Crocheted Creatures

As the weather warms and we venture outside more, the desire to sit under heavy sweaters and blankets passes and at the end of a day of gardening or spending time outside or renovating your bathroom (true story), sitting on the deck with a cold drink and a crochet hook to make some little stuffed creatures is just the sort of craft to keep your fingers busy in the evening. Amigurumi is a Japanese word for small stuffed, crocheted creatures. In its most limited meaning of the word, they are anthropomorphic and crocheted: think little cupcakes with faces. But in the more broad sense, it applies to knit and crocheted creatures, including dolls and stuffed animals. And I’ve had forest creatures on my mind today as I was sharing a story how we dealt with bears at camp with my youngest son this morning. So I’ve collected a bunch of adorable crocheted creature patterns for you to choose from to keep yourself busy this spring.

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So naturally, since it was bears that inspired this pattern round up, the first amigurumi creature I have for you is this 3-in-1 Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern. The 3-in-1 part means that there are also 2 other options included in this pattern: options to change the pattern in order to make a bunny and a cat. So cute! And this fuzzy plush yarn works up quickly and makes a super soft and cuddly toy any child will love! (Also: yellow bear! So cute!)

While bears are an obvious choice for a handmade stuffed toy, why don’t you try something a little unique, like this Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern? Don’t you love its long snout and little ears? And what shrew is complete without a little sweater? Absolutely adorable. It’s so fun to make and give handmade amigurumi gifts and for the recipients to have a toy made just for them that no one else one just like it.

My exploration into crocheted creatures for you was not limited to just land animals. Hue the Manatee Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable crochet pattern. If you check out the pattern, you’ll see that you don’t just have to make this Manatee in a traditional grey, but you can use a striping yarn or other bright colours to make this sweet, easy to follow pattern in whatever custom colour you choose!

We’re still loving alpacas, right? Alicia the Alpaca Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable, fuzzy crocheted stuffed animal that will make anyone smile, with her colourful, little pannier blanket, she would make a great handmade gift for a loved one.

Do hamsters live in the wild? You know I saw this super cute Hamster Crochet Pattern and thought it also looked like a full-cheeked chipmunk! So adorable and cartoonish, don’t you agree? One of these little guys would be a cute project to work on while camping and to keep in your trailer as a cuddly little trailer guest (who won’t eat through your pantry!).

I thought this Little Hamster Crochet Pattern resembled the pet hamsters that so many kids had or elementary school classes passed around for kids to take home. I was never in a class that had a class pet, so maybe that was just on television or by the time I was a kid they realized how traumatic it was for a creature to be passed around to different children. My eldest did bring home the class fish for a week or something. We thankfully didn’t kill it, but I think fish would probably prefer to stay in one place too.

Another under-represented stuffed animal is the badger. But you can make your own unique stuffed toy with this Bradley the Badger Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Isn’t he adorable? I love his stripey black mask and his fuzzy coat.

Check out this adorable Leia the Turtle Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Turtles make such adorable stuffed animals and while many kids seem to want a turtle as a pet, they’re not the easiest pet to keep. This little turtle would be super easy to keep and is just my speed as far as pets go. Her little shell is removable and has a cute little ties to fasten it on

If you like desert animals, check out this 4-in-1 Desert Creatures Amigurumi Patterns. It’s a bundle of patterns from Loopy Pattern and all her pattern bundles are 40% cheaper than buying the patterns separately. If you like a designer and their pattern style, buying a bundle of patterns is a great way to save a little money. And check out those adorable little creatures! This awesome bundle gets you an owl, a chameleon, a meerkat and a fennec (which is an African fox). What a fun and adorable bundle of creatures to make!

Here’s another unique toy to make: this Lemur Amigurumi Crochet Pattern also from Loopy Pattern is so adorable with his long slender striped tail. Lemurs gained a great deal of popularity after the Disney movie Madagascar was released. This sweet little stuffed toy would like to “move it, move it” along with a fun kid friend!

