30 Adorable Amigurumi Animal Patterns

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Discover the delightful world of Japanese amigurumi with this charming amigurumi pattern book. There are more than 30 adorable amigurumi animal patterns included in Mini Crochet Creatures. You can crochet these animals with the recommended Medium Weight yarn OR use heavier weight yarns for larger finished toys! For a closer look at all the patterns, check out my book review, complete with a bonus free crochet sloth pattern so you can try before you buy!

Extracts supplied with permission by GMC Publications, Mini Crochet Creatures by Lauren Bergstrom, RRP $19.95, available online and from all good bookshops.

These miniature projects are full of personality and will make great gifts for friends and family.

You can use these tiny creatures in so many different ways; as key rings, jewelry accessories, or as adorable little toys.

TIP: If you are unsure of working in this scale can practice with larger hooks and thicker yarn – the patterns are exactly the same.

The animals are divided into six categories – farm, small, woodland, pet, sea, and zoo – so you’re sure to find something for everyone, from an elephant to a ladybird.

Get inspired and start creating these adorable handmade creations today!

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I received a copy of this book to review from GMC Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. If you purchase this book after you click on one of my affiliate links in the post, I will receive a small commission for referring you, at no additional cost to you.


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!

30 Amigurumi Patterns

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
Mini Crochet Creatures p 160 GMC Books

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!

BONUS Free Crochet Sloth Pattern!

An amigurumi sloth has a plump body and long crocheted limbs. The position of the arms and legs can be changed to give it different poses. A sloth face is made by sewing felt shapes onto the body, with an embroidered nose and mouth. This sloth is one of the calmest amigurumi creatures.
Sloth

An amigurumi sloth has a plump body and long crocheted limbs. The position of the arms and legs can be changed to give it different poses. A sloth face is made by sewing felt shapes onto the body, with an embroidered nose and mouth. This sloth is one of the calmest amigurumi creatures.

You will need
  • Medium-weight yarn in brown – approx 22yd (20m)
  • Crochet hook – 3.5mm (UK9:USE/4)
  • Toy stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Craft felt in off-white and dark brown
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery thread in off-white, dark brown and black
Abbreviations

See page 154

Sloth Crochet Pattern Excerpt free from GMC Books. Extracts supplied with permission by GMC Publications, Mini Crochet Creatures by Lauren Bergstrom, RRP $19.95, available online and from all good bookshops.
Size
  • Using the suggested yarn and hook, your sloth’s body will be about 2in (5cm) tall.

Key

Mini Crochet Creatures Sloth Pattern Extracts supplied with permission by GMC Publications, Mini Crochet Creatures by Lauren Bergstrom, RRP $19.95, available online and from all good bookshops.
Body

The sloth’s body is crocheted from top to bottom. Work in the round, without joining rounds. Using brown yarn, start with an adjustable ring.

1 6 dc into ring.

2 2 dc in each st around (12 dc).

3 (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 6 times (18 dc).

4 (2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts) 3 times (21 dc).

5–6 Dc in each st around, for 2 rounds (21 dc per round).

7 (2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts) 3 times (24 dc).

8–12 Dc in each st around, for 5 rounds (24 dc per round).

13 (Dc2tog) 12 times (12 sts).

Stuff the body, making it nice and puffy.

14 (Dc2tog) 6 times (6 sts).

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing, and finish off. Add a little more stuffing if necessary, then sew the hole closed.

Arms and legs

(make 4)

Using brown yarn, ch 7.

1 Htr in 2nd ch from hook, htr in next 5 ch (6 htr).

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing, and finish off.

Finishing

Using the templates, cut one off-white face and two dark brown eye shapes out of felt.

With off-white thread, sew the face shape onto your sloth’s head, in line with rounds 4 to 7 of the body. Use dark brown thread to sew the eye shapes onto the face.

With black thread, embroider a mouth and nose, using small, straight sts. Embroider some eyes onto the felt eye shapes. Sew the two arms in place, in line with rounds 8 and 9 of the body. Sew the two legs in line with rounds 11 and 12 of the body.

Extracts supplied with permission by GMC Publications, Mini Crochet Creatures by Lauren Bergstrom, RRP $19.95, available online and from all good bookshops.
Mini Crochet Creatures GMCBooks

Extracts supplied with permission by GMC Publications, Mini Crochet Creatures by Lauren Bergstrom, RRP $19.95, available online and from all good bookshops.

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An amigurumi sloth has a plump body and long crocheted limbs. The position of the arms and legs can be changed to give it different poses. A sloth face is made by sewing felt shapes onto the body, with an embroidered nose and mouth. This sloth is one of the calmest amigurumi creatures.

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