DIY Toys

Today, I have found some adorable amigurumi toys that you can make yourself! Cheap, mass-produced toys from the store have got nothing on these lovely, handmade dolls.

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First up, Lea: a lovely, subdued crocheted toy doll amigurumi pattern. Gorgeous and mature. Look at her hair! So great.

Next up, Carl the Cactus; a 9-page printable PDF e-book with an adorable story written in the listing. Lalylala has such lovely crochet doll patterns. I can’t wait to make this one!

I can’t get enough of the patchwork finishing work on this adorable crocheted monkey girl. Sweet stripes and flowers complement this pattern perfectly. I think this would make such a sweet handmade baby shower gift.

Now check out this cute amigurumi crocheted bunny pattern, made with stripes and in any colour your want! I know Easter has passed, but there’s another one next year and now you have time to make one!

Carmen Rent has some of the most adorable doll patterns available right now. They have this stunning “Coraline” look to them and they’re so exquisitely detailed; they would make a lovely handmade gift for an older girl who is still into dolls. This doll Azul (what a fantastic name, right?) even has a beautiful detailed little dress pattern!

It’s not always easy finding handmade toy ideas for boys, but this pirate ship crochet pattern absolutely fits the bill. When I first shared it on Pinterest, it went nuts! People loved it!

Fraggle Rock was definitely a favourite 80’s tv show in my house and my favourite characters were definitely the Doozers. They didn’t get a lot of screen time, but thought they were so fun! This crochet pattern is a great realistic replica of a little Doozer!

Epic Kawaii is another one of my fav amigurumi designers right now. Such fun crocheted doll patterns and this super sweet little mermaid doll pattern is no exception. I love her adorable button eyes!

This crocheted lion pattern would make a great addition to a circus-themed nursery or party! I love the addition of the crown accessory to make this lion king of the jungle!

Go Bunny Go has lots of adorable doll patterns, where the doll is dressed up as something else. I think that’s such a fun idea! This long Nick the Teddy would be so lovely for a little one to cuddle up with at night!

Another bunny pattern! I don’t know what is so attractive about bunny rabbit patterns, but I love them! This adorable crochet pattern is so simple and adorable; it would make a super cute baby gift or you can start working on it now for next Easter!

I love finding unique patterns like this fantastic amigurumi parrot pattern. Bright and colourful, it reminds me of Rio and the vibrant colours of the different parrots and birds from that cartoon.

This stunning doll pattern is more for making a toy to show than play with, but look at the gorgeous detail on her! I love her riding boots and hat and the adorable hobby horse is amazing! I can’t wait to try this one out! So beautiful!

I’m a big fan of monster amigurumi patterns! There’s so much room for creativity because you don’t have to follow any rules! This fun orange monster with an underbite is named Webster, which I think is a fantastic name for a monster. Get the pattern here.

5 crochet animals in 1 pattern! I love the simple look of these sweet animals: cat, cow, bear, dog and rabbit crochet toy patterns all in one. Great for those crocheters who read charts! beautiful pattern!

Sweet bunny pdf crochet pattern. Yvonne Bunny looks like a great rabbit stuffed amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect for spring babies or Easter!

He’s SOOOOOO CUTE!!!! What an adorable crochet puppy toy! Named Boris! Such a cute amigurumi dog pattern to DIY!

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5 crochet animals in 1 pattern! I love the simple look of these sweet animals: cat, cow, bear, dog and rabbit crochet toy patterns all in one. Great for those crocheters who read charts! beautiful pattern! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!Gorgeous amigurumi crochet doll pattern! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Cute amigurumi bunny crochet rabbit pattern for Easter or spring baby gift. Lovely handmade gift to make. Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Carl the Cactus doll pdf crochet amigurumi pattern. I love his little drum and sweet little flower on his head! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Cute little monkey girl crochet pattern to make! Love this adorable monkey amigurumi. Perfect handmade gift for a new baby! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Sweet Lea, a subdued lovely crocheted toy doll to make! I love her so much! She’s so gorgeous!!!

