Amigurumi is a hugely popular crochet technique, with a huge range of patterns available for super-cute toys including animals, dolls, food and much more! We take a look at 40 of our favourite amigurumi crochet patterns, including a host of free crochet patterns too - enjoy!


If you're new to amigurumi crochet, you might enjoy reading our What is Amigurumi guide, and you can find loads of helpful tips and techniques in our How to crochet amigurumi tutorial.

Remember, before starting any crochet projects it's important to check whether the pattern is written in UK or US terminology, and you can find loads of handy information on this in our abbreviations and conversions guide.

Top crochet amigurumi patterns available online

Free Bee Crochet Pattern

free bee crochet pattern

Amigurumi doesn't have to be complicated, in fact sometimes it can be incredibly simple, like with this beautiful bee! With just one simple amigurumi shape to make and a pair of wings, you can easily hook one up in an afternoon.

Free Amigurumi Teddy Bear Pattern

Free crochet teddy bear pattern

When it comes to soft toys, we've got to start off with a classic teddy bear! This gorgeous bear by Lucy Pollack comes with bonus dungarees and winter accessories - making him the perfect partner for cold night cuddles!

Amigurumi Koala Crochet Pattern


Who doesn't love a cute koala? This super-sweet design by Mariska Vos-Bolman (a.k.a. DIY Fluffies) is even decked out in a little pair of dungarees, complete with a little pocket for our cute Koala to store a tasty leafy snack!

Free Amigurumi Fox Crochet Pattern


We've got a bit of a soft spot for foxes, especially when we see them sneaking around the city at night! This adorable amigurumi fox is all ready for winter, decked out in a cool crochet bobble hat and scarf!

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Free Cory the Giant Bunny Crochet Pattern


Regular Simply Crochet designer Ilaria Caliri is in our opinion one of the best amigurumi pattern designers out there! Her amigurumi animals always have that super-cute factor, and although amigurumi patterns are generally on the small scale, this adorable free amigurumi crochet pattern for Cory the giant bunny is a project you can really get your hooks stuck into

Free Crochet Dog Pattern

Free amigurumi dog crochet pattern - square

Here's a cute little amigurumi dog, and he's bringing his own unique sense of style! With his bright waistcoat, blue shorts and pork pie hat, he's the trendiest pooch around!

Amazing animals

Animals make up a large proportion of amigurumi patters, so if you haven't found your favourite creature so far make sure to take a look at our pick of the top amigurumi animal crochet patterns!

amigurumi robin bird crochet pattern

Amigurumi Pretzel Brooch Crochet Pattern


We love super-star designer Twinkie Chan, who specialises in super fun and super kawaii crochet creations. Twinkie Chan has quite a few different cute food amigumi patterns available, but it's her amigurumi pretzel brooch that really has our mouths watering!

Bettie Badger Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


If you're a fan of British wildlife, then you'll love Bettie Badger! This adorable amigurumi crochet pattern by Erinna Lee sees Bettie all dressed to impress with her sweet frilled dress and flower headband. This amigurumi pattern first appeared in issue 75 of Simply Crochet, which is still available to buy as a digital issue.

Baby Monkey Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


All About Ami (Stephanie Lau) is another pro in the world of amigurumi design. Stephanie has loads of fab free amigurumi patterns on her blog, but we're particularly taken with this amigurumi crochet monkey pattern - what a cheeky little fella!

Free Amigurumi Bat Crochet Pattern


Not just reserved for Halloween crochet projects, this cute little bat is an easy-peasy amigurumi make for those of you who love your night-time critters! And the best part is, he's another of our free amigurumi patterns!

Furry Guinea Pig Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


We all love a cute little guinea pig, and this amigurumi design by Erinna Lee has got to be the cutest amigurumi animals ever! Hooked up in Scheepjes Furry tales yarn, your amigurumi guinea pig will be almost as soft (if not softer) than the real thing!

Baby Yoda Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


When it comes to amigurumi, one of our favourite things is how designers can make super-cute characters to cater to the latest trends! Seeing as baby Yoda is super-popular right now, we just had to include this incredibly cute design from Amigurinos

May the hooks be with you!