I know sheep are not exactly forest animals, but when I found this Bobble Sheep Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, it made me think of the New Zealand sheep, Shrek who escaped shearing for 6 years. When he was finally found and sheared, his fleece weighed in at more than 60 lbs! This little bobbly stuffed sheep will certainly not weigh 60 lbs, but he will certainly sit contentedly on your bed or couch as a fun conversation piece.

If you’ve never tried crocheting an amigurumi stuffed toy, it’s a great time to try it out! It’s such a fun and satisfying area of the craft of crocheting. Many patterns often work up quickly, so they make great last minute handmade gift ideas for young and old alike! Pick up one of these cute patterns today or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

Collection of crocheted creature patterns! I love these pattern round ups! Can't wait to get crocheting some of these cute little stuffed toys this summer! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #diystuffedtoy #craftevangelist
Adorable Bobble Sheep Crochet Amigurumi Pattern. Love this cozy looking sheep! It could almost be a throw pillow on a bed! So cute! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #crochetsheeppattern #diytoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Such a fun amigurumi lemur crochet pattern. I can't wait to make this fun Madagascar inspired diy stuffed toy! What a fun summer crochet project! Perfect unique handmade gift. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #lemurpattern #craftevangelist
Fun bundle of 4 patterns for a great deal! 40% less than buying the patterns separately! Desert amigurumi crochet patterns make fun little projects to work on during the summer. #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #patternbundle #craftevangelist
Such a fun and sweet little amigurumi turtle crochet pattern. I love Leia's sweet tie-on shell made of fun little hexagons. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetturtle #crochettoy #craftevangelist
Bradley the Badger amigurumi pdf crochet pattern. I love this adorable and unique little badger crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this delightfully different stuffed animal. So many great crocheted creature patterns to check out in this post. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedcreatures #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Adorable little palm-sized amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. I love these small crocheted toys! They're so great for making in the warmer months. So cute. Makes a great pet for a kid who can't have a real one. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochethamster #craftevangelist
Fun and cartoonish little amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. Also bears some resemblance to a squirrel or chipmunk crochet pattern. Love this sweet little crocheted forest creature. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #craftevangelist
Sweet and fuzzy amigurumi alpaca crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this adorable little stuffed toy. A perfect unique handmade gift! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetalpaca #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi manatee crochet pattern. Great beginner amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this fun and unique stuffed toy. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoy #craftevangelist
Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern. What a fun and unique crochet pattern for a little shrew... the most underrated rodent! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #shrewpattern #crochetedscrew #craftevangelist
Fun 3-in-1 crochet pattern that will make 3 different plush animals: the teddy bear, the fuzzy bunny and the kitty cat. Such an adorable pattern bundle. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedbunny #crochetedbear #crochetedkitty #craftevangelist

Cuddly Creatures

I’m sure we could all use a little extra comfort right now. A crocheted (or knit!) cuddly creature is the perfect thing to make to get a feeling of accomplishment with only a few hours of work (well, depending on the pattern). Smaller amigurumis (crocheted stuffed toys) can come together in one to three hours. It’s so fun to watch your yarn turn into a cuddly little friend. What better gift to give to your child or grandchild than a handmade stuffed toy for a little bit of extra comfort? Check out these adorable amigurumi patterns to make! (There’s even a couple of knitting patterns in here!)

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How about these Beep & Boop the Robot Twins? If you’re just getting started with amigurumi, this is a very easy crochet pattern that is only 11 pages long and includes plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way.

If robots aren’t quite cuddly enough for you, check out this Cuddle-Sized Teddy Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Tristan the Teddy Bear is the perfect little classic teddy bear amigurumi pattern, also a very easy pattern to follow with plenty of helpful step-by-step photos. Storyland Amis has plenty of other fabulous amigurumi patterns worth spending your time on! Go take a look for a wide assortment of adorable amigurumi creatures.

If you’re looking for a stuffed animal pattern that is a little bit less conventional, but just as adorable, check out this Plush Baby Bull Pattern. This sample is made with a plush velvet yarn, which looks so cozy! Anyone would love to snuggle up to this adorable little bull!

Of course, with Easter only a couple of weeks away, this Plush Bunny in Dress Crochet Pattern is here just in time for Easter gift-giving. You’ll have to get on it though! Look at how sweet this adorable Easter bunny is. What a sweet gift idea!

