Whether you’re a fan of fruit cake or can’t stand the stuff, everyone can agree that this Christmas pudding is the cutest ever! This free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern by Lauren Epsy first appeared in Mollie Makes, but we loved it so much we felt it would make a brilliant free Christmas amigurumi pattern to get you started on your festive crochet! This cute Christmas pudding amigurumi pattern makes a great stocking filler for little one (and big ones too), but would also make a great Christmas amigurumi tree decoration too! Just make sure to keep the brandy and matches away from this little pudding!
You will need
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, (100% cotton, 50g/125m), or alternative dk cotton yarn, one ball each in:
- Yarn A – Coffee Bean (411)
- Yarn B – Champagne White (403)
- Yarn C – Racing Green (428)
- Yarn D – Pillar Red (415)
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Tension isn’t important for this project, just make sure to keep stitches tight to prevent stuffing from showing through
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
BLO Work stitch through back loop only
invdec (invisible decrese) insert hook into front loops of the next two sts in turn, yrh, pull through two loops on hook (the two front loops), yrh, pull through last two loops on hook (counts as one dc) – You can find out more in our how to do the crochet invisible decrease tutorial
dtr (double treble crochet) Find out more in our how to double treble crochet and beyond tutorial.
Amigurumi Christmas pudding measures approx. 8 x 8cm (31⁄8 x 31⁄8“)
This amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern is made in pieces and sewn together in the order given. Pieces are worked in the round in a continuous spiral, unless stated otherwise. Use a stitch marker at the end of each round.
To close the pudding and berry pieces with the tail and the yarn needle, work from the centre to the outside, insert needle into the front loop of the first stitch and of the remaining stitches. At the end, pull yarn tail and the hole will close. Insert the needle into the centre of hole and secure with a knot
Free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern
Using Yarn A, make a crochet magic loop.
Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as a st), 6dc into a magic ring and pull yarn tight [6 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each st around [12 sts]
Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc) 6 times [18sts]
Round 4 (Dc in next 2sts, 2dc) 6 times [24sts]
Round 5 (Dc in next 3sts, 2dc) 6 times [30sts]
Round 6 (Dc in next 4sts, 2dc) 6 times [36sts]
Round 7 (Dc in next 5sts, 2dc) 6 times [42sts]
Round 8 (Dc in next 6sts, 2dc) 6 times [48sts]
Rounds 9-18 Dc in each st around
Add 9mm safety eyes, placing them between Rounds 13 and 14, 6 sts apart
For the mouth, use six strands of black embroidery thread and stitch a small V in between the eyes
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Round 19 Work this round only in BLO, (6dc, invdec) 6 times [42 sts]
Round 20 (5dc, invdec) 6 times [36 sts]
Round 21 (4dc, invdec) 6 times [30 sts]
Round 22 (3dc, invdec) 6 times [24 sts]
Begin stuffing and continue until the end
Round 23 (2dc, invdec) 6 times [18 sts]
Round 24 (Dc, invdec) 6 times [12 sts]
Round 25 Invdec 6 times [6 sts]
Fasten off and use yarn tail to close, weave in ends
Using Yarn B, work Rounds 1-7 of Pudding
Round 8 *4dc, (htr, tr) in next st, (tr, htr) in next st, 5dc, (htr, tr) in next st, 2dtr in next st, (tr, htr) in next st; rep from * twice more [57 sts]
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for attaching to pudding
Pin the icing on top of the pudding. Using the yarn tail, sew to the top of the pudding with running stitch along the entire edge of the icing.
Holly leaf (make two)
Using Yarn C, ch11
Row 1 Dc in 2nd ch from hook, then work along the ch as follows: dc, 2htr, 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, turn to work along the underside of the ch, ch1, 2dc, 2htr, 2tr, 2htr, 2dc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for attaching to icing
Sew the two holly leaves near the centre top of the icing
Using Yarn D, make a crochet magic loop.
Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as a st), 4dc into a magic ring and pull yarn tight [4 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each st around [8 sts]
Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 4 times [12 sts]
Rounds 4-5 Dc in each st around
Begin stuffing and continue until the end
Round 6 (Dc, invdec) 4 times [8 sts]
Round 7 Invdec 4 times [4 sts]
Fasten off and use yarn tail to close. Leave a tail for attaching to the icing.
Sew the red berry to the centre of the icing, positioned slightly on top of the holly leaves.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.