Top 15 FREE beginner amigurumi patterns to hook on to

Published on August 13, 2021 By Sarah Jones 3 min read

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. Miffy crochet pattern

For fans of the brilliant bunny character, Miffy, this amigurumi pattern is for you!  Using just single crochets, the repetitive design makes it ideal for learning the crochet basics and a marvellous mindful make for amigurumi enthusiasts.

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Miffy

By Spunky Yarn Master

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!

Cactus Buddy
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Cactus Buddy

By Flo and Dot

3. Mini dino crochet design

Have a raw-ing good time crocheting these colorful mini dinos and switch up the colorways 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!

Colourful Mini Dino
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Colourful Mini Dino

By Handmade by Ani

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. 

Jellyfish
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Jellyfish

By Carolyne Brodie

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 single crochets. Blue or pink? Choose your favourite color to crochet the perfect penguin.

Brian the Penguin
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Brian the Penguin

By Lex in Stitches

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.

Olivia the Owl
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Olivia the Owl

By Carolyne Brodie

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.

Free Amigurumi Elephant Pattern
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Free Amigurumi Elephant Pattern

By Viktorija Dineikiene

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! 

Cleo the Clam
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Cleo the Clam

By Theresa Kicher

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.

Florence Flamingo in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta & Go For Faux - Downloadable PDF
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Florence Flamingo in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta & Go For Faux - Downloadable PDF

By Lion Brand

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!

Floppy Cat Amigurumi
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Floppy Cat Amigurumi

By J.H. Winter

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.

Crocheted Moomins
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Crocheted Moomins

By CatKnit

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! 

Mini whale or dolphin
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Mini whale or dolphin

By LovenikaDesign

13. Maddy the mermaid

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

Maddy the Mermaid
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Maddy the Mermaid

By Carolyne Brodie

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. 

Mabel the Cow
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Mabel the Cow

By Carolyne Brodie

15. Snowman friends

For the snowy season, get hooked on these sweet snowmen with brilliant little bobble hats. You can even personalize 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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Snowman Friends

By Rupinder Kaur

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is SEO Content writer at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works alongside the content team to create helpful guides and tutorials across all our crafts to keep the makers informed and inspired! 

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