Speaking of bunnies, the pattern shown above Penelope Bunny in Granny Square Dress and hat. The Granny Square Dress and hat and shoes are a separate pattern (that fits a few of her dolls, so the Penelope Bunny would have to be purchased separately. Carmen Rent is also another prolific amigurumi designer with plenty of fantastic doll patterns to explore.

One of my favourite amigurumi designers, Manuska, has created this beautiful Maya Angelou Crochet Doll Pattern, celebrating a strong and accomplished woman. What a lovely way to introduce a young woman to this excellent female role model!

Of course, if you’re all about the animals, this Pug Shpuntic Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern is a hilarious, cartoony amigurumi pattern that you simply must try! I love all his folds and crazy eyes!

If you’ve stumbled on this post with not much time until Easter, this Charlie the Chick Crochet Pattern is a small pattern that works up quickly with a small amount of yarn. If you’re looking for a free version, it’s available here on the Yarn Society website.

For a different style of bird pattern, check out the Blu the Bird Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Such a cute little birdie pattern. It’s also available for free on the Yarn Society website by clicking here.

For my knitters, I haven’t forgotten about you! It’s just not as easy to find cute knitted toys. The visibility of increases and decreases in knitting just doesn’t lend itself as well to amigurumi. But these Moss the Sheep Knitting Patterns are an exception! Fluff and Fuzz has quite a few adorable amigurumi knitting patterns, so if you’re not interested in learning crochet, check out the great variety of knitting patterns in the Fluff and Fuzz shop.

This one was another favourite from Fluff & Fuzz, the Berry Bear knitting pattern. In this fuzzy yarn, you can’t tell it’s knit at all! It looks so good! My kids would love one of these adorable scruffy-looking stuffed bears.

I know that some of you may have difficulty getting out to get supplies if you’re either quarantined or social distancing or if stores have temporarily closed in your area. Most online retailers continue to ship and in my city, Michaels is still offering curbside pick up. It’s not quite the same as making a trip into a store and squishing all the yarn, but Knitpicks and Lionbrand Yarn have a wide selection of yarn and other supplies that you can order and have shipped to you if you need some supplies to make these cute amigurumi toys.

Which of these adorable amigurumis will you get to work on today? Pick up a pattern or pin it for later!

Adorable collection of crocheted and knit amigurumi patterns. This is a great time to make something cute and cuddly to bring satisfaction and comfort. I love amigurumi! Check out this great round up of lovely patterns! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute robot amigurumi crochet pattern. With one pattern make two cute little robot twins! Adorable cuddly robot toy patterns to make! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #diytoys #crochet #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Sweet adorable cuddle-sized teddy bear by Storyland Amis. Such a cute cuddly stuffed toy crochet pattern to make this cuddly amigurumi bear. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush baby bull cow amigurumi pattern. An adorable and unique handmade toy gift idea! Such a fun crochet pattern! Love the use of the soft plush velour yarn. Really fills in the holes and makes this toy so squishy! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush bunny amigurumi crochet pattern. Cute little Easter stuffed rabbit pattern! Love this adorable little frilly dress on this velvet bunny doll! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #crochetbunnypattern #craftevangelist
Penelope Bunny and a cute little granny square dress and hat. Two adorable pdf crochet patterns to make this cute bunny or bear and a sweet little outfit. Love Carmen Rent's patterns. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #patternroundup #crochettoypatterns #handmadetoys #diytoys #craftevangelist
Miss Maya Angelou pdf crochet amigurumi pattern. Love this inspiring woman and this beautiful doll. What a great way to teach your kids about this prolific role model! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #mayaangelou #amigurumidoll #crochettoys #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Super cute and fun Pug Amigurumi crochet pattern. This cartoonish stuffed pug pattern is soooooo adorable! What a fun crochet dog pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetdog #crochetdogpattern #diytoys #amigurumidog #craftevangelist
Cute and adorable chick amigurmi crochet pattern! Love this sweet little pattern, perfect little Easter basket filler! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #eastertoys #handmadeeaster #chickpattern #crochettoys #crocheteaster #craftevangelist
Blu the Bird Amigurumi crochet pattern. Lovely little bird handmade toy pattern, perfect for Easter or anytime. Super cute little amigurumi pattern! #amigurumipattern #birdpattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #amigurumitoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
KNITTED amigurumi sheep pattern! It's so hard to find good knitted toy patterns! Love this adorable little sheep. The seed stitch is such a clever idea! #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #knitsheep #knittoypattern #craftevangelist
Adorable stuffed bear KNITTING pattern for this sweet and fuzzy amigurumi knitting pattern! Can't wait to knit one of these fuzzy and cuddle creatures! #knittingpattern #amigurumipattern #knitamigurumi #amigurumiknitting #knitknitknit #knittoypattern #craftevangelist

