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11 Free Crochet Animal Patterns (Easy Amigurumi)

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Our team is consistently finding patterns we love and passing them on to you. These free crochet animal patterns are so much fun to make.

Some designers have created an option to buy the PDF with more pictures and a written tutorial if you love the pattern. 

I organize all my patterns in my Google Drive, so I can find them when I am looking for something to make on a weekend.

 As part of our community if you have a favorite one you think we should add, please comment below and we will take a look and add it to the list. 

Crochet Supplies For Free Crochet Animal Patterns

​Each pattern has a link to the yarn that is recommended. You will want though a few tools to help you complete these free crochet animal patterns. These are the ones our team loves:

If you don’t know what Amigurumi patterns are, we have an entire article on their history. It’s super interesting to see how they started being made. 

Amigurumi Jellyfish

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See tutorial: Amigurumi Jellyfish

Printable PDF Pattern: Amigurumi Jellyfish

This delightful jellyfish craft is an ideal way to engage and amuse a baby with its lengthy, tickling tentacles.  

Jessica took this free pattern and made one for her precious new granddaughter. It turned out so cute, and she said that the top is super easy, but the tentacles are more intermediate.

Opt for lively colors to enhance the joy of your underwater companion in this free crochet pattern.

However, it’s crucial to ensure constant supervision of small children to prevent any potential choking hazards.

Amigurumi Cat

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See tutorial: Amigurumi Cat

These little cats with an attitude are the perfect addition to an office desk or home office. These would be the perfect gift for the cat lovers in your family or friends. 

Kim made these for her granddaughter, who loves cats and is a teenager, so the attitude fits LOL.  Her cats turned out super cute, and it uses basic stitches, so perfect for a beginner. 

Amigurumi Lamb

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See Tutorial: Amigurumi Lamb

Yarn Weight: Worsted weight yarn

Crochet Skill Levels: Advanced beginner-intermediate

This is the sweetest little lamb that is perfect for your little one when they are playing on their play mat or taking a nap. This makes such a great gift for a baby shower. 

It’s a great pattern. I made this as part of the free crochet animal patterns. I used one yarn for the body and face and then a little more fuzzy yarn for the body.  This little guy turned out so cute. 

Amigurumi Dinosaur

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See Tutorial: Amigurumi Dinosaur

  • Yarn Weight: Sport
  • Crochet Skill Levels: Advanced beginner-intermediate

Little boys love this amigurumi dinosaur. It’s an easy project if you have made Amigurumi patterns before.  Make sure and use safety eyes for these cute crochet animals just to make sure you have no choking issues. 

Joan created this for her grandsons.  She said it was so much fun and the best part is the pattern actually includes a pattern for an egg, so the dino can hatch property. 

Are you loving these free crochet animal patterns so far? I hope so. Please let us know your favorite in the comments or on social media.  Amigurumi projects are some of our team’s favorite projects to make. 

Amigurumi Penguin

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See Tutorial: Amigurumi Penguin

This pattern uses the magic ring, and you will want stitch markers and if you haven’t used it before, she has some tips that will be helpful.

Jackie created these little Penguins for her Christmas decor.  She used her stash of scrap yarn. She sent me a photo of her mantel and it was so cute. 

These crochet toys are good for letting you practice your simple stitches. You will use a 2.75 mm crochet hook and acrylic yarn or cotton yarn. Totally your choice. 

Amigurumi Unicorn

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See Tutorial: Amigurumi Unicorn

The good thing about this unicorn is you can totally customize the hair color. Jessica created this cute animal for her daughter, who is obsessed with unicorns.

She wanted different colors for the hair and tail and picked out glittery yarn. It just makes it a little different. Jessica said it was the perfect pattern for the perfect animal for her little one.

It does come with step-by-step instructions and is a cute addition to her little girl’s room.  Definitely try out the different patterns no matter your skill level.

Sometimes we have to push ourselves to learn new techniques when it comes to small projects like these free crochet animal patterns. 

Amigurumi Owl

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See Tutorial: Amigurumi Owl

Crocheting this owl is a breeze – all you need are yarns, a crochet hook, pins, a tapestry yarn needle, and scissors. Don’t forget to grab some black thread, brad pins, and felt to add expressive details.

Similar to most amigurumi crochet animals, Mr. Owl’s body is created by crocheting in continuous spiral rounds. 

