The Cute Crocheted Animals Collection

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Children love to play dress-up, almost as much as they love dressing up their toys! The Cute Crocheted Animals Collection includes patterns to make 10 adorable crocheted animals, each with their own stylish outfit. Since the amigurumi animals are all the same size you can mix and match their outfits to create a look which fits their stuffed animals’ personality.


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Title: Cute Crocheted Animals
Available from Amazon.
Designer: Emma Varnam
Publisher: GMC Books
ISBN: 978-1-78494-201-4
Current List Price: *£12.99

10 Adorable Crocheted Toys with Interchangeable Outfits

Cute Crocheted Animals

Make some new friends for your little one, with these cute crochet animal patterns.

The patterns include five different animal shapes – rabbits, mice, cats, foxes and bears.

Create a stuffed animal with it’s own unique personality and a wonderful collection of clothing for it to wear.

The clothes patterns are designed to fit all of the animals, so you can mix and match to create a variety of outfits. Your little one will have lots of fun dressing them up!

The book includes beautiful step-by-step photos and written instructions for making the animals and their clothes, plus a detailed techniques section.


Each of the animals is crocheted with Sport Weight / Fine Weight Yarn [2] except the Bears which are crocheted with DK Weight / Light Weight Yarn [3].

Each of the crocheted animals is 12 inches tall when assembled.

Most of the garments are crocheted with different Sport Weight / Fine Weight Yarn [2].

Bernard’s Aran Jumper, Nancy’s Cardigan, Nancy’s Poncho, Nancy’s Handbag, and Evie’s Cardigan were crocheted with DK Weight / Light Weight Yarn [3].

Since no gauge is provided for the animals or for the outfits it is imperative that you use the same yarn weight type and hook for each of the projects.

If you are not using the exact yarn and hook as is listed, I suggest that you try the garments on your finished toys for size as you go to be certain they are fitting as you would expect.

Cute Crocheted Animals

  • Emily and Jack | The Rabbits
  • Lucy and Fred | The Mice
  • Nancy and Bernard | The Bears
  • Katy and Stanley | The Cats
  • Evie and Ben | The Foxes

Emma Varnam has included personalities for each of the crocheted animals. You will find introductions for the animals in each pattern section. Here is Emily, the Rabbit’s introduction.

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Emily

Emily likes wearing her bright red wellies to jump in puddles at the park. Her favourite food is cake, and lots of it!

Emma Varnam, Cute Crocheted Animals

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See more Cute Crocheted Animals images here.

The Wardrobes

The wardrobe include patterns for each animal type. You will find interchangeable garments in the following categories:

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  • Tops
  • Trousers and shorts
  • Extra layers
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Accessories
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The Rabbit Wardrobe

  • Jack’s bobble hat, t-shirt, trousers, and hooded coat
  • Emily’s bobble hat, boots, dress and coat

The Mice Wardrobe

  1. Fred’s rugby shirt, shorts, trainers and rugby ball
  2. Lucy’s dress, headband, ballet shoes and bunting

The Bear Wardrobe

  • Bernard’s Aran jumper, dungarees, scarf, and rucksack
  • Nancy’s cardigan, dress, poncho and handbag

The Cat Wardrobe

  • Katy’s pinafore dress, jacket, collar, bow, Mary Jane shoes
  • Stanley’s tank top, jacket, collar, tie, shorts and scarf

The Fox Wardrobe

  • Evie’s cardigan, skirt and shoes
  • Ben’s pirate hat, stripy t-shirt and trousers

The Basics

All of the projects are written in UK crochet terms.

If you are used to following US crochet patterns, don’t let the fact that these are written in UK terms hold you back!

If you forget though, each stitch is explained in the Crochet Techniques section (pages 100-123), with helpful diagrams, so it is easy to double check what stitch is being made.

Getting Started

This section includes specifics about the crochet hooks, yarn, stuffing, needles and plastic safety eyes. It also includes diagrams and written instructions to explain how to hold your crochet hook, your yarn and how to make a slip knot.

The conversions chart is located on page 101 and includes UK crochet terms and US crochet term equivilents. The abbreviations are listed on page 103.

Crochet Stitches

Step-by-step written instructions and diagrams are provided for the following stitches:

  • Chain Stitch (ch)
  • Slit stitch (sl st)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Half treble (htr)
  • Working in the back loop of the stitch
  • Treble crochet (tr)
  • Double treble (dtr)
  • Working in rows
  • Working in rounds
  • Joining a ring
  • Magic ring
  • Changing colours in the middle of a row
  • Changing colours to make stripes
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Crab stitch
  • Raised treble front (RtrF)
  • Making a shell

Finishing Touches

Finishing your crocheted toys and outfits is just as important as crocheting the individual parts. The finishing touches section includes written instructions, diagrams and tips to make your project look like the toys in the book. You will find the following techniques:

  • whip stitch
  • slip stitch seam
  • double crochet seams
  • weaving in ends
  • making a pom pom with a fork
  • slip stitch surface decoration

Embroidery Stitches

Different embroidery stitches are used to create personality add features like eyelashes and to give clothing extra detail. The stitches used and explained are:

  • Back stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Cross stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • Daisy stitch
  • Stem stitch
  • Blanket stitch

Blocking

While the crocheted animals do not need to be blocked, the clothing will benefit from blocking. When you block your projects the fibers can relax and the stitches can look more even. Blocking on a blocking board with pins and spraying with tepid water is recommended. Let the work dry completely (ideally for 2 to 3 days).

The Yarn

The yarns used to make the Cute Crocheted Animals:

  • Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere). 137 yds / 125 m per 50 g ball. Sport Weight / Fine Weight Yarn [2] was used for all the Cute Crocheted Animals except the Bears. This yarn was also used for all the clothing, except Bernard’s Aran Jumper, Nancy’s Cardigan, Nancy’s Poncho, Nancy’s Handbag, and Evie’s Cardigan.
  • Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK (80% bamboo, 20% wool). 104 yds / 95 m per 50 g ball. DK Weight / Light Weight Yarn [3] was used for the Bears.
  • Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply, 100% extra fine merino. 197 yds / 180 m per 50 g ball. Fingering / Super Fine Weight Yarn [1] was used for Bernard’s Aran Jumper, Nancy’s Cardigan, Nancy’s Poncho, Nancy’s Handbag, and Evie’s Cardigan.

Which Cute Crocheted Animal is your favorite?

My favorite Cute Crocheted Animals are:

  • Emily and Jack – the rabbits
  • Katy and Stanley – the cats
Bring their imagination to life and make playtime even more fun with our Cute Crocheted Animals Collection. Your kids will love personalizing their plush pets with mix and match outfits. Let their creativity run wild and watch their love for their toys grow even more! 🧶🐻❤️@gmcbooks @gmcpublications #crochet #crochetbook #amigurumi #crochettoy

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Unleash your child’s creativity with the Cute Crocheted Animals Collection. This set includes 10 individual patterns for adorable amigurumi animals, each with their own unique outfit. Perfect for little hands and big imaginations, these crocheted companions can be dressed and re-dressed for endless fun. Mix and match the outfits to reflect the personality of your child’s favorite stuffed animal for a playful and charming twist on traditional toys.

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5 Comments

  1. I like Nancy with her granny poncho and purse. My granddaughter’s name is Nancy.

  2. I am just learning amigurumi and this book like it will be fun to try all the animals.

  3. such a cute book i would start with making nancy and bernard, but would probabley end up making them all!!! thank you for the giveaway