Top 15 FREE beginner amigurumi patterns to hook on to

Crochet the cutest makes with our amigurumi patterns. For amigurumi beginners, we’ve rounded up some of our best and brilliant free beginner amigurumi patterns for you to download. Using simple techniques and repeating patterns, you’ll see your crocheted creatures come to life stitch after stitch! 

1. Cute amigurumi koala

A cutie from down under, this koala crochet amigurumi pattern. Using single crochets, the repetitive design makes it ideal for learning the crochet basics and a marvellous mindful make for amigurumi enthusiasts.

2. Cactus buddy

No prickles, just cuddles! This huggable amigurumi cactus is made with a DK weight yarn to boast beautiful stitch definition.  Bring your plant to life by adding adorable safety eyes and a cheeky grin!

3. Mini dino crochet design

Have a raw-ing good time crocheting these colourful mini dinos and switch up the colourways to create your own Jurassic World. Why not crochet these for the little dinosaurs in your life? They make a fabulous handmade stuffed toy to add to their toy box!

4. Beginner jellyfish pattern

Dive straight in to this amigurumi make! A joyful jellyfish that will make a brilliant addition to your child’s bedroom or playroom. Hook up this design with a light worsted yarn and a size D hook for a make that is sure to go swimmingly. 

5. Brian the penguin

Crochet your own Brian the penguin with this free amigurumi beginner pattern! A sweet make for you to practice your magic circles (or magic rings) and double crochets. Blue or pink? Choose your favourite colour to crochet the perfect penguin.

6. Olivia the owl

Say hello to Olivia! Crochet this wonderful make for a wise friend! Using simple crochet stitches, this is a fun first amigurumi project for any beginner to give amigurumi a try.

7. Free amigurumi elephant pattern

How can you resist this adorable, cuddly elephant? For a new arrival or perhaps a baby shower gift, this design is perfect! Choose a sumptuously soft, sport weight yarn like Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino to craft the cutest gift.

8. Cleo the clam

Have you ever seen a clam so cute? If you don’t have the time for a larger amigurumi project but are looking to practice your skills, or you’ve got a little bit of stuffing left in your stash, this gem is for you! 

9. Florence the flamingo

A flamboyant but fuss-free design for an amigurumi beginner, Florence is made from Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta Yarn to create a squishy and sweet toy you’re going to love.

10. Floppy cat amigurumi

This fuzzy feline makes for a quick crochet project - whip up this amigurumi cat in no time at all. Using aran weight yarn, this is ideal for beginners who want to see the stitches and spot mistakes, as well as watching your project come to life before your eyes!

11. Crocheted Moomins

Celebrate your love of our favourite scandi cartoon character with this magnificent Moomin soft toy pattern. CatKnit, Moominpappa or Snorkmaiden? Whichever’s your fave, crochet up and stitch the parts together for a delightful design.

12. Mini whale make

From the largest mammals of the sea to the teeniest make on your crochet hook, you need just 50g of yarn to crochet a mini whale amigurumi. A perfect project to practice your skills! 

13. Maddy the mermaid

Crochet your own little mermaids with this free amigurumi pattern. Such a fun project to customise in a sea of different shades. A lovely addition to any toy box and Maddy also makes a beautiful handmade gift! 

14. Mabel the cow crochet pattern

Crochet the cutest cow with this pattern from Carolyne Brodie! For ambitious beginners, you’ll be stitching double crochets from head to toe with this design and crocheting small patches to finish off your make. 

15. Snowman friends

For the snowy season, get hooked on these sweet snowmen with brilliant little bobble hats. You can even personalise the snowman by stitching your friend's initials! Perfect to use as a festive place setting, or as a cute stocking filler for the holiday season.

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Sarah Jones is Content Manager at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works with the in-house team and a whole load of talented content creators to keep makers informed and inspired!