Knit & Crochet Amigurumi Animals

Knit & Crochet Amigurumi Animals

The world of knit and crochet patterns has been taken over with the rise of the Amigurumi. 

What is Amigurumi? It is the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small, stuffed yarn creatures, sometimes misspoken, or misspelled, as amigami. No matter how you say it, they are downright adorable.

The creatures featured in crochet or knit Amigurumi patterns range anywhere from your everyday pets to mythical creatures, even favorite TV or movie characters.

We have gathered a collection of some of the cutest crochet and knit Amigurumi patterns. You won’t be able to choose just one to create!



Eloise the Unicorn by Maria’s Blue Crayon

Eloise the Unicorn by Maria’s Blue Crayon

 Do you have a unicorn lover (or more) in your life? We have no doubt that Eloise the Unicorn Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Maria’s Blue Crayon will become their favorite unicorn of all! Not only is she cute and cuddly, her crazy yarn hair is downright magical. She would be a fun and inspiring crochet animal pattern for any beginner to try their hand at, and a great gift from any advanced crocheter.


Elephant Amigurumi by Craft Passion

Elephant Amigurumi by Craft Passion

Did you know that elephants stay together in their family groups all of their lives? Once you create this adorably snuggly Elephant Crochet Amigurumi, you will understand why you can’t live without her. All of her precious crocheted details make her so unique, from her ears to her feet, and her girly girl dress. And if you think she’s adorable, wait until you see her diaper-wearing brother! You can find him here on Craft Passion. Trust us, you won’t be able to make only one of them!


Ballerina Ostrich by Grace and Yarn

 Ballerina Ostrich by Grace and Yarn

If you have a little ballerina in your life, you can’t really say no to making them this sweet girl! This Ballerina Ostrich Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Grace and Yarn is so cute and simple! Any little girl would love her as a gift. From her perfectly stitched crochet headband, to her ruffley tutu and matching ballet slippers!



Knit Lamb by From Britain with Love

Knit Lamb by From Britain with Love

Speaking of our favorite knit amigurumi patterns, this one is at the very tippy-top of our list. The Knit Lamb Amigurumi Pattern by From Britain with Love is so sweet and fluffy! She’s made so perfectly with a few different kinds of alpaca, so you know she is irresistibly soft and fuzzy! She makes an easy knit project for any knitter, beginner to advanced.


Rosy Pony by Lion Brand

Rosy Pony by Lion Brand

If you are a beginner looking to begin your knit amigurumi animal journey, the Rosy Pony Knit Pattern by Lion Brand is seriously adorable and the perfect. While Rosy looks like a simple toy, in our eyes she brings with her a classic knit toy feel that brings back some nostalgia of our younger years.


Pax the Alpaca by Love Crafts

Pax the Alpaca by Love Crafts

Check out this adorably dapper little knitted guy! Meet Pax the Alpaca Amigurumi Doll by Love Crafts. This is an intermediate knit amigurumi pattern so be prepared for a bit of a challenge but we promise Pax is totally worth the extra knit stitches!



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