Mini Amigurumi

Amigurumi is one of my favourite things to make to give as a gift! It’s so fun to be able to make your own stuffed animals. And the great thing about mini amigurumi is that the projects come together pretty quickly! And my kids love them! While they can be a little bit finicky if you’re working with fine yarn, the stitch count is lower so you can have a small toy made in a few hours or so. If you want a special handmade gift for the love in your life, check out one of these adorable patterns. You still have plenty of time to whip some up for Valentine’s day!

This Shihtzu puppy is absolutely adorable! We don’t have any pets in our house, but my kids love the idea of one. I think they like the stuffed dogs even more, though. Because as much fun as real dogs are to play with, they also do other things that my kids don’t like as much. And frankly, I’m happier with stuffed dogs as well. This little Shihtzu is just our speed.

If you’re looking for some yarn for this project, check out these cotton yarns from Lion Brand. For mini amigurumi, Bonbons are a good option if you want to get a bunch of colours, but don’t want the expense and leftover yarn of a full-sized skein.

And of course, you have to have a Kitty amigurumi. This sweet little kitty is so adorable and fits in the palm of your hand. One of the best things about an amigurumi kitty is it stays a kitten forever. It’s always cute and it never poops in your garden.

Speaking of gardens, as much as I know that bees are good for my garden, they kind of terrify me a little bit in real life. But not Barry the Bee! This little toy stands just 8 inches tall and has a cute little flower. With bright yellow and black stripes, this little doll is sure to add a pop of colour to any kids room.

Maybe Easter is on your mind. You can get making this Elendan Bunny amigurumi pattern to have an adorable little bunny rabbit for an Easter gift. I love the brushed yarn for the fur, which makes such a realistic-looking stuffed animal!

Of course, Baby Alien Amigurumi has been taking the internet by storm. Here’s an adorable little pattern to make your own tiny Baby Yoda crochet doll. All this little guy needs is a mug of broth to complete the look!

For a winter-themed gift, this Little Penguin amigurumi makes a cute little keychain or tiny toy to enjoy for little hands because it works up to be about 8 cm tall. So just a little guy!

The Valentine Minis Set is a cute set of Valentine’s-themed patterns that includes a little cupid doll, a little perfume doll, a little teddy bear doll and a little chocolate bar doll. A lovely little set to make for your valentine this year!

If you’re looking for a quick last-minute gift for a bookworm in your life, you can whip up one of these Simple Fox Bookmarks in almost no time! Fun bookmarks like these are eye-catching and hard to miss where you left off in your book!

This Little Tiger toy crochet pattern is a lovely little pattern to make for the jungle-loving kid in your life. He looks a little like Daniel Tiger, so if your loved one is a fan of that show, this is a great little pattern to make for him or her.

Or a super adorable Miniature bear amigurumi crochet pattern! How cute is this little guy?! You could easily personalize him by whipping up a quick scarf or hat! How sweet is he? I just love these amigurumi dolls that fit in the palm of your hand!

If you’re looking for something a little bit different this Amigurumi Seahorse might just be what you’re looking for! Such a sweet little stuffed seahorse makes a unique toy or keychain or zipper pull.

Or maybe your preferred sea creature is a crab! This Crochet crab pattern is adorable, cartoony stuffed animal pattern that is sure to amuse and delight its recipient and anyone who sees it! It’s just 11 cm/4.3 inches long, so you can take this little crab with you anywhere!

If you’re prepping for Easter, you can make an Easter Minis Set, which includes a pattern for Mr Chicken, Mr Bunny, Mr Easter Cake and Mrs Angel. A great set to celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday! And you have plenty of time to get making!

I can’t get over how cute this Roly the Hedgehog amigurumi pattern is! This well-written pattern includes 9 pages of written instructions and more than 60 step-by-step photos to guide you along to make this adorable stuffed toy!

I think this Pug amigurumi pattern is definitely one of my favourites. I made one for my son a couple of years ago and he LOVED it. So cute and quick, this pattern is super fun and a delightful last-minute handmade gift idea!

Check out one of these adorable patterns today, and use up some of your stash on one of these sweet tiny amigurumi toys! Or pin it for later to show your friends!