Fill it with poly-fill for a plump, round shape. Follow the crochet patterns to craft the ears, wings, and eyes.

Once all the components are complete, assemble them by sewing with a tapestry needle. Finish off this adorable crochet owl by adding a charming yellow beak.

Kim created this for her niece, who has a huge collection of owls. She created it using her favorite colors. She said this is an easy crochet animal patterns and that this stuffed animal is adorable when finished. 

She used some bright colors and then made one for herself in a pink color.  If you are an experienced crocheter, this will be an easy pattern that will bring much delight to your home or big smiles if you give it as a gift. 

Crochet Teddy Bear Pattern

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See Tutorial: Crochet Teddy Bear Pattern

  • Yarn Weight:  Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Crochet Skill Levels: Advanced Beginner crocheters-intermediate

When I asked our team who wanted to create this pattern, I had so many people saying yes. Several of us created this little teddy bear.

A few people did color changes and created beautiful bears that were so personalized for the recipient. 

This timeless crochet teddy bear pattern stands at around 9 inches when seated, making it an ideal size for virtually any age if you’re considering gifting this charming little bear.

I adore its expressive face and how irresistibly cuddly it turns out! While perfect for advanced beginners, even a determined novice can successfully complete this project. 

Whether intended as a decorative piece or a cherished teddy bear toy in a sweet baby nursery, this pattern offers versatility and charm.

Crochet Chicken Pattern

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See Tutorial: Crochet Chicken Pattern

  • Yarn Weight:  DK
  • Crochet Skill Levels: Advanced Beginner crocheters-intermediate

This little chick is the perfect addition to your kitchen if you are doing a farmhouse theme or for a little one who wants yarn creatures to play with.

Jane used this free pattern to create a whole chicken family for her farmhouse kitchen. They are so cute. She added a wire basket to her open shelving with these little guys. 

This is one of our favorite free crochet animal patterns but there are so many choices here when it comes to free Amigurumi crochet patterns. 

Amigurumi Pig

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See Tutorial: Amigurumi Pig

  • Yarn Weight:  Knit Picks Wool
  • Crochet Skill Levels: Advanced Beginner crocheters-intermediate

With the crochet chicken pattern and these pigs, you could make an entire farm set. These are so cute and they can be made in a solid color or like the purple one with some different colors. 

I grew up on a farm and showed pigs in 4-H and these little pigs remind me of my pigs. They weren’t pink and purple but they were cute.  Jackie made this free amigurumi pattern for her daughter who is all about farms. 

She is obsessed with farm animals. She also made her this Free Apron to match her farm set, so she could put her animals in her pockets.  We have seen some of the cutest photos in our group of her in her apron with all her little animals. 

Amigurumi Whale

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See Tutorial: Amigurumi Whale

  • Yarn Weight:  DK
  • Crochet Skill Levels: Advanced Beginner crocheters-intermediate

Dive into the enchanting world of crochet with these whimsical crochet whales! Crafted with meticulous detail, these adorable aquatic creatures bring a splash of joy to your hook-and-yarn adventures. 

Imagine creating your own pod of charming whales, each one a unique expression of your creativity.

Designed for crocheters of all levels, these patterns seamlessly blend simplicity with charm. Whether you’re a beginner looking to embark on your first amigurumi adventure or an experienced crafter seeking a relaxing project, these crochet whales are a delightful choice.

Jane created these whales for a nursery that was an ocean theme. They were the perfect addition to the room. They are soft enough for little ones to play with, but can also be put on shelves for decoration. 

So many possibilities with all these free crochet animal patterns. How will you choose? We hope we have made it a little hard for you, but that you find the perfect pattern. Make sure and show it off on social media. 

Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

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Check Out Tutorials21 Free Amigurumi crochet Patterns

If you are looking for more Amigurumi crochet patterns, there are more free animal crochet patterns waiting for you to check them out. Simply click the link above and check out these adorable amigurumi animals. 

Amigurumi Bee

crochet bee pattern
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Check Out Tutorials Amigurumi Bee

 These bee patterns are so cute and done in the amigurumi style. These 9 patterns are great for beginners to experienced crocheters.

Our team loved making these bees and can’t wait to share them with you.

Did you find some free crochet animal patterns to try your hand at? We hope so. Our goal is to give you patterns that you can crochet in a weekend for gifts or to add to your home decor. 

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