26 Easy Crochet Animal Patterns

Get your crochet on with one of these cute crochet animal patterns. If you’re new to crochet, you’re in luck because these fourteen patterns are a great place to start.

Some patterns are great for absolute beginners, while others are perfect for the adventurous beginner who’s up for a challenge. Who doesn’t love a stuffed toy?

Choose your favorite crochet amigurumi pattern and get ready to make one for yourself and a friend.

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1. Mini Koala Amigurumi

Mini Koala Amigurumi

If you’re a fan of the koala, you’ll love this mini koala amigurumi. Because it’s so tiny, this is a relatively quick project that makes a great last-minute gift. Get the pattern for this Mini Koala Amigurumi.

2. Baby Sloth

Baby Sloth

This baby sloth is the cutest little thing. Make multiple sloths using different colors of yarn. Get the free pattern for this Baby Sloth.

3. Amigurumi Bear and Bunny

Amigurumi Bear and Bunny

With this free crochet animal pattern, you can create any animal you want by changing the nose and ears. Because the head, body, and legs are crocheted as one piece, there’s minimal sewing involved. Get the pattern for this Amigurumi Bear and Bunny.

4. No Sew Amigurumi Dinosaur

No Sew Amigurumi Dinosaur

If you’re looking for an easy no sew project, you’ll enjoy making these amigurumi dinosaurs. The difficulty for this pattern is listed as beginner to intermediate. Get the pattern for this No Sew Amigurumi Dinosaur.

5. Aldric the Lovely Owl

Aldric the Lovely Owl

I love this Aldric the lovely owl. This owl is so fun to make and even more fun to look at every day. Sit your owl on your desk or bookshelf. Get the pattern for Aldric the Lovely Owl.

6. Winter Penguin

Winter Penguin

It doesn’t have to be winter for you to crochet this lovely penguin. The accessories (hat and scarf) have actually be knitted, so keep that in mind before moving forward. Get the pattern for this Winter Penguin.

7. Crochet Triceratops

Crochet Triceratops

This easy crochet triceratops measures 13 inches tall while standing. Most of the pieces are worked in the round, stuffed, and sewn together. Get the pattern for this Crochet Triceratops.

8. Bear with Frog Hat and Bag

Bear with Frog Hat and Bag

This bear with a frog hat and bag is so cute. It’s made using a soft and squishy yarn, making it the ultimate cuddle buddy. Get the pattern for this Bear with Frog Hat.

9. Little Turtle

Little Turtle

The pattern for this turtle is written in both German and English. You can make your turtle larger by using a different yarn weight. Get the pattern for this Little Turtle.

10. Toco the Toucan

Toco the Toucan

Don’t you just love this Toco the toucan crochet bird? The colors of the beak are so vibrant and can be changed to fit your personal taste. Get the pattern for Toco the Toucan.

11. Frankie the Teddy Bear

crochet teddy bear

This pattern comes with detailed instructions for making this Frankie the teddy bear. As you can see, this bear looks amazing crocheted using different colors. Get the pattern for Frankie the Teddy Bear.

12. Crochet Bunny

Crochet Bunny

With Easter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make one of these cute bunnies. Get the pattern for this Crochet Bunny.

13. Mini Hedgehog

Mini Hedgehog

This mini hedgehog is a quick and easy project that you’ll enjoy making. Because of its small size, it makes a great keychain or Christmas tree ornament. Get the pattern for this Mini Hedgehog.

14. Amigurumi Lamb

Amigurumi Lamb

Make your own amigurumi lamb with this free crochet pattern. The finished lamb is about 8 inches tall and work up pretty quickly. Get the pattern for this Amigurumi Lamb.

15. Little Pig

crochet pig

Crochet a cute little pig by following this free pattern. This pic would make a great gift for a friend or loved one. It also makes a great stash buster if you want to use up some leftover yarn. Get the pattern for this Little Pig.

16. Reversible Octopus 2 in 1

crochet octopus

This 2 in 1 octopus is super cute and would be so fun to make. Create one or more of these using your favorite colors. Get the pattern for this Reversible Octopus 2 in 1.

17. Sleeping Fox

crochet sleeping fox

You’re going to love displaying this little critter on your bookshelf, desk, etc. This is a simple project that works up pretty quickly. Pictures are included to help with the assembly. Get the pattern for this Sleeping Fox.

18. Honey the Hedgehog

crochet hedgehog

This Honey the Hedgehog amigurumi is the cutest little thing. The pattern includes a YouTube video to help you with the quills if you need a visual tutorial. Get the pattern for this Honey the Hedgehog.

19. Sloth Amigurumi

crochet sloth

Decorate your tree with this sloth amigurumi. This sloth makes a cool handmade ornament. You can also change up its gear to make it a year-round sloth. Get the pattern for this Sloth Amigurumi.

20. Alda the Owl 

crochet owl

Years ago, I made my own crochet owl, and I have it on display in my office to this day. People love owls and you’re going to love your amigurumi crochet owl. Get the pattern for Alda the Owl.

21. Carl the Chameleon

crochet Chameleon

This chameleon is so cute I had to include it. Not many people know this about me, but I’ve always wanted to own a chameleon. Until I get my own, this crochet pattern will have to do. Get the pattern for Carl the Chameleon.

22. 11 Zoo Animals 

crochet zoo animals

If you have a hard time choosing between patterns, you’ll love this pattern that includes instructions for making eleven zoo animals. There is an elephant, bear, pig, and more. Get the pattern for these 11 Zoo Animals.

23. Kitty Amigurumi

crochet cat

If you want something that cute and simple, this kitten amigurumi is the way to go. This would make a great gift for the cat lover in your life. Get the pattern for this Kitty Amigurumi.

24. Lucy the Fox

crochet fox amigurumi

This fox has a bit more detail compared to the sleeping fox I shared earlier. It’s still a pretty beginner-friendly pattern though and would make a great gift. Get the pattern for Lucy the Fox.

25. Animal Crossing: Reese the Alpaca

crochet animal crossing pattern

Reese the Alpaca is a fan-favorite in Animal Crossing, but not many people know they can make her too. If you’re a fan of Animal Crossing, I know you’ll love this Reese the Alpaca amigurumi. Get the pattern for Reese the Alpaca.

26. Summer Breeze Amis: Octopus

small crochet octopus

This octopus is a part of a summer breeze amigurumi series by  Amination. You can download this pattern, and the other patterns from the series for free, which is pretty exciting. Get the pattern for this Summer Breeze Amis: Octopus.

Whether you’re a crochet beginner or you’ve been at it for years, I hope you find a fun new project to get started on.

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I'm Tiffany, author of the 30-Day Drawing Challenge Workbook. I'm a crafting expert and writer with over 12 years of experience. I love sharing my passion for crafting, which includes crocheting, drawing, painting, and DIY projects.