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Crochet your own cute amigurumi pug dog with this little crochet pattern! Make your own tiny stuffed toy pug. Makes a great keychain or last minute gift idea. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpug #puglife #amigurumipug #minipugpattern #crochet #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Make your own little puppy keychain with this cute pattern!
An adorable eyecatcher on your bag or give it away as a cute gift. With this adorable Shihtzu you will certainly not lose your keys! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #shihtzulife #handmadegift #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Sweet little kitty crochet amigurumi pattern. Perfect little handmade gift idea for a cat lover in your life! I love how small this little stuffed toy is! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetkitty #crochetcatpattern #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Cute little amigurumi toy bumble bee crochet pattern! Love these little toy crochet patterns! They make such quick last minute handmade gift ideas! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetbee #barrythebee #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Adorable palm-sized crochet amigurumi bunny, with brushed yarn fur, makes it so fuzzy and realistic looking! Little stuffed toys make great last minute handmade gift ideas. Love this sweet bunny rabbit amigurumi crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #stuffedtoypattern #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Adorable little baby yoda crochet pattern. Tiny little keychain sized toy! Perfect little handmade gift idea for the Star Wars lover in your life! Gotta love the Mandalorian and The Child amigurumi pattern. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #babyyoda #babyyodacrochet #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi penguin crochet pattern! Keychain sized little toy to make for your keychain or a little toy for a loved one. Small amigurumi make lovely last minute handmade gift ideas! Great pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetkeychain #crochetpenguin #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Adorable set of amigurumi crochet patterns, perfect for Valentine's Day! I love the little perfume bottle! So unique! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #valentinesday #handmadegifts #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Absolutely fun crochet bookmark pattern. Cute little fox bookmark amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect last minute gift idea for a bookworm! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetbookmark #crochetfox #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi tiger crochet pattern. I love these sweet tiny amigurumi patterns! They make perfect quick last minute handmade gift ideas! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettiger #amigurumitiger #miniamigurumi #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Cute little miniature bear amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this tiny stuffed toy pattern! I love to make these sweet little quick handmade gifts! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetbear #miniaturecrochet #miniatureamigurumi #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute and tiny amigurumi seahorse crochet pattern. Love these tiny handmade crochet stuffed toys! A seahorse is such a fun unique idea! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #handmadegiftideas #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Cute adorable little set of Easter amigurumi crochet toys to make! Such a sweet little set of crochet patterns. Plenty of time to make for Easter! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #crochetforeaster #eastercrochet #stuffedtoys #crochettoys #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable little hedgehog! I love the two spine options for this pattern! So cute! Now I need an amigurumi hedgehog! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Amigurumi Crab crochet pattern. Such a sweet little crochet pattern for this adorable stuffed crab toy. What a fun sea creature handmade toy! #crochetpattern #crochettoy #amigurumipattern #patternroundup #craftevangelist

Knit & Crochet for Kids

Kids are going to be out of school for summer soon. And some already are. Do you want to teach your kids to knit or crochet this summer? It’s so great to have the kids looking at something besides screens and keeping busy. Check out some of these great patterns to make for your kids or to teach them to make!

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Check out this beginner Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern! These triangular scarves are super trendy right now. This simple pattern would be a great first project for a young teen to make this summer and wear to back school in the fall!

The Serena Top is a simple and cute kids’ crochet crop top that your little one could make (or you could make for them!).

While the crochet pattern for this Cheeseburger Beanie is more of an intermediate level project, it’s great to show kids the fun things they can make while they’re learning, to help them persevere through the first wonky stitches (or projects!).

While also another project more suited for a more experienced crafter to make for kids, this quiet book crochet pattern is just the right idea for summer projects!

Need to improve your crochet skills for one of these projects? Check out Blueprint’s online crochet classes and learn at your own pace!

I know I was just encouraging looking at something besides screens, but isn’t this Joe the Frog Book/Tablet Holder adorable? And he can hold books as well! So fun!

Another lovely summer top crochet pattern that is perfect for beginners is this Hippie Fringe Granny Square Top. Isn’t it fun in these rainbow colours? And that fringe is very on trend right now!

Here’s another great crochet poncho pattern to make for kids for back to school. This Modern Bobble Poncho is an easy to memorize pattern you can work on during your summer road trip and your kid can try it on when you make gas station stops!

While this is also another project that an intermediate knitter would need to make, I couldn’t help but drawing the attention of knitters to this gorgeous child’s sweater pattern! The Bohéme Sweater for kids is a stunning knitting pattern for sizes 4-10. Such a classic, but modern look!