Fraggle Rock Doozer toy crochet pattern. pdf crochet pattern for little green builder guy toy from '80s jim hensen tv show. Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Awesome Pirate Ship Amigurumi crochet pattern to download! I love the detail on this lovely handmade toy pattern. Check out all of craft evangelists DIY toy finds!

Adorable little lion amigurumi stuffed toy crochet pattern! Love this cute little toy to make! Check out all of craft evangelists DIY toy finds!

Mermaid amigurumi doll from Epic Kawaii. I love the adorable button eyes on this crochet doll pattern. Such a lovely pattern; would make a great handmade gift for a mermaid-loving child! Check out all of craft evangelists DIY toy finds!

Adorable amigurumi doll in a teddy bear costume. Love this floppy stuffed toy crochet pattern! Perfect gift to make for any child. Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

What a sweet bunny pattern! I love amigurumi crochet patterns like this one! So simple and adorable! It would make a great new baby gift! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Fun amigurumi parrot crochet pattern. I love this design! What a fun stuffed toy bird pattern to make! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Sweet bunny pdf crochet pattern. Yvonne Bunny looks like a great rabbit stuffed amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect for spring babies or Easter! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

He's SOOOOOO CUTE!!!! What an adorable crochet puppy toy! Such a cute amigurumi dog pattern to DIY! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Gorgeous detail on this crocheted doll pattern with her little hobby horse unicorn! Lovely amigurumi doll to make! I love the stunning detail on this designer's patterns! So many other cute dolls to make, too! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

What an adorable goofy monster amigurumi pattern! I love crocheted stuffed toy patterns like this! This designer's creatures have such character! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Adorable Teddy Bear Patterns to Crochet

I love these cute teddy bear patterns! Check out my recent finds of adorable teddy bear patterns to crochet!

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 CA$7.97 Sweet Softies Brennan the Bear

I love the sweet buttons attaching the limbs on this Brennan the Bear teddy bear pattern by Sweet Softies.

Crocheted Teddy Bear Pattern by Tiny Amigurumi on Etsy

I also enjoy this crochet teddy bear pattern by Tiny Amigurumi, on Etsy. I love the natural coloured yarn used on this bear and the lovely rich brown yarn for the nose.

 

Crochet pattern for Teddy Bear Elvis Balthazar the Third PDF Crochet Pattern with Instant Download

This fuzzy crocheted teddy bear pattern is so adorable! I love how furry he is and his adorable little glasses!

crochet pattern 3-in-1 donkey bear dog

This cute little bear is part of a 3 in 1 pattern pack, where you can make three different animals from one pattern. He’s pretty sweet and bonus that you get three patterns!


This cute little “Huggy Bear” has an adorable patchwork look to him! He looks quick and easy to crochet up and would make a perfect handmade crochet gift!

I hope you enjoy crocheting these beautiful patterns!

What an adorable crochet teddy bear pattern! I love the buttons attaching his arms and legs! So cute! What a lovely amigurumi toy to crochet!
What a cute little teddy bear amigurumi pattern! I would love to crochet one of these adorable little stuffed animals as a gift for the next baby that comes along! Absolutely sweet little handmade toy crochet pattern to make!
What an adorable crochet teddy bear pattern! I love this cuddly, fuzzy amigurumi stuffed animal pattern that I can DIY! Check out craft evangelist's teddy bear pattern finds!
Make 3 sweet little stuffed animals with 1 pattern! Cute bear, donkey and dog amigurumi crochet toy patterns to DIY! Love the beautiful step-by-step pattern for these lovely animal dolls.
Adorable stuffed Teddy Bear crochet pattern to make! I love this cute amigurumi stuffed toy! Check out all of craft evangelist's teddy bear pattern finds!

White Rabbit

This beautiful White Rabbit crochet pattern is so true-to-…cartoon? haha! This designer did a great job! I admire pattern designers who do such a good job of bringing creations to life! It is a lot of work!

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Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit stuffed toy crochet pattern. I love the little clock! He is such a good rendering of the Disney character! This amigurumi pattern looks so fun to make!

