Golden snitch crochet pattern for amigurumi beginners

Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Why do you want free amigurumi patterns, when there are so many great ones available for a dollar?

Perhaps you’re just starting out – welcome to crochet! It’s a wonderful and enriching hobby, but I bet your wallet doesn’t feel enriched after a trip to the yarn store! Those hooks and yarn can add up, especially when you’re buying everything all at once. And just when you’re feeling broke and maybe a tiny bit discouraged, everyone’s telling you to crochet… squares. Boring! You want to make something real.

That’s why I’ve rounded up these free amigurumi crochet patterns for absolute beginners.

I haven’t tested the patterns, but here’s the criteria I used to pick them:

  • Patterns must be free (obviously!). You will need a Ravelry account to access them though.
  • Patterns must be rated EASY
  • Patterns must have a cute finished product. Because what’s the point otherwise?

I’m going to assume you know how to chain, single crochet, increase, decrease and read a pattern. If you can do that, you can create any of the crochet critters in this round up. If you have a sympathetic crocheting friend to call on when you get stuck – so much the better! Amigurumi isn’t the time to practise stitches, so if you haven’t logged a couple of hours making squares, bookmark this page and come back when you have (I’ll wait).

Without further ado, here are:

Easy and Free Amigurumi Crochet Patters for Beginners

Easy Octopus Crochet Pattern

Easy octopus to crochet

This isn’t an octopus. The pattern designer ran out of yarn, so it’s a hexapus, with six legs instead of eight! Either way, this little guy is a real cutie. I love the button eyes in the contrasting colour.

Whale toy to crochet

Crocheted amigurumi whale

Thar she blows! This whale is bigger than your average ami, putting it firmly in the “cuddly toy” category! It has been made over 220 times, and the users have rated it “easy”, so don’t hesitate to pick up your hook!

Crocheted Chicken softie

Crocheted chicken toy

Aren’t these chicken faces so expressive? This pattern is made from a single rectangle, which is folded and trimmed carefully – such a clever idea, and a brilliant first crochet project for a beginner.

Orca crochet pattern

Orca killer whale crochet pattern

Another whale pattern – I am definitely sensing a theme. With two colours, this whale is slightly more complicated than the other whale option – but achievable if you’ve mastered making squares.

Baby carrot – free crochet pattern 

Baby carrot - food crochet patterns

If you only have scraps of yarn, this is the pattern for you! At only two inches long, this baby carrot is guaranteed to work up quickly.

Easy crochet apple toy

Crochet apple toy pattern

Who’s hungry? This crocheted apple toy would make a cute gift for a teacher – weight the base of the apple with rice (tied up in the toe of an old stocking!), or a pebble so it can be used as a paperweight.

Fox Crochet Pattern for advanced beginners

Cute easy fox free crochet pattern

Hey, looking good Foxy! This little toy is very achievable – I’ve marked it for “advanced beginners” because of the number of pieces required to make it.

Crocheted monster rattle

Cute easy monster to crochet

If you’re in the middle of a baby boom, like I am, you’ll be looking for cute, easy crocheted projects for gifts. Here’s one of them! This toy is crocheted around a kinder surprise plastic egg filled with beads, so it rattles delightfully in tiny hands!

Free amigurumi Golden Snitch

Golden snitch crochet pattern for amigurumi beginners

[Full disclosure: I designed this pattern.] Know any Harry Potter fans? I know you do! Whip up this Golden Snitch in a jiffy: after all, it’s just a sphere with wings on.

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