This Easy Peasy Beginner Hat Knitting Pattern is the perfect place to start kids knitting a hat! Chunky yarn means fewer stitches that are easier to see, so it works up quickly and has a satisfying finish rate!

Need to sharpen your knitting skills to take on one of these projects? Check out some online knitting classes from Blueprint!

Then you can show your kids the gorgeous hats they could knit when they have some more experience! The Madison Beanie Knitting Pattern is a great project for the advanced beginner/intermediate knitter!

Pick up some yarn and a pattern and get making and teaching your kids today! Or pin these great ideas for later!

Knitting Pattern for textured beanie. Love this gorgeous knit hat pattern! Can't wait to make one of these for winter! #knitting #pattern #knittingpattern #knitbeanie #beaniepattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful knitting pattern for this Boheme sweater for kids! Gorgeous sweater for kids! I love this fair isle pattern, modern but classic! I love the raglan style knitting pattern, too! Perfect for fall! #knitting #knit #knittingpattern #knitsweater #knitsweaterpattern #sweater #pattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
what a cute little bobble poncho crochet pattern for kids! Crochets up quickly and easy to memorize, perfect summer project for travelling to make up for fall! Love this sweet sweater! #crochet #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #crochetponcho #ponchopattern #pattern #craftevangelist
Sweet and simple granny square style crochet open back toddler poncho pattern! Perfect project for a beginner! #crochet #beginngercrochet #crochetpattern #pattern #yarn #crafts #grannysquare #poncho #summercrochet #summercrochetproject #craftevangelist
Joel the Frog Book/Tablet Holder. Fun amigurumi crochet project to hold the ipad or books for kids! Great summer crochet pattern project! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #tabletholder #diy #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Fun idea for kids! A crochet pattern for a quiet book for kids! Lots of interesting things to play with to occupy a toddler! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #yarn #crafts #crochetfortoddlers #pdf #craftevangelist
Fun crochet pattern for this cheeseburger hat! Perfect crochet beanie pattern for the hamburger lover! #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist #beanie #crochetbeanie #crochethat #crochettoque #toque #hat #crochetpattern #hamburgerlover #hamburgerhat
Cute little crocheted halter top pattern for kids. Love this simple crochet pattern summer top! Easy beginner crochet project for kids or adults! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Easy beginner crochet triangle scarf pattern! Love this brightly coloured simple crochet pattern for this stylish scarf! #crochetpattern #crochet #pattern #scarf #crochetscarf #trianglescarf #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Easy Peasy Beginner knitting pattern beanie. Super easy knit hat pattern to make! Love this simple toque. Perfect pattern for a new knitter! #knittingpattern #beginnerknits #easyknits #easypattern #learntoknit #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist

Perfect Plaid Patterns!

Are you still in love with plaid? It was super hot last year, but I’m still totally into it! And a bunch of great pattern designers have come up with super inventive and gorgeous plaid crochet patterns for us to make! Check out these great pattern finds!

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This Plaid About You beanie featuring a sweet plaid heart is a great handmade gift idea for anyone you love, though, I think it might be better suited to the ladies. (I don’t know what it is with dudes having a problem with wearing hearts.) I love it though. Super adorable.

I guess a more manly option would be this cool Oso Plaid Beanie in the same Etsy shop: Evelyn & Peter. The plaid bear pattern is so cool. And can you believe these are crocheted? They look so good. I love this style of plaid! And the designs in the midst of them? Genius!

While we’re still talking about this designer, we can’t forget one of my favorite designs: The Flannel Forrest Beanie. I’m still just blown away that these hats are crocheted! Have you made one of these gorgeous hats? If you do, let me know! They’re on my list to make. Again with the lovely fur pompoms… so super trendy and adorable. I had to buy myself a bunch last winter. You can get them here if you’re looking for some. Make sure you get the remove-able ones (mine have snaps!) so you can wash your toque (that’s Canadian for winter hat).

You certainly can’t go wrong with checking out the plaid patterns by Whistle & Ivy. They’re super affordable and super adorable, all at the same time! I made this pattern last year and I must say, her instructions are great and the hat looks fantastic, just like these pictures!

And, while I think plaid can definitely be worn year round, but especially in the fall and winter. there’s something about buffalo plaid that’s just a little bit Christmas-y. So, you have plenty of time to crochet up a couple of these adorable Chalet Rustic Pillow Covers to throw on your couch for the upcoming winter season! The deer pattern is just impeccable! What a fun and festive idea!

