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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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