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19 Unbelievably Cute Beginner Amigurumi Patterns

This page is chock-full of free amigurumi patterns for beginners! These crochet projects are so easy and cute, you'll love them.

Updated September 12, 2018
19 Unbelievably Cute Beginner Amigurumi Patterns

Fair warning: you won't be able to get over these 19 Unbelievably Cute Beginner Amigurumi Patterns. Amigurumi is a type of yarn craft that can be done by knitting or crocheting. Since we focus on crochet, these will all be amigurumi crochet patterns for beginners.

When you look at an amigurumi piece, it can look intimidating but it's actually not as difficult as it looks. However, some are easier than others. We chose what we thought were the most straight-forward, easy amigurumi patterns. Whether you haven't tried this crochet technique yet or are still a beginner, you can make these without stressing.

Amigurumi can involve all sorts of objects and creatures. You'll often see food, animals, and inanimate objects worked up to look as cute as possible, usually with smiling faces. And, we must say, we choose some cute amigurumi patterns for this list!

Before you learn amigurumi, you will need to know how to crochet a  magic ring and crochet in the round. If you don't know how, don't fret! We have several tutorials, including this written How to Crochet in the Round tutorial. We also have a magic ring video tutorial if you are a visual learner. Check it out right below!
 

Easy Crochet Animal Patterns for Beginners

If you're a crocheter who enjoys lighthearted and happy imagery, then there are few things better than finding free amigurumi animal patterns. Crochet animals are nearly as adorable as their real counterparts. They are soft, snuggly, and fun to make.

These beginner patterns are easy enough for anyone but don't skimp on the cuteness. Work up any of these for yourself, your children, or as gifts for any family and friends who love animals.
 

  • Blu The Bird

    This little birdie is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds, which makes it easier to crochet. We love the blushing cheeks and the animated appearance of this sweet blue bird.

    Pro Tips: Designer Crochet Keke says, "Always use a stitch marker to keep your place - it will be a life saver."

  • Octopus Amigurumi for Boy and Girl Preemies

    Since most of each octopus is tentacles, this is a fast and easy project. Any kid would love it.

    Pro Tips: Nicki has a helpful article that can help you master this pattern and other amigurumi. Check out her page, How to Crochet the Invisible Single Crochet Decrease.

  • Crochet Amigurumi Squirrel Keychain

    This tiny squirrel is a simple project to work up. It'll also help your keys look fun (and easier to find).

    Editor Tips: I made these keychains for groundhog day last year and they were a big hit. Although it's technically a squirrel, it looks a lot like our favorite friendly and furry weather reporter! It's a cute gift idea for anyone who loves little critters like those.

  • Candy Corn Bear

    Combine this iconic Halloween candy with a cuddly bear to create a unique and adorable work of art.

    Pro Tips: Designer Inessa says, "As a beginner, I had a bunch of issues with the finishing touches of my amigurumi. My advice is to take time to map out where you'll stitch on adjoining pieces. June Gilbank has a helpful tutorial for sewing pieces of amigurumi together."

  • Cheeky Mice

    These little mice are so fun to make. Use them to decorate or give them to your kitty to play with!

  • Cute Crochet Amigurumi Crab

    This crab couldn't be more friendly. Even if it weren't, the claws aren't even a little dangerous.

Amigurumi Food Patterns

Heads-up, this amigurumi food might make your stomach growl. We have served up a big helping of the cutest food patterns that any beginner can make. There's a mix of fruit and dessert items to whip up. This sure is a sweet mix of beginner amigurumi crochet patterns.

Whether you are looking to make some play food for the kids or want a decoration that's not going to go stale any time soon, these free amigurumi patterns for beginners are going to come in handy. Plus, these food items are so adorable, you will love making and displaying them.
 

  • Easy Peasy Strawberries

    No summer fruit bowl is complete without fresh strawberries. This crochet version will always result in plump, juicy, and bright red berries.

  • Hershey Kiss Amigurumi

    Looking for a creative Valentine's Day gift that can be kept for years and years? This iconic romantic candy is just what you need for your sweetie.

  • Crochet Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Yum! An American classic, these tasty-looking cookies will be the only versions not disappearing from the plate during parties. Great decoration!

  • Avocado Amigurumi

    Get on the avocado trend with crochet. This favorite crochet food item is another perfect gift for a food lover in your life, especially if it's a romantic occasion.

  • Amigurumi Chocolate Fountain

    This is such a fun design that we had to include it! Not only can you make the fountain pouring chocolate but the food items to stick in it.

  • Little Apple Amigurumi

    We aren't sure if the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" works for crochet but we think it's a great idea, anyway! An awesome gift for a teacher, too.

  • Itty Bitty Ice Cream Cone

    A fantastic decoration for birthday parties, especially in the summer, make this ice cream cone crochet pattern once or multiple times for garland.

    Pro Tips: Designer Jade says, "Amigurumi projects look best when the stitches are close together, without any gaps. This will prevent stuffing from being seen. If your amigurumi has gaps between the stitches, it's likely due to loose tension, which can be fixed by using smaller crochet hook sizes. Customize your ice cream cone by using different color yarns, or by sewing details, such as colorful sprinkles."

Odds and Ends Simple Amigurumi Patterns

We've seen easy animals to crochet, along with the cutest food ever. We wanted to provide you with a few more ideas that were neither animals nor food. It's a bit of a hodgepodge but we think you'll appreciate all of these cute little creations.

From pop culture patterns, like Star Wars, to kid-friendly patterns like oversized pencils and little monsters, these are super fun while still being easy peasy. We love the Earth Day project, too! It's a fun one that anyone would love. You can even use it as a stress ball.
 

  • Not Your Average Back to School Pencil

    These big pencils are a fun activity and decoration for anyone in school, whether it be students, teachers, or other faculty members.

    Editor Tips: This makes a cute and creative gift idea for teachers. We guarantee they'll adore the originality and decorative possibilities.

  • Amigurumi Lightsaber

    If you love Star Wars, then you are going to want to start on these right away. Make a lightsaber with the color of your choice (whether you love the light or dark side).

    Pro Tips: Designer Ophélie says, "I think that this article about how to embroider amigurumi details can be interesting: How to Embroider Your Amigurumi Details."

  • Cute Little Clouds

    It can be a sunny or rainy day and either way, these little sky friends will keep you company. Change up their expressions for your mood.

  • Tiny Cacti

    How cute are these little cacti? Even though a cactus isn't difficult to keep alive, these are even easier deskmates to take care of.

  • Earth Day Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

    Make this crochet ball into a hackie sack, stress ball, or simply keep it as a decoration to remind everyone of your love for Mother Earth.

  • Baby Monster Crochet Amigurumi

    These monsters aren't mean, they are sweet! There are so many ways you can customize these little guys for your kids or parties.

What is your favorite subject matter for amigurumi?

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What a marvelous collection. All of my favorites in one place. No more going from page to page. I see at least three that I want to make right away. These are going into the Christmas box for later in the year. I know four little people who will be thrilled!

These are seriously the cutest. And I love that they are easy, too.

These are just adorable and I think Ive either collected most of these patterns or worked them up already. It was so good to see some of my favorites again. Those little cacti are so precious, and I actually worked up that Earth ball as a hacky sack for one of my grandsons. One of my twin daughters is an alumni of Mary Baldwin here in Virginia, so that funky little squirrel was for her.

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