Free tiny crochet animal patterns

Amigurumi animals - Free crochet patterns by Amigurumi Today

Free crochet animal patterns by Amigurumi Today

These free crochet animal patterns can help you to create any animal you want by changing muzzle and ears. The head, body and legs of the amigurumi toys are crocheted as a single piece. So, you don’t need to sew these parts together. Everything is very easy and suits to beginner level skills.

Below you can find step-by-step crochet animal patterns for two amigurumi toys: bear and bunny. Share your ideas about other crochet animals in the post comments. We will try to make patterns for them.

To crochet the animals you need:

  • Fine (4 ply) cotton or semi-cotton yarn (you can use other types of yarn)
  • 2.0 mm crochet hook
  • 8 mm safety eyes or black beads
  • Some embroidery floss for nose and brows
  • Fiberfill for stuffing
  • A button for cowl (optional)
  • Sewing needle and scissors

The height of finished crochet animals is about 10 cm (3.9″) without ears. Please pay attention that the size of finished amigurumi toys can be different, if you use the yarn of other weight.

Skill level: easy

Free crochet animal patterns designed by Amigurumi Today

Free easy crochet animal patterns by Amigurumi Today

Free crochet animal patterns - Amigurumi bunny and bear

Free Crochet Animal Patterns
Tiny Amigurumi Bear and Bunny

ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (2 sc in one st)
dec = decrease (2 sc together)
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
(..) = repeat the space in brackets the given number of times
[..] = total number of stitches

Crochet in continuous rounds using a stitch marker.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 6 times [36]
Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 6 times [42]
Rnd 8-13: sc in all 42 st [42]
Rnd 14: (sc in next 5 st, dec) repeat 6 times [36]
Insert safety eyes:
– between Rnd 10 and Rnd 11 (5 st in between the eyes) for bear
– between Rnd 11 and Rnd 12 (6 st in between the eyes) for bunny
Rnd 15: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 16: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 17: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times [18]
Stuff with fiberfill.
Rnd 18: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times [12]
Add more stuffing. The head is done. Don’t cut off the yarn.

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114 thoughts on “Free tiny crochet animal patterns”

    1. I crochet different things for donations ( afghans, booties, hats and more) – these little ones are perfect for donations – quick to crochet and so cute!

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  2. Hello,
    Can you help me ? I’m crocheting the body round 23-30 and then I have to go back to round 24 for the legs ? I don’t know how I can do that…Thank you

  3. Hi ,
    it’s really very cool project.i made a bunny it’s looking really cute.thank you for the instructions.

  4. Taught my 12 year old granddaughter yesterday how to crochet and is on halfway to finishing Bunny.
    Enjoy watching her experience her success.

    1. Hi Rocio, these are 10 cm tall. The size of the toys depends on your hook size and yarn weight.

  5. Hello, when you have to jump the points to make the legs you have to make chains or turn the work? Thank you.

    1. Hi Rocio 🙂 you should divide the body in two parts (each part consists of 13 st) and crochet around each part separately.

  6. I too am looking to find out about stuffing….common sense tells me to stuff head after decreasing….looks like the only area not filled are the arms…am I correct..thank far I am enjoying the project….

  7. Love theses little animals! Have been looking for just the right size pattern to go in the pockets of our pillow case dresses sent on mission trips. These are perfect.

  8. Amo!
    Parabéns pelo belo trabalho.!
    Grata pela generosidade em compartilhar o que sabe.
    Tem sido super importante para mim.

    1. Hi Val 🙂 You can use online versions of the patterns for free on our website and mobile app. PDF version itself is not free. Because it takes a lot of time to prepare the patterns. So, in spite of this fact all people who can’t pay for PDF patterns can view them on the website and make wonderful toys. We don’t hide the instructions. Hope for your understanding 🙂

  9. Kannst su bitte die abkürzungen erklären:
    Vielen dank, die tiere sind allerliebst !

  10. Hello! I was going to make the scarf, but I’m not sure what the abbreviation “DC” stands for?
    Thank you very much, your site is adorable.

  11. Could you please tell me the amount of wool needed for these patterns please as it doesn’t mention anywhere.


  12. To make a little dog you can use the bunny pattern but attach the ears each side of head hanging downwards

  13. They are so cute. If you make the legs longer they could be mini dolls. The only question I have is which row to add the safety eyes at

  14. Hello, I’m trying to learn how to crochet and decided to start with these cute patterns, but I wanted to know the best brand of yarn that’s used to make these.

  15. hi, your jobs are look amazing and beautiful. I’m jealous 🙂 I wait you to pull a clip on YouTube Because I don’t understand the concepts….I’m waiting 🙂

  16. I am in love with your patterns! Thank you so much for the free use of your beautiful talent! I so enjoy making these wonderful animals and the smiles they bring. I can’t find words to express my gratitude. ♡♡♡♡

  17. Thank you very much for giving us free patterns.I’m making the cute bear, bunny &cat for my grand daughter.I know she’ll love them.Thank you once more.

  18. Hola! Hermoso trabajo, pero solo me quedo una duda cuando se comienzan a realizar los pies, no entiendo como hacer esa parte:( ayuda por favor

    1. Hola se comienza cada patita por separado cuando completes las vueltas las unís en una sola vuelta y seguis con las instrucciones para el cuerpo.. espero te sirva…

  19. Tengo una duda de como hacer la parte de los pies, no la entendi muy bien, por favor me podrias explicar. Hermoso trabajo

  20. Can you sale these I unable to do the animals I have bad arthritis in my hands but I would love to buy them if that is possible thank you so much Have a wonderful marvelous blessed day

  21. Hálás köszönet a mintákért! Gyönyörűek és érthető a leírásuk. Gratulálok, nagyon tehetséges és nagylelkű, hogy mindenkinek elérhető a munkája! További sok sikert!

