Want to get started in amigurumi? Amigurumi is a Japanese word that describes anthropomorphic crocheted (or knit) stuffed toys. Amigurumi stuffies are so cute and satisfying to make. Small amigurumis can be made in just a few hours! There are so many great techniques for adding cuteness. They make delightful gifts for children and fun bits of decor to add interest to your bookshelves! If you’d like to get started with some amigurumi, I’ve collected some easy beginner amigurumi patterns and kits here for you!
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If you want a quick, first-time amigurumi to make, you can choose from either the pattern only (if you already have all the supplies you need) or a kit including the yarn and the pattern to make this adorable Beginner Charmander Amigurumi from Animal Crochet Store. This super easy little pattern would work up in under an hour and make a delightful little keychain or pocket toy. Kids love little toys and they’re perfect for travelling, popping in a backpack for some creative play!
Animal Crochet Store has a great collection of other small, beginner amigurumi patterns and kits that you should check out. This cute Piglet Amigurumi Crochet Kit/Pattern is such a sweet little toy that would be sure to delight a Winnie the Pooh fan!
Or how about these adorable Baby Dinosaur Stuffies? This easy little crocheted dinosaur stuffie pattern from Toy Joys Pattern includes helpful video links to aid you in the construction of this cute little toy for the dinosaur lover. The fun thing about amigurumi is that you can change your yarn and hook size and make a bigger or smaller toy than the pattern indicates!
Another quick little starter amigurumi project is this little Crochet Elephant Pattern from mohustore. This downloadable pdf pattern includes a written crochet pattern and charts, as well as a printable template for the felt ear shapes. You’ll also get a beginner’s crochet guide, which teaches some basic techniques used to make amigurumi, with both left-handed and right-handed versions!
Once you’ve started making amigurumi, it won’t be long before you can tackle a project that is a little more involved, like this Chinese New Year Ox Crochet Pattern from All About Ami. Stephanie has excellent instructions on her blog where you can find the pattern for free and plenty of helpful photos. She loves to share photos of your work, too, so if you make this adorable little guy, be sure to tag her on Instagram!
Here’s another fun little project that is shown using velour or chenille yarn to make a larger stuffed Crocheted Bull. This pattern from I am Sulu requires some basic crochet knowledge, but it’s easy to search YouTube to find helpful tutorials to walk you through unfamiliar techniques.
Returning to some quick and simple amigurumi patterns, Pops de Milk has this super easy Cute Cactus Crochet Amigurumi Pattern, which makes a perfect, last-minute gift idea for a colleague or as a housewarming gift! It’s the perfect office decor: a little splash of colour and completely black thumb-proof. You can’t kill this plant! Low light? No problem! No water? Not necessary! Shake off the dust every few months and it’s good as new!
Once you get the hang of making your first crocheted plant, you won’t be able to resist adding more to your collection! This incredible PDF E-book of 12 Crochet Potted Plant Patterns from Knot Monster will help you create adorable and unique crocheted plant friends that will always be there for you, but are completely low maintenance! This is the kind of friend we all need: always there to make you smile and completely understanding of your busy life!
Of course, who is not still in love with Baby Yoda (actually his name is Grogu). This easy little pattern from Medaami Creations will have you make up a sweet little Baby Yoda Amigurumi in no time! These make perfect last-minute gifts for kids of all ages! Attach a keychain or zipper pull clasp and it makes a great backpack clip or keychain accessory!
I hope you’ve been inspired to try making amigurumi! I’d love it if you’d share your creations with me by tagging me on Instagram (don’t forget to tag the designer too!) or adding a photo on Pinterest! You can all become little craft evangelists: sharing the good news of crafts with your friends and family! Happy crafting! Can’t get to this today? Pin it for later!