30 Amigurumi Patterns

Mini Crochet Creatures includes 30 fun amigurumi patterns for you to crochet!

Mini Crochet Creatures GMCBooks

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Title: Mini Crochet Creatures
Available from Amazon.
Designed by: Lauren Bergstrom
Publisher: GMC Books
ISBN: 978-1-78494-389-9
Current List Price: *19.95

Adorable amigurumi projects that are perfect for playtime.

Mini Crochet Creatures

Mini Crochet Creatures is 160-pages in length. It includes beautiful and helpful photographs, stitch diagrams and detailed written pattern instructions.

You will find the table of Contents on pages 6-7, and an introduction to the Designer, Lauren Bergstrom, on page 8. The Tools and Materials are explained on page 142, Techniques section is on page 144 and the Abbreviations and Conversions charts are located on page 154.

The amigurumi projects are organized into 6 categories, Farm Animals, Pet Animals, Sea Animals, Little Animals, Woodland Animals and Zoo Animals.

These projects were crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook. You will also need craft felt (recommended is the thinnest type of felt available ~ 1-mm thick), embroidery thread and needle, polyester toy stuffing, pins, yarn needle, stitch markers and for some projects, a wire brush.

I love how each pattern includes an actual size image for the amigurumi animal you pick to make. I like visual queues and I honestly didn’t realize how small they were until I saw the actual size images!

Mini Crochet Creatures

Farm Animals Mini Crochet Creatures GMCBooks

Farm Animals

  • Chick | Finished size: 3.5 cm (1-3/8 inch) tall
  • Chicken | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Cow | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Piglet | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Sheep | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long

Pet Animals

  • Bunny | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Cat | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Dog | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Goldfish | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Guinea Pig | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
Pet Animals Mini Crochet Creatures GMCBooks

Sea Animals

  • Penguin | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Otter | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Sea Bunny | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Seal | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Whale | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long

Little Animals

  • Butterfly | | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Caterpillar | | Finished size: 4 cm (1.5 inches) wide
  • Honey bee | Finished size: 6 cm (2.5 inches) long
  • Ladybird | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Snail | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long

Woodland Animals

  • Bear | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Fox | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long not including the tail
  • Owl | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Raccoon | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Squirrel | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall

Zoo Animals

  • Elephant | Finished size: 6 cm (2.5 inches) long
  • Hippo | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Lion | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) long
  • Panda | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • Sloth | Finished size: 5 cm (2 inches) tall
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The projects start on page 10, but before you get started I recommend you flip to page 142 to understand what Tools and Materials, Techniques and Abbreviations are used for the patterns. The patterns are written in UK Crochet Terminology and they include stitch charts (with stitch keys) in universal crochet terminology.

Crochet Stitches and Techniques

  • holding the hook and yarn
  • yarn over
  • adjustable ring
  • slip knot
  • foundation chain
  • front loop vs back loop
  • inside vs outside
  • counting stitches
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • double crochet stitch (dc) – US single crochet (sc)
  • half treble stitch (htr) – US half double crochet (hdc)
  • treble stitch (tr) – US double crochet (dc)
  • double crochet two together (dc2tog)- US single crochet two together (sc2tog)
  • finishing off
  • close the hole
  • join a round
  • join a new color on a new round
  • sew crocheted pieces together
  • embroidering facial features
  • cutting felt shapes
  • sewing felt pieces in place

The techniques and stitches are explained fully and diagrams have been included to illustrate the instructions. The abbreviations and conversations for UK and US crochet terminology are included on page 154.

The amigurumi are created using only simple crochet stitches and with the included stitch charts (which use universal crochet language and include keys) and the detailed techniques section, the patterns are easy to understand and follow.

Which of these mini crochet creatures is your favorite?

My son’s (he’s 11) favorite mini crochet creature is the seal and my daughter’s (she’s 12) favorites are the cow and cat. My favorites are the guinea pig, sloth and caterpillar!

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6 Comments

  1. This looks like a great book. My favorites are the panda and sloth.