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 amigurumi patterns too – enjoy!
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.
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! Click here for the free amigurumi teddy bear 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! Click here for the Amigurumi Koala 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
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 Crochet Pattern that really has our mouths watering!
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. You can find the pattern on Ravelry here or you can find the pattern in issue 75 of Simply Crochet – find out what you need to make her and how to download a digital edition here.
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!
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 – you can find the free crochet bat pattern here!
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! Click here for the amigurumi guinea pig 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 sweet Yoda amigurumi crochet pattern from Amigurinos.
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! You can find the Amigurumi Pirates Crochet Pattern here.
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! You can find the free party snail crochet pattern here and don’t forget to check out the rest of her free amigurumi crochet patterns too.
Continuing with some more of Tiny Curls fabulous amigurumi characters, we love these fabulously fun Grandparents from the Rico Design Crazy Cute Family collection!
Here’s another super-fun design by crochet legend Twinkie Chan! We’re loving her humorous Amigurumi Dumpster Fire Crochet Pattern – a rather fitting tribute to the year 2020!
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!
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. Click here for the Simon the Sloth Amigurumi Crochet Patten.
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! You can find the pattern inside issue 81 of Simply Crochet or download the pattern from Ravelry, find out more here.
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or full blown carnivore, here’s a delicious burger we can all sink our teeth into! This fab design by Emma Lyons was from issue 55 of Mollie Makes, and you can find the pattern on their Ravelry store here!
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, and you can find the pattern on Ravelry here!
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 or download the pattern from Ravelry, find out more here.
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!
Find the free owl amigurumi patterns here.
This quick and simple amigurumi make by 1dogwoof designs certainly gets our seal of approval. Click here for the free crochet pattern, and you can find more fab free amigumi patterns on her website too.
Amigurumi Dinosaurs pattern
Everyone loves a toy dinosaur, and the best part about this free amigurumi pattern from Yarnspirations is that their Red Heart Amigurumi yarn cakes have been produced to include enough yarn and all the colours you need to make both these dinosaurs with just one yarn cake! You can find the free crochet pattern here and you can find loads more amigurumi free patterns on the Yarnspirations website.
If you want to take your crochet amigurumi dinosaurs 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! Click here to get the Amigurumi T-Rex crochet pattern.
Here’s a whole range of amigurumis for all you Star Wars fans! These amazing amigurumi patterns by comes as a bundle with instructions for how to make 13 of your favourite characters! Suitable for beginners and more experienced crocheters, you won’t need to use the force to create them…just a crochet hook!
Find the Star Wars Amigurumi Patterns here.
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 that make up part of the Martin the Elephant crochet pattern.
Time for another popular amigurumi character! This sweet Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione amigurumi dolls make a great gift for all your Potter-obsessed friends – they’ll be so impressed they’ll think you’re a crochet wizard! You can find the amigurumi Harry Potter pattern here!
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! Find the Amigurumi Flower Fairy Doll Crochet Pattern here.
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! You can find the pattern inside issue 84 of Simply Crochet or download the pattern from Ravelry, find out more here.
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! You can find the grapefruit crochet pattern at lovecrafts.com, or alternatively, you can buy a collection of her crochet amigurumi fruit patterns on esty
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! Click here for the Monsieur Bear Crochet 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, this design proved incredibly popular with crocheters all around the world and you can now buy the Aisha Doll Amigurumi Pattern on Etsy.
For little ones that just can’t get enough of our favourite pink pig, then this full family set of Peppa Pig amigurumi patterns is simply a must-make. Available in Spanish and English, we love the way they’ve perfectly captured the sideways faces – Daddy Pig is definitely our favourite (oink!).
Find the Peppa Pig amigurumi patterns here.
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!
Find the free crochet amigurumi whale crochet pattern here.
We wouldn’t want this frog to turn into a prince, he’s sweet enough just as he is! This free frog amigurumi pattern from Deramores is a great crochet project to hook up for kids… or equally for adults who just love funky frogs!
Find the free frog amigurumi crochet pattern here.
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!
Find the free amigurumi cat patterns here
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.
You can find the Free snake amigurumi crochet pattern here
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!
Find the Mario amigurumi patterns here
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!
Find the Free amigurumi crochet rabbit pattern here
If you’re looking for the perfect gift to hook up for a couple or as a gift for your better heart, then this two peas in a pod amigurumi pattern is a lovely romantic option, and can easily be made into a cute keychain. The digital pattern is available for the bargain price of just 50p, or you can also buy it as a kit too!
Find the Two peas in a pod amigurumi crochet pattern here.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of the best amigurumi patterns. If you’re looking for more inspiration, why not take a look at our list of the best amigurumi crochet books!