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Are you intimidated on crocheting amigurumi?  You don’t have to be!  I’ve gathered 35 Beginner Friendly Amigurumi Crochet Patterns that are perfect for beginner crocheters.

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This round up consists of all different types of amigurumi projects from animals to food items.  There are some super fun yarn creatures to crochet in this round up!

What is Amigurumi?

Amigurumi is a fancy name for the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed toys.  This can include crochet toys and plushies like animals, play foods or even dolls.

The term amigurumi can apply to different sizes and looks of stuffed toys so there are really no restrictions about what is considered amigurumi or not, it is just basically anything that is crocheted and stuffed like a toy or plush.

Tips on Crocheting Amigurumi

Whether this is your first time crocheting amigurumi or even if you are more of an experienced crocheter, here are some super helpful tips when it comes to understanding the basics of amigurumi.

Use the Magic Ring / Magic Circle

​I know that a lot of people are confused with the magic circle, but trust me, it is worth taking the time to learn!  This makes starting your projects so easy and it makes it to wear you can close the starting hole of your project without leaving a gap or hole.

I have a video tutorial for learning the magic circle and showing you how I knot it ON YOUTUBE!

Use Stitch Markers

​Using a stitch marker or even a piece of scrap yarn is super helpful for knowing where your 1st stitch is of each round because you typically crochet amigurmi in continuous rounds.

Use a Bent Tip Yarn Needle

You can completely use regular yarn needles or tapestry needles for amigurumi, but sometimes using bent tip ones (LIKE THESE) can be really helpful when sewing on and attaching different pieces.

Amigurumi Q & A

What yarn is best for crocheting amigurumi?

​This question will basically come down to preference.  Some people will say that they only like using cotton yarn, where others will favor acrylic yarns.  Chenille yarn and blanket yarn have really become popular for crocheting amigurumi over the past few years too.  Experiment and try different yarns to see which one is your favorite to make amigurumi with.

Is amigurumi hard to crochet?

Not if you have a beginner crochet amigurumi pattern.  In fact most amigurumi crochet patterns are made of basic stitches like single crochet stitches and different versions of the single crochet like single crochet increase and the invisible decrease.  But it is really easy to catch on and learn to crochet amigurumi.

Is amigurumi just crochet?

Amigurumi is a special type of crochet.  Stuffed toys and plushies are referred to as amigurumi.

What type of crochet hook is best for amigurumi?

​For me, I personally like to use a smooth metal or aluminum crochet hook for amigurumi.  I feel like they glide through the yarn and you can keep all your stitches consistent with them better than plastic or wooden hooks.

Enjoy these 35 Beginner Friendly Amigurumi Crochet Patterns!

1. Duck Amigurumi

Duck free crochet pattern

This little duck pattern is so cute!  You can even make different breeds of ducks by using different colors of yarn.

Find the Duck Amigurumi Pattern by DIY Fluffies

2. Mini Octopi

Mini Octopi Amigurumi free crochet pattern

​You will want to make a whole army of these adorable little octopi.  Crochet one in every color of yarn that you have for a super colorful assortment of octopi.  There is even a full video tutorial for this free pattern.

​Find the Mini Octopi Crochet Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things

3. Pig Crochet Pattern

Pig Amigurumi free crochet pattern

Isn’t this little pig adorable?  When made with a worsted weight yarn, it makes for the perfect size keychain!

Find the Pig Crochet Pattern by DIY Fluffies

4. Candy Corn Plush

Candy Corn Amigurumi free crochet pattern

The best part about this candy corn plushie is that it is crocheted in 1 piece and works up super fast!  This pattern includes a written pattern and video tutorial.

Find the Candy Corn Plush Crochet Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things

5. Snake Pattern

Snake Amigurumi free crochet pattern

This is a great pattern to use up scrap yarn on and make a long and colorful snake.  

Find the Snake Crochet Pattern by Cuddly Stitches Craft

6. No Sew Narwhal

No Sew Narwhal Amigurumi free crochet pattern

Isn’t this little narwhal cute?!  The best part about this free crochet pattern is that it is a no sew pattern.  

