Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free basic amigurumi body pattern

Here's a basic body pattern for you to try out. It's very flexible, so you can turn it into anybody (or anything!) you'd like.
Also, I will be putting up a prototype pic soon, but for now, here's an example:

Enjoy. :) I'd love to see pics of your creations!

What You Will Need:
-Less than 100 yards of yarn of your choice. I use worsted weight typically for my amigurumi, but you can experiment with different weights and textures. You could use thread to make a teeny tiny ami, or super bulky to make a larger one. Make sure your yarn is of a smooth texture (that is, no bobbles, texture changes, or general weirdness).
-A crochet hook. For amigurumi, I use a hook one size smaller than the suggested size for my yarn of choice. I do this because I crochet at an average tension, if you crochet loosely, you may want one even smaller, or if you crochet tightly, go for the suggested size.

Three, Two, One, Go!

Legs (make 2):
Start by chaining 3
1. Sc 6 in second chain from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around
3-13. Sc around (11 rows)
Fasten off.

1. Pinch both legs together at the top, and join with a sc. Place marker. Sc around to the last 3 stitches of the first leg, and then join to second with another sc. Sc to marker.
2. Sc around
3. (Sc 4, inc) around
4- 13. Sc around (10 rows)
14. (Sc 3, dec) around
15. (Sc 2, dec) around
16. (Sc, dec) around
Stuff with polyfil stuffing.
17. Dec around
Fasten off.

1. Ch 2, 8 sc in first ch
2-13. Sc around (12 rows)
Stuff hands only, stitch in place on the body. I sew them on around where the decrease rows start.

1. Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch
2. Inc in each stitch around
3. (Sc, inc) around
4. Sc around
5. (sc 2, inc) around
6. (Sc 3, inc) around
7. Sc around
8. (Sc 4, inc) around
9. (Sc 5, inc) around
10-20. Sc around (11 rows)
21. (Sc 5, dec) around
22. (Sc 4, dec) around
23. (Sc 3, dec) around
24. (Sc 2, dec) around
Place safety eyes, stuff.
25. Dec around
Fasten off

Sew the head to the body and sew up the seam left between the legs. Time for the fun part!
Add details, make it your own. It could be a character from your favorite movie, or an amigurumi version of your best friend. Have fun!


  1. So cool! I'm making 3 of them, each one representing one of my friends!

  2. Perfect, Perfect, Perfect! This pattern will come in sooooo handy! Thank you so much :D

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  4. how tall does this guy become, on average?

  5. I changed it a little bit, but here's my (currently naked) doll :)