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Crochet Squirrel Amigurumi Patterns Free

If you have affection for fluffy squirrel friends, why not crochet them in amigurumi form? These patterns are perfect for crochet enthusiasts and will guide you in creating adorable squirrel friends. The patterns include instructions for creating shiny button eyes and customizable bushy tails. You can bring your cuddly critter to life in your favourite colours.

Crochet Squirrel Amigurumi Patterns

Step By Step Guide To Crocheting A Squirrel

Crocheting a squirrel can be a delightful project, blending the arts of amigurumi and animal likeness into one. Below is a general guide to help you create your crochet squirrel.

Materials:

  • Yarn: You’ll want a main color for the body (usually a shade of grey, red, or brown), a color for the belly and details like the inside of the ears (often white or a lighter shade), and a small amount of black for the eyes and nose.
  • Crochet Hook:
  • Stitch markers:
  • Stuffing:
  • Yarn Needle:
  • Scissors

Basic Crochet Skills Needed:

  • Chain stitch (ch)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Increase (inc)
  • Decrease (dec)
  • Magic ring
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Working in the round

Crochet Squirrel Amigurumi Patterns

Steps:

  • Head & Body: Start with magic rings; increase to shape, then work straight before decreasing to close. Begin with the head and then the body in a similar manner but elongated.
  • Ears: Crochet small shapes (triangles/half-ovals) and attach them to the head.
  • Limbs: Crochet four cylindrical shapes for arms and legs and attach them to the body.
  • Tail: Crochet a long, tapered flat piece, fold and sew on one side, and attach.
  • Facial Features: Crochet/sew a small nose, add safety eyes, or embroider eyes and mouth.
  • Assembly: Sew all parts together; ensure secure attachment.
  • Finishing Touches: Stuff the figure, close any openings, and add any desired additional features (e.g., embroidered details).

Safety Note:

  • If you’re making this squirrel for a small child, avoid using small components like plastic eyes. Instead, opt to embroider or crochet all details for safety.

To crochet a detailed figure like a squirrel, you’ll need patience and accuracy. Be bold, take your time, and don’t be afraid to undo your work and try again.

Crochet Squirrel Amigurumi Patterns Free

Check out the following free patterns for some fun and cute crochet creations in squirrel designs.

Crochet Amigurumi Squirrel Pattern

Crochet Amigurumi Squirrel Pattern

Uses: Do you love cute animals and enjoy making things with yarn? This special pattern helps you create a squirrel that looks soft, has a small fluffy tail, and loves to cuddle. It can sit by your side or be a toy for playtime. Due to its soft nature and cuddly size, the amigurumi squirrel makes for a delightful toy for children who enjoy having a tangible friend from the animal kingdom.

Materials:

  • DK yarn
  • 3mm crochet hook

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Crochet Squirrels Pattern

Crochet Squirrels Pattern

Uses: Who said the love for squirrels is limited to parks and gardens? Welcome the snippet of wilderness into your homes with an adorable, friendly crochet squirrel. Its tiny size makes it a perfect little companion for your kids’ playtime. It can also add a fun decorative touch to your living room or double as a cute handmade gift for someone special. The charm and warmth of these little friends are sure to make them a favourite.

Materials:

  • DK yarn
    2.5mm crochet hook

Making: The head begins with crocheting a magic ring, incorporating various simple crochet stitches. Colour changes detail the transition from the squirrel’s face to its back, creating a lifelike appearance. Specific stitches include single crochet, increases (sc increase), and invisible decreases for shaping. Like the head, the body is shaped using increases and decreases, with a method to switch colours for those making the grey version.

There’s also an element that adds charm – the construction of tiny feet that give it a more realistic posture. Ears are crocheted separately and then attached, with added yarn to create a fluffy texture at the tips. The squirrel’s large, bushy tail and small limbs are crocheted separately and then attached to the body. The tail is especially notable for its use of both single and double crochet stitches for volume and texture.

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Crochet Little Squirrel Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet Little Squirrel Amigurumi Pattern

Uses: Picture this charming little creature nestled among your cosy home decor or cradled in the hands of someone special, bringing smiles and a touch of autumn warmth all year round. The squirrel’s tail is a standout feature, designed to be bushy. For those seeking an extra touch of realism, brushing the tail with a pet brush can achieve a fur-like effect. The tail is curled and sewn onto the back, contributing significantly to the squirrel’s silhouette and charm.

Materials:

  • Medium weight yarn
  • 3mm crochet hook

Making: The creation begins with a magic ring, then continues with rounds that increase (Inc) to form the spherical shape of the head and gradually transition into the body. The pattern uses simple crochet stitches (Sc), along with increases (Inc) and decreases (Dec), strategically placed to shape the adorable squirrel. After forming the main body, separate pieces for the limbs (legs and arms), ears, and iconic bushy tail are made. Each part is attached to the body, contributing to the squirrel’s characteristic silhouette.

The arms and legs start with magic rings, followed by rounds of single crochet stitches and increases. The ears are small, starting with a magic ring and a few rounds to create a simple, foldable shape. The tail features rounds of single crochet stitches, increasing for a fuller appearance.

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Crochet Little Cube Squirrel Pattern

Crochet Little Cube Squirrel Pattern

Uses: This cube squirrel serves as the perfect pint-sized pal to decorate your desk and add a touch of whimsy to shelves. Its unique, cube-shaped body and playful features capture the essence of a real squirrel in a cuddly, compact form that’s sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Materials:

  • Chunky Chenille yarn
  • 5mm crochet hook

Making: The body starts with a 4-stitch magic circle and expands through a series of rounds that gradually increase the stitch count. These rounds incorporate single crochet increases to shape the body. As you progress, specific rounds will employ single crochet together) techniques to taper the body back, creating a cube-shaped form conducive to stuffing and shaping. The snout begins with a magic circle and uses a combination of single crochet, and half-double crochet increases to form a protruding, cute nose. This piece is finished with a slip stitch and is adorned with a black triangular nose at the centre.

The tail, a defining feature of the squirrel, begins with a magic circle and grows through rounds of single crochet increases. The pattern widens to create the bushy appearance distinctive to squirrels, culminating in a tail that’s both an aesthetic and structural component, aiding in the squirrel’s balance.

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Crochet Squirrel With Acorn Pattern

Crochet Squirrel With Acorn Pattern

Uses: This charming squirrel, complete with its coveted acorn, is a delightful addition to any collection. The squirrel can be positioned either upright or down on all fours, thanks to the design of the feet and tail. Chubby Cheeks add to the winter-ready look, providing a sense of gathering and storing food for the winter.

Materials:

  • Acrylic yarn
  • 3.5mm crochet hook

Making: You begin by creating the squirrel’s back feet, starting with a magic ring and expanding it out to form little triangular shapes. These are made first so they can be attached directly as you work on the body, minimizing sewing parts together later. The head and body worked as one piece, starting from the top of the head down to the body, incorporating increases to form the snout and shaping the body. The feet are attached as part of the crochet round to avoid additional sewing.

To give a cute winter look, you can create chubby cheeks by crocheting small semi-circles and sewing them on both sides of the face. Firstly, you need to start with a magic circle and shape it into a small ball. Then, stuff it and leave the top unstuffed, allowing for a squishy cap effect. You can place the ball between the paws or attach it as if the squirrel is holding it.

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