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!

15 Amazing and adorable mini amigurumi crochet patterns to make, in time for valentines day or in time for Easter! Or whenever! these quick little patterns make perfect last minute handmade gift ideas for kids! #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpatterns #amigurumicrochetpattern #craftevangelist
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

Amigurumi for Christmas

I just love amigurumi! According to Wikipedia: Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning “crocheted or knitted”, and nuigurumi, meaning “stuffed doll”. And this time of year is the perfect time to make some. Amigurumi is perfect for Christmas, as gifts for children, as decorations for your home or tree, as gifts for co-workers. They work up pretty quickly and are really fun to make; you can also use up some of your odds and ends of yarn since they’re usually pretty small and you can customise their colours to whatever you have on hand! So many people are delighted by amigurumi, it makes the perfect whimsical addition to this festive season! Check out these adorable stuffed crocheted creatures and pick out a pattern to start working on today!

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How about this festive Little Christmas Deer Crochet Pattern? One pattern gives you all the instructions you need to make these little amigurumi deer dolls, with plenty of high-quality photos to walk you through it. Depending on the size of yarn you use, these little guys could be toys for kids or decorations for your tree!

How adorable are these gingerbread people? Again, here’s another pattern with instructions to make both tops: a Gingerbread Man and Girl Couple Amigurumi Pattern. How much fun would a set of these be for a newlywed couple for their first Christmas? They’re so sweet with all their decoration details!

I’m a sucker for gnomes! I love their big furry beards and festive hats on their squat, rotund bodies. Herbert the Christmas Gnome Amigurumi Pattern would make a great addition to my mantle (which is frankly looking a little sad this year… see my Instagram post about it). But I think this guy would spruce it right up!

Who can resist an adorable cartoon-ish Mr Santa Crochet Pattern? His cloud-like beard and little button eyes just draw you in. My kids were never really enamoured with Santa, and we never really forced them to sit on Santa’s knee because they always looked terrified of him. Besides, who wants to stand in line with kids for 20 minutes to traumatize your kids for an awful over-priced picture? My kids were slightly intrigued by the idea of the right jolly old elf, so I slightly regret not snapping a photo of them looking onto the spectacle of Santa visiting from a distance. I’m sure they would have been much more interested in a stuffed version of Santa like this cute little amigurumi doll.

Mr Pinny Crochet Amigurumi Pattern is a super cute, sweater-clad penguin doll ready to grace your Christmas tree with his chipper little face! It’s time for all the cold-weather creatures to come out and adorn our homes with their cuteness! I don’t know, though; do you think this little guy could use a hat? Or a scarf? He looks a little chilly. I think I’d make him a hat, too.

Of course, you don’t need to make Christmas themed Amigurumi to give out as a gift! You can make a stuffed toy that can be enjoyed year-round, like this Milo the Hipster Cat Amigurumi Pattern. What kid doesn’t want a stuffed cat in a hoodie? My kids love this kind of stuff and I’m sure yours would too!

Or if you have a princess-lover on your hands, this Princess Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Bundle would give you all the instructions you need to make a whole collection of princesses! These dolls are so adorable; how much more special will one of these dolls be to the recipient when they know it was made by your loving hands? That’s the beauty of handmade; so much pride involved in making and so much love felt in giving and receiving!