  22. Me encantaron sus Amigurumis, no soy experta pero siempre busco hacer algo que me gusta y el oso me encantó, pude comprarle el PATRON PDF del oso, pero llego en ingles y en su pagina lo vi en español.
    Lo siento tendré que verlo en su pagina en español. No sé si haga patrones en español para las que no sabemos ingles, me encantaria.
    Gracias por sus proyectos, están hermosos, tiene una habilidad que ya quisieramos muchas. Le agradezco compartir tan hermosas creaciones. Un abrazo.

  23. Hi there! I absolutely love this pattern.

    One quick question. If I used a worsted weight yarn, what hook size would you recommend?

    Thank you so much!

  24. Hallo,ihr habt so schöne Figuren. Ich würde diese gerne machen aber die Anleitungen sind leider nicht in deutscher Sprache. Könntet ihr es möglich machen diese in gewünschter Sprache anzubieten?

  25. Thank you for so many lovely patterns of dolls and animals. I make these toys and sell them to raise money for my animal charity in Sitia ,Crete, You are so very clever.with the patterns as they are so easy to adapt so thank you very much for your kindness.and generosity.

  26. I love your patterns and have made many of them. Thanks for sharing. Can you tell me what you do to make them fuzzy?

  27. hi ! you are AMAZING !!! I love all your babies and your patterns are so easy to follow, thank you so much for all your work and dedication. I really appreciate.Hugs

  28. I have just registered with you.

    You have a amigurumi pattern that you say is free yet the PDF wants it paid for, and
    althought I can see the pattern it will not print either?

    Love, Rita .

    1. Hi Rita 🙂 You can use online versions of the patterns for free on our website and mobile app. PDF version itself is not free. Because it takes a lot of time to prepare the patterns. So, in spite of this fact all people who can’t pay for PDF patterns can view them on the website and make wonderful toys. Hope for your understanding 🙂

  29. Made the little bunny for my 6 month old granddaughter. Embroidered the eyes and add a little pink bow to the head (I made the sweater pink also). Charlotte loved it! Thank you

  30. Since the head is continuous with the body, where should I place the eyes relative to the stitch markers so that it’s facing forward?

  31. This page says “Free Tiny Crochet Animal Patterns,” but when I go to download the pattern, there is a charge. How do I go about getting them for free. Is there a promotion code somewhere that I’m missing?

    1. Online version of the pattern is free, but if you want to download the pattern, you have to buy it.

  32. Agradezco el compartir y enseñar esta tecnica que tanto me apasiona, las instrucciones son tan detalladas que ahora mismo busco mis hilos y empiezo la labor….. espero me salga bien Gracias nuevamente.

  33. Very well explained and easy to follow. Came for the tiny cowl, ended up making a whole bunch of tiny animals for my loved ones! Great post

  34. When I made the tiny dragon, I put spikes all the way down it’s back and tail, it looks extra cute now!

  35. Oh my word…thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I love these little cuties. I love, love, love how the head, body and legs are all one piece. I’m not very good at sewing lots of individual crocheted pieces together on a stuffed animal…I can never get them even close to being symmetrical! 🙂 I’m spending some of my “stay-home” time during the pandemic making stuffed animals for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, and this is a perfect pattern. It’s easy to follow, they don’t take that long to make, and they turn out soooo cute! So, thank you so much….I really, really appreciate you sharing this pattern!

  36. As a relativitely newbie crochet enthusiast thank you so much for sharing your patterns and the great photos helping me to gain more skills. I am hoping to adapt your pattern into a finger puppet – time will tell but my daughter works with children with learning difficulties and we are trying to come up with an idea whereby the children can use the bears/bunnies in epressing their feelings ie. angry, happy, sad etc. At 73 this is a new skill I am gaining and loving with help from peope like you. Thank you

  37. Hola soy principiante desde sero espero poder realizar uno de estos hermosos animalitos gracias la ayuda muy amable cuidesen bendiones

  38. Really cute pattern, well worth making. The stitch count on the head is incorrect starting at row four but does not take away from the over all instructions.

    1. I didn’t either. Just winged it. It doesn’t look the best but I’m going to finish it before judging myself too much. This is the first real pattern I’ve tried to make.

  39. Hey not sure if this is what inspired you but I swear these two are Miś Uszatek & Króliczek (Floppy Bear and Little Hare) – the main characters of a very famous Polish cartoon from the 70s and 80s. I was looking for a project for myself and it made me so happy to see this idea – I will buy all the supplies today!

  40. Love the patterns but I am unable to print them
    I have tried for days to print some of the free tiny amigurumi
    animals. The directions on site do not help.
    Please tell me how to do this.
    Marie Corvese

  41. My best crochet pattern website. You’re done great amigurumi’s. I love this bunny pattern, I’ll made it for myself 🙂

  42. I just made the little bear. The recipient loves it! Thank you for your pattern. The only thing I had trouble with was the ears, but I think I figured it out okay. Good job!

  43. I like the patterns, however it won’t let me save the instructions and I’d like them for offline working. The pdf download does not work nor does copy and save to word or any other program or print pattern. So this makes it impossible to work on.

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