Grab some supplies!

Pick up one of these great patterns and get crocheting today or pin it for later!

Sweet plaid patterns that are CROCHETED!!! I love these! Perfect for fall and winter! I need to make me one of these hats!!! #crochet #patterns #plaid #buffaloplaid #hat #toque #beanie #etsy #craftevangelist
Super cute slouchy crochet plaid beanie pattern! What a fun pattern and excellent instructions to work this plaid pattern in crochet!
This crochet pattern for a buffalo plaid pillow cover with a deer silhouette is so great! What a fun throw pillow to make for the festive winter season! Great Christmas holiday decor! #crochet #plaid #pattern #yarn #diy #crafts #decor #craftevangelist
Wow! Look at this beautiful bear pattern in plaid on this crocheted hat! So impressive! I love the furry pompom and the gorgeous plaid! So great for fall and winter!
Gorgeous plaid CROCHET pattern for this lovely Flannel Forrest Beanie from the Evelyn and Peter Etsy shop! What a fun plaid hat design! Perfect for fall! #plaid #crochet #pattern #flannel #yarn #crafts #diy
So cute! Adorable heart plaid crocheted beanie pattern! Love this with the furry pompom!  #crochet #pattern #plaid #beanie #toque #yarn #buffaloplaid

Perfect Play Food Patterns

My kids aren’t as little anymore, but when they were, I loved handmade play food. I made a few little things for them. I mostly made up my patterns, but some amazing pattern designers have done the hard work for you, and they are worth every cent for easy-to-read, easy-to-make play food amigurumi.

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First, you may as well start your kids’ meal off with this darling cup of tea with a tea bag. So adorable! Perfect for toddlers who aren’t quite ready for their own tea set yet. This link is for a pre-made toy, so your kid will have something to play with while you work on the next play food projects…

 

What stunning detail on these crocheted amigurumi fruits and vegetables! Excellent play food to make for a kid's play kitchen! So gorgeous! They look good enough to eat!

Next, head on over to Olino Hobby’s etsy shop to find a huge selection of gorgeous crocheted fruit and veggie patterns.

 

Of course, if you don’t want to make your own, you can always order your own set of handmade crocheted fruits and vegetables from Rainbow Happiness.

 

12 amazing vegetable crochet play food patterns to make this lovely basket full of veggies! What a fun idea for a child with a toy kitchen! I love the cauliflower! So great! Makes me wish my kids were little again!

There’s also this great basketful of veggie patterns available from CrochetNPlayDesigns.

 

SUSHI! Such a fun play food idea!

Having trouble introducing new foods to your kids? Why not try crocheting them play versions first? Then they have the opportunity to become familiar with the shapes and colours. Get ready to introduce your kids to these adorable sushi crochet patterns.

 

I love this adorable crochet pattern. Cute little removable worm in an apple amigurumi crochet pattern. Great handmade teacher gift.

While not strictly play food, this adorable apple with a wormhole and worm would make a sweet teacher gift, but also fun to play with for any child.

 

Finish off your child’s play meal with a lovely crocheted ice cream cone! These adorable little patterns would make great handmade party favours from an ice cream social birthday party. So sweet. I love mint chocolate chip!

 

Have a great handmade meal (with no calories) and food you don’t mind your kids playing with! Perfect handmade gift to accompany a toy kitchen, something almost every kid loves to play with!

Eek! What an adorable little cup of tea with a tea bag crocheted play food amigurumi! This would be a perfect handmade gift for a toddler! So adorable! This link is for an Etsy listing to the finished product. 12 amazing vegetable crochet play food patterns to make this lovely basket full of veggies! What a fun idea for a child with a toy kitchen! I love the cauliflower! So great! Makes me wish my kids were little again!What an adorable Ice Cream Cone crochet pattern! Perfect play food amigurumi to make for any kid! Such a sweet handmade gift idea!
I love this adorable crochet pattern. Cute little removable worm in an apple amigurumi crochet pattern. Great handmade teacher gift.

DIY Growth Chart

This is a great idea to make your own growth chart for the kids! I love that you can take this with you when you move! I made one like this for my kids & it’s great! Everyone loves to measure themselves!

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DIY Growth ChartBuy your DIY Growth Chart kit here.