If you’re new to amigurumi, you could try something a little simpler, like this Crochet Star Amigurumi Pattern. Festive for the holiday season, but suitable to be displayed year-round. Make one with a thick, bulky yarn and you’d have a super fun pillow for a teen. It gets harder and harder to come up with good fun handmade gift ideas for teens as they get older. This would be a suitable option for an older kid and would make a fun addition to their bed.

Do you want a hippopotamus for Christmas? You can make one with this Crochet Hippo Amigurumi Pattern! This cuddly hippo would double as a super fun and functional pillow. Made with a big enough yarn, this friendly character would crochet up quickly and make a really snuggly stuffed friend for any kid. All this hippo needs is a cute little bow and to be displayed under the tree!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little introduction to various amigurumi characters you could make this Christmas. You’ve still got some time, so go pick up a pattern and get to work! What better things do you have to do as the weather turns colder than sit cosied up at home with your crocheting? Grab a pattern or pin it for later!

Adorable amigurumi patterns to make for Christmas decorations or just lovely handmade toys as gifts! So cute! I love these little characters! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Little Christmas Deer amigurumi crochet pattern to make this adorable handmade toy for a holiday decoration or sweet little gift! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoy #handmadetoy #craftevangelist
Milo the Hipster Cat amigurumi crochet pattern. How much fun is this adorable crocheted doll? He would make a great handmade gift idea for any kid! So cute! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #crochettoy #craftevangelist
Sweet little Gingerbread Couple pdf crochet pattern to make these adorable handmade Christmas ornaments or little stuffed toys for kids! So cute with their little plum pudding tops! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #Christmascrochet #crochettoy #craftevangelist
I LOVE GNOMES! Check out this adorable crocheted Christmas gnome amigurumi pattern! I love the little knit-look v details on his shirt and snowflake embroidered on his hat! Such a fun handmade Christmas gift idea! #amigurumipattern #Christmasamigurumi #crochetpattern #crochettoy #crochetgnome #Christmasgnome #craftevangelist
Mr Santa Amigurumi crochet pattern. Super cute little classic cartoonish Santa doll crochet pattern Perfect Christmas decoration or whimsical handmade gift idea. #crochetSanta #Christmascrochet #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Super gorgeous collection of crocheted amigurumi princess doll patterns! Love these gorgeous Disney-inspired dolls! So fun! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidolls #princesspatterns #crochetprincess #crochetpatternbundle #patternbundle #craftevangelist
Cute little penguin amigurumi crochet pattern makes a perfect Christmas ornament or little toy gift! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpenguin #crochetChristmas #crochetamigurumi #craftevangelist
Simple, no sew star amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect for Christmas or made with a bulky yarn would make a super fun throw pillow for a teen bedroom! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #Christmascrochet #crochetstar #starpillow #craftevangelist
Hippo Amigurumi crochet pattern. What a fun toy pattern to make! I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! How fun would she be with a big bow under the Christmas tree?! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #amigurumitoy #craftevangelist

Farm Animal Amigurumi

There are so many cute amigurumi patterns out there and I think these handmade crocheted toys make great gifts for little ones. It’s so special to have handmade toys! Check out these adorable farm animal patterns!

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Though not exclusive to farms, this adorable Little Gray Mouse patttern would make a great start to your farm animal collection. I love the pink nose!

This sweet Poncho the Donkey crochet pattern would also make a lovely start to your farm animal toys. I love his legs attached with buttons! So adorable!

Of course, what farm is complete without a pig? This super sweet little Hamlet the Pig amigurumi pattern is adorable and would be a perfect, unexpected little animal friend for any child!

Of course, this adorable little striped pajama-clad pig from All About Ami is also a great option for your little farm! Isn’t it sooooo cute?

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And naturally, you’ll need a little duck for your farm. And this Dilly the Duck amigurumi pattern fits the bill (ah? see what I did there?)

If I had a farm, I would absolutely need a cow. I love this chubby little Petra Cow amigurumi crochet pattern from Frog and Toad Creations.

We mustn’t forget the goats! Or they’ll bite our heads off! (AmIRight? Goats’ll eat anything!) Check out these sweet little amigurumi goats from PlanetJune!

