TLDR; This list of patterns is for anyone who have little to no experience with crochet or for those looking to make a super quick project. All of them are free and accessible on blog – scroll down to find them!
Learning to crochet is such an exciting skill to learn and the possibilities of what you can make are endless. And since you’re visiting my blog, I am going to make the safe assumption that you want to get into Amigurumi! Amigurumi is the Japanese art from of crocheted or knitted dolls and it’s starting to gain some popularity and for good reason.
When working with Amigurumi, although not always, you will most often you will be working “in the round”. If you already have some experience with crochet, you are probably familiar with working in the row. When working in the row, you will start your projects by chaining. When working in the round, we will be working in a circle.
Amigurumi often uses the technique called the “magic ring” or the “magic circle” (same thing!) This allows us to work in a circular shape which is a much easier way to achieve 3D shapes as you see with so many different dolls. There is so much space to manipulate your project when working “in the round”.
The best part about amigurumi is that it uses only a few techniques that can be learned quickly and uses the most basic of stitches, the single crochet. Whether you are familiar with both techniques or neither, this blog post is for you.
Start with the basics with free patterns + tutorials!
I have compiled my most simple, accessible, and beginner friendly patterns I have come out with. These patterns are for anyone who are wanting to jump into amigurumi in the easiest way. There are a ton of amigurumi that include more complex stitches that you can tackle when you feel more confident.
Click any photo down below to be directed to the free pattern of your choosing!
I hope you enjoy these patterns, and they give you the confidence to continue making amigurumi. It’s a ton of fun and I think these are the perfect entry level patterns to get your started.
I’m making it super easy to find something that grabs you – click the photo to find the free pattern and get started right away for free.
If you want to find my tutorials on how to perform all the simplest techniques, click HERE
If you have a little bit of experience and want a patterns that still super basic but may take just a little more time, here are some honorable mentions!