8 Free and Easy Amigurumi Patterns for Beginners

Updated on March 7, 2018

What is Amigurumi?

Amigurumi is a Japanese word that literally means knitted or crocheted stuffed toy.

If you're just starting out with crochet—or you've never crocheted before!—beginner amigurumi projects are a great place to start. They're fast, so you can finish up a pattern quickly. The ones I've collected here are as simple as can be, which makes it the ideal thing for beginners. Plus, they're cute! What more could you want? Let's get crocheting!

Never Crocheted Amigurumi Before?

Learn how to do the basic ball shape that is used in almost all amigurumi. Once you get this, you'll be able to make just about anything! Other shapes are usually made by altering the basic ball shape that you'll learn here. Follow the tutorial and you'll see!

Source

1. Beginner Baby Monsters

This adorable monster pattern holds a special place in my heart, because it's the one I started with! It's got a photo tutorial to make it easier to follow and it really couldn't be simpler. You don't need to know how to crochet at all to start with this pattern and at the end you'll have an adorable monster of your very own.

Look how cute he is!
Look how cute he is! | Source

2. Basic First Amigurumi

These fuzzy little balls are simple and adorable. They'd be a great thing to hand out to people as gifts, so you can make practical use of your practise time! The brushing technique will hide amy mistakes you make, so they're the perfect thing for beginners.

Source

3. Beginner's Teddy Bear Ornament

These cute bear ornaments are made by adding details to a standard ball, and they couldn't be sweeter! They'd look great as Christmas decorations or hung up in a baby's room. Or an adult's room if you can't resist the cuteness!

These little crocheted tater tots are cute though, right? And ideal for practising amigurumi techniques.
These little crocheted tater tots are cute though, right? And ideal for practising amigurumi techniques. | Source

4. Tiny Tater Tots

What could you do with a handful of crocheted tater tots?

No, really, I'm asking you. I've got no idea. But these are a great little practise pattern that work up with only a little yarn, so you won't be wasting any perfecting amigurumi techniques. You could make them up in a bunch of different scrap colours or have them as the start of a set of play foods for kids.

Source

5. Simple Amigurumi Spider

Like spiders? This crocheted spider is just a ball with pipe cleaners for legs! He'd make a cute Halloween decoration, or if you're feeling mischievous, a fun practical joke.

Source

6. Tribble Pattern

You won't have any trouble with these tribbles!

They're made up of two layers and the perfect way to use up some of that cheap fake fur yarn you bought on a whim and have no idea how to use now.

Source

7. Austin Owl Amigurumi

Looking for something a little more complicated now that you've had some practise? These cute little owls are easily customisable and will use up your stash in a hurry!

Source

8. Beginner Easter Egg Pattern

These cute little eggs are a great way to start practising changing colours, and the half-double crochet stitch.

They'd make a great Easter centrepiece, too! Make them up in pastels or brights with scraps of yarn for a fun little project.

Ultimate Amigurumi Finish

Learn this technique for finishing off amigurumi early on in your ami-making career and your work will always be finished seamlessly. There's nothing more satisfying than genuinely neat, professional-looking crochet.

Tips for Crocheting Amigurumi

  • If you already crochet and have been doing so for a while, you might find you tend to make your stitches too loose for amigurumi and your stuffing shows through. In this case, go down a hook size or two to make your stitches smaller.
  • Amigurumi projects usually require very little yarn - they make for great stash busters!
  • Stitch markers are essential when following complex patterns, but a scrap piece of yarn in a different colour makes for a cheap, easy stitch marker. Just stitch over it each row so you can tell where your rows end.
  • Amigurumi is really easy to personalise! Try making your own variations on basic patterns and see what you come up with!

Have You Made Your First Amigurumi Yet?

See results

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • profile image

        Sandra Burbridge 

        14 months ago

        Loved your article

        Have one unanswerable question

        How do you do cute ?

        What makes mine look like a ball with eyse? How do I get cute factor?

      • profile image

        Pancake_Boss 

        2 years ago

        These are super cute, but could you please explain how you did the ball better. It went too fast and I can't understand how you did it.

      • Craftypicks profile image

        Lori Green 

        4 years ago from Las Vegas

        These are so super cute!

      • SaeeBwk profile image

        Trupti.Borawake 

        4 years ago from India

        these are SUPER cute.. u have inspired me to try Knitting..

        thanks a lot

      • Wonder wool profile image

        Priyanka Estambale 

        5 years ago from United States

        These are so adorable. Loved them :) Thanks for sharing

      • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

        Chitrangada Sharan 

        5 years ago from New Delhi, India

        These Amigurumis are so lovely and cute! I would love to make them and I thank you for sharing the detailed procedure.

        Thanks for this beautiful hub!

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, feltmagnet.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://feltmagnet.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)