And a horse, of course! This little beauty (Lucky the Horse) from Little Muggles Amigurumi Design is a lovely stuffed toy pattern, even if you weren’t trying to make a whole farm worth of stuffies!

Who could forget the Rooster? Maybe you’re not fancy with the crochet skills and you just want one of these adorable little crocheted roosters already made for you. Well, you’d be in luck because Brama Crochet will make this little Amigurumi Rooster in your choice of yarn colours. But if you’re more of a DIYer, you can grab the pattern from Storyland Amis and make one yourself!

So many sweet farm animal amigurumi toys to crochet! Which one will you start with?

Check out this cute collection of Amigurumi Farm Animals. Crochet patterns to make these adorable stuffed animals and make a whole farm collection! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipatterns #farmanimals #stuffedtoys #handmadegifts #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Adorable sweet little rooster. You can get it made to order or buy the pattern and make it yourself! Cute little amigurumi crochet pattern for this adorable stuffed toy! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #diytoys #craftevangelist
What a sweet little horse amigurumi crochet pattern! This would be perfect for a pony-loving child! What a perfect horse stuffed animal crochet pattern! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #farmanimals #stuffedtoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Cute little collection of amigurumi farmyard goats crochet pattern! Perfect for a whole farm animal collection! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #handmadestuffedanimals #stuffedanimals #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
What a cute little amigurumi crochet cow pattern! I love the little flowers, too! Adorable! #crochet #yarn #crafts #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumicow #handmadecow #cowstuffie #handmadestuffedanimals #farmanimals #craftevangelist
What a sweet little yellow adorable Dilly the Duck amigurumi crochet pattern! I need some of these in my life! Perfect handmade item for Easter baskets! #amigurumi #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #crochetedduck #crochetstuffie #farmanimals #craftevangelist
What a cute little pig amigurumi crochet pattern! Love this perfect farm animal crochet stuffie! #crochet #yarn #pattern #crafts #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #pig #pigstuffie #handmadegifts #handmade #diygifts #diytoys #handmadetoys #farmanimlas #craftevangelist
Sweet little donkey amigurumi crochet pattern. Love his adorable sad eyes and buttoned on legs! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #donkey #farmanimals #stuffedanimal #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Love this little grey crochet mouse amigurumi pattern! Perfect for a little farm animal set! #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #handmadetoys #handmade #handmadegifts #craftevangelist
I love this adorable little amigurumi pig crochet pattern! Perfect for the Chinese year of the pig! So Cute!!!! #crochet #allaboutami #pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #yarn #crafts #farmanimals #craftevangelist

Adorable Halloween Amigurumi

Halloween is coming up, so there’s no better time to start making some adorable little not-so-frightening handmade stuffed toys! There are so many fun patterns to make! These would make great decor items to spruce up your house for the spooky season ahead.

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First off, check out this adorable bat pattern from the Etsy shop, Manuska. I love the lacy wings on this crocheted bat doll: such a unique feature! And she’s just so sweet worked up in the pink and grey with the little bow on her head! Not like a gross, dusty real bat at all! 

How are these little guys for adorable and non-scary Halloween amigurumi? Have you ever seen such cute little dolls? What a fun trio of costumed dolls. And you can get all three patterns together here. So cute.

If little ghosts are more your thing, check out this adorable little ghost amigurumi pattern. So sweet! He looks like he would work up really quickly for a last minute project… or maybe some little treats for the special trick-or-treaters in your neighbourhood!

Not wanting to leave my knitters in the lurch, if you’re a knitter, you should also check out this fabulous and sweet knitting pattern for a pumpkin-costumed stuffed bunny! So sweet! (I think I had a costume just like this one when I was little!)

Here’s another sweet little adorably innocent-looking Halloween pumpkin: it’s already crocheted up for you so you don’t have to do any work, but I’m sure you could find another pattern and modify it to make up a similar one for yourself if that was more your thing.

Just because monsters are usually scary, doesn’t mean they have to be. While these crocheted monsters with an underbite definitely sport a grumpy expression, there’s no denying they’re absolutely loveable!