Are you a fan of all things Star Wars? Then make sure to take a look at the best crochet Star Wars patterns and kits!


Free Amigurumi Cat Pattern


Here's another fabulous amigurumi crochet project for you feline fanatics! This combo of 3 cute kitties by Liz Ward each come with their own individual style and accessories, meaning you can hook up the purrrr-fect kitty for you!

Amigurumi Pirates Crochet Pattern


If your little one is a fan of pirates, then they'll love Peg Leg Pete and Polly by Kate McCully! This darling amigurumi duo have all your classic pirate features - tri-corner hats, an eyepatch, wooden leg - all you need to sail the seven seas!

Free Party Snail Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


We love this little snail by Kristina from Tiny Curl. He's quick to hook up, has a multi-coloured shell and who wouldn't love that adorable party hat! Don't forget to check out the rest of her free amigurumi crochet patterns too.

Crazy Cute Family Amigurumi Crochet Collection


Continuing with some more of Tiny Curls fabulous amigurumi characters, we love these fabulously fun Grandparents from the Rico Design Crazy Cute Family collection!

Amigurumi Dumpster Fire Crochet Pattern


Here's another super-fun design by crochet legend Twinkie Chan! We're loving her humorous dumpster fire pattern - the perfect analogy for many situations!

Free Dumpling Kitty Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


We couldn't possibly do an amigurumi patterns round-up without including some cute kitties, and this free dumpling kitty crochet pattern is is one of the cutest ever!

Simon the Sloth Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


This superb sloth by Annaboos House is a fantastic project for crochet beginners. Made entirely from double crochet stitches (US single crochet stitches) and with a felt face, this 50cm tall sloth is a great make to get you started with amigurumi crochet.

Party Pug Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


If cute kitties aren't your kind of thing, then perhaps you're more of a dog lover! If so, then you'll definitely enjoy hooking up this perfect pug, complete with his cute little party hat! We first said hello to this adorable pup in issue 81 of Simply Crochet, which you can still get hold of as a digital issue.

Free Owl Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


If you're looking for quick things to crochet, then these sweet amigurumi owls are a brilliant option! This amigurumi owl pattern features two owls out on a picnic, and are super-easy to hook up and make a great first amigurumi project! Why not give them a go tonight!

Teacup Pincushion Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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Time for tea? Yes please, and if it's in the form of this adorable teacup pincushion then even better!

Free Baby Seal Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


This quick and simple amigurumi make by 1dogwoof designs certainly gets our seal of approval.

Alebrije Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


Here's an amigurumi pattern from Simply Crochet that proved so popular we definitely had to include in in our list. This Alebrije design (a fantastical creature based on Mexican folk art) by Kate McCully was the winner of a Simply Crochet hook to hook designer challenge in issue 86, which is still available to buy as a digital issue!

Free Amigurumi Dinosaur Pattern

Free crochet dinosaur pattern - main

Everyone loves a toy dinosaur, and the best part about this free amigurumi pattern is that it's worked continuously from the head to the legs and uses clever shaping to keep assembly to the bare minimum (great for those of you who hate that final assembly sewing stage).

Amigurumi T-Rex Crochet Pattern


If you want to take your crochet amigurumi dinosaur to the next level, then check out this amazing pattern from DIY Fluffies. It's super impressive how Titus the T-rex can be both cute and fearsome at the same time!

Free Whale Crochet Amigurumi Pattern


If you dream of life under the sea, then you'll absolutely love this free whale amigurumi pattern by Becky Garrett. Your little ones will love this huggable whale, and it even has a superb striped belly!

Martin the Elephant Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


There's that name again, here's another design by super-star designer Ilaria Caliri that really shows off the cute-factor of crochet amigurumi patterns. We love those adorable dungarees and the cute little bird!

Amigurumi Flower Fairy Doll Crochet Pattern


We're loving the cute hairstyle and ruffle skirt on this pretty little doll by Mignon Crochet! The pattern is available in French, Dutch and English, and contains handy pictures and charts so even new crocheters can give it a go!

