ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Quirky and cute free amigurumi patterns

Updated on May 29, 2011

Geeky, weird and wonderful amigurumi

Amigurumi are fun and easy to make, but some designers have got really creative with their sticks and string! From microbes to monsters, sci-fi to scientific equipment, math to mythical beasts, here's a round up of some of the cutest, oddest, most creative free amigurumi patterns out there.

There's something for every skill level and every geekdom, so grab your crochet hooks and have fun!

Check back regularly for more ;)

Animals animals

Sure, there'a a lot of patterns out there for bees, birds and sheep, but how about crocheting some of the more unusual members of the animal kingdom, like a meerkat? Brigitte Read's cuties are just one of many unusual animal patterns you can find for free

Knitting under the sea

Fish, coral and octopodes - you'll find patterns for these aquatic beasties everywhere - but if you want something a bit different, how about this beautiful knitted humpback whale, designed by Bec Brittain?

Or dive deeper beneath the waves with the links below...

Under the microscope

Fancy giving your best friend strep throat? Or if Laurel Jorgensen's knitted streptococcus isn't quite what you're after, you'll find plenty of other microscopic critters in the links below.

Literary inspirations

Inspired by Mary Shelley's classic tale, Frankensteins Monster by Ann D'Angelo is challenging but adorably grouchy. Or check out the list below for more literary-inspired toys.

Sci-fi knits

Whatever your favourite series, there's bound to be a pattern inspired by it. As a Whovian through and through, I love Kirsten Danley's pattern for the Eleventh doctor's sonic screwdriver!

Games and anime

Gamers and anime fans have plenty of free patterns to choose from. If you're into Portal, you might like Emjay Bailey's Portal 2 playset, featuring Chell and a weighted companion cube (do not incinerate).

Movie knits

Knit or crochet a toy version of your favourite movie character - I particularly like Day and Night, designed by Hope Furno from a Pixar short.

More movie knits below!

Science, math and engineering patterns

From geometric curiosities in crochet, to the cutest lab equipment you'll find. And robots. Lots of robots.

Fantasy creatures

Dragons and unicorns, oh my! This fierce little dragon, by Lucy Ravenscar, is particularly adorable.

Just plain weird

These patterns defy classification - if you want a really unusual gift, start here!

How about Emily Stoneking's dissected earthworm?!

What's the oddest amigurumi you ever made?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Fascinating lens! They are indeed quirky and cute!

    • Lemming13 profile image


      7 years ago

      Fabulous lens and thanks for including my little Berk! Blessed.

    • nightbear lm profile image

      nightbear lm 

      7 years ago

      what a clever lens you have put together. So many fun categories that I would never have though of. Great job. Blessed and featured on my angel lens.

    • paperfacets profile image

      Sherry Venegas 

      7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I love this as much as felting. Little figures!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)