Another adorable monster!!! This little monster-costumed doll crochet pattern would make a sweet little handmade gift for any child! Does she remind you of the little girl in Monsters Inc? Maybe not scary… definitely cute.

This sweet little monster looks shy and scared himself: no way he’s scaring anyone else! This little stuffed toy would make a fetching addition to any nursery! Perfect unique handmade gift for a child!

If you like these patterns, you should go pick one up from Etsy. There are many more adorable Halloween amigurumi patterns that I didn’t have time to tell you about. Etsy also has plenty of other Halloween inspiration here.

Start crocheting (or knitting) today with one of these great patterns, or pin it for later!

I love these sweet little Halloween amigurumi dolls! Such perfect little handmade toys to make! Great crochet patterns and knitting patterns to DIY! #crochet #knit #pattern #Halloween #crafts #DIY #handmade
Check out these completely cute Halloween Amigurumi Crochet patterns! Not scary! Just adorable! What a lot of fun to make! #crochet #pattern #crafts #diy #yarn #craftevangelist
What an absolutely adorable bunny rabbit knitting pattern dressed up in a pumpkin costume! What a sweet Halloween gift idea for a new baby! #knitting #yarn #crafts #pattern #Etsy #rabbit #bunny #pumpkin #DIY #craftevangelist
Aaw! What a sweet little crocheted doll in a monster suit, costume! Perfect little handmade stuffed doll amigurumi pattern to make for Halloween! #crochet #diy #yarn #crafts #pattern #amigurumi #halloween #craftevangelist
What a sweet little amigurumi pumpkin! Perfect happy little Halloween decoration! #crochet #yarn #premade #etsy #maketoorder #craftevangelist
What a couple of fun cute monster crochet amigurumi patterns! Monty & Myrtle Monster! What a fun idea for Halloween! #yarn #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #diy #crafts #craftevangelist
Cute monster amigrumi crochet pattern to make for Halloween! Love these adorable halloween amigurumi crochet patterns! #yarn #crafts #diy #handmade #stuffies #craftevangelist

Harry Potter Patterns

It’s hard to believe that the first Harry Potter books hit the shelves over 20 years ago! My kids are all Potterheads (well, the last one is just starting the books now, but he will be)! We love Harry Potter! There are so many great Harry Potter inspired craft projects to try. I’ve found some great ones for you today!

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Look at this amazing knitting pattern for this sweet Harry Potter doll by TutosDelphine! This pattern is available in both English and French and if you’re not a knitter, this is definitely a beautiful-looking pattern that will inspire you to learn! Gorgeous!

First thing’s first, get yourself sorted into a house! You can crochet this fun sorting hat pattern and figure out if you’re a Hufflepuff, a Gryffindor, a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin. (My daughter and I are Ravenclaws.)

I was so pleased to find a crochet pattern to make a snowy owl like Hedwig! And it’s a vintage pattern, which I think is cool. Honestly, most vintage patterns look a little wonky, IMHO, but I think this pattern looks great and would be perfect to make the Potterhead in your life their very own owl!

If you’re looking to make a unique gift for the Harry Potter fan in your life, you can’t go wrong with this adorable, grumpy Mandrake amigurumi crochet pattern! Thankfully these stuffed toys will not scream like a “real” mandrake!

This fall season with back to school and Halloween approaching just get me in the mood for Harry Potter. I’m so pleased to have started reading the books again with my youngest son. It’s been a while for me! I hope you enjoy these Harry Potter inspired knitting and crochet patterns!

