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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?

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      FreelancinFran 5 years ago

      Fascinating lens! They are indeed quirky and cute!

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      Lemming13 6 years ago

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

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      nightbear lm 6 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.

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I love this as much as felting. Little figures!