10+ Cutest Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns for Gifts and More! Learning how to crochet amigurumi has a lot of perks. You can DIY gifts, sell your work to make some extra money on the side, and even create a plush version of your favorite characters! The sky’s the limit when it comes to this fun and crafty skill! Amigurumi patterns for all skill levels! Amigurumi is a lot simpler than you might think. But it’s normal for beginners to feel unsure where to start. I know the feeling. I still remember when I first started! My first ever projects were small amigurumi octopi keychains and a cute teddy bear. If you’ve been wanting to learn amigurumi, you’re in the right place! We have a list of beginner-friendly free amigurumi crochet patterns just for you. Intro to the World of Amigurumi! Congratulations on discovering the magical (and slightly wacky) world of amigurumi! You can let your imagination run wild, anything is possible. The best part about amigurumi is that you can follow a pattern or freestyle shapes as you wish! Changing the colors, or the yarn size can make a big difference to the finished project. But where should you start? Don’t worry, this list starts with the simplest (and cutest) beginner-friendly patterns to more complicated — yet still beginner-friendly — ones too! What You Need for Amigurumi Patterns Amigurumi is a little different from the usual crochet projects you make. So there are a few important materials that you should definitely have on hand! Crochet Hooks – The first thing you need to follow free amigurumi crochet patterns is a crochet hook! You can find the right crochet hook size in your yarn band’s description or from the recommended hook section of your amigurumi patterns! Pro tip: try using a metal crochet hook to make it easier to slide the stitches off the hook and make a super tight fabric. Yarn – Make sure to check the pattern to see what yarn weight to use. Each pattern should list a recommended brand or weight in the “suggested yarn” section of the pattern you’re following! You can make sure you have the right weight by checking the yarn band. Pay attention to what fiber type the pattern calls for too! Scissors – A pair of scissors is another important tool that you will use for all of your knitting projects. You’ll need them to cut the yarn and trim any leftover yarn tails when you’re done! Stitch markers – You might need stitch markers to keep track of where you are. This is especially helpful when placing things like arms or ears. If you don’t have stitch markers, you can use a strand of scrap yarn—preferably in a different color so it’s easy to see. For crochet patterns make sure to use “locking stitch markers” and not solid ones! Yarn/darning needle – You will need a yarn needle or darning needle to sew in the loose ends. Safety eyes or noses – Amigurumi need eyes too! So you’ll need a couple of safety eyes (or buttons!) and sometimes noses to complete your amigurumi’s super cute face. Free amigurumi crochet patterns – Lastly, you will need free crochet animal patterns to work with. Read on! 10+ Cutest Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns for Gifts and More! Ready to embark on the cutest amigurumi journey ever? Great! Here’s a list of fun free amigurumi patterns listed from “absolute beginner” to “experienced beginner”. Enjoy! Disclaimer: This article contains links to external unaffiliated websites. © Lauren Espy 1. Amigurumi Spring Chick By: Lauren Espy YARN: Worsted SIZE: 2.5″ x 3″ When you’re new to amigurumi, your first project should be able to introduce all the necessary stitches and steps in one simple project. Plus, it should be super cute! This Amigurumi Spring Chick is one of the best beginner-level amigurumi patterns out there. It has everything you need to learn: creating a magic ring, basic stitches, sewing, stuffing, and more! Get the pattern > © Lauren Espy 2. Amigurumi Fall Bunnies By: Lauren Espy YARN: Aran SIZE: 4″ x 5″ Just because you’re a beginner doesn’t mean that you’ll be limited to boring free amigurumi patterns! There’s so much freedom for creativity with these Amigurumi Fall Bunnies that I had to put them high on the list. If you’re in need of fun, beginner-friendly free crochet animal patterns, then this one should be on your amigurumi list! The best part is that this pattern uses chunky Aran weight yarn for a fast-track to ultimate cuteness. Get the pattern > © AllAboutAmi 3. Amigurumi Teddy