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Four adorable knit and crochet patterns inspired by Harry Potter! I love the Mandrake pattern! So cute!
Love this fun and easy to crochet Harry Potter Sorting Hat crochet pattern! Perfect simple Halloween costume or gift for your favourite Potterhead! #HarryPotter #crochet #crochetpattern #SortingHat #pattern #craftevangelist
Wow! Look at the detail and the beautiful knitting design of this Harry Potter doll knitting pattern! So great! This would make a lovely hand-knit toy for a Harry Potter fan! #HarryPotter #Potterhead #knitting #toys #handmade #pattern #stuffedtoys #stuffies
Check out this cool vintage snowy owl crochet pattern! He looks just like Hedwig from Harry Potter! Perfect crochet amigurumi stuffed owl pattern to make for the Potterhead in your life! #HarryPotter #Potterhead #crafts #crochet #pattern #stuffedtoy #owl #snowyowl #craftevangelist
This adorable Mandrake Crochet Amigurumi stuffed toy pattern from Harry Potter is the perfect handmade gift to make for the Potterhead in your life! I think I'm going to make one for all my kids!!! #HarryPotter #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #stuffies #Potterhead #handmade #craftevangelist

Fall Amigurumi

In my last post, I was protesting that it was still summer, but I must admit now that fall is fast approaching. The weather here turned quickly and now I am faced with covering my tomatoes on Monday to deal with nearly freezing temperatures. This shouldn’t be happening already. But you can’t fight the inevitable!

Fall is the perfect time of year to get back into crochet and warm up with a cup of tea under balls and balls of yarn! I have found some beautiful fall amigurumi for you to enjoy, that will warm your heart and help you embrace this new season.

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The start of fall means the start of school for us and while I’m sure your kids’ teachers already have plenty of apple paraphernalia, I bet ya they don’t have an amigurumi apple.

I love play food patterns! They make such great toys for kids! This is a beautiful apple pattern that would be a fun twist on an old classic gift for a teacher. And hey, if they don’t have a use for it, they can put it in with the play kitchen at their school!

If you have any fall babies in your life, this little fall reindeer essential oil diffuser toy is so fun! It’s not a pattern, but it’s such a good idea for a little handmade gift for a new baby!

If you did want to make one of these yourself, the reindeer pattern is available from TheresasCrochetShop. I know we normally think about reindeer as Christmas things, but these animals have to live year-round, right? Of course they would just wear woodsy orange scarves in the fall, right?

And while not exactly amigurumi, I couldn’t bear not to show this adorable scarecrow baby photo prop outfit/costume pattern. You could make it yourself and dress your little one up for Halloween as an adorable scarecrow!

How adorable is that? Almost makes me want to have another baby!

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins, right? This pattern set complete with beautiful fall flowers, mice and a pumpkin on a vine is a sweet deal!

I love how the little mice are poking their heads out of the pumpkin! I know most of my readers are Americans, but we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving at the beginning of October, so these little guys would be great decor for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations!

I hope you enjoyed this little round up of fall amigurumi patterns! Start crocheting today! Or pin it for later!

Adorable autumn amigurumi patterns, perfect for fall! I love the sweet little reindeer with a fall scarf! #craftevangelist
Ruby the Reindeer essential oil diffuser amigurumi crocheted stuffed toy for a child. Such a great gift idea! #craftevangelist
How adorable! A sweet little scarecrow photo prop outfit for a newborn baby! What a great idea for a fall photoshoot! #craftevangelist
Cute little crochet pattern for this stuffed apple amigurumi. Perfect little back to school reminder or play food for kids! #craftevangelist
I love the sweet little mice peeking their heads out of this pumpkin! What a lovely amigurumi crochet pumpkin pattern! The vines and leaves are perfect! Great handmade thanksgiving decor idea! #craftevangelist

Tiny Crochet Doll Pattern Bundle

Eeek! This is the cutest little doll pattern! I get so excited when I stumble upon adorable amigurumi that I can’t keep it to myself! I need to share the good news! You need to check out this adorable tiny crochet doll pattern!

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Isn’t she adorable? And it looks like she would fit in a mint tin! What a sweet little handmade gift idea for a little girl. I know my kids loved tiny things they could travel with and give tiny homes to! What am I talking about? I love that kind of stuff! So cute!

This little pattern bundle includes the doll, the clothes, and the sleeping set (including the super-teeny-tiny-adorable teddy bears!). This looks like a great little project to make while travelling or crocheting outside in the beautiful weather!

I hope you enjoy this project! Please let me know if you make it!
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Love this sweet little amigurumi doll crochet pattern. Would make a great handmade gift idea for a little girl! #craftevangelist

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.