Craft Evangelist loves this White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland crochet pattern

Check out this adorable pattern on Etsy here.

Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit stuffed toy crochet pattern. I love the little clock! He is such a good rendering of the Disney character! This amigurumi pattern looks so fun to make!

Messy the Fox

Check out this adorable crocheted fox amigurumi toy pattern. If you like to crochet and you like foxes, this is for you!

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Another lovely amigurumi pattern Etsy find! I love these adorable stuffed animal crochet patterns! This scruffy fox pattern is super cute!

Cute messy stuffed fox pattern from Etsy

Totally adorbs! Check out this lovely downloadable pdf pattern on Etsy here. Great handmade gift idea for a fox-loving kid!

how cute is this patchwork fox amigurumi pattern? Adorable little twist on a fox crochet pattern to download. Such a lovely handmade gift idea. Would make a great toy to add to a child's stuffed animal collection!

Henry the Little Dog

Check out this adorable little dog crochet amigurumi toy dog pattern. I know a couple little girls who would love a handmade toy made from this sweet pattern!

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Found on Etsy! Adorable crocheted little dog pattern! Look how tiny and detailed he is! I’m not the biggest dog fan in real life, but handmade stuffed amigurumi stuffed puppies are totally my thing! A great handmade baby gift idea!

Love this!!! Adorable puppy crochet pattern! This little dog toy is so cute! I can’t wait to make him!

Love this!!! Adorable puppy crochet pattern! This little dog toy is so cute! I can’t wait to make him! Click here to view purchase the pattern on Etsy.

PDF patterns are a handy way to get a pattern quickly and without all the ads that often come with free patterns that designers offer on their blogs. I have no problem with bloggers and designers having ads on their site, but it sure is nice to have a beautiful, printable pdf with the pattern, where the screen doesn’t go to sleep while you’re working on your project. It’s also easier to mark up and make notes as you’re going along. Sometimes old-school is just better.

Today’s Amigurumi Finds

I really enjoy browsing through Pinterest and Etsy to find all sorts of crafty things to make or buy. Here are today’s finds!

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Little Bird Amigurumi Pattern - one of today's amigurumi finds from craftevangelist

Little Bird Amigurumi Pattern - I love this simple little bird amigurumi crochet pattern! It would make a lovely, minimalist, handmade, Waldorf-style gift for a baby or child!

I love this simple little bird amigurumi crochet pattern! It would make a lovely, minimalist, handmade, Waldorf-style gift for a baby or a child. Instant pdf download printable crochet toy pattern.

Adorable baby owls crochet amgirumi pattern - one of craftevangelist's daily finds

Ollie & Opal Crochet Owl Pattern

I LOVE LITTLE OWLS!!! Look at these adorable baby owl amigurumis! Perfect little crochet pattern to make a quick stuffed toy gift for a child! ADORABLE!!! You can buy this pattern here.

Little Hippo Amigurumi Crochet Pattern - one of craftevangelist's daily finds

DIY Stuffed Hippo PDF Crochet Pattern

DIY stuffed hippo crocheted toy. PDF crochet pattern for this adorable doll. Purchase the instant download pattern here.

Seven Amazing Amigurumi Cartoon Characters

I have been having a blast lately finding some of the best crochet patterns on Etsy and Pinterest. I have really been impressed by the amazing designers who create doll patterns inspired by cartoon characters. There are so many wonderful craft patterns out there to check out. If you don’t want to go research and find them on your own, you can enjoy what I’ve found in this great round up!

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Charlie Brown – Doesn’t he look great? All those times you felt bad for poor ol’ Chuck; now you can just give him a hug and make him feel better.

Crochet pattern for Charlie Brown doll

The Snorks – I love this cartoon when I was a kid and it always felt like no one else even remembered that it existed. It did exist! My mom even made me a birthday cake shaped like a Snork one year! And this crochet pattern proves that other people remember too!

The Snorks! Amigurumi Doll Pattern

Just in time for the upcoming movie release… make your own Peter Rabbit stuffed toy!

Peter Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Dory – This is such a great pattern for this lovable, forgetful fish.