Ornaments By: AllAboutAmi YARN: Sport SIZE: Unspecified The holidays are coming up and we need to start stocking up on ornaments soon. So why not make a few adorable animal ornaments that you can pass down throughout the generations? These Amigurumi Teddy Ornaments are the perfect addition to anyone’s tree. Plus, you can personalize them in any color you want! See the pattern > © Anitha Domacin 4. Amigurumi Elephant By: Anitha Domacin YARN: Worsted SIZE: Unspecified Again, beginner-friendly amigurumi patterns doesn’t have to be boring or ugly. Check out this ADORABLE Amigurumi Elephant pattern! So chunky and squishy! This pattern is also perfect as a desk ornament or on a keychain. Get the pattern > © ChiWei Ranck 5. Amigurumi Rocket By: ChiWei Ranck YARN: Aran SIZE: 3″ Amigurumi is not rocket science. Heck, you don’t even have to know much about rockets but you can still stitch one up! This charming little Amigurumi Rocket is the perfect little reward after conquering this adorable pattern! Get the pattern > © Loops and Love Crochet 6. Mommy and Me Seahorse Amigurumi By: Loops and Love Crochet YARN: Aran SIZE: 5″ Ready to challenge your amigurumi skills? This next project is a a little more complex, but still beginner-friendly. Introducing the Mommy and Me Seahorse Amigurumi pattern! Create the cutest little ocean ponies that you gift or add to your personal collection. Get the pattern > © Grace and Yarn 7. Amigurumi Sloth By: Grace and Yarn YARN: Worsted SIZE: 7″ Taking things up another level, this Amigurumi Sloth is the pattern you should try out if you want a larger plushie without straying too far away from simple stitches! Some free amigurumi patterns are perfect for gifting and this one by Grave and Yarn is a perfect example! Get the pattern > © Marili Papadopoulou 8. Amigurumi Little Bunny By: Marili Papadopoulou YARN: Sport SIZE: Unspecified Cuddly and huggable, this Amigurumi Little Bunny teaches you another way to create amigurumi bodies. Instead of making the arms and legs separately before sewing them on, what do you think about joining the legs together as you work along? Amigurumi patterns like this adorable bunny will teach you exactly how to do that and more! Get the pattern > © Grace and Yarn 9. Amigurumi Cow By: Grace and Yarn YARN: Aran SIZE: 13″ Ready for jumbo free amigurumi crochet patterns? Awesome! The Amigurumi Cow pattern creates a chunky 13-inch cow plush that everyone will love to cuddle. The best part is how beginner-friendly it is. With a little patience and enough hand breaks, you’ll be rocking a chubby and cuddly cow buddy before you know it! Get the pattern > © Keke Grace 10. Amigurumi Una The Unicorn By: Keke Grace YARN: Worsted SIZES: 6.5″ A list of amigurumi patterns would never be complete without at least one unicorn pattern! This magical Amigurumi Una The Unicorn is a pattern that takes you step-by-step through crocheting an adorable amigurumi unicorn. Definitely one of my top favorites on this round up! Get the pattern > © Tarturumies 11. Amigurumi: Familia Osos – Teddy Bears By: Tarturumies YARN: Unspecified SIZES: Unspecified Of course, we can’t forget about the classic teddy bears! Any free crochet animal pattern that magically takes me back to my childhood will always be a must-have on my crochet list. I love the different sizes you can make and the easy cut-and-sew face too! Get the pattern > © Grace and Yarn 12. Mini Moose By: Grace and Yarn YARN: Worsted SIZES: 9″ The holidays are still a few months off but I couldn’t resist putting this Mini Moose pattern on the list! This is a fantastic pattern that introduces beginners to newer shapes and techniques in the art of amigurumi while keeping the craft seasonal. The little scarf is the perfect finishing touch! Get the pattern > Thoughts on Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns That was such a cute list! I got so inspired while I looked at all of these fun patterns that I started planning for my next amigurumi projects the moment I finished writing! There are a lot of beautiful amigurumi masterpieces online and that might make you think there’s no way you’d be able to make something so complicated. Even your favorite amigurumi artist started off knowing absolutely nothing about the craft. So stay inspired and enjoy the process. Practice makes anything possible and amigurumi should always be fun! Looking for more amigurumi patterns? Check out these 10+ Fall-tastic crochet pumpkin patterns!