Find the No Sew Narwhal Crochet Pattern by Little World of Whimsy

7. Giraffe Pattern

Easy Giraffe Amigurumi free crochet pattern

This easy crochet amigurumi pattern for a giraffe is awesome because the head and body is crocheted all in one piece.

Find the Easy Giraffe Crochet Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things

8. Chunky Hearts

Chunky Heart Amigurumi free crochet pattern

Bulky yarn is the best yarn to make these cute chunky hearts!  But, you can also use a worsted weight acrylic yarn for smaller sized hearts

Find the Amigurumi Chunky Heart Crochet Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things

9. Easy Chicken Amigurumi

Easy Chicken Amigurumi free crochet pattern

This beginner friendly pattern is super cute!  It also doesn’t involve lots of pieces to sew on in the end.

Find the Easy Chicken Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by A Crafty Concept.

10. Easy Cow Pattern

Easy Cow Amigurumi free crochet pattern

If you know of anyone that loves cows, this would make a great gift for them!

Find the Easy Cow Crochet Pattern by A Crafty Concept

11. Tiny Rex Pocket Dino

Tiny Rex Dino Pocket Amigurumi free crochet pattern

This tiny t-rex dino is so cute!  It is also a no sew amigurumi pattern!

Find the Tiny Rex Pocket Dino Pattern by Sweet Softies

12. No Sew Carrot

No Sew Carrot Amigurumi free crochet pattern

Add safety eyes and a mouth to make this carrot come to life.  Plus, it’s a no sew pattern.

Find the No Sew Carrot Amigurumi Pattern by Wonder Crochet

13. Daisy Flower Amigurumi

Daisy Flower Amigurumi free crochet pattern

I love how these little flowers look when made in this plush chenille yarn!  They are so colorful and make me think of spring.

Find the Daisy Flower Amigurumi Pattern by A Little Love Everyday

14. Easy Unicorn

Easy Unicorn Amigurumi free crochet pattern

This is another great project that is easy to make, even for beginners!  The head and body of this unicorn is all crocheted in 1 piece. so that means less sewing.

Find the Easy Unicorn Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things

15. Easter Peep / Bunny

Easter Peep Bunny Amigurumi free crochet pattern

This is a great pattern for complete beginners!  You could make an assortment of colorful peeps.

​Find the Easter Peep / Bunny Crochet Pattern by Rose & Lily Amigurumi

16. Donuts

Donut Amigurumi free crochet pattern

Sprinkles or no sprinkles?  Make any flavor of yummy donut with this free crochet pattern.

Find the Donut Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Okie Girl Bling n Things

17. Kawaii Crayons

Kawaii Crayons Amigurumi free crochet pattern

Made with simple color changes, these crayons can be made in any fun color!  You could crochet your child a whole pack of assorted crayons.

Find the Kawaii Crayons Crochet Pattern by Jen Hayes Creations

18. No Sew Turtle

No Sew Turtle Amigurumi free crochet pattern

No sew amigurumi patterns are the best!  And this turtle is absolutely adorable!

Find the No Sew Turtle Crochet Pattern by The Friendly Red Fox

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19. No Sew Cat Pattern by Stitch by Fay

20. Bee Amigurumi Pattern by Moonbeam Stitches

21. Gracie Doll Pattern by A Crafty Concept

22. No Sew Stingray by Stringy Ding Ding

23. No Sew Ice Cream Cone Pattern by Little Crochet Farm

24. Spring Chicks Pattern by a Menagerie of Stitches

25. Poptart Amigurumi by Stringy Ding Ding

26. No Sew Mini Frog by Stitching with Sab

27. Cupcake Pattern by Spin a Yarn Crochet

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28. Coffee Mug Amigurumi by Repeat Crafter Me

29. Avocado Crochet Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

30. No Sew Dog by Stringy Ding Ding

31. Snuggle Bunny Pattern by Nicole Chase

32. Jumbo Penguin Pattern by Little World of Whismy

33. Bear Amigurumi Pattern by DIY Fluffies

34. Mushroom Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

35. Easy Lion Pattern by A Crafty Concept

That wraps up this round up for 35 Beginner Friendly Amigurumi Crochet Patterns! I hope that you have found a pattern that you love!  Go grab your crochet hook and yarn and let’s get started!

Happy Crocheting!

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