Mini Amigurumi Animals

It all started with a few stray balls of cotton…


Isn’t that how most amigurumi start?

But really, I’m very much in the frame of mind to use up my craft stash recently. Slowly but surely I’ve been crocheting and sewing my way through what I’ve got rather than buying what I ‘want’ for new projects. Being confined to the house on bed rest for the past month may have had something to do with this choice. Haha. It’s been productive none the less.

Anyway, pondering what to make with these balls of cotton I decided to try something new – tiny needles, and shaping. It’s been a challenge, certainly not as smooth as my usual amigurumi makes, but I’m happy with the end products!

What do you think?

 

These little guys are a mixture of projects. The body is a free pattern from Inaro, she uses it to make her bunny and bear – you could simply copy her designs completely, they’re so sweet! I got carried away, and made a few animal additions.

If you’d like to make the same, here are my pattern extensions for a cat, dog, and bunny.

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CAT

Ears (make 2):

Ch 2, sc 3 into second chain from hook
R1: Sc 3 (3)
R2: Inc in each sc (6)
R3: Sc 6 (6)
R4: Inc in each sc (12)
R5: Sc 12, cast off.

Tail:

Ch 2, sc 3 into second chain from hook
R1-1o: Sc 3 (3)
R11: Sc3, cast off.

DOG

Ears (make 2):

Ch 2, sc 6 into second chain from hook
R1: Sc 6 (6)
R2: *Sc, inc* x 3 (9)
R3: *Sc 2, inc* x 3 (12)
R4: Sc 12 (12)
R5: *Sc, dec* x 3 (9)
R6: Dec x 4, slst, cast off.

Tail:

Ch 2, sc 3 into second chain from hook
R1-2: Sc 3 (3)
R3: Sc3, cast off.

BUNNY

Ears (make 2):

Ch 2, sc 3 into second chain from hook
R1: Sc 3 (3)
R2: Inc, sc, inc (5)
R3-12: Sc 5 (5)
R13: Dec, dec, slst, cast off.

Tail:

Ch 2, sc 6 into second chain from hook
R1: Sc 6 (6)
R2: Inc x 6 (12)
R3: Sc 12, cast off.

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How awesome is it that there are so many free crochet patterns online that we can use to spark our own creativity? If you enjoy this pattern, don’t forget to leave a comment for Inaro on her blog and follow her beautiful feed on Instagram @inarho – let’s hope she shares more!

Happy crafting,

{ Wren }

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