Finding Nemo Dory Crochet Toy Pattern

Classic Alice in Wonderland character, the White Rabbit, that started it all.

Disney's Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit crochet doll pattern

Another classic cartoon character to crochet, Bambi’s best friend, Thumper.

Thumper amigurumi pattern from Disney's Bambi

My family and I loved the movie Inside Out. We tried to convince the kids it would be amazing to go as all the emotions from the movie for Halloween that fall, but alas, no one wanted to be Sadness.  Both my youngest and my husband wanted to go as Anger. I’ll let you make of that what you like.

Inside Out's Sadness Doll Free Crochet Pattern

If you’re looking for more great Handmade Disney patterns, you should check out my Pinterest board, dedicated to Handmade Disney stuff!

Thumper! Oh my goodness! He's such a perfect replica! Thumper stuffed toys are so hard to find! This is great! What an adorable crochet amigurumi pattern to make this sweet toy! Check out this collection of craft evangelist's finds

Five of the Best Amigurumi Animals to Crochet

5 Adorable Amigurumi Animals to Crochet. A crochet pattern round up by craft evangelist
Adorable Amigurumi Animals

One of my favourite crafts is crocheting. I learned to crochet from a friend in college, even though my mom had tried to teach me when I was a little younger. I don’t know what was wrong with me, but I kinda see the same spirit in my daughter, so maybe it’s a weird I-don’t-want-my-mother-to-teach-me-anything trait that runs in our family. Sorry, mom! I love ya, I was just weird.

My first project was a scarf, the gauge of which was tight beyond belief, but I got that sorted out and then crocheted a large blanket in a matter of days for my friend in time for Christmas. I’m pretty sure I just parked myself on the couch at my parents’ house when I was home for Christmas and crocheted for three days straight.

Later I learned how to make mittens from another friend and the rest is history, I guess. Once I learned how to increase and decrease, I had the basics for AMIGURUMI! It’s so fun! You can make stuffies! And potatoes with eyes! (haha). Since then I have made a lot of fun stuffed things. Like this banana.

Lately, I have been scouring the internet finding the best and cutest amigurumi stuffies to crochet. (Check out my amigurumi Pinterest board!) As much as I sometimes try to make up my own patterns, I’m not really a pattern writer (maybe one day…) and the time it takes for a pattern writer to test and create a new pattern is definitely worth the cost of some of the paid patterns available. Here are some of my favourites I’ve found recently.

Look at this amazing owl pattern! I love the detail on the belly (breast? what do you call that part of a bird?) So sweet. Owls are great. This pattern is a free Ravelry download.

Cuddle Me Fox — and check out this tiny fox pattern! So cute! Foxes are really trendy right now and this little guy looks like he’ll come together quickly. This little guy is available on amigurumi.today as a free pattern.

What a sweet crocheted fox pattern! Fits in your hand!

Boxy Bear is another free pattern for a new crocheter. Nice straight seams. I love the way he comes together. Really cute.


Isn’t this little Monkey pattern cute? This pattern is available from allaboutami; it was published last year in honour of 2016, the Chinese year of the Monkey. If you’d like a nice printable version of the pattern, it’s available for a small fee here.

Cute animal studies to crochet!

Tourist Giraffe This little giraffe is named Kenny and he comes with a camera!!! How cute is that? I love this little giraffe! He’d make a great gift to crochet!

That’s my quick little round-up of some of my favourite stuffed animals to crochet. Pick one and find your hook and happy crocheting!

I made this: Banana

I found this really great free amigurumi pattern site last week that I just had to share. If you like to crochet small anthropomorphic things, this website is just the place for you. While I was intrigued by the severed fingers pattern that came up in my google reader today, I poked around a bit and found this great banana pattern. I have made some other amigurumi play food for my kids and I started to attempt a banana earlier this summer, but got caught up in trying to make the pattern curve like a banana. This pattern really relies on the way you stuff the banana to get a curve to it. But it works. And it’s a lot better than the banana I never finished.

 I like how this shot of the banana looks like it’s in a police line up.