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20 Free Amigurumi Patterns to Melt Your Heart

Amigurumi has been a big trend in the crochet world for quite some time now, providing a welcome change of pace for those who are sick of making blankets, hats, and gloves. This roundup of free amigurumi patterns features a variety of cute and cuddly toys for both the young and the young at heart.

Crochet bear

1. Bear

You can never have enough teddy bears! This cute amigurumi pattern is also the perfect project for when you want to practice your color changes. Let’s Knit has the details.

Crochet bunny

2. Bunny

This adorable bunny would be wonderful placed inside a child’s Easter basket. Download the free pattern at Engsidrun.

Crochet cat

3. Cat

This cat pattern comes in two versions: a kitty with a striped blouse or a kitty with a ruffled skirt. Get the details at Lillellis.

Crochet doll

4. Doll

Customize this amigurumi doll to match the recipient’s hair and eye color. Ravelry has the free pattern.

Crochet dragon

5. Dragon

This fire-breathing cutie is impossible to resist. Learn how to make him at All About Ami.

Crochet fish

6. Fish

This chubby fish is a whimsical addition to your collection of amigurumi animals. Ravelry has the free pattern.

Crochet frog

7. Frog

This soft, baby-safe frog uses only the single crochet stitch for its construction, which makes it a good choice for a beginner level project. You can find the complete pattern over at Lilleliis.

Crochet giraffe

8. Giraffe

It’s impossible not to smile when you look at all the colorful stripes in this cuddly giraffe. Visit I Love Buttons for the free pattern.

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9. Lion

This amigurumi lion is equal parts fierce and cuddly! Learn how to make him at Hello Stitches.


10. Mermaid

What little girl wouldn’t be thrilled to receive this adorable mermaid as a gift? You can find the pattern at Black Hat Llama.

Crochet minion

11. Minions

Minion mania shows no signs of slowing down, so you better get starting making this trio of crochet minions right away! Head over to the The Whoot for your pattern.

Crochet monkey

12. Monkey

This amigurumi pattern has an “easy” rating, which makes it perfect for beginners. There’s also a gallery of monkeys readers have made using the pattern, in case you’re in need of creative inspiration. Visit Heart & Sew for the details.

Crochet mouse

13. Mouse

Your cat will love these adorable amigurumi mice. Learn how to make them at El Gallo Bermejo. (Scroll to the bottom for the English pattern.)

Crochet octopus

14. Octopus

Octavia the octopus is a free baby toy pattern from Yarnspirations. The toy is approximately 7″ tall when finished.

Crochet owls

15. Owls

These rainbow nesting owls make a colorful display in your home. MojiMoji Design has the free pattern in four different languages.

Crochet pig

16. Pig

It can sometimes be hard to find amigurumi free patterns that work for little boys, but this pig is sure to become a special friend for the farm animal loving little man in your life. Download the pattern at Fukurou Crafts.

Rody, the reindeer amigurumi free pattern

17. Reindeer

Celebrate the Christmas season by proudly displaying this amigurumi reindeer. The free pattern can be found at Tales of Twisted Fibers.

Crochet seal

18. Seal

A cute amigurumi seal is the perfect project to work on during the cold winter months. Get the full instructions at Little Muggles.

Crochet dinosaur

19. T-Rex

This amigurumi T-Rex is another example of a pattern that little boys are sure to love. However, it’s written with UK abbreviations, so US readers will have to remember to translate double crochet into single crochet. Ravelry has the details.

Crochet unicorn

20. Unicorn

Last but not lest, check out the adorable amigurumi unicorn on One Dog Woof. The design is inspired by the “It’s So Fluffy” unicorn from Despicable Me, but has a unique personality all his own.