Hedgehog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Simply Crochet issue 84 Hedgehog toy

When it comes to amigurumi animals, we think the humble hedgehog is the perfect representative for British wildlife! Unlike the real things though, this crochet amigurumi character uses boucle yarn to create cuddly curls rather than painful prickles! The super-sweet pattern first appeared inside issue 84 of Simply Crochet, which is still available as a digital issue!

Free Dalek Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Dalek amigurumi crochet pattern

Whether you're a Doctor Who fan or are making one for a friend or family member, these amazing crochet Daleks are going to go down an absolute treat. This clever design by Lucy Collin perfectly catches the unique Dalek style perfectly, and will be both a challenging and satisfying crochet project too!

Crochet fun for super-fans!

There's loads of amigurumi patterns paying homage to our favourite books and shows, so take a look at the top childrens crochet characters from books and TV and see if you can find your favourite!


Pink Grapefruit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


Not only is this Pink Grapefruit amigurumi crochet pattern super-cute, but it's also the first of a monthly series of fruit patterns by Yarn Blossom Boutique!

Monsieur Bear Crochet Pattern


Here's another fun crochet amigurumi pattern by Tiny Curl... and there's just something about him, a certain 'je ne sais quoi' - maybe it's his beret, maybe it's his nonchalant face, there's just something about him that makes us smile!

Aisha Doll Amigurumi Pattern


How could we possibly have a crochet amigurumi patterns post without mentioning the amazing Aisha doll by Aniqua Wilkerson! Originally published in issue 66 of Simply Crochet (still available as a digital issue!), this design proved incredibly popular with crocheters all around the world.

Free Snake Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Free amigurumi snake crochet pattern

This free snake crochet amigurumi pattern was made especially for Simply Crochet by Khuc Cay to celebrate their 2021 Zodiac amigurumis calendar, with this amigurumi snake representing Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer, the informal 13th zodiac sign.

Mario Amigurumi Patterns


For gamers young and old, these Mario World fun-size characters are bound to go down a treat! The amigurumi pattern comes with detailed instructions for all four characters, meaning you can hook up Mario amigurumis for all your friends and family!

Free Amigurumi Rabbit Pattern


Here's another of our super cute free crochet projects! This adorable pair of amigurumi bunnies aren't just for Easter, and come with some sweet accessories like teeny hats and carrots... and isn't that baby bunny just the cutest!

Axolotyl Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Simply Crochet issue80 axolotl

If you're looking for one of the more unique amigurumi animals, then how about hooking up the ever-so-slightly alternative axolotyl.

This awesome amphibian (sometimes called the 'Mexican walking fish') is not only incredibly cute, but also has amazing limb-regenerating powers! You can find the amigurumi pattern inside issue 80 of Simply Crochet if you're a regular reader, but if you missed that issue iyou can still get hold of it as a digital issue.

Horace the Stegosaurus Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

stegosaurus amigurumi crochet pattern

There's various opinions on whether dinosaurs really were green, scaled, or even had feathers... but that just wasn't fun enough for top amigurumi designer Irene Strange, so she's designed her adorable amigurumi stegosaurus in super cute rainbow colours!

Free Amigurumi Unicorn Pattern


If you're looking for a free amigurumi pattern with that extra bit of magic, then look no further than this fantastic unicorn crochet pattern! We love the rainbow mane and tail, and it's a great project for perfecting your amigumi shaping!

Keep practicing and you'll become an amigurumi expert!

As you've seen, amigurumi crochet patterns come in a range of shapes and sizes. The good news is the more you practice, the better your amigurumi creations will look.

Over time your stitch tension will get more even, and tricky elements like assembly and embroidered details will become more familiar. So don't worry if your first amigurumi is looking a bit wonky, that's part of the charm so just keep on making!


Treat yourself to an amigurumi crochet book

There's loads of great patterns in this roundup of the best amigurumi patterns, but make sure to also check out our list of the best amigurumi crochet books!


Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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