

Simple Fish (pictured)

Amigurumi of the Sea

75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine Life to Knit & Crochet
75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine Life to Knit & Crochet

Create an entire ocean of crochet creatures with this fun book of patterns!

This book contains 42 knit patterns and 33 crochet patterns. It's full of pictures and easy to follow directions.


Thank you for taking the time to browse these free amigurumi patterns. I hope you found one (or more!) that interest you so you can get started on a new project! If you have any comments of questions, please leave them here. Thank you!

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      Laura Brown 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I want to say I like the dragons best, but I have a weakness for the crobots.

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      Sweetbunny LM 4 years ago

      Adorable, would love to try to make one of these one day.